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Top Five Yachting Articles of the Year [2022]

Top Five Yachting Articles of the Year [2022]

With the new year right around the corner, we thought what better way to conclude this calendar year than by bringing you a highlight of our top-performing articles. Out of over 100 published yachting blogs this year, we calculated the five most-viewed articles in 2022. From sportfishing events to new model debuts to boat shows and everything in between – check out our most-read yachting articles of 2022 below!

#1. Top Five Boat Shows in Florida
#2. The Best Fishing Apparel Brands
#3. 2022 Retail Forecast
#4. Valhalla V55 Center Console
#5. Top 2022 Summer Sportfishing Events

#1: Top Five Boat Shows in Florida – Fall & Winter Season


If you’re a boat owner in the sunshine state, then you understand the hype and significance of boat show season. If you’re unfamiliar, Florida is home to an array of boat show events on both the Gulf and Atlantic coasts where yachts and boats for sale, both new and used, of all kinds are displayed. The boat show experience is truly one-of-a-kind, for more reasons than just the boats – they provide excellent opportunities for networking, continuous education about the latest advancements in the marine industry, ability to speak with industry experts one-on-one, and even gaining special discount pricing on products and services. Find out more about the top five boat shows in Florida.

>>> View the top 2023 Boat Shows to attend.


Top Five Boat Shows in Florida – Fall & Winter Season


#2: The Best Fishing Apparel Brands


Anglers require unique apparel that’s made to withstand various elements. From harmful UV rays to rain, wind, and even icy conditions – staying comfortable, yet protected is key when shopping for your fishing wardrobe. Flexibility and breathability are also two other important factors to keep in mind. Whether you plan to chase game fish in the deep blue off Mexico, reef fish in the Florida heat, or even ice fish in Alaska during harsh winters, we’ve compiled nine brands that are fit for the challenge. View the best fishing apparel brands.

>>>View the top sunglasses for boating and fishing to go with your fishing apparel.

The Best Fishing Apparel Brands


#3: 2022 Retail Forecast for New Boat Sales & 2021 Recap


Retail boat sales for 2021 were estimated to be 7% above the five-year sales average but 4-6% below the record-high year of 2020. According to data from the NMMA, retail sales for new boats anticipated surpassing 300,000 units for the close of 2021, for the second consecutive year. In January of this calendar year, The 2022 boating market forecast was sunny and bright, with sales forecasted to exceed 2021 totals by as much as 3%. The 2022 winter boat show season is deemed imperative to the industry’s health, easily generating between 30-50 percent of annual sales. Read more about the 2022 boating forecast, or view the latest industry health report for Q3 of 2022.


2022 Retail Forecast for New Boat Sales & 2021 Recap


#4: Valhalla V55 Center Console


Valhalla’s stunning 55 Center Console will officially make her public debut at the 2023 Viking VIP, followed by the Miami Boat Show. This industry-leading boat rides on the patented Stepped-V Ventilated Tunnel (SVVT) from Michael Peters Yacht Design. She effortlessly combines the speed, maneuverability, and convenience of an outboard-powered center console, while also taking on the engineering, accommodations, and conveniences of a luxury Viking sportfish yacht. Since its inception in 2019, Valhalla Boatworks has proven itself as the premier leader in high-performance luxury center consoles. Created, owned, and operated by the Viking Yacht Company — Valhalla Boatworks offers five unmatched center console models: the V-33V-37V-41V-46, and V-55. Read more about the 55 Valhalla.

>>>Check out 15 quick facts about the 55 Valhalla that separate it from others in its class.


55 Valhalla Center Console


#5: The Top 2022 Summer Sportfishing Events on the Gulf Coast


Can you think of a better way to spend the summer than by partaking in some of the most renowned fishing tournaments in the world? Neither can we. From Louisiana to Destin and down to Port O’Connor Texas, 2022 was nothing short of an eventful sportfishing year. With a total of 18 acclaimed tournaments in the books for this year, Galati Yacht Sales is proud to have sponsored each of these tournaments. Read more about the 2022 Sportfish Tournaments on the gulf coast.

>>>Stay up-to-date on the latest fishing tournaments for 2023 by visiting our events page.

The Top 2022 Summer Sportfishing Events on the Gulf Coast



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