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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

North South Nautical Group Inc. is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, they will be representing Cranchi Yachts for the Canadian Great Lakes region, through a working relationship with Cranchi Yachts Canada. Based out of Montreal, Quebec, Cranchi Yachts Canada is led by Denis Poliseno, who also runs a long-established,

tags: Used Boats, Canada, Company Expansions

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

For Captain Jeff Lorass, a 1985 Mound Westonka High School graduate, his path in life took him from Minnesota to Florida for a career in service-related work and family. Now he’s back to Lake Minnetonka as the new owner of the 24-hour on water towing service TowBoatUS Lake Minnetonka. Joining him in the family-run business are

tags: Employment News

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

New website features enhanced search, boat slip reservations, and marina success tracker. Marinalife, a leading source for premium content, marina information, and cruising concierge services, recently announced the launch of its new website, which will offer new features for boaters and marinas. The new site brings enhanced search

tags: Company Expansions

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Recent legislation passed in Michigan has simplified fishing regulations for anglers, particularly those pursuing steelhead on the state’s rivers and streams in the spring. The legislation removed a net size restriction that has been in place for many years to protect spawning salmon from illegally being harvested. The

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Monday, April 23, 2018

A few years ago, the father of Ohio resident and marine business owner Bert Ammerman purchased a rigid-hull inflatable boat from Brig Boats. While not a well-known brand in the United States, Brig was Europe’s largest manufacturer of recreational RIBs and the world’s largest manufacturer of RIB’s longer than 10

tags: Inflatable Boats, Lake Erie

Friday, April 20, 2018

Made of the same high-quality material that customers expect from PlasDECK, the Eco Series includes recycled content that allows the company to sell this flooring at a lower cost without lowering standards. PlasDECK, Inc., the industry leader of synthetic teak boat decking, recently launched a revolutionary new product line. PlasDECK

tags: Environmental Impact, Flooring

Friday, April 20, 2018

The 2018 Lake Ontario Offshore Racing Guide is now available in hard copy and online at our website loor.ca. Distributed to most yacht clubs, marinas and chandleries surrounding Lake Ontario, the 2018 edition provides sailors – both racers and cruisers – with a variety of articles and resources on numerous nautical

tags: Sailing, Great Lakes, Lake Ontario

Thursday, April 19, 2018

State and private universities partner on critical research to benefit NY Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region The Great Lakes Research Consortium of 18 colleges and universities in New York State has published its 2018 report, showcasing innovative research conducted by faculty and students at member institutions. The 16-page

tags: Great Lakes, Education, Environmental Impact

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Buffalo, NY. New York Sea Grant is encouraging the public to take expired, unused and unwanted pharmaceuticals to designated retail and law enforcement agency locations on National Take Back Day on April 28, 2018. This federally-designated day for collection of waste pharmaceuticals prevents the entry of such products as antibiotics,

tags: Safety, Environmental Impact, Events

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Websites that offer visitor value is the key for any successful organization. Yacht clubs, boat clubs, and marinas are no exception. Unfortunately, about 95% of the Great Lakes’ area clubs and marinas have poorly executed and unattended websites that provide little to no value to the end users. As a result, the organization

tags: Software & Apps