Look up and experience the life you are missing!

Story by: Enrique Martinez
Does technology make the world better or worse? This is a simple question that I have been thinking about for the past few weeks. Sure, it’s nice to have a smart phone that can connect you to your social media sites, send emails, take photos and post them on the internet, and put you in contact with anyone by dialing a number.  That being said, none of my best memories include a cellular device. Most of our memories are of us doing something fun, exciting, interesting or new. While we create these memories, we have unplugged from technology and opened our eyes to the world, our friends, our family and our lives, instead of constantly having our heads down looking at the screens on our phones.
Mail Online recently published an article that claims each person, on average, spends about 2 hours a day looking down at their cellphone! They even took it a little further and claimed that those 2 hours are a third more than the time spend interacting with our significant others! I have talked to friends and their families about what they think of technology. Everyone seems to be happy that you can have everything at your fingertips, but yet often feel lost without their phones. How can we break this feeling? How can we get away?
I am writing this post today, because I tend to be on my phone a lot during the week. Sometimes it is because of work, but more often than not, I am on social networks that were created to digitally share memories with other people. I see it as your own different online life. How can we unplug? How can we forget about our phones and just enjoy our families and friends, and communicate without interruption. Quality family time is really hard to come by these days, but I will guarantee you that no matter how addicted you or your kids might be to technology, going to the lake with your family can provide that much needed quality time together.

Meet My Dad, Enrique Sr.

Meet My Dad, Enrique Sr.

I was blessed to be born into a wonderful family. I am the youngest of three, and the only boy. I moved to a boarding school in Mississippi in 8th grade, leaving my family in California at a very young age. While it is hard to be far sometimes, my parents have always been extremely supportive of me, even if they didn’t want to be deep down. Now that I live in Memphis, and my middle sister is in New York, we cherish any time when our whole family is together, and this story is no exception.

My mom and older sisters Ana Paula and Fernanda

My mom and older sisters Ana Paula and Fernanda

My parents are the type of parents that always want to have memories with the family, so it’s simple, if we are together we are not on our phones. My middle sister has always been the keeper of this rule and has been known to take phones away if you pull them out during “Family Time.” For Father’s day a few years ago, we decided to go to our local lake in California and go fishing for the day.
I quickly found out that my two very smart and very beautiful sisters had no idea how to fish. The only time they had fished before was in a stocked lake full of trout where you could probably stick your hand in and grab a fish. After laughing to myself for a few minutes watching my sisters trying to figure how to get a hook on the line and bait the hook, I decided to be a good brother and teach them how to do it. This was my biggest mistake. If you do something once, be prepared to do it every time after that. I was getting asked to put hooks on and baits on hooks the rest of the day because the hooks were “sharp” and the bait “smelled gross.” I still get a kick out of it looking back on it.

 

 

Where are all the fish we caught?

Where are all the fish we caught?

The Eldest of three, Fernanda fishing like a pro!

The Eldest of three, Fernanda fishing like a pro!

We only caught one fish that day, but that didn’t bother anyone because we had such a great time together.
The great thing about a boat is that you are constantly involved with everyone else on the boat. No matter how stressful your week has been, everything seems to slow down once you get on the boat. I call this sensation being “unplugged” from the world. I challenge you to look up the closest lakes near you, we even have a post so you can find one in our area here. Check if there are any places that you can rent a boat for the day and discover boating with your family! It’s an incredible experience that will leave you wanting more. And remember that no matter what you like to do on the water – fishing, wake boarding, or just cruising – Memphis Boat Center has the right pontoon boat, bow rider, or ski boat just for you and your family!
Go ahead, make great memories with your kids on the water. Find your getaway and get Unplugged!

 

The Right Boat at the Right Price! Blowout Sale!

The greatest part of summer is that on the weekends you can take advantage of nature and make incredible memories with your family and friends. Our favorite way to make memories is to take out our boats on the lake and relax out on the water. You can ask anyone, a seasoned boater, or someone new to boating, the right boat makes for the best memories.
Some people like to look on Craigslist for a super steal on a boat, but are those boats worth the money? People have shared with us some of their horror stories about buying used boats through the Internet. We had a really nice guy contact us about a boat that he had recently purchased. He told us that the boat looked super clean on the outside and that he was just super excited because he couldn’t believe the price he had paid for it. Well sure enough the seller hadn’t mentioned that the boat had previously sunk and the tower had been ripped off. When we saw the boat we immediately noticed that the boat looked like it was salvaged and patched up. At Memphis Boat Center, we will NEVER let our customers go through something like that! So, we have decided to clearance all our BRAND NEW RINKERS and are selling them at Used prices will full factory warranties so you can breathe easy at the lake and enjoy stress free, worry free weekends on the water!

 

The Rinker Family of boats that we have to offer deliver extreme quality and value for the price! If you compare our boats to any of our competitors of bow riders you will see that they are very well equipped boats. Come by today to see our great selection and awesome prices!

 

As low as $25,995 NEW!!!

As low as $25,995 NEW!!!

 

If you are looking for a boat to go out on the water with your family and cruise around, do a little tubing, skiing, or wakeboarding, but you do not want a big boat or a big price tag we have the perfect boat for you! Starting as low as $25,995 this boat has a 4.3 liter V6 that delivers power and fuel efficiency saving you money every time that you use it! The boat comes fully equiped including a spare tire for the trailer? does the other boat you are looking at come with a trailer? a spare? make sure you ask!

276 Rinker only $60,995!

276 Rinker only $60,995!

If you like big boats for big lakes like Pickwick lake in Tennessee, you will find that a 27 foot boat is a must! but how many fully equipped boats are priced at $60,995? that is over $22,000 OFF MSRP! We must be Crazy!!! These are brand new boats at Blowout Prices! We encourage you to seriously research this boats competitors and see how much more you will have to pay for a boat that is half equipped as this boat. Choppy waves on the lake on a busy weekend? Once behind the wheel behind this bad boy you will never call it choppy water again, it will just be water since this boat cuts through water like butter delivering one of the smoothest boats in the industry! with a 300 Horsepower V-8 Engine you will smile every time you throttle up as you hear the engine rev up like a muscle car.

A Cruiser/Wakeboard Machine!

A Cruiser/Wakeboard Machine!

Are you looking for a great all-around boat that will perform well as a every day lake cruiser, but will also pull your son and his friends when they want to wakeboard, ski or tube, look no further! This 23 foot boat is equipped with Perfect Pass which allows you to stay a speed that the boat will maintain no matter how hard the wakeboarder or skiers cuts behind the boat. The tower allows you to get higher air off the wake and perform more advance tricks. this boat is completely designed for the family who likes to do everything on the water! and its only $49,995 that is over $17,000 thousand in savings!!! the boat is equipped with a tandem axle trailer with a spare as well!

 

Come on in to Memphis Boat Center and see all the incredible ringers and the blowout prices we have them at! These boats will never leave you stranded on the water! These boats come with full warranty and you also get the greatest service technicians in the Mid-South!

check out all our sales at http://www.memphisboatcenter.com/custompage.asp?pg=rinkercloseout