Malibu National Demo Day
It’s time to get behind the wheel of a brand new Malibu and see for yourself why “The Truth Is On The Water.” Join us Saturday, May 18th for Malibu National Demo Day. It’s time for you to hit the water aboard the Malibu boat of your dreams.
Experience the quality, performance, personalization, and innovation of the Malibu brand. Come experience firsthand why people choose Malibu more than any other brand on the water today. Malibu is the #1 Watersports Towboat in the World!
Which Malibu would you like to test drive?
Don’t Forget You’re Invited to Our Spring Demo Days!
Join us for Candlewood East Marina’s Demo Days, May 3rd through May 5th at our waterfront facility. Get to test drive the most AWESOME boats around!
We’ll have the Cobalt 24SD, 220, 242, 276, Nautique G23, 200, and the Malibu 20 VTX and 22 MXZ available to test drive!
Hope to see you then!
Last Chance Sales Event
This is your last chance to buy a boat bigger than 26 feet for Candlewood Lake!
Candlewood Lake is now enforcing a boat length restriction. This is your LAST CHANCE to go bigger than 26 feet. Stop in today for the best deal on your next boat!
See you out on the water!
In Stock Special Pricing on New Boats
Spring is here and we’re that much closer to spending more time out on the water. Now is the time to take advantage of early season savings on all our in stock Cobalt, Nautique, and Malibu Boats!
Can you picture yourself at the helm of a new Cobalt, Nautique, or Malibu this summer?
Winter Fishing Tips
Is the thought of winter fishing calling you? We know it offers interesting challenges and opportunities. But it can also be downright dangerous.
We’ve put together some winter fishing tips and encourage you to take them seriously. With proper planning, you will be able to enjoy a day of winter fishing without incident.
- Never fish alone! If you happen to fall in the water or start feeling symptoms of hypothermia, it’s best to have help around.
- Wear a life jacket. There are so many types available now that finding one you are comfortable in should be easy.
- Carry spare clothing. Just in case you happen to fall in the water, you can easily change into dry clothes.
- Carry an extra pair of gloves. Your hands will be getting wet. Prevent frostbite by putting your hands in warm, dry gloves often. Avoid prolonged contact with the water. If your gloves happen to get wet, you’ll have an extra pair to put on.
- Carry a thermos with some warm liquid, decaffeinated tea or soup. Caffeine can exaggerate the feelings of cold so it’s best if you avoid drinking it. If you’re already suffering from exposure, don’t shock your system by drinking anything that is beyond warm. Maintain a steady flow of warm hydration.
- Keep blankets or sleeping bags in your backpack or car.
- Carry a cell phone or radio in case you need to call for help.
Do you know what hypothermia is?
Hypothermia is when your core body temperature drops and you lose heat faster than your body is able to replenish it. Please note, it does not have to be below freezing to experience hypothermia. Even during the summer, prolonged exposure to cold water can also cause hypothermia.
Would you be able to recognize the symptoms of hypothermia?
Symptoms include feeling numb, disoriented, dizzy, having slurred speech, shivering, and weakness. If you or anyone experiences any of these symptoms, do your best to keep calm. If possible, lie down and use the blanket(s) or sleeping bag to keep warm and sheltered from the elements. Call for medical assistance right away.
Are there any other tips you follow when braving the cold and doing some winter fishing?
The 44th Annual CMTA Hartford Boat Show
Our boat show season is off to a great start. We’re off to the Hartford Boat Show and want to get you off your dock and make your summer rock! Discover boating by coming out to the Hartford Boat Show being held from January 24-27th.
Come out to see hundreds of the newest boats. Enjoy FREE seminars on Stripping the Bottom of Your Boat, Using GPS, Basic Outboard Motor Repairs, and much more. Bring the kids along for them to enjoy a Casting Competition for Children and a Kids Kove with Free Face Painting.
View the Boat Show Schedule and decide which day you will be attending. Admission price is $12 for regular admission and children 12 and under admitted free with an adult. Get your money saving coupon. Also, ladies admitted free on Thursday, January 24th only.
So, which day will you be joining us at the Hartford Boat Show?
Tips for the Boat Show
Start your boating season at the Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show. Its 108-year history makes this boat show THE place to see the latest and greatest in boating.
There’s everything from yachts and cruisers to bass and pontoon boats, from canoes and kayaks to fishing boats and personal watercraft, from marine electronics and engines to fishing gear, and more.
So what makes a boat show a great place to buy a boat? A boat show is the one place where you can compare a wide variety of boats, talk to experts, dealers and manufacturers and best of all, take advantage of special deals and incentives — including the best prices of the season — all at one time. To make the most of your time at the show, shop with a plan. The following tips will make finding, and buying, the boat of your dreams much easier.
Choose Your Day Wisely
Thursday and Friday have lighter crowds and shorter waits for boat displays. Saturday and Sunday typically have “bumper to bumper traffic.” It’s a good idea to arrive at opening time. Pick your favorite boats to inspect before the rush and then wait until the middle of the afternoon to check out some of the other popular models.
Once you have decided which day you would like to attend the boat show. Conveniently purchase tickets online.
Plan Your Day
It is always best to have a plan in mind as to how you will cover the features of the show that have the most interest to you. Serious boat buyers often come on Thursday or Friday when the crowds are not distracting. The same could be true if you intend to research some new deck hardware or repowering your boat. Bring the kids along, let your little ones get creative. Toy Boat Building gives your child a chance to build a nautical masterpiece—a one-of-a-kind vessel using pieces of wood, glue, and a lot of imagination.
Do Your Homework
Boat shows are a great way to begin your boat buying process. But with all the different styles and sizes to choose from, it’s hard to make a decision if you haven’t already narrowed down your choices. Before attending the boat show, visit our website and start looking at the different models we sell. While browsing, think about what you’ll use your boat for and how many people you’ll take out at a time. That way, when you visit us at the boat show, you’ll be able to spend more time on the boat or boats that interest you the most.
When you come to the boat show, you should bring a few things with you.
- Questions - bring all your questions. We’ll have an expert team on hand to help you understand everything there is to know about the boating lifestyle and the different boats.
- Notebook - you may want to take notes about and/or compare different boat models, sizes, how many people can fit or how much fuel the boat can hold. Record your observations about each boat that you are interested in. Write down what you liked or didn’t like about each model.
- Printed Address Labels - if you plan to visit multiple vendors during the show, bring pre-printed address labels that have your name and contact information. Many vendors ask for this information and having an address label ready to peel and stick will save you lots of time.
- Camera - Take along a camera to take your own pictures. Yes, there are brochures for the boats but they sometimes leave out images of features you may consider important.
Don’t be nervous around the boat that interests you. Climb aboard! (Wear shoes that are easy to slip on and off since shoes are not allowed on boats.) We’re here for you and want you to feel comfortable spending some time on the boats that fit your lifestyle. Have a seat at the helm (the Captains chair), open doors and check for storage room or take a peek at the head (the restroom). Want to know more? Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have or show you features that might just surprise you.
Don’t forget to visit us! We’ll be in booths D36, G48, and H12. See you all there!