Get Ready For Labor Day…

Labor Day is FAST APPROACHING and we wanted to give you some tips to both keep you safe, and having fun all weekend long.

1.)  Speed Kills

While, typically, there are no special speed zone alerts like you might see on July 4th to control traffic on the water (Always check with your local Coast Guard to be certain), captains should always travel at a safe speed.  In boats, a safe speed varies depending on the type of vessel, water conditions, and other boat traffic.  It’s much harder to feel how fast you are going on a boat, as opposed to a car because you have a speedometer and things constantly passing you as you go.  With all that said, practice caution while out on the water.

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2.)  Check all of your equipment before you go out on the water

Always make sure safety equipment is ready to use, including fares and the fire extinguisher.  Having them on board is only half the battle:  They aren’t much use to you and your family if they don’t work.

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3.)  Always Wear Life Jackets

Having a life jacket onboard and not wearing it is like having a seat belt in your car and now using it.  Boaters should ABSOLUTELY NEVER have a plan of putting on their jacket after there is an accident.  At that point, it’s too late.Roughly 80% of boating deaths happen to people not wearing a life jacket.

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4.)  Make a “Float Plan”

Before going out on your boat, write down important information, including what kind of boat you will be on, who will be on it with you, where you will be going, and when you expect to be back (give or take a few hours).  This plan should be left with friends or family.  If nobody knows you are missing, it’s hard for them to be looking for you, should you be in trouble.

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5.)  Always Boat Sober

Alcohol is the number 6 cause of death in all boating accidents.  If you are going to drink, always designate someone who will not be drinking to operate the boat.  I’d also recommend you show your “designated boater” how to put the boat on the trailer when you are done.  There are an endless amount of “Fail” videos on YouTube showing you why this is a smart idea.  Your passengers and boat will thank you later.

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Basically, put safety first, and your fun will fall right in line behind it.  Enjoy the water and time with your friends and family.  Tag us on FaceBook or Twitter to let us see how your boat is handling the water!

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Get Ready For Labor Day…

2017 Key Largo 2486 WI Hits The Waves!

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Our 2017 models are starting to hit the waves!  Check out these awesome photos of the brand new 2017 Key Largo 2486 WI!  With the new year comes a new graphics package, complete, as always, with the Key Largo brand logo.  Color options have changed for 2017 as well:  White, Oyster, Ice Blue, Seafoam, Red, and Black.    Today, we’re showcasing the brilliant Ice Blue color!

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The motor shown is the standard 175hp, but the 2486 WI can hold up to 2 150hp motors!  That means faster on the water, making it easier to reach your favorite fishing spot!  Other features of the 2486 WI include a walk-in center console with head, hydraulic steering, gunwale rod boxes, raw water washdown, leaning post with cushion and more!

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Additional options include a hard t-top with electrical box, t-top with canvas, bimini top, compass, depth finder, cushion package, and more!
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CLICK HERE to check out the Key Largo 2486 WI today!
2017 Key Largo 2486 WI Hits The Waves!

Need Parts For Your Caravelle Boat?

Let us help!  Shoot us a message with your information and what parts you need by clicking Here.  We have everything you need, from new parts and accessories for your 2016 boats, or parts for your older restoration projects.  Caravelle Boat Group is here to meet your needs.  After you’ve sent us over your parts request, stop by to see some of the new pictures we just posted of our Caravelle, Interceptor, Key Largo, and Razor boat lines!

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Need Parts For Your Caravelle Boat?

Boat Safety Is No Joke…

But this first video is!(sort of)

Seriously, boat safety is paramount, not only for your family, but for everyone around you as well.  The following video is something we thought could benefit everyone.  If you thought this information was helpful, feel free to post to social media wherever you see fit.  Also, hit that subscribe button for more great video and tidbits!

Boat Safety Is No Joke…

June’s Dealer of the Month is Factory Direct Marine!

The guys and gals over at Factory Direct Marine are at it again!  They ship nationwide, and offer some of our boats up to 40% off!  With deal’s like that, it’s hard to find a better place to buy your next Caravelle Boat, no matter where you live!  Check out their website Here, where you can complete the entire buying process from the comfort of your own home if that tickles your fancy, or contact them directly by clicking here, to schedule your test ride for your new boat today!

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June’s Dealer of the Month is Factory Direct Marine!

Evinrude Launches New Motor for 2016: Get Excited About the Possibilities!

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Our Very own 2016 Key Largo 2000 CC, showing off the new Evinrude E-TEC motors available for lower horsepower boats.

In 2016, we at Caravelle Boat Group decided that it was about time that we stepped up our motor game.  That’s why we chose to work with one of the best boat motor companies in the industry: Evinrude!

The Introduction of the Evinrude E-TEC on June 29th, 2016 featured exciting posibilities for boaters who liked the E-TEC’s style, but whose boats were not quite large enough for the motor.  The previous E-TEC 62 motors ranged from 200 HP to 300 HP, meaning, for Caravelle Boat Group in particular, that it would certainly not work for a good amount of our lower HP models.  The new Evinrude E-TEC motors are available between 150 HP and 200 HP, making it far more useful for our smaller boats.

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The Key Largo 2000 CC is perfect for sports fishing of all kinds, and the Evinrude E-TEC motor only adds to it’s class!

While the new lower horsepower options were exciting, this now means that Caravelle boats fitting those horsepower ranges can benefit from the other fantastic technologies offered by Evinrude E-TEC G2 motor series.  Not only does this include 20% more torque than other four-stroke outboards of the same class, but also 15 percent better fuel efficiency.  The more ecologically-savvy boaters will appreciate that these motors offer 75 percent less emissions than other motors of this class as well.

Interested in ordering your Caravelle boat with one of these new Evinrude E-TEC motors? Contact us today to find out more!

 

Evinrude Launches New Motor for 2016: Get Excited About the Possibilities!