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Monday, November 6, 2017

Today, the Yacht Group announces their strategic partnership with ACR Electronics. ACR’s most powerful searchlights will now be exclusively sold and further developed by The Yacht Group. These searchlights are called ‘Yacht Beams’ and are being designed and manufactured specifically to yacht and commercial vessel

tags: Lighting

Friday, November 3, 2017

This is a quick and easy soup to make and it is very tasty! You could also use leftover Thanksgiving turkey in place of the rotisserie chicken. King Ranch Chicken Soup 1 (10.5-oz) can cream of chicken soup 1 (10.5-oz) can cream of mushroom soup 2 (10-oz) cans Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained 5 cups chicken broth 1 tsp

tags: Recipes

Friday, November 3, 2017

The State of Michigan announced today that the Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge, which sought innovative solutions to stop the movement of invasive carp, received 353 entries from 27 countries. The challenge, hosted by global crowd-sourcing company InnoCentive, netted new ideas and raised the global profile of this important

tags: Awards, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Some work days are better than others. Testing Yamaha outboards on a stunningly beautiful mid-September day on Wisconsin’s Lake Geneva would qualify as a good one. With just a hint of color in the trees, we put all of Yamaha’s latest offerings through the paces aboard a wide range of boats. Everything from a tiny 2.5 hp

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Engines, Events

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

We are excited to announce our new center console, Xcape 38’ SFE (LOA: 40’3”, Wide Beam: 13’ 2”, Full length Deep-V), hull design provides a smooth, dry ride in challenging sea conditions. Vacuum epoxy infused hull with multi-directional laid fiberglass, solid FRP hull, and sides with added foam core for

tags: New Boat Models

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Ohio has long been recognized as a leading boating state. So, it should come as no surprise that the Buckeye State is the first in the nation to permanently declare a boating month. If you hadn’t heard yet, officially, June will now always be recognized as “Ohio Goes Boating Month,” and the state’s marine

by: Norm Schultz, Soundings Trade Only Today

tags: Anniversaries, Lake Erie

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Recently along the Gulf Coast multiple passengers on board an uninspected passenger vessel (UPV) were hospitalized due to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. One of the persons had a 26% CO level (amount of CO bound to hemoglobin or red blood cells) in their blood stream. Additionally, it was discovered that one of the passengers became

tags: Safety

Monday, October 30, 2017

The world’s premier yacht charter company, The Moorings, is proud to introduce the newest edition of their award-winning brochure. In addition to the expansive fleet of leading-edge charter yachts and the 20+ exquisite travel destinations located all across the globe, The Moorings 2018 brochure features a number of exciting new

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Caribbean Islands, Charters, Sailing

Monday, October 30, 2017

Hours in the sun and the effects of water and humidity can take a toll on boats. When the need for repair arises, it can be difficult to find a product that provides a lasting seal against leaks while matching the seamless look of the vessel. To better predict how long a product will last under these harsh conditions, 3M tests the

tags: Service & Repair

Sunday, October 29, 2017

As of October 23, Traci Lynn Martin has paddled 3,155 miles and crossed into Ohio just that afternoon! She is officially on the south shore of Lake Erie, with the 3 largest of the Great Lakes completed! These are the breadcrumbs of what she has paddled so far. The entire Just Around The Pointe Team would like to express it's

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Charity