Outboards vs. Sterndrives: What’s the Best Choice for You?
OK, you’ve picked out your new boat… now a crucial decision looms: the engine. There are two choices to power your craft: outboard or stern (inboard) drive. Outboards provide more room in the boat because they are installed on the transom, outside the boat. A sterndrive combines inboard power with outboard drive. The engine sits just forward of […]
Safety First: What To Know Before You Leave the Dock
Tens of thousands of lakes and rivers make Central Florida a boater’s paradise. Whether you’re enjoying fishing, cruising or watersports, it’s important to equip your boat with basic safety equipment before heading out onto the water. In fact, the state of Florida requires it. Florida law also requires anyone 21 years old or younger to […]
How Much Does it Cost to Own a Boat?
Owning a boat is an incredible experience, allowing you the freedom to enjoy fishing, cruising, watersports, and create fun memories with family and friends. It’s a vacation you can enjoy anytime you’d like. Often boating is more affordable than many people think, but it does cost money. And beyond the price of buying your boat, […]
Best Boats for Central Florida Lakes & Rivers Series Bowriders
Bowriders: Next to the small fishing boat, Bowriders have to be the top choice of first time boat buyers. They get their name from the seating area in the front of the boat. Bowriders are an extremely popular type of boat among all kinds of boaters. People brand new to boating and seasoned veterans who’ve […]
Best Boats for Central Florida Lakes & Rivers Series
Pontoon Boats: Pontoon boats are ideally suited for Central Florida waterways in both form and function. The deck is mounted on two or more metal tubes called pontoons. These pontoons (sometimes referred to as “tubes”) are very buoyant and provide a great deal of stability. They also draw very little water and can navigate shallow […]
One Year of Boating for One Low Price
In honor of our 30th anniversary, we are offering a special deal on Four Winns new HD series boats.We’ll include the first year of storage, maintenance, insurance and gas for the low price of $1,989! See our Four Winns Inventory Here
Scalloping Season Has Begun!
Why is July 1 st the best day in the life of a boater? Scalloping season begins! Technically it begins earlier if you’re fishing further north, up around Steinhatchee, but for us here in the central Gulf area our season is July 1 st thru September 24 th . These dates include the most popular […]
Annual Scalloping Trip to Crystal River
Join Mount Dora Boating Center on our annual scalloping trip.July 27 Annual Scalloping Trip to Crystal River july 27, 2019 Please join us on a scalloping adventure Saturday, July 27th. We plan on having all the boats in the water and leaving the dock EARLY Saturday morning, by 9:30 a.m. We are going to launch […]
5 Best Boat Dealers In Central Florida
Who Are The Best Boat Dealers in Central Florida? Each year, we at Mount Dora Boating Center meet with100’s of people here in Orlando/Central Florida looking to buy a boat. Because so many folks know our thoughts and feelings (from this website) on all things “boats and boating,” they often ask us who are some […]