Thursday, June 29, 2017

Watch Fireworks From Your Boat!

There is no better place to visit for the Fourth of July than the Lake of the Ozark. There are fun activities all weekend long leading up the the 4th. Enjoy live music, fun community events and, of course, fireworks! There will be fireworks happening all over the area, so no matter where you're at around the area, there is sure to be a beautiful display nearby. While we may be a little bias, there is no better place to watch fireworks than on the lake. If you don't own a boat, don't worry! Iguana Watersports still has rentals available this weekend, as well as on the Fourth of July.

Tips For Watching Fireworks From Your Boat

There is no better place to enjoy fireworks than on your boat. However, we want to make sure you have the best experience possible. Here are a few things to consider to make your experience more enjoyable.

- Bring blankets & Jackets. While you're boating during the day, bringing a jacket or a blanket is probably the last thing on your mind. It's hot and humid and you just want to cool off by speeding down the Lake. However, at night, it can get a bit chilly. We don't want you shivering while trying to enjoy the show, so make sure you pack a few things to keep you warm.

- Don't forget snacks. If you're going to be out and about through the night to enjoy these fireworks displays, you'll probably get hungry. Bring some snacks to satisfy your craving so you can enjoy the fireworks.

- Leave the pets at home. While dogs can make great boating companions, it's best to leave them at home when going out to see fireworks on your watercraft. Fireworks can scare our furry friends, and we don't want any accidents of any kind while you're out on the Lake. Make sure they're nice and cozy at home while you have fun on the boat (this time around).

- Designated a sober captain. We want you to have fun this Fourth of July, but make sure you're being safe. Just like with driving a car, you never want to operate a boat while under the influence. If you will be having a few drinks while watching the fireworks, make sure you designate a sober captain to make sure you arrive home safely.

Fireworks Displays Around The Lake

Bear Bottom Resort

Date: July 1 & 4
Time: 9:45 PM both night
Location: 38 MM Osage Arm

Fireworks at the 5MM

Date: July 1
Time: 9:30 PM
Location: 5MM Main Channel

Captain Ron's Bar & Grill

Date: July 3
Time: Dusk
Location: 34.5 MM

Point Randall Resort

Date: July 3
Time: 9:15 - 10:00 PM
Location: 2 MM (McCoy Branch Cove)

Lodge of Four Seasons

Date: July 4
Time: Dusk
Location: 13 MM

Tan-Tar-A Resort

Date: July 4
Time: 8:30 - 9:30 PM
Location: 26 MM

The team at Iguana wants to wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend. If you're needing to rent a watercraft at the Lake of the Ozarks, we still have a few rentals left. Call Iguana Watersports at 888-365-2399 or visit us online at

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Rinker Boats New For 2017!

For 2017, Rinker has redesigned their entire lineup of boats. From their cruisers to their sportboats, you can enjoy a whole new experience with Rinker. Check out what's new with Rinker and a few Rinker boats that you can see at our Lake of the Ozarks watercraft dealership.

History Of Rinker Boats

In the 1930s, a dairy farmer named Lossie "L.E." Rinker started building fishing and racing boats out of his workshop on the White River in Indiana. After the Koren War, L.E.'s sons, John and Jann, joined him in establishing Rinkerbuilt in Syracuse, Indiana. From that moment, Rinker has stood at the forefront of American boating. Rinker was always ahead of the competition, bringing innovative designs, such as fiberglass construction and tri-hulls, long before most of their competition. Today, the Rinker heritage is one that brings pride to both boat owners and the company's employees.

Performance You Can Feel

The Rinker name has stood for dedication to giving more than expected since the beginning. To continue that legacy, Rinker has paired with two of the world's best marine engine and powertrain manufacturers, VOLVO PENTA and Mercury Marine, to bring world-class powertrains to all Rinker boats. You can truly feel the difference in every Rinker, both in power and fuel efficiency. The Rinker boats feature new marine innovations, such as variable valve timing, rear-facing throttle bodies, direct injection, electronic throttle control, aluminum engine blocks and freshwater cooling. They're also bringing forward drive to select models, which brings forth a new level of handling and driver-oriented experience. Experience the exhalation of the Rinker power and enjoy it longer through more efficient platforms. It's the best of both worlds with Rinker boats!

Workmanship You Can Count On

The Rinker EX Series express cruisers, QX Series and MTX Sportsboats give you the cutting-edge designs, incredible standard features and superior handling that you want. Rinkers are proudly made in the USA by skilled craftsmen using the same high-quality materials you find in other top brands. Rinker boats are committed to delivering the best watercraft from the original concept through engineering and testing and through to the final product. When you climb aboard a Rinker boat you can see the attention to detail put into these watercraft from the gleaming stainless steel hardware to the handcrafted cabinetry to the best you can buy upholstery.

Rinker Boats At Iguana

25' Rinker Q5
The all new Q5 Rinker is a one of a kind boat and all new for 2017! The Q5 has outboard or stern drive capabilities. This boat is super deep and very versatile for all types of water. Call today to find more about this all new model!

37' Rinker 370 Express Cruiser
The flagship of the Rinker Boat Company. The 370EX is, bar none, the best value for cruiser enthusiasts looking for a home away from home. With all the amenities and comforts you expect, paired with an astonishing 6’ 11” of cabin clearance the 370EX stands as a timeless classic, bringing a sensible level of luxury to life on the water in unrivaled style.

17' Rinker 170 Bowrider
The newest addition to the QX Series of sport boats continues the Rinker tradition of exceeding expectations, now delivering performance and comfort in a compact package.  A new running surface, designed from the water up, allows the QX17 to cut through the water with your choice of an efficient 80 horsepower package or the increased performance of an 90 horsepower package. Either way, family fun on the water now comes in an accessible, yet value packed platform, the QX17.

If you're in the market for a new boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, stop on by Iguana Boat Sales. Our boat gurus can help you find the perfect boat for you and your family. Our inventory features a large selection of some of the top boat brands so we can offer you the right combination of price, quality and value. Visit our boat showroom in Osage Beach or call 573-355-5027 for a private appointment.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

4 Boat Maintenance Tips To Keep You On The Water

No matter what type of watercraft you own, there is one thing every boat needs - maintenance. Luckily, it's not difficult to keep your boat running properly, especially when you have the best boat service company at the Lake of the Ozarks helping you out. Ensuring your boat is properly cared for can definitely help avoid costly repairs later on down the road. Here are four maintenance tips to keep your boat on the water this summer.

1. Wash Your Boat Regularly

The best thing you can do for your watercraft is to wash it regularly, especially if you ever use it in saltwater, as salt can corrode metal, fasteners and other hardware. However, even if you're just boating in freshwater, it's important to wash your boat to preserve the paint. When cleaning your boat, ensure you use soaps and cleaners made just for boats to protect the finish. Don't forget to also clean the interior of the boat as well, especially if you're not using a cover.

2. Remember To Change The Oil

Just like cars, boats need to have their oil changed. Four-stroke outboards, inboards and stern drive boats require regular oil changes. The frequency will vary by model, but a good rule of thumb is to change the oil every 100 hours of operation or once a year. If you don't want to do it yourself, or you don't know how Iguana Boat Sales can help! Our Lake of the Ozarks boat service can help you with everything from fiberglass repair to boat detailing, and of course oil changes.

3. Check The Propeller

If you have an outboard or stern drive boat, it's important to regularly check the propeller as par of your pre-launch routine. Use a deep socket to make sure the propeller is nice and secure. It's also important to remove the propeller several times throughout the season to make sure discarded fishing line hasn't become wrapped around the propeller shaft. If it has, have a Lake of the Ozarks boat maintenance company take a look at the gear case for leaks. While the propeller is off, inspect it for nicks, dents and other signs of damage. If you find any damage, send it out for repairs, as even the smallest of dents can cause your boat to lose performance and burn excessive fuel.

4. Bring It To Iguana

At Iguana Boat Sales, our technicians are factory trained and certified to ensure great customers service. Whether you need routine maintenance or an engine rebuild, our staff will have you back on the water enjoying the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks in no time. Our staff also offers 100 plus years of experience. Not only can we service new boats but our technicians are experienced servicing boats 10+ years old. We also offer mobile service and offer haul-outs up to 60 ft. We will be there within 24 hours to look at your boats! Currently, we have four service locations: 1 MM, 5.5 MM, 12 MM and Four Seasons Marina.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Schwag is Back!

After 14 years, Iguana and Sunshine Daydream wants to welcome back to the Lake of the Ozarks The Schwag for a two-night event called Dam Jam! This event will feature music, vendors and camping at the Lake of the Ozarks. Camping below the dam, awesome live music and non-stop fun - what more could you ask for?

June 16 & 17

Dam Jam is an event featuring live music, vendors and camping. The festival and campground site are located at the base of Bagnell Dam. This was also the location of several well-attended Schwagstock music festivals from 2000 - 2003. It has been over 14 years since The Schwag has last -played a concert on this property. Dam Jam will be a homecoming for the band to play two days. In addition to the live music, there will be a vendor village set up in the campground featuring food and merchandise. Lake Ozark RV Park & Campground is just a short walk from The Strip, which features a variety of specialty shops, restaurants, arcades, tattoo parlors, bars and other attractions. Don't forget, Iguana Watersports is also located on The Strip! There will be plenty of time to enjoy boat and jet ski rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks during Dam Jam. 


The Schwag
Photo Credit: The Schwag Facebook
Grateful Dead Experience: The Schwag
The Schwag is a band of musicians dedicated to carrying on the vibe and music of the Grateful Dead. Founded in 1991, The Schwag has performed over 3,000 concerts throughout the United States. For many years, the band has hosted its own Schwagstock music festivals, which draws an average of 5,000 people per event several times during the summer. 

Doors Tribute: Moonlight Drive
From Wichita, Kansas, Moonlight Drive recreates a live Doors concert that is just about as close to the real thing as you can get these days. With authentic costumes and vintage instruments, Moonlight Drive will give the audience a true "Ultimate Doors Experience." 

Pink Floyd Tribute: Animals
Animals is a group of talented musicians from northwest Arkansas that have come together to create a celebration of the music of Pink Floyd. 

Bob Marley Tribute: Nonstop Reggae
The Nonstop Reggae Band from St. Louis, Missouri is formed of musicians that have joined together to capture and revive the feel of what a Bob Marley show sounded and felt like for the total Marley experience. 

Aaron Kamm & the One Drops
Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Aaron Kamm & the One Drops merge flavors of Roots Reggae, Mississippi River Blues, Improv-laced Jams and Soulful Vocals. With a high energy performance and a unique sound, this band is a must see. 

Moonlight Drive
Photo Credit: Moonlight Drive Facebook
Still Shine Bluegrass Band
Formed in the summer of 2014, Still Shine is a group of like-minded, seasoned musicians blending acoustic roots and progressive bluegrass. Mixing mandolin, harmonica, banjo, acoustic guitar, upright bass and tight harmonies, they quickly gained a following around Central Illinois area and the local Midwest. 

Formed in late 2015, St. Louis based quartet, Surco has proved to please. With soaring, tightly composed songs to funky, exploratory improvisation, their music is sure to make you move. 

The Baub Eis Band
Baub lights the guitar fingerboard ablaze with a combination of whatever flavor they feel like throwing into the fire that night - from fiery blues, four on the floor rock and even occasional space jams supercharged with live looping - always guided by a creative spirit and always fresh from show to show. 

Brody Buster's One Man Band
Brody Buster is a blues and rock musician from Lawrence, Kansas. He’s a former child prodigy and was featured on countless TV shows growing up including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Dateline, Crook & Chase, and the Jon Stewart Show. Even Baywatch Nights and Full House showcased Brody’s talents.

Dancing Bear Tribe
Photo Credit: Dancing Bear Tribe Facebook
Molly Adamson
Molly Adamson is an Arkansas native who is currently studying education at Stephans College in Columbia, Missouri. Molly plays many instruments including the guitar and guitalele. She is also a very talented singer who started playing music at the early age of 3. 

The Dancing Bear Tribe
The Dancing Bear Tribe is an extraordinary group of people who come together to bring an overload in enjoyment with their visual performing arts. Lana Mae, Sarah Parker, and Erin Delaplain are the main performers for the troupe, but they often bring in many bear friends to supplement and, even more, vamped up experience. The girls have been hosting workshops and leading performances all over America’s heartland and the east coast. 

Lake Ozark RV Park & Campground 

The Lake Ozark RV Park & Campground is located in a beautiful setting right below the historic Bagnell Dam. There are 30 and 50 amp hook-ups, sew and water and campsites with electric available. Shows and bathrooms are within walking distance from all campsites. The beautiful Osage River is just steps away with great fishing available. 

Iguana is excited to be a part of bringing Dam Jam to the Lake of the Ozarks. It is going to be a weekend full of fun! To learn more about Dam Jam 2017 and to get your tickets, visit

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