Pontoon & Deck Boat

May 2018

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When I mentioned I was reviewing a new product from DOONEY & BOURKE my wife immediately perked up. Seeing the excitement in her eyes I quickly reminded her I work for a boat- ing magazine so we don't review purses—although after seeing its MLB and NFL collections it did give me some ideas for her birthday. The luxury handbag and accessory designer recently launched the Regatta Boat Shoe for both men and women and it is centered on quality craftsmanship like all of its other products. Priced at $135, the handsewn moccasin con- struction by master craftsmen in Portugal adds comfort, durability and style and the grooved anti-slip outsoles provide exceptional traction on all surfaces. Plus the padded foam footbeds conform to your feet for all-day comfort in, on and around the water. (They're basically like walking on marsh- mallows.) The luxurious full-grain 3MM suede-backed leather uppers from Hoffman Tannery provide a beautiful fi nish that only gets better with age. —Brady L. Kay, PDB Editor #2 4 4 WOW-SOUND Portable Bluetooth Speaker # 2 4 5 DOONEY & BOURKE Regatta Boat Shoes Product | Score: 94 Portable 20/20 Function 48/50 Durability 9/10 Design 9/10 Price 8/10 844-969-9063 www.wowwatersports.com www.dooney.com Style 19/20 Function 47/50 Comfort 10/10 Gear | Score: 92 Design 9/10 Price 7/10 800-347-5000 www.pdbmagazine.com Pontoon & Deck Boat May 2018 48 The different ways to enjoy your boat are practically endless and for my family, anchoring in a cove and swimming ranks towards the top of that list. We recently invested is a portable Bluetooth speaker from WOW Watersports that takes our enjoyment to another level. The new WOW-SOUND portable speaker pumps out 50 hours of 360-de- gree, high volume tunes on a single charge. That's an impressive battery life to say the least. The innovative IP67- rated waterproof, shock- and dust-proof speaker connects with any Bluetooth-enabled mobile device and features four, 2-inch active speakers spaced evenly around the circumference and one 4-inch passive radiator on top for a big, deep bass. If you opt for a second one, they can con- nect for surround sound but we haven't tried that yet. When not fl oating in the water it fi ts most cupholders onboard and it even comes with an infl atable fl oat, which you don't need since the speaker is fully submersible, but the sound quality is better with it raised out of the water a little bit. One great added touch is the provided dry bag for your cell phone. Makes sense if you're using this speaker in the water, you'll want to protect the music source too, which is likely your phone. After trying it out it really does sound like you're listening to a much bigger speaker. Because we've never seen anything else quite like it, for $229.99 we feel it's a worthy investment. —Roy Sparks, PDB Magazine

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