Recent News  

How To Launch & Retrieve Your Fishing Boat

April 8, 2014

With the exception of docking, the one part of trailer boating that strikes the most fear in the hearts of new boaters has got to the launch ramp. Sure, it can be stressful the first few times, but here’s the good news: As long as you follow these easy tips, launching and retrieving your boat will become second-nature in no time. Before You Hit The Road  Don’t even leave your driveway unless you check a few things first. Make sure your trailer tires are inflated to the correct pressure....    Read More ]

Pets Ahoy Photo Contest is over -- but now the Judges are Tallying the Results!

April 7, 2014

Spring has sprung! And to celebrate the chance to get back out on the water, we launched the Polar Kraft Pets Ahoy Photo Contest during the month of April! The contest is over now, but stay tuned for the results as our judges are busy looking at all of the entries we received!  One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift card to the Hurricane Gear Store and a full summer of bragging rights! The top 3 photos with the most Facebook votes were handed over to our illustrious panel of judges who will...    Read More ]

How To Boat At Night

March 28, 2014

Believe it or not, this brutal winter will be over before you know it. And that means you'll be out on the water again, doing everything you can to get the most out of every day. One way to do that is to stretch your boating fun past sunset and into the evening. And while there are some things you need to consider before you take this step, you are missing out on half the fun if you only hit the water under blue skies. Here’s what you need to know to be safe when the sun goes down. SLOW DOWN Cruising...    Read More ]

Nautic Global Group Recognizes Accident-Free Milestone

March 17, 2014

Nautic Global Group along with plant three has reason to celebrate! Godfrey Pontoons Plant Manager Dan Finke announces that Plant Three has made it an entire year wihout having an accident. “And these guys sure aren’t making teddy bears over there,” said Finke who has worked for NGG for two years. Plant Three makes metal railing for all Godfrey Pontoons and railing sets for the Hurricane FunDeck series. “Plant Three has one of the best teams, and I believe earning this honor...    Read More ]

How To Anchor Your Boat

March 13, 2014

Whether you're a day boater, a dedicated angler or you love the sound of the waves on your hull while overnighting, you need to know how to properly anchor your boat. While there are lots of different special situations to consider, anchoring has a fairly simple set of basic techniques you can master in no time at all. This will mean your boat will stay put while you can focus on swimming kids, hungry bass or getting a good night's sleep even if it's windy or the tide/current is fighting against...    Read More ]

United Way Recognizes Nautic Global Group Contributions

March 6, 2014

Thanks to contributions from our incredible employees, the United Way of Elkhart County announced today that Nautic Global Group has earned the honor of being among the Top Ten companies in Elkhart County to contribute to their 2013 donation campaign.  This morning, representatives from the United Way of Elkhart County stopped by the NGG corporate office to present a plaque to show their appreciation of the contributions.  Steve Ott, Director of Human Resources for Nautic Global Group (pictured),...    Read More ]

This Week's Boat Shows Featuring Polar Kraft!

March 5, 2014

Here's where you can find Polar Kraft Alumnium Fishing Boats at boat shows this week! ShowLocationDealersBrands Great Philly Boat ShowMar 7-9, 2014 Greater Philly Expo Center at the OaksPhilly, PA Dinbokowitz Marine Polar Kraft Great Philly Boat ShowMar 7-9, 2014 Great Philly Expo Center at the OaksPhilly, PA Ducky's Polar Kraft National Capital Boat SHowMar 7-9, 2014 Dulles Expo CenterChantilly VA Southeastern Marine Polar Kraft ...    Read More ]

NGG Hiring 40 Positions At Syracuse Facility

March 3, 2014

Nautic Global Group (NGG) is excited to announce we are continuing to grow! The NGG Human Resource Department will hold open interviews with applicants on Wednesday, March 5. Interested parties must first fill out an online application by visiting www.NauticGlobalGroup.com. The open interviews will take place at our Polar Kraft/Parti Kraft production facility located at the 300 East Chicago St. in Syracuse, Indiana, from 12:30-3:30 p.m.  NGG  has enjoyed several years of...    Read More ]

NGG Rewarded For Going Green

February 28, 2014

Nautic Global Group (NGG) is going green and is proud to be rewarded for doing so! Kurt Kenning with Energizing Indiana and Bruce Griffey, an Energy Efficiency Representative with AEP, along with David Kline, an AEP local customer service engineer presented NGG with a rebate check for $103,000 today at Nautic Global Group’s headquarters in Elkhart, Indiana. The rebate money is from the Energizing Indiana Commercial & Industrial Rebate Program that is designed to help Indiana’s commercial...    Read More ]

Nautic Global Group Names New CEO

February 28, 2014

Nautic Global Group (NGG) — parent company of Hurricane Deck Boats, Rinker Express Cruisers and Captiva Sport Boats, Godfrey Pontoons, Polar Kraft Aluminum Fishing Boats, and Parti Kraft Pontoons — today announced that Bradley (Brad) D. Gates has been named as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Gates, who brings marketing, customer service and product strategy experience to NGG, succeeds the company’s interim CEO James (Jim) R. Malone. Malone will continue in his...    Read More ]

Nautic Global To Add 70 Manufacturing Jobs

February 24, 2014

If you or someone you know is looking for a great job in southwestern Michigan or northern Indiana (known as Michiana), Nautic Global Group is having open interviews at its Elkhart, Indiana, campus on Tuesday, February 25, from 12:30-3:30pm.  The boat builder — Hurricane Deck Boats, Rinker Express Cruisers, Captiva & MTX Sport Boats, Godfrey Pontoons (Sanpan, Aqua Patio & Sweetwater), Polar Kraft Aluminum Fishing Boats and Parti Kraft Pontoons — is hiring 70 manufacturing...    Read More ]

Your New Polar Kraft Gear Is HERE!

February 21, 2014

If you haven't checked out the all-new Polar Kraft Gear website, you are missing out on tons of new selections! There's even an easy new check-out system. Just click here to get in gear!  ...    Read More ]

Improve Your Docking Technique

February 20, 2014

You can ask any group of new boaters what they like least about boating, and nine out of 10 will say docking. That’s everyone from twin-screw cruiser pilots all the way down to the tiller-handled outboard jon boat fisherman. Your heart starts pounding, your palms start sweating, and you are desperately trying to remember all the “advice” you’ve ever been given about how to do it properly.  But it doesn’t have to be that way. Nope. There are a few things to remember,...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Is Coming To A Boat Show Near You

February 19, 2014

Look for Polar Kraft boats this week at the Indianpolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show at the Indianapolis Fair Grounds with our friends from The Boat Place!  ...    Read More ]

Boat Shows This Weekend!

February 6, 2014

Here's where you find Polar Kraft Boat this week... ShowLocationDealersBrands Mid Atlantic Sports and Boat ShowFeb 7-9, 2014 VA Beach Convention CenterVirginia Beach, VA Lynnhaven Marine Polar Kraft 36th Annual Cedar Rapids SportshowFeb 7-9, 2014 Hawkeye Downs Expo CenterCedar Rapids, IA Midwest Boat Repair Polar Kraft Columbia Boat ShowFeb 7-9, 2014 State FairgroundsColumbia, SC Captain's Choice Polar Kraft ...    Read More ]

Using Your VHF Radio

January 27, 2014

Leave it to those Hollywood movies to teach all us boaters a bad habit or two. When they've run out of gas and are running late for a wedding, the first response for actors on the big screen seems to be to grab the radio microphone and start shouting MAYDAY! But while that may be fine for dramatic effect, it's the last thing you should do in real life. Understand that if there’s one piece of safety equipment on your boat that rivals a life jacket in terms of being valuable to you (and your...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Kodiak Series

January 26, 2014

When you hit the water in search of an over-the-mantle catch, you need to be prepared for any fishing conditions — there's no running back to the dock when things get dicey. With abundant lockable storage for all your rods, aerated livewells in the forward deck and plenty of deck space for casting, the Kodiak series is equipped with everything you need to keep the fish biting. ...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Dakota Series

January 25, 2014

Polar Kraft's Dakota series and Jon Boats are designed to give you all the boat you need at a great price. These are agile, easy-to-handle, and a breeze to trailer. And no other boat in its class comes close to matching Dakota's performance, styling and comfort. ...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Frontier Series

January 24, 2014

No matter what species you're after, the Frontier series can put you on the fish, with a longer and wider boat than any in its class, featuring an all-around-level deck design, lockable center rod storage and a huge 52-inch livewell. ...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Classic Series

January 23, 2014

Perfect for the budget-minded fisherman, the tough and durable Classic series is designed for ease of operation and a safe, stable ride. These rugged boats come in a variety of affordable packages, and they're always ready for action! ...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Bass Series

January 22, 2014

Easy to trailer, quick to plane, and a breeze to maneuver, the Polar Kraft Bass Series will get you to the hot spots ahead of the crowd, with an aerated livewell, plenty of under-seat storage and casting decks bow and stern. ...    Read More ]

Rules Of The Road For Boating

January 22, 2014

No better time to review the "Rules of the Road" for boaters. Suitable for sharing... ...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Outlander Series

January 21, 2014

When the weekend arrives, and it's time to run to your favorite fishing spot, the all-weather Outlander will get you there in reliable comfort and style. The boat's designed to increase stability, sharpen maneuverability and increase on-plane performance. ...    Read More ]

Heading To The Boat Show?

January 21, 2014

Here's where you'll find Polar Kraft aluminum fishing boats this week! ShowLocationDealersBrands Pittsburgh Boat ShowJan 23-26, 2014 Monroeville Convention CenterMonroeville, PA Wiegel Bros. Polar Kraft Eastern Sports and Outdoor ShowJan 23-26, 2014 PA Farm Show ComplexHarrisburgh, PA Ducky's Polar Kraft Pittsburgh Boat ShowJan 23-26, 2014 Monroeville Convention CenterMonroeville, PA Full Performance Polar Kraft San Antonio Boat ShowJan 23-26, 2014 Alamo DomeSan Antonio, TX Lake LBJ Polar...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Sportsman 1760 SE

January 20, 2014

When you need a boat for all seasons, you need the Sportsman series from Polar Kraft. Built rugged, from all-welded marine-grade aluminum alloy, it's right at home in rough water or bumping around the rocks and stumps. This 1760 model is a tough-as-nails boat that's perfect for the most-challenging back water to get you where the action is. ...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Nor'Easter Series

January 19, 2014

Basic is beautiful with Polar Kraft's Nor'Easter series. Comfortable and equipped in a variety of floorplans, the Nor'Easter features a huge casting deck, lockable rod storage, and a deep, safe cockpit. ...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Sportsman 1654 SE

January 18, 2014

Built for diehard duck hunters and other hardcore outdoorsmen and anglers, the Polar Kraft Sportsman 1654 SE is a tough-as-nails boat that's perfect for protected water. Available in three different custom camouflage paint schemes, this modified V-Hull helps you navigate even the most-challenging back water to get you where the action is. ...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Outfitter Series Video

January 17, 2014

You can build your boat just the way you want with Polar Kraft's Outfitter series. We supply the all-welded seamless hull and all the built-tough basics. You add all the hunting and fishing options you need to make it your own.  ...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Outlander 186 Center Console

January 16, 2014

Responding to a growing demand for aluminum center consoles, Polar Kraft has introduced the newest member of its Outlander series, the 186 CC. With a full 92-inch beam allowing plenty of room to move around the helm, the 186 is a full-featured fishing and hunting machine. With an elevated forward casting platform, dedicated lockable storage for tackle and rods, easy-step extruded gunwales, Accessa Trac channels for securing aftermarket accessories from Bert's Custom Tackle, standard Lowrance X-4...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Kodiak Sport Series

January 15, 2014

Polar Kraft's sporty Fish and Ski series pulls double duty with ease. Ample performance, plenty of storage and a ski tow bar make the Kodiak Sport the perfect boat for any family adventure. And when it comes time for fishing, anglers will appreciate the incredible number of built-in standard features and tough construction that make these boats the smartest aluminum fishing boat value on the water. ...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Boat Shows March On!

January 15, 2014

This week you'll find Polar Kraft at the following boat shows!  ShowLocationDealersBrands Austin Boat ShowJan 16-19, 2014 Austin Convention CenterAustin, TX Lake LBJ Marineland Polar Kraft Richmond Fishing ExpoJan 17-19, 2014 Meadow Event ParkDoswell, VA Southeastern Marine Polar Kraft ...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Classic 156 T

January 14, 2014

Adding to its top-selling Classic Series, Polar Kraft has introduced the 156 T for fishing families who prefer a tiller-operated motor in a boat that's incredibly easy to handle and trailer. With the Classic Series receiving an all-new graphics and logo update for 2014, the 156 T is a sharp-looking fishing machine from the water. The boat features plenty of lockable rod storage, and aerated livewell, standard Lowrance X-4 Fish Finder, and a MinnKota 45 Edge bow-mounted trolling motor. The tough Torque...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft At Boat Shows!

January 9, 2014

Where in the world is Polar Kraft Boats this week? Glad you asked!  ShowLocationDealersBrands London International Boat ShowJan 4-12, 2014 ExCelLondon, UK Lindon Lewis Marine Polar Kraft Grand Strand Boat & Sportsman ExpoJan 11-13, 2014 Myrtle Beach Conventional CenterMyrtle Beach, SC Cape Fear Polar Kraft ...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Sportsman Series

January 9, 2014

When you need a boat for all seasons, you need the Sportsman series from Polar Kraft. Built rugged, from all-welded marine-grade aluminum alloy, it's right at home in rough water or bumping around the rocks and stumps. Personalize it with your choice of options and you'll be certain to bring home your limit — whatever's in season. ...    Read More ]

Creating A Boat Show Game Plan

January 7, 2014

If you’re in the market for a new boat, the boat show can be a great place to work a deal. Of course, it can also be a dizzying and confusing experience if you’re not prepared. The good news is that with a little research and some easy planning, you can head through the front door of the boat show with confidence. 1) Start early. That’s all part of the fun, isn’t it? The anticipation. The build-up. The excitement. Make that a key part of your experience. The more time you...    Read More ]

Get Prepped For Your Local Boat Show!

January 2, 2014

All throughout the spring, summer and fall months, most of us are out on the water. If the weather’s nice, we’re boating. Every weekend, for sure, and maybe even a quite a few “personal” days when the opportunity arises. But when the weather gets colder, our thoughts turn from boating to boat shows.  Whether you’re looking for your first boat or you’re in the market to upgrade, winter boat shows help us keep the fire burning until our glorious spring launch...    Read More ]

Choosing A Great Boat Dealer

December 20, 2013

While there are some similarities between a car dealership and a boat dealership, you may be surprised at how much they don’t have in common. Sure, they both have showrooms, shiny new vehicles and salespeople. But with few exceptions, a car purchase comes down to function and price. And even if you wind up getting your automobile serviced at the dealership, it tends to be a fairly anonymous event. Buying a boat, however, could easily be characterized as starting a relationship. And because...    Read More ]

Why Are Boaters So Superstitious?

December 13, 2013

Let’s face it…boaters are a superstitious bunch. Well, we've got a storied history that goes all the way back to the days of the earliest ocean-going vessels, when everything from bad weather to scurvy were connected to various perceived transgressions by crewmembers and (more likely) unknowing passengers. String enough of those coincidences together, and the word spreads quickly that something as innocent as bringing a banana onboard can wreak havoc on a voyage that would otherwise...    Read More ]

Thinking About A New Boat? Consider Pre-Show Purchase

December 5, 2013

We all know that the Winter Boat Show season is a great time to get a deal on a new boat, right? But it might surprise you to know that December might actually be the best time of the entire year to make a deal. Think about it...when are dealers receiving truckloads of inventory? Right before boat shows! High inventory levels, winter moving in fast, AND the holidays around the corner...that's a win-win. Thinking about a new boat? Think December! ...    Read More ]

Find The Perfect Gift AND Sleep In On Black Friday

November 19, 2013

If you're one of the frantic holiday shoppers that rises at the crack of dawn the day after Thanksgiving, here's an idea that will guarantee you find the perfect gift for everythone on your list AND be able to sleep like a baby on Black Friday. Just head to the all-new Nautlc Global Group Gear Store for a great selection of goodies from Polar Kraft Aluminum Fishing Boats. You'll find stylish new merchandise from t-shirts to hats and hoodies so folks in cooler climates can keep the fire...    Read More ]

Quality Motivates Us At Polar Kraft

November 8, 2013

In addition to aluminum, rivets, and upholstery, there's something else we measure every day at the Polar Kraft boat plant. It's morale. Because happy workers are motivated workers and motivated workers build the best boats in the industry. These are hard-working Americans that take pride in what they do. The busier, the better. Because they know where these boats are going. They know the boat they're working on is meant to be somewhere else. It's meant to be on the water. After all, is a boat really...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Classic 156 T ... New Model For 2014!

September 25, 2013

Adding to its top-selling Classic Series, Polar Kraft has introduced the 156 T for fishing families who prefer a tiller-operated motor in a boat that’s incredibly easy to handle and trailer. With the Classic Series receiving an all-new graphics and logo update for 2014, the 156 T is a sharp-looking fishing machine from the water. The boat features plenty of lockable rod storage, and aerated livewell, standard Lowrance X-4 Fish Finder, and a MinnKota 45 Edge bow-mounted trolling motor....    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Honors Top Dealer For 2013

September 24, 2013

Nautic Global Group, parent company of Polar Kraft Boats, recently recognized Polar Kraft's top worldwide dealer for model year 2013,  Hamlin's Marine with locations in Waterville and Hampden, Maine, was named the Top Polar Kraft Dealer for 2013. Owner Dave Hamlin attributes the success of his dealerships to hard work, customer service, and keeping a fully stocked boat inventory. The tough Polar Kraft line is a great fit for fishing on Eastern Maine's rocky lakes, rivers and shoreline,...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Wins Award For Customer Satisfaction

September 20, 2013

Polar Kraft was one of only three aluminum outboard boat manufacturers to to be recognized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)  as part of the 2013 Marine Industry CSI Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction.  The Marine Industry CSI Awards program honors participating manufacturers that actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve the customer. Award recipients achieved and maintained an independently measured standard...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Partners For Australia Fishing Boat Giveaway

September 17, 2013

Polar Kraft Boats, in partnership with Bayview Marine, has joined Australian Bass Tournaments (ABT), Fishnet, Mercury Marine Australia, and AFC Outdoors (a televised team fishing competition) to give away a Polar Kraft Bass Series TX165 Pro during a 2013 viewer promotion. The winner, Kris Larson, had this to say about winning the grand prize:  I cannot thank all the sponsors enough for choosing me as the winner of the 2013 giveaway. I went into shock when David from Fishnet rang to tell me,...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Outlander 186 CC ... New Model For 2014!

September 11, 2013

Responding to a growing demand for aluminum center consoles, Polar Kraft has introduced the newest member of its Outlander series, the 186 CC. With a full 92-inch beam allowing plenty of room to move around the helm, the 186 is a full-featured fishing and hunting machine. With an elevated forward casting platform, dedicated lockable storage for tackle and rods, easy-step extruded gunwales, Accessa Trac channels for securing aftermarket accessories from Bert’s Custom Tackle, standard Lowrance...    Read More ]

Road Trip! Tips For Taking Your Polar Kraft On Vacation

August 7, 2013

Since so many of you are planning to take your boat on vacation with you this summer, we thought it might help to go through a few ideas to help you make the most of your time on the water. Today, let’s take a look at some ways you can tap into “local knowledge” when you decide to wet a line in a new area. Sure, you know your home fishing hole like the back of your hand. You know what bait to use and when to use it. You know exactly where everyone dumps old Christmas trees in the...    Read More ]

Check Out The Polar Kraft Outlander 2010 T!

August 2, 2013

When you're after the rugged, spacious style of the Outlander series, but prefer to use a tiller control, the 20-foot Polar Kraft Outlander 2010 T has just what you need in a do-everything boat. Captain Steve walks us through this versatile big-species fishing boat. ...    Read More ]

Models Needed For Polar Kraft Photo Shoot!

July 30, 2013

Attention Polar Kraft fans! The next Polar Kraft Photo Shoot will take place in two locations during the month of August. We're looking for models of all ages for both morning and evening sessions to feature swimwear and/or fishing attire aboard a variety of boat types. This is your chance to be featured in the next Polar Kraft catalog and fishing publications around the world! The first photo shoot is Aug. 18-20 on Lake St. Clair near Harrison Township, Michigan, north of Detroit.  The second...    Read More ]

GPS Has Changed Navigation...Here's How It Works

July 29, 2013

By now, you’ve no doubt come in contact with Global Positioning System (GPS) in one form or another. After all, if you’ve got a smartphone, you’ve probably already got an app for that. But what is GPS? And, more importantly, how has it changed the way we approach boating? From the days when ancient mariners practiced coastal “landmark” navigation, through the complicated process of “dead reckoning” using a compass, ship’s speed and the hope you’ll...    Read More ]

Naming Your Boat Is Serious Business...Seas The Day!

July 24, 2013

When your new boat arrives, remember it comes with an enormous responsibility — you will need to choose a boat name! Okay, maybe it’s not SUCH a big burden, but lots of folks feel pressure to come up with the latest, greatest boat- or water-related turn of phrase to dazzle the rest of the marina with their cleverness. It’s for those people, we’ve come up with a few pointers to help you narrow down the choices. As you can see by this list of last year’s top boat names...    Read More ]

New To Watersports? Here's What You Need To Know

July 16, 2013

As much as we all enjoy a leisurely sunset cruise, part of the fun of boating is the opportunity to not only get out on the water, but also to get wet once in a while. And if you’ve got younger passengers, your boat will likely be decked out with a hefty collection of different equipment…some familiar and some not so familiar. So, let’s take a closer look at some of the most popular watersports today. Please remember to ALWAYS wear a life jacket when participating in any of these...    Read More ]

How To Be A Good Marina Neighbor (Suitable For Sharing)

July 10, 2013

Being a good marina neighbor basically comes down to doing for them what you would have them do for you. That’s right…it’s the Golden Rule. Be gracious, be helpful, be generous, and be considerate. But you knew that already. It’s the others who might need a helping hand, right? Here are some pointers to help guide you in building a great relationship with the folks in your surrounding marina slips and in the process set a good example for everyone else. SLOW DOWN It’s...    Read More ]

Photo Contest Winner Announced!

July 8, 2013

Congrats to Justin Toth from Kitchener, Ontario, on winning the most recent Polar Kraft Boats Photo Contest with his photo "Bass In The Pads"! Stay tuned for information on the next contest coming up in September! ...    Read More ]

Guide To Viewing Fireworks From Your Boat

July 2, 2013

About the only way to make a Fourth of July fireworks display even more spectacular is to watch it from your boat. Not only do you get to enjoy the relatively cooler temperatures as the evening sets in, you essentially get double the show because of the reflections off the surface of the water. If this is your first time to venture out on the water at night, let’s just say it will be tough to spend an Independence Day on terra firma ever again. Sure, it takes a little planning to get ready...    Read More ]

Master The Raft-Up With These Simple Tips

June 20, 2013

At one time or another, you’ve probably seen a group of boats banded together in a floating, fun-loving, makeshift community.  And when you see everyone swimming, grilling, laughing, dancing and generally having a great time, you might just ask yourself: How can I join the party? Raft-ups are great way to enjoy spending time with friends, family and, occasionally, complete strangers. As with any worthwhile endeavor, however, there are both time-honored traditions and unwritten rules one...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Summer Kickoff Photo Contest

June 14, 2013

Summer is finally here! And to celebrate the chance to get back out on the water, we just launched the Polar Kraft Summer Kickoff Photo Contest! Through July 7, just click here to upload your favorite pics taken onboard or near your Polar Kraft Aluminum Fishing Boat. This is your chance to show us where the big fish are being caught! One winner will receive a $50 gift card and a full summer of bragging rights! It’s never been easier to participate because now all entries and voting will be...    Read More ]

What To Do When You Run Aground

June 11, 2013

It’s not if…it’s when. No matter how prepared you are, no matter how alert you are, no matter what your chart plotter/sonar/depth gauge says, one of these days, you’re going to come to an abrupt stop against your will. And if it hasn’t happened yet, you just wait. But it doesn’t have to be the end of your boating day. And if you follow these steps, you can limit the damage done and the time it takes to free your vessel from its embarrassing perch. EVALUATE We’re...    Read More ]

Tips For Boating After The Sun Goes Down

June 3, 2013

Even with endlessly long summer days, sooner or later you may want to stretch your boating fun past sunset and into the evening. And while there are some things you need to consider before you take this step, you are missing out on half the fun if you only hit the water under blue skies. Here’s what you need to know to be safe when the sun goes down. SLOW DOWN Cruising under the moonlight can make you feel like you’ve got the place to yourself. More than likely, you don’t. You’ll...    Read More ]

All-New Polar Kraft Owner's Club Forum

May 30, 2013

Attention Polar Kraft Boat Owners! We invite you to join other owners and the Polar Kraft Customer Support Team to help get your questions answered promptly so you can spend more time on the water. The new Polar Kraft Owner’s Club Forum (click here to join) makes it simple to get answers to your questions, but also to help other owners by using your boating experience. And, you can get dependable advice from our network of experts, all in one easy-to-use website. If...    Read More ]

The ABCs Of Using Your VHF Marine Radio

May 22, 2013

Leave it to those Hollywood movies to teach all us boaters a bad habit or two. When they've run out of gas and are running late for a wedding, the first response for actors on the big screen seems to be to grab the radio microphone and start shouting MAYDAY! But while that may be fine for dramatic effect, it's the last thing you should do in real life. More on that in a minute. For now just understand that if there’s one piece of safety equipment on your boat that rivals a life jacket in terms...    Read More ]

Putting Kids At Ease On The Water

May 15, 2013

As the skipper of your boat, you’re responsible for the safety of everyone on board. And, if you’ve got children on deck, it’s easy to come across as intimidating when you’re really just trying to make sure they’re not in harm's way. If that’s the case, consider using these tips to encourage their love of the water and make sure they want to be out on the boat as much as you do. While most kids are naturally drawn to the water, sometimes it’s a tough leap...    Read More ]

Understanding Boating Superstitions (Knock On Wood)

May 7, 2013

Let’s face it…boaters are a superstitious bunch. You’ve got to believe that storied history goes all the way back to the days of the earliest ocean-going vessels, when everything from bad weather to scurvy were connected to various perceived transgressions by crewmembers and (more likely) unknowing passengers. String enough of those coincidences together, and the word spreads quickly that something as innocent as bringing a banana onboard can wreak havoc on a voyage that would...    Read More ]

2013 Polar Kraft Construction Pt 1 — Cutting & Forming

May 2, 2013

Take a close-up look behind the scenes at the Polar Kraft plant in Syracuse, Indiana! In this episode, huge rolls of heavy-duty aluminum and cut and formed before heading to the assembly process. ...    Read More ]

2013 Polar Kraft Construction Pt 2 — Initial Assembly Stages

May 2, 2013

Take a close-up look behind the scenes at the Polar Kraft plant in Syracuse, Indiana! In this episode, we see the early stages of assembly as stringers and hulls come together with the help of a LOT of aircraft-grade rivets. ...    Read More ]

2013 Polar Kraft Construction Pt 3 — Final Assembly to Shipping

May 2, 2013

Take a close-up look behind the scenes at the Polar Kraft plant in Syracuse, Indiana! In this episode, we see the riveted hulls and stringers move through foaming, primer and paint, deck assembly, electrical, final assembly and shipping. http://204.232.205.47/~nauticgl/content/blogartwork/PK_Outlander_2010_CC_SM.png...    Read More ]

The Unwritten Rules of Boating Etiquette

April 30, 2013

Even if you’re new to boating, you probably already know the basics about the “Rules of the Road.” Those are the general things you need to know when operating your boat, especially when there are other boats in the area such as how to know who has the right of way and when it’s okay to pass another vessel. But there is another category of customs and traditions that help us, as boaters, get along independently while respecting that right for others. We’ll just call...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Bass Series

April 30, 2013

Easy to trailer, quick to plane, and a breeze to maneuver, the Polar Kraft Bass Series will get you to the hot spots ahead of the crowd, with an aerated livewell, plenty of under-seat storage and casting decks bow and stern. ...    Read More ]

The ABCs of Launch & Retrieve

April 22, 2013

With the exception of docking, the one part of trailer boating that strikes the most fear in the hearts of new boaters has got to the launch ramp. Sure, it can be stressful the first few times, but here’s the good news: As long as you follow these easy tips, launching and retrieving your boat will become second-nature in no time. Before You Hit The Road Don’t even leave your driveway unless you check a few things first. Make sure your trailer tires are inflated to the correct pressure....    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Classic Series

April 22, 2013

Perfect for the budget-minded fisherman, the tough and durable Classic series is designed for ease of operation and a safe, stable ride. These rugged boats come in a variety of affordable packages, and they're always ready for action! ...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Dakota Series

April 22, 2013

Polar Kraft's Dakota series and Jon Boats are designed to give you all the boat you need at a great price. These are agile, easy-to-handle, and a breeze to trailer. And no other boat in its class comes close to matching Dakota's performance, styling and comfort. ...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Kodiak Sport Series

April 22, 2013

Polar Kraft's sporty Fish and Ski series pulls double duty with ease. Ample performance, plenty of storage and a ski tow bar make the Kodiak Sport the perfect boat for any family adventure. ...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Kodiak Series

April 22, 2013

When you hit the water in search of an over-the-mantle catch, you need to be prepared for any fishing conditions — there's no running back to the dock when things get dicey. With abundant lockable storage for all your rods, aerated livewells in the forward deck and plenty of deck space for casting, the Kodiak series is equipped with everything you need to keep the fish biting. ...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Nor'Easter Series

April 22, 2013

Basic is beautiful with Polar Kraft's Nor'Easter series. Comfortable and equipped in a variety of floorplans, the Nor'Easter features a huge casting deck, lockable rod storage, and a deep, safe cockpit. ...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Outlander Series

April 22, 2013

When the weekend arrives, and it's time to run to your favorite fishing spot, the all-weather Outlander will get you there in reliable comfort and style. The boat's designed to increase stability, sharpen maneuverability and increase on-plane performance. ...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Outfitter Series

April 22, 2013

You can build your boat just the way you want with Polar Kraft's Outfitter series. We supply the all-welded seamless hull and all the built-tough basics. You add all the hunting and fishing options you need to make it your own. ...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Sportsman Series

April 22, 2013

When you need a boat for all seasons, you need the Sportsman series from Polar Kraft. Built rugged, from all-welded marine-grade aluminum alloy, it's right at home in rough water or bumping around the rocks and stumps. Personalize it with your choice of options and you'll be certain to bring home your limit — whatever's in season. ...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Frontier Series

April 22, 2013

No matter what species you're after, the Frontier series can put you on the fish, with a longer and wider boat than any in its class, featuring an all-around-level deck design, lockable center rod storage and a huge 52-inch livewell. ...    Read More ]

Docking Anxiety? These Tips Will Ease Your Trip To The Slip

April 15, 2013

You can ask any group of new boaters what they like least about boating, and nine out of 10 will say docking. That’s everyone from twin-screw cruiser pilots all the way down to the tiller-handled outboard jon boat fisherman. Your heart starts pounding, your palms start sweating, and you are desperately trying to remember all the “advice” you’ve ever been given about how to do it properly.  But it doesn’t have to be that way. Nope. There are a few things...    Read More ]

Basic Boating Behavior For Beginners

April 10, 2013

  Okay new boaters…why do you think they call it the “Rules of the Road” if you’re on the water? Well, despite the confusing name, it’s all about relating your boat-operating experience to something you’re likely already familiar with…driving a car. But, although they may have some things in common, it’s important that you take some time to understand the differences. You see, these rules are all about avoiding the single biggest critical incident...    Read More ]

Another Satisfied Polar Kraft Customer!

April 9, 2013

  Always nice to hear from our loyal Polar Kraft owners...especially the guys who use their boat the way they are intended! Here's a note from Illinois angler, Paul Center. "Neither fish is a trophy but I’ve never had two nicer fish on two casts. "Thanks for building a boat that lets me get after the fish I like to chase around."  ...    Read More ]

Could Your Boat Pass A Vessel Safety Check?

April 4, 2013

  You’re out enjoying a great day on the water when all of the sudden you get approached by the local boating law enforcement. Whether it’s a DNR agent, a sheriff marine patrol or the U.S. Coast Guard, they will know exactly what to look for to see if you pass a basic vessel safety check. Do you know, without a doubt, that you’ve got everything covered? If not, the time to make sure is now, before you ever leave your driveway or marina. Here are some of the basic items that...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Classic 160 SC

April 3, 2013

The legendary Polar Kraft Classic 160 SC has all the tough construction you expect in a smaller package that's easy to handle by yourself but has plenty of room and features for bringing along your buddies. It's a perfect river or small lake boat that's easy to launch and retrieve, even on the roughest gravel ramp. Low maintenance and best-in-class standard features will add to your enjoyment of this single-console fishing boat that's designed to give you years of performance. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Sportsman 1754 SE

April 3, 2013

Built for diehard duck hunters and other hardcore outdoorsmen and anglers, the Polar Kraft Sportsman 1754 SE is a tough-as-nails boat that's perfect for protected water. Available in three different custom camouflage paint schemes, this modified V-Hull helps you navigate even the most-challenging back water to get you where the action is. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Bass TX175 FF

April 3, 2013

Need an great all-purpose bass boat that's versatile enough to go after a variety of species? The easy-to-trailer Polar Kraft Bass TX175 FF, with a modified V-hull and three pedestal seats, will let you get on the water right after work so you don't miss any action. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Bass TX175 Pro

April 3, 2013

When you've got a passion for bass fishing, but want to enjoy all the advantages of aluminum, you need the larger fuel capacity, dual center rod storage compartments and easy-to-operate convenience of the Polar Kraft Bass TX175 Pro. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Bass TX165

April 3, 2013

Thinking about taking the plunge on a bass boat, but leaning toward a tough, practical aluminum option? The Polar Kraft Bass TX165 is designed for you to spend more time on the water, not more time working to pay for it. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Outfitter 1654

April 3, 2013

If your idea of adventure means getting out to the backwoods to fish and hunt, the Polar Kraft Outfitter 1654 is the perfect boat for you. With a choice of three different camo patterns, wide-open decks and tough-as-nails construction, the Outfitter 1654 is right at home fishing protected open water or winding your way back to your duck blind. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Outlander 186 SC

April 3, 2013

With a single console to maximize fish-fighting deck space and maneuverability, the Polar Kraft Outlander 186 SC is designed to get you on the big fish and to make sure you get them in the boat. Featuring an expansive forward deck, port and starboard lockable rod storage lockers, and elevated side casting platforms, the Outlander 186 SC has everything you need at an incredible price that won't break the bank. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Outlander 2010 WT

April 3, 2013

With a true Deep-V hull that's ready for a wide variety of water conditions, the Polar Kraft Outlander 2010 WT is built to play hard. This big and wide fishing machine is one of the toughest boats on the water. With hardcore angler touches like lockable rod storage, huge 52-inch livewell and an optional full vinyl deck, this walk-through windshield model will help keep you comfortable when the weather gets extreme. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Nor'Easter 179 DC

April 3, 2013

The Nor'Easter series is made for the challenging rocky shorelines of New England and big lakes in the Midwest. The new Polar Kraft Nor'Easter 179 DC is a Dual-Console configuration with a livewell in the stern, padded Deep-V hull and aft casting platform. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Nor'Easter 179 WT

April 3, 2013

With an expansive forward casting deck, full wrap-around walk-through windshield and more lockable storage than any other boat in it's class, the Polar Kraft Nor'Easter 179 WT is a big and tough aluminum fishing boat that can take whatever mother nature dishes out. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Nor'Easter 163 WT

April 3, 2013

The sturdy and safe Deep-V footprint of the Polar Kraft Nor'Easter 163 WT is ready for action, whether it's the rocky shores of Maine or the big-water Great Lakes. With four elevated casting platforms, plenty of lockable storage and an oversized walk-through windshield will get you to the big fish in comfort and style...at a price that won't break the bank. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Frontier 189 WT

April 3, 2013

With it's all-around level deck design, the Polar Kraft Frontier 189 WT make it easy to fight fish from anywhere on the boat. And the walk-through windshield can help you extend your boating day by keeping you more comfortable on cold mornings. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Frontier 179 SC

April 3, 2013

Take an up-close look at the Polar Kraft Frontier 179 SC, a single-console design with plenty of great fish-fighting features. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Frontier 179 WT

April 3, 2013

The legendary aluminum boat Polar Kraft has rolled out the incredible new Frontier series, featuring a true Deep-V hull and loads of standard features, all at a price that makes sense for your family budget. The Polar Kraft Frontier 179 WT has an oversized walk-through windshield to help you stretch your boating season, an easily accessible forward casting deck, and plenty of lockable rod storage. When you add that up, along with Polar Kraft's tough-as-nails, riveted construction, you get a boat...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Kodiak Sport 180 Fish & Ski

April 3, 2013

Built on the same tough fishing platform as other Kodiaks, the Polar Kraft Kodiak 180 Sport is a great option for the serious angler who also enjoys spending time on the water with his family with comfortable seating options and a ski-tow bar. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Kodiak Sport 170 Fish & Ski

April 3, 2013

Sometimes it's difficult for a serious angler to find a happy medium that satisfies the need for a tough-as-nails fishing machine and boat that is just as comfortable pulling the kids on a tube. But that's exactly what Polar Kraft was going for with the all-new Polar Kraft Kodiak Sport 170 FS. A true deep-V hull and solid rivet construction provides the soft ride and smooth handling of a higher-end fiberglass boat, but the durability and low-maintenance that comes from top-grade aluminum. Fishing...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Kodiak 180 WT

April 3, 2013

With a tough-as-nails Deep-V hull that's ready for big water, the Polar Kraft Kodiak 180 WT has all the fishing features you're looking for...all at an incredible value. From the elevated forward casting deck to the lockable in-floor rod storage, walk-through windshield and huge 52-inch livewell, the Kodiak 180 WT will get you to the big fish safely and dependably. And with Polar Kraft, you always have your choice of outboard power. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Kodiak 180 DC

April 3, 2013

When you need a dual-console set-up, the Polar Kraft Frontier 180 DC, has everything you need to get out on the water quickly and easily. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Kodiak 168 SC

April 3, 2013

With easy-step gunnels and extra fish-fighting room down the port side, the Polar Kraft Frontier 168 SC, is a single-console design that's handles easily whether you're heading out alone or with a crew. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Kodiak 165 SC

April 3, 2013

With big-water, Deep-V performance, the Kodiak series epitomizes Polar Kraft's reputation for tough-as-nails "overbuilt" construction. The Kodiak 165 SC takes all the best features of its bigger siblings and brings them together in an easy-to-handle, single console fishing machine you can take out alone or with a buddy. You will have total control with fore and aft elevated casting decks, but the extra-deep cockpit will have you running in safety and comfort. Standard features such as lockable rod...    Read More ]

Boat Show Season Rolls On!

April 2, 2013

You can find Polar Kraft Aluminum Fishing Boats this week at the Traverse City Boat Show with our friends from Long Lake Marina. Stop by and say hello if you're heading to the boat show! ...    Read More ]

Get Your Boat Ready For Spring Launch!

March 26, 2013

You’ve spent all winter dreaming about getting your boat back in the water. But are you really ready? Some of the things you may take for granted once the season is under way have a way of getting misplaced, out-of-date or run down during those months of inactivity. So what’s the best way to make sure you’ve got everything properly squared away for a fun and “uneventful” first launch? Just follow this handy pre-launch checklist! • Keep it legal. In the...    Read More ]

Getting Spring Fever Yet?

March 14, 2013

Look for Polar Kraft Boats at these events this week! Novi (Michigan) Spring Boating Expo (Hideaway Yacht Center); Eastern Iowa Sportshow (Midwest Boat Repair). ...    Read More ]

Boat Shows Far & Wide This Week!

March 6, 2013

Here's where Polar Kraft Boats will be this week: Augusta (Maine) Boat Show (Hamlin's Marina); Great Philly Boat Show (Dinbokowitz Marine & Ducky's Boats). ...    Read More ]

Boat Show Season Marches On!

February 28, 2013

Here's where you'll find Hurricane Boats this week: Buffalo Boat Show (Lime Lake Marine); Portland Boat Show (Hamlin's Marina); Wisconsin Rapids Mall Boat Show (Edgewater Marine).  ...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Is Coming To Town!

February 21, 2013

Polar Kraft Aluminum Fishing Boats will criss-cross the country this week, appearing at these boat shows: Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show (The Boat Place); Detroit Boat Show (Hideaway Yacht Center); New England Boat Show (Rockingham Boats); Omaha Boat, Sport & Travel Show (Beaver Lake Marine); Ottawa Boat Show (Len's Cove Marina); Central Carolina Boat & Fishing Expo (Grandpa's Marine).  ...    Read More ]

Big Week For Boat Shows!

February 12, 2013

  Checking the schedule, this is another big week for boat shows...c'mon down if you're looking for some fun! Here are the shows we know about... Grand Rapids, MI (Hall's Sports Center); Syracuse, NY (Fremac Marine); Indianapolis, IN (The Boat Place); Richmond, VA (Southeastern Marine); Detroit, MI (Hideaway Yacht Center); Boston, MA (Rockingham Boat Repair & Sales).    ...    Read More ]

Heading To A Boat Show? Remember These 3 Key Tips

February 4, 2013

All throughout the spring, summer and fall months, most of us are out on the water. If the weather’s nice, we’re boating. Every weekend, for sure, and maybe even a quite a few “personal” days when the opportunity arises. But when the weather gets colder, our thoughts turn from boating to boat shows.  Whether you’re looking for your first boat or you’re in the market to upgrade, winter boat shows help us keep the fire burning until our glorious spring launch...    Read More ]

Finding The Right Dealer Is Key To A Great Boating Experience

January 31, 2013

  While there are some similarities between a car dealership and a boat dealership, you may be surprised at how much they don’t have in common. Sure, they both have showrooms, shiny new vehicles and salespeople. But with few exceptions, a car purchase comes down to function and price. And even if you wind up getting your automobile serviced at the dealership, it tends to be a fairly anonymous event. Buying a boat, however, could easily be characterized as starting a relationship. And...    Read More ]

No Rain, No Ice, No Snow At The Boat Show!

January 24, 2013

And the lucky winners this week are...Milwaukee (OxBo Marine),Seattle(Puget Marina), Louisville (Arnold's Boats & Motors), San Antonio (Lake LBJ Marineland), Oklahoma City (H & H Marine), Fargo (McLaughlin's Boat & RV), Charleston (Gunnells Marine,Lake Keowee Marina), Pittsburgh (Wiegel Bros.), Richmond (Southeastern Marine), & Longview TX (Shipp's Marine)!   ...    Read More ]

Check Out This Week's Boat Shows!

January 15, 2013

Boat shows this week featuring Polar Kraft Boats include...London (Lindon Lewis Marine), Toronto (Wawatausa Trading Post, Campbell's Landing Marine & Fenelon Falls Marina), Austin (Lake LBJ Marineland), Cleveland (Portage Lakes Marine), Milwaukee (Oxbo Marine) & Cedar Falls IA (Midwest Boat Sales & Repair). Now get out there and have some fun!  ...    Read More ]

Huge Week For Boat Shows!

January 10, 2013

  If you live in Toronto (Wawatausa Trading Post, Campbell's Landing Marina & Fenelon Falls Marina), London (Lindon Lewis Marine), Atlanta (Bay Marine), Columbus (Paul's Marine), Raleigh NC (Grandpa's Marine) or Denver (Island Lake Marine)...you're in luck. There's a boat show this weekend! Come check out what's new with Polar Kraft...you know you love that new fishing boat smell!  ...    Read More ]

Winter Boat Show Season Begins!

January 2, 2013

Happy New Year...and welcome to another season of Winter Boat Shows! If you're in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend, please stop by and say hello to our friends at Paul's Marine! ...    Read More ]

Nautic Global Group Dealers Earn Top Industry Awards

December 13, 2012

Nautic Global Group is proud to recognize its retail partners named to Boating Industry’s Top 100 program this year, including Dealer of the Year Legendary Marine — with multiple locations on Florida’s Gulf Coast carrying Hurricane Deck Boats, Rinker Sport Boats and Express Cruisers, and Godfrey Pontoons. “As we continue to expand our dealer network, we’ve been fortunate to partner with some of the strongest marine retailers in the world,” said Doug Sexton,...    Read More ]

Best Time To Buy? December...BEFORE Boat Shows

December 13, 2012

We all know that the Winter Boat Show season is a great time to get a deal on a new boat, right? But it might surprise you to know that December might actually be the best time of the entire year to make a deal. Think about it...when are dealers receiving truckloads of inventory? Right before boat shows! High inventory levels, winter moving in fast, AND the holidays around the corner...that's a win-win. Just check out these boats leaving the factory and heading to a dealer near you. Thinking about...    Read More ]

Nautic Global Group Creates New High-Level Customer Service Role

October 5, 2012

In response to increasing boat sales and a rapidly expanding worldwide dealer network, Nautic Global Group has named Natalie Thomas to the newly created position of Director of Customer Service. Thomas, who has extensive customer service process experience with Harmon Automotive, NIBCO and Delta Faucet Company, will design, implement and oversee customer service initiatives across many areas including parts, sales coordination, warranty and process improvement.  "We are seeing a tremendous increase...    Read More ]

New Brand Manager for Polar Kraft & Parti Kraft

September 25, 2012

  Nautic Global Group has named boating industry veteran Conrad West as the new Brand Manager of its Parti Kraft pontoon and Polar Kraft aluminum fishing boat lines.  Conrad, who has worked with Sea Ray, Monterey and Chris-Craft, most recently held a number of different roles at Forest River, helping that company launch and grow its Berkshire pontoon business.  "There are some great opportunities with the Polar Kraft and Parti Kraft brands, and Conrad is the perfect choice to help...    Read More ]

Polar Kraft Photo Contest Winner!

September 10, 2012

Congratulations to Jeff Schmitt for his winning entry in the latest Polar Kraft Owner's Club Photo Contest! He wins a $50 Visa Gift Card for his shot "Fishing In Our Polar Kraft." Have you got a great picture you'd like to share? Just click here to enter!   ...    Read More ]

Introducing the Polar Kraft Kodiak Sport 170 Fish & Ski!

September 5, 2012

Sometimes it’s difficult for a serious angler to find a happy medium that satisfies the need for a tough-as-nails fishing machine and boat that is just as comfortable pulling the kids on a tube. But that’s exactly what Polar Kraft was going for with the all-new Polar Kraft Kodiak Sport 170 FS. A true deep-V hull and solid rivet construction provides the soft ride and smooth handling of a higher-end fiberglass boat, but the durability and low-maintenance that comes from top-grade aluminum....    Read More ]

Nautic Global Group Introduces Eight All-New Boats

September 4, 2012

  Nautic Global Group introduced new models for each of its primary boat lines at its annual international dealer conference. The new boats were developed based on ongoing requests from consumers for models with specific features.  "It's important that we continue to set the bar higher and keep working to develop innovative products to inspire our dealers and our boat-buying consumers," said Doug Sexton, Nautic Global Group Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "By adding new offerings...    Read More ]

True American Hero

July 31, 2012

What an incredible honor to be joined by American hero and football legend, Rocky Bleier for our annual dealer conference! Mr. Bleier won a college football national championship in 1966 while attending the University of Notre Dame and went on to join the Pittsburgh Steelers before being drafted into the U.S. Army and being sent to Vietnam following his rookie season. After being seriously wounded in the leg while on a mission, doctors gave him no chance of ever being able to play again in the National...    Read More ]

Discount On Polar Kraft Gear!

July 19, 2012

Lots of new merchandise to choose from at www.polarkraftgear.com! ...    Read More ]

Rockets Red Glare! A Guide To Enjoying Fireworks On The Water

June 25, 2012

About the only way to make a Fourth of July fireworks display even more spectacular is to watch it from your boat. Not only do you get to enjoy the relatively cooler temperatures as the evening sets in, you essentially get double the show because of the reflections off the surface of the water. If this is your first time to venture out on the water at night, let’s just say it will be tough to spend an Independence Day on terra firma ever again. Sure, it takes a little planning to get ready...    Read More ]

7 Golden Rules For Being A Good Marina Neighbor

June 25, 2012

Being a good marina neighbor basically comes down to doing for them what you would have them do for you. That’s right…it’s the Golden Rule. Be gracious, be helpful, be generous, and be considerate. But you knew that already. It’s the others who might need a helping hand, right? Here are some pointers to help guide you in building a great relationship with the folks in your surrounding marina slips and in the process set a good example for everyone else. SLOW DOWN It’s...    Read More ]

Stuck In The Muck? Here’s What To Do When You Run Aground

June 19, 2012

It’s not if…it’s when. No matter how prepared you are, no matter how alert you are, no matter what your chart plotter/sonar/depth gauge says, one of these days, you’re going to come to an abrupt stop against your will. And if it hasn’t happened yet, you just wait. But it doesn’t have to be the end of your boating day. And if you follow these steps, you can limit the damage done and the time it takes to free your vessel from its embarrassing perch. EVALUATE We’re...    Read More ]

Out After Dark? A Guide To Boating At Night

May 30, 2012

Even with endlessly long summer days, sooner or later you may want to stretch your boating fun past sunset and into the evening. And while there are some things you need to consider before you take this step, you are missing out on half the fun if you only hit the water under blue skies. Here’s what you need to know to be safe when the sun goes down. SLOW DOWN Cruising under the moonlight can make you feel like you’ve got the place to yourself. More than likely, you don’t. You’ll...    Read More ]

Victor Hotel Foxtrot! Know How & When To Use Your Marine Radio

May 22, 2012

Leave it to those Hollywood movies to teach all us boaters a bad habit or two. When they've run out of gas and are running late for a wedding, the first response for actors on the big screen seems to be to grab the radio microphone and start shouting MAYDAY! But while that may be fine for dramatic effect, it's the last thing you should do in real life. More on that in a minute. For now just understand that if there’s one piece of safety equipment on your boat that rivals a life jacket in terms...    Read More ]

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Basic Boating Etiquette

May 15, 2012

Even if you’re new to boating, you probably already know the basics about the “Rules of the Road.” Those are the general things you need to know when operating your boat, especially when there are other boats in the area such as how to know who has the right of way and when it’s okay to pass another vessel. But there is another category of customs and traditions that help us, as boaters, get along independently while respecting that right for others. We’ll just call...    Read More ]

Hitting The Road? Here’s How To Find Fish Away From Home

May 11, 2012

Since so many of you are planning to take your boat on vacation with you this summer, we thought it might help to go through a few ideas to help you make the most of your time on the water. Today, let’s take a look at some ways you can tap into “local knowledge” when you decide to wet a line in a new area. Sure, you know your home fishing hole like the back of your hand. You know what bait to use and when to use it. You know exactly where everyone dumps old Christmas trees in the...    Read More ]

GPS Has Changed How We Navigate…Here’s How It Works

May 4, 2012

By now, you’ve no doubt come in contact with Global Positioning System (GPS) in one form or another. After all, if you’ve got a smartphone, you’ve probably already got an app for that. But what is GPS? And, more importantly, how has it changed the way we approach boating? From the days when ancient mariners practiced coastal “landmark” navigation, through the complicated process of “dead reckoning” using a compass, ship’s speed and the hope you’ll...    Read More ]

Freedom, Fellowship And Free Stuff? Join The Club!

April 26, 2012

  As a Polar Kraft owner, you are invited to join a great community that will not only help you share your experiences with other owners, but will give you exclusive access to special contests, incredible discounts and even the chance to earn free Polar Kraft gear, cash rebates and fuel cards. Yes, fuel cards. When you sign up for your complimentary membership in the Polar Kraft Owner’s Club here, you are immediately linked to a terrific network of fellow owners who also enjoy living...    Read More ]

Wake Up! An Up-Close Look At Boat Watersports

April 20, 2012

As much as we all enjoy a leisurely sunset cruise, part of the fun of boating is the opportunity to not only get out on the water, but also to get wet once in a while. And if you’ve got younger passengers, your boat will likely be decked out with a hefty collection of different equipment…some familiar and some not so familiar. So, let’s take a closer look at some of the most popular watersports today. Please remember to ALWAYS wear a life jacket when participating in any of these...    Read More ]

Making Kids Comfortable On The Water

April 16, 2012

As the skipper of your boat, you’re responsible for the safety of everyone on board. And, if you’ve got children on deck, it’s easy to come across as intimidating when you’re really just trying to make sure they’re not in harm's way. If that’s the case, consider using these tips to encourage their love of the water and make sure they want to be out on the boat as much as you do. While most kids are naturally drawn to the water, sometimes it’s a tough leap...    Read More ]

Understanding Boating Superstitions (Knock On Wood)

April 13, 2012

Let’s face it…boaters are a superstitious bunch. You’ve got to believe that storied history goes all the way back to the days of the earliest ocean-going vessels, when everything from bad weather to scurvy were connected to various perceived transgressions by crewmembers and (more likely) unknowing passengers. String enough of those coincidences together, and the word spreads quickly that something as innocent as bringing a banana onboard can wreak havoc on a voyage that would...    Read More ]

Going The Distance? Prepare A Float Plan

April 11, 2012

A float plan is kind of like jumper cables. You won’t need it at all until you really need it. Then, you will look like the smartest boater on the water. Until then, however, you should get into the habit of using a float plan, if not every time you’re on your boat, at least every time you plan on venturing beyond your well-populated comfort zone. So, what is a float plan? Simply put, it’s a way to let someone know where you’re going and when you’re likely to return...    Read More ]

Easy Tips For Launch Ramp Success

April 9, 2012

With the exception of docking, the one part of trailer boating that strikes the most fear in the hearts of new boaters has got to the launch ramp. Sure, it can be stressful the first few times, but here’s the good news: As long as you follow these easy tips, launching and retrieving your boat will become second-nature in no time. Before You Hit The Road Don’t even leave your driveway unless you check a few things first. Make sure your trailer tires are inflated to the correct pressure....    Read More ]

Aluminum=Happiness

April 4, 2012

In addition to aluminum, rivets, and upholstery, there's something else we measure every day at the Polar Kraft boat plant. It's morale. Because happy workers are motivated workers and motivated workers build the best boats in the industry. Look closely at this chart. You can see that right now, during our busiest time of year, morale is right at 100%. You'd think that having a full pipeline of orders that need to be shipped out might affect morale in less-than-positive way. But...    Read More ]

Before You Hit The Water...Do You Know The Rules?

April 2, 2012

Okay new boaters…why do you think they call it the “Rules of the Road” if you’re on the water? Well, despite the confusing name, it’s all about relating your boat-operating experience to something you’re likely already familiar with…driving a car. But, although they may have some things in common, it’s important that you take some time to understand the differences. You see, these rules are all about avoiding the single biggest critical incident...    Read More ]

Need To See A Shrink?

April 2, 2012

Here's what happens to new boats before they're loaded on the truck for delivery. Yep, it IS pretty cool. Of course, this takes place in the quality control center after SEVEN different inspectors sign off on the boat. That's every single boat that leaves the plant. The shrink wrap, of course, keeps the gel coat from getting scratched and keeps the boat clean for the duration of the trip, and during the time before you fall in love with it and strike a great deal with your local dealer. Think about...    Read More ]

Who's Got The Fever This Weekend?

March 30, 2012

If you've got boating fever in upstate New York this weekend, you're in luck! The 2012 Great Upstate Boat Show is being held at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury, and our friends from Saratoga Boat Works are ready to a show you a good time. There will be activities for the whole family, and you can register to win prize  throughout the weekend. Click here for a coupon for discounted tickets. And if you're anywhere near Alabama's Gulf Coast, the incredible folks from Legendary Marine...    Read More ]

Love Boating But Hate Docking?

March 29, 2012

You can ask any group of new boaters what they like least about boating, and nine out of 10 will say docking. That’s everyone from twin-screw cruiser pilots all the way down to the tiller-handled outboard jon boat fisherman. Your heart starts pounding, your palms start sweating, and you are desperately trying to remember all the “advice” you’ve ever been given about how to do it properly.  But it doesn’t have to be that way. Nope. There are a few things to remember,...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Bass Series TX165

March 28, 2012

Thinking about taking the plunge on a bass boat, but leaning toward a tough, practical aluminum option? The Polar Kraft Bass Series TX165 is designed for you to spend more time on the water, not more time working to pay for it. Captain Steve gives us a close-up look at this tough-as-nails fishing boat. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Kodiak 180 Sport

March 21, 2012

Built on the same tough fishing platform as other Kodiaks, the Polar Kraft Kodiak 180 Sport is a great option for the serious angler who also enjoys spending time on the water with his family with comfortable seating options and a ski-tow bar. Captain Steve walks us through this aluminum fishing boat to give us a closer look. ...    Read More ]

Is Your Boat Ready For A Safety Check?

March 20, 2012

You’re out enjoying a great day on the water when all of the sudden you get approached by the local boating law enforcement. Whether it’s a DNR agent, a sheriff marine patrol or the U.S. Coast Guard, they will know exactly what to look for to see if you pass a basic vessel safety check. Do you know, without a doubt, that you’ve got everything covered? If not, the time to make sure is now, before you ever leave your driveway or marina. Here are some of the basic items that are sure...    Read More ]

Is Your Boat Ready For The Water?

March 16, 2012

You’ve spent all winter dreaming about getting your boat back in the water. But are you really ready? Some of the things you may take for granted once the season is under way have a way of getting misplaced, out-of-date or run down during those months of inactivity. So what’s the best way to make sure you’ve got everything properly squared away for a fun and “uneventful” first launch? Just follow this handy pre-launch checklist! • Keep it legal. In the weeks leading...    Read More ]

Boat Show Fever Continues!

March 15, 2012

It's not too late to catch a boat show this season...go have some fun and get a great deal. The time is right to get your boat delivered in time to enjoy a looooooong summer on the water. This week, you can find YOUR Polar Kraft Aluminum Fishing Boat at: Boat & RV Show, Hendersonville, Tennessee — March 16-18 — Anderson Marine Cape Fear Wildlife Expo, Wilmington, North Carolina — March 16-18 — Captain's Venture & Chatlee Boats  ...    Read More ]

And the winner is...

March 11, 2012

Congratulations to Jeremy Weese for winning the most recent Polar Kraft Owner's Photo Contest! Jeremy won a $50 Visa Gift Card just for taking a great shot of his boat in action. To enter the next round, just upload your best pic here...  ...    Read More ]

Where In The World Is Polar Kraft This Week? 3.2.12

March 1, 2012

Rapids Mall Boat Show — March 1-4 — Edgewater Marine Lake Sara Boat Show — March 1-4 — Lake Sara Marina Mid Canada Boat Show — March 3-6 — Alliance Marine & Luke’s Town Service...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Frontier 189 WT

February 28, 2012

With its all-around level deck design, the Polar Kraft Frontier 189 WT makes it easy to fight fish from anywhere on the boat. And the walk-through windshield can help you extend your boating day by keeping you more comfortable on cold mornings. Join Captain Steve as he walks us through this all-new, tough & rugged Polar Kraft aluminum fishing machine! ...    Read More ]

Who Will Win The Polar Kraft Boats Photo Contest?

February 25, 2012

Will you help us pick the winners for the March 2012 Polar Kraft Boats Photo Contest? To vote click here and “LIKE” or comment on any photo in the March 2012 Contest Entries Album on the Polar Kraft Facebook Page. Voting ends March 5th. The photo will be featured in the exclusive Polar Kraft Insider Newsletter. Good luck to all the finalists and thanks to you for being a judge this quarter!...    Read More ]

Where In The World Is Polar Kraft This Week? 2.24.12

February 23, 2012

Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show — Feb. 17-26 — The Boat Place Buffalo Boat Show — Feb. 22-26 — Brobeil Marine Ottawa Boat & Sportsman Show — Feb. 23-26 — Len’s Cove Marine Omaha Boat Show — Feb. 23-26 — Beaver Lake Marina Outdoorama — Feb. 23-26 — Freeway Sports Center London Boat, Fishing & Leisure Show — Feb. 24-26 — Maple City Marine           ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Outlander 2010 T

February 22, 2012

When you're after the rugged, spacious style of the Outlander series, but prefer to use a tiller control, the 20-foot Polar Kraft Outlander 2010 T has just what you need in a do-everything boat. Captain Steve walks us through this versatile big-species fishing boat. ...    Read More ]

Time To Gear Up Polar Kraft Style?

February 22, 2012

Did you know there’s an online store that’s dedicated to making sure you’re decked out in the latest Polar Kraft apparel and accessories? It’s fast and easy, and we’re adding new items to the spring collection every day for men, women and children. You’ll find everything from t-shirts and hats to jackets and koozies. There are even great boat gift ideas like Polar Kraft decals and dock lines. And if you’re looking for a great deal, check out the clearance...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft Nor'Easter 179 DC

February 15, 2012

Captain Steve walks us through the Polar Kraft Nor'Easter 179 DC, which is made for the challenging rocky shorelines of New England and big lakes in the Midwest. The new Polar Kraft Nor'Easter 179 DC is a Dual-Console configuration with a livewell in the stern, padded Deep-V hull and elevated aft casting platform. ...    Read More ]

Where In The World Is Polar Kraft This Week? 2.16.12

February 15, 2012

Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel & RV Show — Feb. 15-19 — Resort Marine The Duluth Boat Sports Travel and RV Show is a very strong consumer-based Sport Show with good representation of tackle, resorts, marine and RV. Central New York Boat Show — Feb. 15-19 — Fremac Marine The CNY Boat Show and Sale will showcase more than 500 all-new models of power and sail boats, including cruisers, sport boats, pontoon boats, and personal watercraft, along with a few luxury motor yachts...    Read More ]

Where In The World Is Polar Kraft This Week? 2.9.12

February 9, 2012

La Crosse Boat, Sports, Travel & RV Show – Feb. 9-12 – Holmen Marine This marks our 35th year of continual operation in the La Crosse Auditorium in downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin. We are continuing to draw consumers from Southwestern Wisconsin, Southern Minnesota and Northeastern Iowa and have continued to show growth from exhibitors and consumers! Treasure Valley Boat Show – Feb. 9-12 – Allan Marsh RV & Boat Center Attention western Idaho…your boat show is...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Polar Kraft TX175 Pro

February 7, 2012

Captain Steve walks through the Polar Kraft TX175 Pro from bow to stern, giving us a closer look at this rugged aluminum fishing boat that's built for action. When you've got a passion for bass fishing, but want to enjoy all the advantages of aluminum, you'll appreciate the large fuel tank, dual center rod storage compartments and easy-to-operate convenience of the Polar Kraft Bass TX175 Pro.   ...    Read More ]

Where In The World Is Polar Kraft This Week?

February 3, 2012

Rochester Boat Show – Feb. 2-5 – Ballantyne RV & Marine Most people don’t realize just how affordable owning a boat really is. For instance, the average boat payment ranges between $8 and $10 dollars per $1,000. That means a $20,000 boat loan would normally cost less than $200 per month! No matter how you try…you'll likely never take your family vacation for a week in Orlando for as little as $2,400 — much less bring along your friends and relatives. Go see our...    Read More ]

Versatile Frontier Series Joins Polar Kraft Family

February 2, 2012

Nautic Global Group introduces the all-new Frontier Series to its Polar Kraft family of aluminum fishing boats. Loaded with upgraded standard features, the Frontier series is aimed at “weekend warriors,” who want all the benefits of a beefy, well-built fishing boat, but are looking for a value just as solid. Built on the legendary Polar Kraft Deep-V padded hull, the Frontier Series features an all-around-level deck design that's perfect for fighting larger species of fish such as muskie,...    Read More ]

Where In The World Is Polar Kraft This Week?

January 27, 2012

Louisville Boat RV & Sportshow – Jan. 25-29 – Arnold’s Boats & Motors & Fentress Marine Celebrating its 54th year as the mid-South’s premier outdoors show, this annual 5-day event turns the Kentucky Exposition Center into a one-stop marketplace for outdoor enthusiasts! Whether you love boating, fishing, hunting, camping or RVing, there’s no better place to shop, compare and save! San Antonio Boat & RV Show – Jan. 26-29 – Lake LBJ Marineland We...    Read More ]

Babe Winkelman Remains On Polar Kraft Team

January 26, 2012

After watching his personal boat being built from start to finish at the Polar Kraft plant in Syracuse, Indiana, fishing superstar Babe Winkelman had an even greater appreciation for the brand’s quality and craftsmanship. “You know, the only good trip is one you return from safely,” said Winkelman. “And with my Polar Kraft Kodiak 200 and my Evinrude E-TEC 225, I know I’m in good hands, even in big, rough water. When you’ve been in the plant and seen how they exceed...    Read More ]

Shop With Confidence With These 5 (Not So) Secret Boat Show Tips

November 22, 2011

If you’re in the market for a new boat, the boat show can be a great place to work a deal. Of course, it can also be a dizzying and confusing experience if you’re not prepared. The good news is that with a little research and some easy planning, you can head through the front door with confidence. 1)    Start early. That’s all part of the fun, isn’t it? The anticipation. The build-up. The excitement. Make that a key part of your experience. The more time you...    Read More ]

How To Find The Right Boat Dealer For You

November 20, 2011

While there are some similarities between a car dealership and a boat dealership, you may be surprised at how much they don’t have in common. Sure, they both have showrooms, shiny new vehicles and salespeople. But with few exceptions, a car purchase comes down to function and price. And even if you wind up getting your automobile serviced at the dealership, it tends to be a fairly anonymous event. Buying a boat, however, could easily be characterized as starting a relationship. And because...    Read More ]

Top 3 Things To Remember At The Boat Show

October 21, 2011

All throughout the spring, summer and fall months, most of us are out on the water. If the weather’s nice, we’re boating. Every weekend, for sure, and maybe even a quite a few “personal” days when the opportunity arises. But when the weather gets colder, our thoughts turn from boating to boat shows. Whether you’re looking for your first boat or you’re in the market to upgrade, winter boat shows help us keep the fire burning until our glorious spring launch finally...    Read More ]