Yamaha outboards are known for performance, innovation and reliability. That’s why so many boaters won’t trust their free time to anything else. The only thing more hassle-free than running one of our outboards is actually owning one. From warranty information to owners’ manuals to fishing reports, this is where you’ll find the information you need to make the most of your ownership experience.www.yamaha-motor.com
Mercury provides engines, boats, services and parts for recreational, commercial and government marine applications. Our industry-leading brand portfolio includes Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; Mercury propellers; Mercury inflatable boats; Mercury SmartCraft electronics; and Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils.www.mercurymarine.com
Scout has been a member of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) for over a decade. Scout believes in supporting the marine industry, as does the NMMA, and that’s why you see Scout Boats represented at nearly every NMMA-sanctioned boat show across the country.www.nmma.org
The NMMA Certified label on a Scout Boat lets you know it was built to meet and often exceed, strict quality and safety standards established by the U.S. Coast Guard and the American Boat & Yacht Council. These standards include 31 categories covering electrical systems, powering, flotation, fuel systems and navigation lights. Certified boats must also pass rigorous annual inspections from independent third-party inspectors. As a result, U.S. Coast Guard statistics show NMMA Certified boats have been shown to be safer than non-certified boats.www.nmma.org
Scout recently made a new partnership with world-renown artist and conservationist Guy Harvey. Scout, in conjunction with Guy Harvey, is building three new limited edition sportfish models complete with an original Guy Harvey graphic on the hull of the boats. The 222, 242 and 262 Limited Edition Guy Harvey Sportfish models also come complete with an original personalized print and a certificate of authenticity hand signed by Guy Harvey.www.guyharveyoceanfoundation.com
Lion In Da Sun offers captained private day charter excursions out of St. John for your family and friends. Explore different islands, beaches, bars, and snorkel spots while cruising around the US and British Virgin Islands aboard their Scout 280SF.www.lionindasun.com
The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Texas is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Texas’ marine resources. Founded more than a quarter of a century ago, CCA Texas (then GCCA) has been instrumental in banning gill nets in state waters, establishing redfish and speckled trout as game fish, building two of the largest red drum hatcheries in the world, and working to ensure adequate freshwater reaches Texas’ bays and estuaries.www.ccasouthcarolina.com
Scout has paired up with Sea Tow Services International, Inc., the world’s largest and only international marine assistance company, to offer Sea Care to its customers. Starting with the 2006 model year, Scout will offer free 95-day Sea Tow memberships on all its new boats.www.seatow.com
The AT&T Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament, held each year in July at Sisters Creek Park on the ICW, is the largest kingfish tournament in the country. In addition to the two-day general tournament, this spectacular week-long event also includes the exclusive YCOA VIP Tournament, Junior Angler Tournament, KidZone, Food Festival, live entertainment, and much, much more.www.kingfishtournament.com
Chris Williams creates handcrafted specialty knives for hunting, fishing, the kitchen and general-purpose use. Each creation that leaves his shop must meet his high standards with an emphasis on form and function, as well as attention to detail. Williams hand-makes each knife from blade to sheath and he is constantly experimenting with new materials, patterns and techniques with the goal of continually improving his products. Knives come in any kind of wood imaginable, both domestic and exotic, with handle materials in mother of pearl, abalone and many types of bone, antler and stag. All knife sheaths are hand sewn and made from 100 percent genuine leather that customers have the option to personalize. Currently, Williams Knife Co. knives are available in 23 stock options ranging from $150 to $850. Custom knife pieces are available upon customer request. Knives may be ordered online at www.williamsknife.com.
The mission of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is to continue to positively impact the local and statewide economies through increased tourism; to showcase the finest wildlife art available in the world; to invest in and positively influence wildlife and nature education through specialized programming; and to assist in the conservation of wildlife and the environment by creating awareness and contributing financially to designated programs. www.sewe.com.
Charleston Waterkeeper’s mission is to protect, promote and restore the quality of Charleston’s waterways by using data-driven programs to develop long-term, pragmatic solutions. It aims to create a more informed and engaged public through education, outreach, and celebration of our collective right to clean water, and is committed to the goal of cultivating a community of clean water that is swimmable, fishable and harvestable throughout all of the Charleston Harbor Watershed. www.charlestonwaterkeeper.org.
Operation Home’s mission is to help low-income people remain in their homes by increasing safety and accessibility through the coordination of critical home repairs for low income households in Berkeley, Dorchester, and Charleston Counties. Our work includes repairs to roofs, wheelchair ramps, bathroom modifications for people with disabilities, weatherization, and other critical repairs that would prevent the elements from coming into their homes. This year, at least 70 tri-county homeowners—most of whom are elderly—will live in safer, more accessible homes thanks to corporate sponsors like Scout Boats. www.operationhome.org.