Our Top 5 Spring Commissioning Questions
Do you have any other Spring Commissioning questions? Please feel free to stop by or contact us. Hope to see you all on the water real soon!
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...
Don't Forget You're Invited to Our Spring Demo...
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!
Spring Demo Days
You’re invited to our Annual Spring Demo Days, Friday May 3rd through Sunday, May 5th! Come out and test drive that Cobalt, Nautique, or Malibu you have been eyeing all winter. Which day will you be joining us?
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!
Candlewood East Marina Club - Coming Soon!
Don’t forget to engage with us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news on the progress of our New Marina Club!
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...
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...
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...
What's Your Holiday Story?
“At Nautique, we are all about family and friends. We are also committed to being involved in our community and around the world. The holiday season is a wonderful time of year to spend with those we care about as well as reaching out to those less fortunate.” Here are a few examples of how the Nautique family reaches out: Candlewood East Marina holds their annual BoatLoad of Toys drive. They...
Top 100 Dealer by Boating Indusry Magazine
“When it comes to buying a boat, prospects are given an endless number of resources to make the best decision. When it comes to choosing the right dealership – an equally important decision – consumers have lacked this same guidance. But thanks to Boating Industry magazine’s eighth-annual Top 100 Dealers program, buyers now have insight into the most dependable and professional dealerships...
With fall coming to a close and winter quickly approaching, it’s time to get your boat into storage. There are many options when it comes to boat storage and the one you choose depends entirely on your personal needs. There are several factors to take into consideration when it comes to storing your prized possession. Boats come in all different shapes and sizes. Also, your choice of boat storage...
Fall Boating Safety
Fall is officially here! You probably could have guessed that already with the recent cooler weather. Well, the good news is that fall is a great time for boating. The leaves are changing colors and there is a nice chill in the air. There are fewer boaters out on the water, so you will have more of the outdoors to enjoy all to yourself! Now doesn’t that sound like fun? Well, did you know that a...
Fish With Kids
Do you love fishing? Then share that passion with kids. Fishing gives you the opportunity to bond, teach them a new sport, and create lasting memories that they will treasure forever. Getting kids involved from the get-go is key. Kids love to feel included and teaching them a sense of responsibility can go a long way. Take into consideration how old they are, and give them simple tasks they can...
The Difference Between Sterndrive and Inboard
For years there have been debates about whether sterndrives or inboards are better. In this post, we’ll present the facts and let you decide on the rest. Both have pros and cons and are two completely different machines. First of all, let’s start by explaining what exactly sterndrives and inboards are. A sterndrive is a marine propulsion system that is attached to a sterndrive, also known as an...
Basic Tools to Keep Aboard
It’s always best to be prepared when traveling on your boat. Carrying a first aid kit is a must, but carrying a tool kit with you is also a good decision. You never know when you might need to repair a canvas or tighten a bolt. First, make sure you have a waterproof marine tool box to keep your tools organized and handy, but also to protect your tools from water damage. Now, what’s in your tool...
How-To Take A Great Picture of Your Boat
Gorgeous shimmering water, a clean sleek boat, sun rising over the horizon – every boat lover wants that perfect picture of their boat. But capturing that ‘perfect picture’ is easier said than done. First, consider what exactly you’re looking to take a picture of. Your boat, obviously. But do you want to take a picture of it while docked or do you prefer a friend on another boat take a photo of...
Is Satellite TV For You?
While the serenity and excitement of fishing, water sports, lying in the sun, and feeling the cool breeze blow across your skin is all part of the boating experience; sometimes, you just want to watch a baseball game…or maybe, in recent weeks, your favorite Olympic team. Or, yes, the newest Disney show that you’re youngest can’t live without. Welcome to the 21st Century — we have satellite...
Buying Used - Where to Start
Buying a used boat is appealing to those who are looking for their very first boat investment or even for the experienced boater that wants to upgrade, or just have a second boat. Buying a used boat is a wonderful option, but there are some factors that need to be considered when looking for your used boat investment. Buying from a private seller Buying a used boat from a private seller runs a...
What to Do if You Run Out of Gas
It is every boater’s worst nightmare – being stranded in the middle of a river, lake, or the ocean. Many things can strand you in the middle of nowhere – engine problems, bad weather, etc. But one of the most common things is running out of gas. So simple, yet so common. Before you leave dock, always make sure you have enough fuel for your journey, and make sure you have even more than enough. A...
5 Tips to Finance Your Boat
There are several things to consider when you’re thinking about buying a boat. Being financially able to own a boat and making sure that you have the time for a boat are two major things to consider. Once you’ve decided that you’re officially ready for the new responsibility, there are a few important things you should know. Shop local at Candlewood East Marina Shopping at your local boat...
The Effects of Current While Boating
It’s easy to lose track of currents while you’re fishing, swimming, or just having fun on your boat with your friends and family – but watching the current is a very important part of boating, for multiple different reasons. First, let’s better understand what a current is. Most boaters already understand currents, but it’s good to refresh your memory every once and awhile. Currents are the...
4th of July Boating Safety Tips
We received an email from Mercury Marine this week which had a few good tips for keeping safe while boating this Wednesday. So we decided to share those tips with you below. BOATING SAFETY TIPS Before and during operation, make sure everyone on your boat is in the proper passenger position. Sit down and hold on. You don’t want your passengers to be in a position that could result in them falling...
Grilling on a Boat - What You Need To Know
Boating and grilling – they seem to go hand and hand. It all goes together with that “summertime” feel. And of course, grilled food is healthier for you. But besides all that, grilling on a boat is all part of the adventure of boating. I’m sure most of us can use common sense and know that you’re not going to lug a huge stainless steel gas grill on a boat. In fact, there are special...
Tips for Viewing Fourth of July Fireworks from...
Open waters and open skies make for the best fireworks display. There’s no better place than laid back on your boat with your friends and family while watching fireworks on the 4th of July. But there are a few tips you should consider that will heighten the excitement of the fireworks, and to make sure you’re taking the proper safety precautions while on the water. First of all, you should check...
10 Wakeboarding Terms Every Wakeboarder Should...
Surfs up…or, er, wakeboard up? Either way, here are 10 popular wakeboarding terms that every wakeboarder should know. Bail – well, this is pretty much a no-brainer. ‘Bail’ refers to the act of falling off of one’s wakeboard; bailing out or bailing off. Ballast – any extra weight added to the boat to make the wake bigger. Ballasts can be people, fat sacks, or any other heavy object(s). Some boats...
Ready to Launch Your Trailer Boat – 5 No-No’s
So, you’re ready to put that nice shiny boat in the water and enjoy your day. But not so quickly – there are some steps you need to take before backing that trailer down the ramp to launch your boat into the water. Marina’s, lakes and other bodies of water normally have launch ramps for boaters. It is the boater’s responsibility to make sure the launch procedure goes smoothly and without incident....
Introducing Discover Boating's Movie Maker...
Ever dreamed of starring in a movie? Well, now there’s an App for that! Discover Boating’s new Movie Maker App lets you create a movie featuring highlights from your boating life right from our Facebook page! Tell a story or simply share the joy of boating with your family and friends. It’s quick, easy and FUN! As the “Director” you can preview your movie to...
Marine Sanitation – It’s Not So Stinky
Let’s face it – eventually you’re going to have to come face to face with the fact that marine sanitation is one of the most important things to keep up with on your boat. Doing things the right way the first time will not only keep your boats sanitation system happy and non-stinky, but it will also keep our water systems safe and sanitary. Starting with the basics, make sure your boats potty...
VHF Marine Radio – The Basics
VHF radios are essential to all boaters. This radio could potentially save your life or help you save the life of another. VHF radios are used for emergency and non-emergency situations, however, they are also used to alert boaters of information on the water – be it an approaching storm or a sinking vessel. There are two main channels you’ll need to remember when on your boat — channel 16...
Fishing is Fun - For the Whole Family
Fishing has been a favorite sport for many generations. You could say that fishing has been one of the very first activities that a father and his child have enjoyed together – and what better bonding time than in the outdoors fishing? Fishing can be fun and beneficial for both children and adults, and has created a lifetime of traditions and memories. Not to mention all of the other benefits it...
Navigation Rules: What you need to know
Driving a boat is just like driving a car, right? I mean, you stop when you’re supposed to stop, go when you’re supposed to go….all while imagining stop signs and green lights, right? Think again. Boating navigation is completely different than on road vehicle navigation. And no, I’m not talking about an English woman telling you what next left you need to take on your GPS. If you haven’t...
The Benefits of Boating
Its common knowledge that being on the water in a boat, whether a small fishing boat or a luxurious yacht, can be one of the most relaxing things you’ll ever experience. However, there are so many more benefits to boating that you may not know about. In 2007, Discover Boating and Russell Research conducted a survey that polled more than 1,000 boaters and non-boaters. The results were outstanding...
The Best Website For Boaters
The internet is packed full of information for people who enjoy boating. But very few of us have the time to search through hundreds of websites to find all of the information we may be looking for. While doing boating research online, we often want something simple and easy to navigate. That’s why bookmarking www.discoverboating.com is a ‘must-do’ for those of us who enjoy being on the water....
All New Super Air Nautique G23
Nautique is excited to introduce the next generation wake boat that will forever change what the industry thought possible. The all-new Super Air Nautique G23 redefines what a wake boat can be. Nautique’s designers, engineers and elite team of professional riders started with a clean slate and created a wake that gives every rider the opportunity to do things they only dreamed possible. The G23...
Boating With A Family
With the weather steadily growing warmer, families are eager to get outside and onto the water to enjoy these beautiful spring and summer days. It’s easy to get excited about boating, especially when you have children and a family to enjoy it with. But while boating with your family can be amazingly fun and educational, you should constantly remember that boating with younger children and family...
MARINE FUEL TAX REFUND
With Tax season underway, did you know recreational boaters in Connecticut can cut the cost of their boating gas bill each year? If you’re new to boating or do not already know about this, take notes, this can save you real cash each year. Recreational boaters in Connecticut can apply for a $0.18 per-gallon refund of state sales tax on either gasoline or diesel fuel purchased at a highway...
A Special Note From Our Sales Director
Ryan Slater - “With the major boat shows behind us for the season, we have decided to extend our Boat Show Specials for another week. If you did not get the chance to make it to one of the shows, don’t fret, we have re-stocked our showroom to display the most boats ever. We have a great selection of in stock models from Cobalt, Malibu and Nautique boats with new shipments arriving...
43rd Annual Hartford Boat Show
Did you miss your opportunity to get down to the New York Boat Show this year? No problem, we have the 43rd Annual Hartford Boat Show going on this upcoming weekend, January 27th-29th, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT. We will be displaying the newest model and features from Cobalt, Malibu and Nautique Boats. Give our Sales Department a call at (203) 775-2253 and be one of the...
Boat Show Tips
When you’re interested in buying a boat, boat shows are one of the best ways to try on many different shapes and sizes of boats, from sport boats to deck boats to cruisers and fishing boats. Boat shows also provide a great time to mingle with the boating community and hear firsthand how boating is a wonderful way to spend your free time. With all this excitement, boat show can feel a bit...
2011/2012 Premium Winter Program
Heated Inside Winter Storage Your boat is kept in a controlled environment all winter long Less likely to have mildew when brought in wet Extended season, drop your boat off late Last out – First in Winter maintenance discounts always apply Priority service extended all year round No overnight charge on any parts ever needed Winter Maintenance Program Because maintenance matters! Take care of...
Candlewood East Marina is Named a Top 100 Dealer!
Each year, the staff of Boating Industry magazine sends Top 100 applications to more than 3,000 boat dealers asking a series of quantitative and qualitative questions. This year, the application consisted of 75 questions divided into 5 sections, each focused on a different aspect of a dealer’s business. After months of evaluations, including a week-long retreat dedicated to the ranking process,...
Correct Craft CEO, Bill Yeargin, Attends White...
Last week, the CEO of Correct Craft (builder of Nautique Boats), Bill Yeargin, joined President Barack Obama in the Oval Office for the signing of the Free Trade Agreements with Panama, Colombia, and Korea. These Free Trade Agreements are expected to both increase jobs in the marine industry and generate 70,000 US jobs nationwide. These Agreements, negotiated by the Bush Administration, had strong...
Introducing The All New Cobalt 220
In the sleek and performance driven NEW Cobalt 220, Free Space Reclamation (FSR) provides interior width beyond any other 22 foot stern drive on the market. Cobalt’s unique new interior design, the function of reduced gunwale thickness carefully engineered for optimum use of the space between interior and exterior walls means improved unparalleled room and comfort. The fact is that you get...