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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: Canada, Company Expansions, Used Boats

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Barletta Pontoon Boats, a brand new pontoon boat company located in Bristol, Ind., and SkipperBud’s Boating SuperCenter, headquartered in Winthrop Harbor, Ill., have agreed to partner together to bring the dream of boat ownership to people across the United States. Started in 1959 by the Pretasky family, SkipperBud’s has

tags: Company Expansions, Used Boats

Friday, March 9, 2018

Dave Klick and Joanne Hilden, partners in life and business, are the owners of Blue Lagoon Boating Center. Having started their boat dealership in 2014, they are literally the new kids on the block in Harrison Township, also known as “Boat Town, USA.” Both grew up boating on Lake St. Clair with their families and have

tags: Dealerships, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Service & Repair, Used Boats

Friday, May 12, 2017

Walstrom Marine announces the opening of its newest location in Traverse City. As a premier boat sales and service center in Northern Michigan with locations currently in Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor, and Cheboygan, Walstrom Marine is further expanding its footprint to include the greater Traverse City area. "This has been a desire of

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan, Service & Repair, Used Boats

Thursday, May 11, 2017

A hallmark of a great service facility is a commitment to continuous improvement. MarineMax Port Clinton is a perfect example. As the world’s largest and most trusted recreational marine dealer, MarineMax has been serving the Port Clinton area for more than three decades. Their service technicians have 111 combined years of

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie, Used Boats

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Summer is in full swing, and SkipperBud's wants you to be a part of our exciting In Water Boat Show from August 5-7, 2016. Our finest new, used & brokerage boats of the season from quality brands such as Sea Ray, Cruisers Yachts, Tiara Yachts, Four Winns, Glastron, and Scarab will be out on our private docks and ready for you to

tags: Boat Show, Used Boats

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

tags: Used Boats

Thursday, July 7, 2016

SkipperBud's invites you to join us for a weekend of demo rides as we team up with Seakeeper! One Seakeeper 3DC was installed on a Contender 35 ST to provide roll stabilization at anchor and underway. The vessel will be at Burnham Marina in Chicago, Illinois on T Dock from July 8th-10th. Please contact SkipperBud's at North Point

tags: Accessories, Events, Used Boats

Friday, June 10, 2016

As part of a nationwide observance, SkipperBud’s – Sequoit Harbor is celebrating Welcome to the Water on National Marina Day on June 11, 2016. “Welcome to the Water on National Marina Day is a celebration of boating,” said Mark Ellerbrock, Marina Manager. “As families search for fun outdoor activities

tags: Education, Events, Used Boats

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

SkipperBud’s rooted in the Midwest and founded in Wisconsin is adding a new on‐water location in Lake County, Illinois in the resort town of Antioch. SkipperBud’s – Sequoit Harbor is on beautiful Lake Marie (a glacial lake which is part of the 14 lake, Fox Chain O’ Lakes) just south of the

tags: Lake Michigan, Used Boats

Spring 2018