Thursday, November 26, 2015

Boating Activities

Boating is a very rewarding pastime that everybody can enjoy. But, while out on the water, there are several things those boating can do. Everyone can find something they enjoy while boating. Here are some of our favorite boating activities:

  • Relaxation: Being out on the open water, floating along, can be very relaxing. You’ll be surrounded by the sounds of the ocean: lapping waves, a breeze, some birds squawking overhead. These all make for a very peaceful time.
  • Fishing: Everyone can enjoy fishing every now and then. You can even get yourself some nice dinner while fishing. Or, you can catch and release the fish. Either way, fishing is an activity that will for sure be an enjoyable experience

  • Swimming: Of course, while boating, you can cool off by taking a dip in the water and swimming around. Whether you’re on a lake or in the ocean, a swim is sure to be very refreshing.
  • Water Skiing: If you love to feel the spray of water and wind on your face, water skiing is an activity you’ll love. You can ski on the water and feel the exhilaration of zooming by wave after wave
  • Tubing: Water skiing isn’t for everyone. But if you still want the experience of zooming through the water, tubing could be your solution. Children also will enjoy tubing if they are not able to water ski.
  • Sightseeing: The Ocean is a beautiful place. No matter where you go, you’ll have a nice view of the water or the horizon or the land in the distance. You may even see some fantastic animals while out on the water, like dolphins or whales. 

  • Bonding: The experience of boating is one you can share with friends and family. You’ll be sure to have a great time, made better by spending it with those you love. It can be a great bonding experience for all of you.

Next time you’re planning to go out boating, remember all these activities you can do. And always remember that for any boating concern you may have, Whiticar Boat Works will be there for you to help you in every way we can.

To learn more about boats, boat sales, repairs, services & accessories, please contact Whiticar Boat Works. We have two locations in the Treasure Coast for your convenience:

STUART, FL location:  3636 SE Old St. Lucie Blvd, Stuart, Florida, 34996.

FT. PIERCE, FL location: 2010 Harbor Town Drive,Suite K,              Ft. Pierce, FL 34946

Give us a call at: (772) 287-2883 or email us anytime at:

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Whiticar Boat Works of Stuart, Florida Named Boatyard of the Year by the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association

Four Other Industry Leaders in Florida, Rhode Island and North Carolina Receive ABBRAAwards of Excellence from the National Group
Fort Lauderdale, FL – January 26, 2015 – The 2015 Boatyard of the Year honor was presented to Whiticar Boat Works of Stuart, Florida at the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) Boatyard Business Conference Awards Dinner held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from January 21st –23rd. Given to a service or repair facility that demonstrates excellence in all facets of their company through commitment to customer service, quality management, stewardship in environmental and safety issues, and positive vendor and employee relations. This award is one of ABBRA’s most prestigious Awards of Excellence. Jim Dragseth, president of Whiticar Boat Works accepted the award.
Located on Willoughby Creek just two miles east of the St. Lucie Inlet on the east coast of Florida, Whiticar has been in continuous operation for the past 60 years. Ownership of the company has passed between fathers and sons, and so too has the dedication to superior workmanship, outstanding customer service and in-depth knowledge of the boating lifestyle. The company was founded by Curt Whitcar who was later joined by his brother-in-law John Dragseth to run the business. The facility is designated a Florida Clean Boatyard by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Jim Dragseth and John Whiticar are at the helm leading the company into the modern era. Their expansions have included the establishment of Shearwater Marine in 1996, Whiticar Custom Boats in 2000 (Building boats since the 1930’s), Whiticar Marine North in 2003, and Whiticar Yacht Sales in 2004. ABBRA president John Fitzgerald said, “Whiticar employs a wonderful array of talented professionals and the company relies on the old fashioned pride they take in a job well done. However, lest you think, they are a relic of past success, their web presence features two Facebook pages, a Twitter feed, Youtube videos and a blog! They are a wonderful example of the great tradition of ABBRA boatyards with a storied past and a determination to service their customers into a bright future.”
Dragseth said, “It is humbling and very rewarding to be recognized by ABBRA, Thank you very much for this honor.” Whiticar Boat Works joins a group of several other distinguished boatyards around the country to receive the Boat Yard of the Year award. These include facilities such as Thunderbolt Marine in Georgia, Front Street Shipyard in Maine, Jarrett Bay Boatyard in North Carolina, Newport Shipyard in Rhode Island, and Keefe Kaplan Maritime in California that are recipients of the ABBRA Boatyard of the Year honor.
About American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA)
Founded in 1943, ABBRA is a national marine trade organization that represents, is dedicated to, and seeks to strengthen and encourage professionalism in the boat building, boat repair, and marine service industry.

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