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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

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

We don’t like to think about it, but every time we go boating we should all prepare for the worst. When heading out, no matter how far you are going from shore, you should be prepared for a man overboard situation. It takes just a second for someone to fall over, even on a calm day. Everyone in your family should have a Coast

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Electronics, Safety, Software & Apps

Monday, February 26, 2018

The leading independent marine manufacturer – and Garmin – the global leader in satellite navigation – have unveiled something truly unique; the ability to receive smart notifications at the helm on the integrated touch screens of Scout’s 380 LXF luxury center console model thanks to the new Garmin

tags: Company Expansions, Software & Apps

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Volvo Penta’s Easy Connect mobile app will make its North American debut at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show. The new Easy Connect interface and app allows boat owners to view boat, engine and route data right on their mobile devices, both onboard and at home. When used onboard, Easy Connect gives a convenient concise

tags: Company Expansions, Software & Apps

Thursday, February 8, 2018

My boat was low on fuel. To avoid losing time by stopping at a gas station on my way to the launch ramp or tying up to a gas dock on my way out to fish, I had the boat’s gas tank topped off while she was sitting in my driveway and I was at work. No, that didn’t actually happen, but it’s likely to soon. The latest

by: Norm Schultz, Soundings Trade Only Today

tags: Lifestyle, Software & Apps

Monday, February 5, 2018

The Weems & Plath CrewWatcher man overboard (MOB) system (CrewWatcher) received the prestigious DAME Design Award in the Lifesaving and Safety category at the METSTRADE show in Amsterdam. In choosing CrewWatcher for this award the DAME Jury said, “CrewWatcher should be the winner because of the particularly simple and

tags: Awards, Safety, Software & Apps

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Kevin Hutchinson, MyTaskit founder and CEO, has won the 2017 CEO Today USA Award. The honor is presented annually to CEOs who demonstrate and define leadership, innovation and strategic vision in today's business world. MyTaskit is a game-changing work coordination software platform for service businesses. "As someone who's devoted

tags: Awards, Employment News, Software & Apps

Saturday, September 16, 2017

VesselVanguard, the leading maintenance management solution for boat owners and manufacturers, announced today the launch of its 24/7 customer support center manned by service professionals – the Customer Technical Assistance Center or CTAC. This new program had been previously launched for owners of Formula Boats with great

tags: Boating 101, Service & Repair, Software & Apps

Friday, August 25, 2017

Snag-A-Slip, an online boat slip reservation company, today announced the launch of its apps for iOS and Android mobile devices. The new apps cement the company’s dedication to mobile development and improving the customer experience while on the water. In addition to its mobile app launch, Snag-A-Slip today also rolled out its

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Great Lakes, Software & Apps

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Department of Natural Resources invites Michigan residents to contribute to conservation efforts by reporting their fish and wildlife observations with the new Eyes in the Field application. Available at michigan.gov/eyesinthefield, the application replaces 15 separate observation forms the DNR had been using to gather important

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Great Lakes, Software & Apps