Those of you into video may want to check out a contest sponsored by (the very website on which you might be reading this blog),, and the Brunswick Corporation. Dubbed “Tap Into Summer,” the idea of the contest is to produce a video showing what you can do with an aluminum boat, be it a pontoon boat, jon boat, or bass boat.

No, the grand prize isn’t your choice of PWC or wakeboard boat, but it is a Triton Storm 16 aluminum boat, with a Mercury 20 EL motor and trailer. I figure a good amount of you may actually own “other” boats as well, so why not share the news?

“Aluminum boats are a popular market segment, and we want to see what people do in their aluminum boats to encourage others to try them,” says Kim Rocco, brand manager, Boat, in the official contest release. “Fishing, skiing and tubing are some of the popular activities that families enjoy on their aluminum boats, but there are lots of others as well. We want to see and share some of these fun activities.”

The contest runs until September 30, 2010. Videos should be between 30-45 seconds in length. For full contest details, check out

A total of three finalists will be selected by judges from Boat Trader,, and Brunswick Corporation. The videos will then be posted on YouTube, where the public will get their chance to decide the winner.

So get filming. There’s always room for another boat…

Written by: Jeff Hemmel
Jeff Hemmel writes for, Boating,, and Powersports Business. The former Senior Editor at Watercraft World, Jeff is a multi-time award winner as well as a 2008 inductee into the IJSBA Hall of Fame. His first book, "The Anti-Pirate Potato Cannon...and 101 Other Things For Young Mariners To Try, Do, & Build On the Water," received a bronze medal in the 2010 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards.