The time for festive fun is here! For us South Florida boaters, the greatest gift of the season is the ability to enjoy crisp, sunny weather and gorgeous cruising and fishing all season long – plus endless on-the-water activities! Take a look below to see some of our favorite events and attractions ahead.

26th Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade

The classic holiday tradition with a splashy twist! Mariner Marine is a proud sponsor of the 26th Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade, held on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. Find a cozy spot on shore and watch the boats and traveling fireworks travel from the Intracoastal Waterway from North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, a beautiful display kids and kids-at-heart alike are sure to enjoy.

Annual Toy Drive

In addition to serving as parade sponsors, Mariner Marine is also a drop-off destination for toys as part of the 20th Annual Toy Drive benefiting Toys for Tots and Little Smiles! If your family is looking for ways to give back to those in need this holiday season, this is a truly meaningful way to share some holiday cheer with your fellow families.

Land the big one

The greatest gifts in life are free – and they can often be found at the end of a fishing line. South Florida anglers know that this is a great time of year to catch highly sought-after species like the sailfish, a sportfisher’s favorite, as well as cobia, king mackerel and so many more. Pose proudly with your catch and it can double as your family holiday card!

Other wildlife, such as manatees and beautiful shorebirds, can be found in the cooler months all around South Florida. Hop aboard your Grady-White and enjoy the ultimate, self-guided “safari” on the water.

From our Mariner Marine family to yours, we wish you a very happy holiday season! Here’s to fun family cruising and fishing, well into 2021 and beyond.

If you’re like many holiday shoppers, you probably like to do some research on reviews and ratings before bringing home the perfect gift – whether it’s a new TV or comfy sweater. The same principle applies to boat shoppers all year long!

For those considering a new Grady-White, there are plenty of fans online sharing exactly what they love about this one-of-a-kind boating brand. Learn from those who know best, our Grady-White family, and take a look below to see what they’re saying.

From Ryan Fitz, who loves Grady-White’s comprehensive cruising experience :

Grady-White is hands-down the best boat company in the world. From the experience at my dealer, to visiting the factory to see our boat being built, to taking delivery. I had very high expectations and ever one of them were met. You will not be disappointed if you buy a Grady-White boat!

From Vernon Martinez, a Grady-White fan for life:

This is my third Grady-White purchase, and that should say something! The overall quality and performance is second to none. Grady stands behind their products 150%. No question! Their dealer network is top notch as well. From sales to service, everyone is knowledgeable and professional. I’ve looked at many options but always go back to the Grady-White!

From Andreas Helmers Olsen, who loves how Grady-White lends itself to safe, splashing fun in all kinds of environments:

With the pandemic and travel reduced, we decided to get a boat as a safe recreation option. We immediately fell in love with our Fisherman 216, from the layout and hull design to the smooth ride on the water. We enjoy being able to go from serious drum fishing to a summer sunset cruise. Our boat has traveled from creeks to offshore waters and handled it all in great form.

The cruising pros can’t get enough Grady-White, either! Check out this entertaining article about the sportfishing luxury of the Grady-White Express 370, or learn more about the Grady-White Marlin 300 from NZ Fishing News.

We hope today’s roundup gives you the info (and inspo) needed to bring home a Grady-White of your very own! For more assistance in finding your perfect ride, or servicing your current vessel, the Mariner Marine team is happy to help. Call or visit us today to learn more.