2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

October 14th, 2018

Our team will be at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this year. We are located at the ‘Boat Builders tent’, Booth 705, right behind the Bahia Mar Hotel.

The event will take place from October 31st to November 4th from 11-7pm on Wednesday, and 9am to 7pm Thursday to Sunday. Come visit us to learn more about our products, and a good time!

We have attended this boat show for several years now, and every year the exhibits seem to get more and more exciting. The show will exhibit a vast array of the industry’s latest boats and yachts of all sizes, worldwide debuts, plus a medley of marine products and accessories to enhance the nautical lifestyle. From yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts, this show has something for everyone!

Some of the featured boats will include:

  • Motor yachts
  • Superyachts
  • Bowriders
  • Catamarans
  • Cabin cruisers
  • Sailing yachts

Of course, people will also be able to view our custom mattresses and other products, and talk to us about how they can have a mattress made for their vessel, and more.

We welcome you to visit us at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show!

Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival 2018

October 12th, 2018

The Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival will take place tomorrow, October 13th from 9am to 4pm. The event brings together culture, sport, and food with a 2,500 year old tradition.

Admission to the event is free, and races will begin at 9am. There will be a variety of activities for everyone at this event, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Nemours Childrens Hospital.

2018 Marco Boat Show

October 12th, 2018

The Marco Boat Show will take place from October 12 to October 14, and will begin at 10am to 5pm all days.

This event is one of the largest premier recreational in-water shows in the Naples-Marco Island area,and will feature displays by Marinas, Boat dealers, and other marine related businesses.

The location of the show is:

Rose Marina
951 Bald Eagle Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145

Florida Fishing in the Fall

October 8th, 2018

Florida Fishing in the Fall

While fishing in Florida is great year round, there are certain species of fish that are more plentiful during these months. During these months, the weather starts to cool, which triggers some fish to migrate and come in to the warmer shores. For some anglers, this means that some larger, predator and trophy fish are going to be closer to the shore to prey on the smaller fish.

Here are five popular fish that can be caught off the shores of Florida in the fall:

  1. Snook – These are nearly exclusive to Florida, which makes them extremely popular to both locals and tourists alike. These fish are considered to be in season from September to Mid-December.
  2. Grouper – These fish are bottom dwellers, and are often an enormous fish. There are many different types of grouper, and they all put up a fight, so be prepared.
  3. Spotted Sea Trout – This is a very popular game fish in Florida, and are very plentiful in the fall months. They will eat just about anything, making them very fun to catch. Hogfish – While these fish are on the brink of being overharvested, these fish are limited to fishing from May to October only.
  4. King Mackerel – These are predators that migrate south every winter to the warm waters of the Florida Keys. Many have better luck catching these fish during the fall, as they migrate.
  5. Red Drum – Also known as redfish. These fish are tough and are known to break your line if you give them some slack. They are very popular to catch during the fall.

If youre looking to plan many fishing trips throughout the fall, it may be a good idea to have a custom mattress made for your vessel. For this, contact the professionals at Schrader Mattress!

Fall Boating Tips

October 3rd, 2018

Fall Boating Tips

In Florida, we are lucky enough to have an endless summer to enjoy boating on the ocean, lakes, and rivers throughout the state. Of course, there are a few things that do change throughout the year that you should be aware of when boating.

1.) Lights – As it does get darker earlier in the fall, boaters should be prepared with waterproof head lamps and flashlights. It is also important to assure all navigational lights are working correctly.

2.) Bring a jacket – While the air may seem warm while you’re on the land, it is often much cooler when you’re out on the ocean. Not to mention, if you get at all wet, it will make you even cooler than usual.

3.) Weather – Keep an eye on the weather prior to going boating, as wind and storms can bring heavy waves, especially in the fall and winter months.

4.) The buddy system – Let a friend or family member know that you will be out on your boat, and when they can expect you to be back. Make sure to check-in with them when you do arrive back to shore, so they dont worry.

We hope that everyone follows all boating rules, and has fun while boating this fall!

2018 Tampa Bay Boat Show

September 20th, 2018

The Tampa Bay Boat Show will take place at the Florida Fairgrounds on September 21, 22, and 23. There will be hundreds of boats, dealers, and manufacturers at the event.

The boat show will also showcase fishing supplies, trailers, docking, safety equipment, accessories and more. If you are interested in custom boat mattresses, Shrader Mattress is here to help.

The event is open to the public. Admission is free, whats better than that!?

2018 Florida Fall Boat Show

September 14th, 2018

2018 Florida Fall Boat Show

The 2018 Florida Fall Boat Show takes place from September 14 to 16 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach.

The fairgrounds are located 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach Florida.

There will be dozens of boat dealers, boats, and accessories to check out during the show, and it should be an exciting event for all.

9/11 Never Forget

September 11th, 2018

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September 1 Florida Hosts License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day

September 1st, 2018

Labor Day weekend anyone can saltwater fish for free. Governor Rick Scott approved eight license free fishing days, one of which will be September 1st.

“September 1 is a unique license-free fishing day, not only because it brings family and friends together for the Labor Day holiday weekend but it also coincides with National Fishing Month, which ends on Sunday, Sept. 2. We thank FWC and Gov. Scott for giving Florida residents and visitors the opportunity to explore Florida’s coastal waters by offering license free fishing days,” said Gary Jennings, director of Keep Florida Fishing.

“License-free fishing days are a great way for people to learn just why Florida is the ‘Fishing Capital of the World’. With 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline throughout the state, we invite you out to find your very own spot on the map where the fish are biting, and celebrate this Sunshine State tradition with us,” said Kellie Ralston, Florida Fisheries policy director of the American Sportfishing Association.

Anyone fishing will be able to catch any recreational harvest including crabs, lobsters, scallops, snook, and all other fish.

The next free saltwater fishing day will b on Saturday, Nov. 24, and will be the last day of 2018 where people can saltwater fish for free.

Our Bed Upholstered Bed was Featured in Southern Home Magazine

August 12th, 2018

One of our upholstered beds was recently featured in Southern Home Magazine in Designer Kavanaugh’s pictures. The bed can be found in the July/August Issue Volume 4, Issue 4.

Make sure to check out the issue, and let us know what you think!