March 2007

Featured Boat Of The Month

By Glen Cate

Under the azure skies of Arizona, a new line of family fun boats glides across the waters of our lakes. Welcome, Azure Boats!

These Azure craft are designed to provide pleasure for the whole family.  Not just another boat, Azure is a wise choice. These boats offer a passion to improve the boating lifestyle. 

The new boat company developed from an idea within an old boat company.  Bennington Pontoon Boats has been building high-quality pontoons for many years. 
The Elkhart Indiana company decided to enter the fiberglass sport and deckboat market by introducing three deckboats in 2005.  New sport models were introduced in 2006. 

These models featured innovative styling by one of the industry's leading young designers and incorporated new features and benefits. Azure utilizes bold styling, advanced-performance technology, and innovative engineering to redefine what a boat should be.

Azure's latest model is the all-new 259 Cuddy Cabin. It's all here: a large, extended swim platform for where the family hangs out, shore power with breaker panel, integrated 48-quart cooler, dual open-back helm seats with suspension system and flip-up bolsters, cockpit sink with faucet, companionway lockable door with deck-access steps, and the first-ever cuddy with cockpit access to the separate shower and head compartment. 

This unique feature offers total privacy to the head compartment without disturbing those down below and without entering the cabin. The cabin offers soft, luxurious fabrics, dinette table, filler cushion, storage, mirrored bulkhead with speakers, opening port light with screen, adjustable lighting, and a galley with sink. 

Also inside — a microwave, refrigerator, and stereo remote.

The 22-degree performance hull slices through the waves, and with optional engines’ providing up to 425 horsepower, the 259 will speed effortlessly across the water.  For those who expect luxury, sport and convenience, there is simply no substitute for the Azure 259. 

A large stainless-steel bimini top allows the captain and passengers to stay cool and refreshed.  The many colors and stripe options allow each boat to have a distinct look.

So, enough of the looks and feel. All Azures feature a limited lifetime warranty on the hull, and a five-year warranty on gauges, electronics, upholstery and canvas. 
These comprehensive warranties will provide you with a peace of mind through every step of your boating adventure.

Glenn Cate invites you to see this new Azure at Scottsdale Marine Center, 6795 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. He can also be contacted at (480) 483-8538 or faxed at (480) 483-8588. More information is also available by e-mail at