2022 NITRO Z21 XL

The All-New NITRO Z21 XL

This is what you’ve been waiting for. A bass rig with a REAL, demonstrable upgrade in speed, capability and style. The all-new Z21 XL fiberglass bass boat is proven to deliver a quicker hole shot and greater top speed with a full tournament load—and that’s just the beginning. Pro-designed storage includes a pair of front day boxes for instant access to your favorite baits while new rod box configurations carry more rods and include automatic LED lights so you’re never in the dark. The console is able to carry twin 12” graphs while the Z-Touch system delivers effortless control over every critical function on board. By any measure, the Z21 XL is destined to unleash the champion in you.

Learn more: NITRO Z21 XL – 2022 Bass Boat

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Why Buy A Pontoon Boat?

Pontoon Boating Offers More Fun For The Money

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There are many reasons to consider buying a pontoon boat. Pontoons are stable, have huge seating capacity and are easy to board for everyone from toddlers to great-grandparents. But one of the biggest advantages of pontoon boats is the price tag.

While pontoons vary in size, equipment, and amenities, and you certainly could spend in the triple-digits on some models, there are many value-priced pontoons on the market that are nicely equipped for a variety of on-the-water activities.

The cost of entry can be very affordable, allowing a family to get into a boat, motor and trailer for under $30,000,

Partly because they’re constructed from aluminum tubes and frames, pontoons typically are less costly to build than fiberglass boats. In addition, they’re powered by outboard engines, which often cost less and are more economical to maintain than the sterndrives found in many fiberglass runabouts and deck boats. And while a pontoon boat is not designed to outrun a fiberglass V-hull boat, thanks to advances in hull design and outboard technology, today’s pontoons deliver better performance than ever before.

More Fun for the Money

If you look at acquiring a boat in terms of price per passenger, a pontoon offers a truly unbeatable deal thanks to the spacious decks and seating arrangements, which let you bring more family and friends along for a day of fun on the water. There are many Mercury-powered pontoons on the market today that will let you enjoy the boating lifestyle for less money than you ever dreamed possible. The memories you make will be priceless.

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Explore The Cobalt CS23 Surf

Since its first day on the water over 50 years ago, Cobalt’s commitment to performance, luxury and innovation has continued to set the standard for boating excellence.

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Cobalt offers:

  1. Patented Swim Step for easy water access
  2. Maximum interior space
  3. 16-layer hand-laid fiberglass at keel
  4. Deep-V hull design for smooth ride
  5. Double French-stitched interiors
  6. Molded-in gelcoat graphics on exterior
  7. Extended running surface

SPORT PACKAGE

The Cobalt Sport Package brings an additional high energy touch to the already-athletic Surf Series models. With bold interior color accents, color matched gauges at the dash, and a special edition water sports tower, your new CS23 Surf will step-up and stand-out.

Learn More: CS23 Surf: Wakesurfing Technology Perfected | Cobalt Boats

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Regency Luxury Pontoon Boats

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This year’s lineup includes six stylish models carefully appointed with a number of innovative comforts specially curated to enhance your time on the water.
You’ve worked hard for your success—never resting on your laurels and never settling for “good enough.” You’ve always reached for more, pushing yourself to do better and go further. You’ve never been content with “normal” and “mundane” in your professional or personal life—and we know the same applies to your recreation.

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Regardless whether you’re cruising, relaxing or entertaining, every REGENCY pontoon is manufactured using quality materials and processes for long-lasting luxury. You’ll also be regaled with a full complement of standard features crafted to provide convenience and comfort for the entire outing. In addition, you’ll enjoy spirited performance thanks to the performance tritoon design. And it’s all backed by the 10+LIFE™ warranty, providing you peace of mind for years to come.

The Boat Dock is proud to carry Regency Boats for our customers.

Call us today to learn more: 217-793-7300

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Crownline Boat Options

Crownline Boat Options for All Families

Crownline Boats are without a doubt the most exciting and progressive boats on the market today. Our innovative design philosophies have always set us apart from the crowd, sporty, sophisticated, and classy. Our design team is always looking for ways to take our boats to the next level. Unique beauty, luxury, convenience, functionality, quality and performance are the focus of our Research and Development division at Crownline.


Dash Options-

Multiple dash options to choose from that will add a personal touch to your boat.

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Floor Options- 

Choose from a mat or snap in flooring.

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Head Options-

Electric flush head or porta potti. Overhead storage, netting, vessel sink, are all options.

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Cabin Options-

5 Cabin options to choose from.

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It’s all about making your boat a staple of your lifestyle, which is why Crownline has offered these options, plus more, for each customer.

Learn more here: Options – Crownline Boats

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Docking A Boat Tips

HOW TO DOCK A BOAT: 10 TOP TIPS

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#1: You’ve probably already heard the cardinal rule of docking a boat: Never approach the pier any faster than you’re willing to hit it. In other words, you never know when a sudden “oopsie” will cause your precious fiberglass chariot to do the opposite of what you had intended. Just in case, always approach solid objects slowly enough that if your docking job turns into a ramming, the results won’t be tragic.

#2: Use enough juice to get the job done. When it comes to causes of disastrous docking, applying insufficient power comes in a close second to applying too much. You need to counter and overcome momentum, wind, and current. If you don’t tell your boat what to do—with authority—one or more of these other factors is likely to take over.

#3: Always look before you leap. Give your slip a hairy eyeball, even if you’ve backed into it 100 times before. The biggest issue here is mooring lines. If any lines of yours or a neighboring slip fell off a piling and into the water, current could stretch it out across your path. Tangle a mooring line in your propeller, and that docking job will go south in a hurry.

#4: With twin inboards, don’t touch the wheel. Ever. You’ll be tempted, but you have more control if you leave the wheel centered and use only the engines. If you do turn the wheel, then when you try to use the engines and the prop-wash hits a cockeyed rudder, the boat may take an unexpected path.

#5: In heavy winds, reduce your windage. Particularly in a small boat, this can have a dramatic effect on how easy or how hard it is to dock. A Bimini top or an Isinglass enclosure can act like a sail on a powerboat, and throw you out of kilter. On a sailboat, a sail lazily left unfurled can have the same effect.

#6: Never kill the engines until all the lines are secure. Many people who don’t know how to dock a boat well make the mistake of shutting down as soon as the boat is in the slip, but you never know if a crewmember is going to drop his or her line(s), or when a piling will slip out of reach. Keep the powerplants on, so you can maneuver as necessary.

#7: Don’t be afraid to abort. This is especially important for sailboats, single-screw inboards, and other boats with a limited ability to maneuver. If the approach doesn’t seem to be going well don’t try to force the issue; instead, circle back for another try.

# 8: Learn how to dock a boat using fenders that are placed with precision. There’s more to this than merely hanging the fenders over the side; you need to judge where the boat will kiss a piling, and how to orient the fenders so they don’t get caught under the pier or swing freely above it. Position them properly and you’ll find that even the best boaters in the world can do a better job of damage-free docking, with the pressure-points protected.

#9: When docking any type of single-engine boat, always turn the wheel before applying power—not during or after. That way, you won’t get a blast of forward or reverse before the blast of port or starboard kicks in.

#10: Always apply short bursts of power, instead of steady power. This allows you to maneuver without building up a lot of momentum, which can quickly get out of control.

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COBALT is a family Boat

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COBALT IS A GREAT FAMILY BOAT.

Many Cobalt owners get started with other powerboat brands and ‘ladder up’ to Cobalt. As a Cobalt owner, you’re already familiar with the luxury and performance that makes ownership such a rewarding experience. There’s really nothing quite like a Cobalt. Since its first day on the water over 50 years ago, only a Cobalt has inspired a sense of ownership synonymous with accomplishment. Recognized as America’s boat-building experts, Cobalt’s commitment to standard-setting performance and luxury continues to make it much more than just a purchase – it’s a destination. From the moment you know you want one to the moment you finally own one, nothing should compromise your life’s pursuit. Only a Cobalt – three words poised to define the next generation of boat owners.

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R6 OUTBOARD

The R6 Outboard continues to demonstrate Cobalt’s commitment to the growing outboard market. The R6 Outboard is intelligently designed to add convenience, economy and a more quiet ride to the traditional Cobalt virtues of performance, handling, comfort and luxury. Perfect for both saltwater and year-round lake boating, with the ability to tilt the outboard completely out of the water so cooling system drains, as well as easy access for maintenance.

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CS23 SURF

The perfect wave has never been more accessible than with the CS23 Surf from Cobalt. Now offering one-touch wave-making capability at an entry-level price point, the CS23 Surf also delivers exceptional styling, proper weight for towing capacity and a redesigned layout that feels big enough for the whole family. Take part in the Cobalt experience, and make waves doing it.

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R3

Crafted to stand out from a typical 23-footer, the Cobalt R3 has a sleeker, lower profile than other R Series boats, and it’s complemented by a beautifully designed transom platform. Guided by our innovative Free Space Reclamation design, the cockpit has an interior beam measurement more than a foot wider than the competition. And with wrap-around, yacht-style seating exclusive to a boat this size, the R3 maximizes interior space while delivering an exterior look sure to turn heads.

Please Contact Us To Learn More: 217-793-7300

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Pontoon & Tritoon Boats

Why You Might To Consider A Pontoon or Tritoon Boat

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Stability: With their weight dispersed evenly over two tubes, pontoon boats are inherently stable platforms that are less subject to rolling than mono-hull boats, particularly those with deep-V bottoms. The tritoon’s third hull adds even more stability in rough water.

Accessibility: Pontoons typically have large, single-level decks accessed by boarding gates to port and starboard. Due to the way the deck rides above the water on the tubes, usually you can just open a gate and walk directly onboard from the dock without having to climb over a gunwale or navigate steps from a swim platform. This makes it easier to load groceries and gear and, more important, allow older guests or people with physical disabilities to board with comfort and confidence. Many pontoon and tritoon manufacturers will enlarge their boats’ boarding gates if needed to accommodate wheelchairs.

Durability. Since pontoons ride on metal tubes rather than fiberglass hulls, owners can beach them with less fear about damaging their boat. Outboard power also provides the flexibility of raising the shaft out of the way. Front and back gates with extendable ladders enable passengers to get down onto the sand or into the water quickly and easily to enjoy their day at the beach.

Capacity. Unencumbered by engine compartments, cabins and other bulky deck structures, pontoon and tritoon boats typically seat more passengers than fiberglass runabouts. This continues to make them the number-one party platform on the water!

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TRACKER Heritage

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DRIVEN TO BE THE BEST. IT’S OUR PASSION.

 

In 1978, Bass Pro Shops® founder Johnny Morris introduced the first professionally rigged boat, motor and trailer package. The BASS TRACKER® boat package revolutionized the marine industry. His goal? To deliver boats of unmatched quality and value while building long-term trust with his customers. Today, huge boat showrooms are featured in every Bass Pro Shops® location.Standing behind your TRACKER® boat is the strength of Bass Pro Shops®, the world’s leading supplier of premium outdoor gear, and its Tracker Boat Center® locations. We build and back the best selling fishing boats in the world. With more than 50 Bass Pro Shops® and hundreds of independent dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada, rest assured there is a knowledgeable TRACKER dealer close and ready to serve you.

It’s been our commitment to you for more than 30 years, and our promise to you for the decades to come.

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Tracker Off Road Learning Center

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TRACKER Off Road vehicles are built for peace of mind in the great outdoors with the warranties to back it up. Our TRACKER Off Road warranties are robust and backed by the leader in the outdoors. Our pricing is set by the factory to deliver best-in-class value for the money in a quality off road vehicle. Everybody gets our best price. Without the haggle and hassle. Find out why Tracker is the number one choice: https://www.trackeroffroad.com/learning-center.html

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