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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Chris-Craft is pleased to announce that 25 dealer partners have been honored with The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)’s 2017 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards on May 2, 2018. The Awards honor boat dealers for excellence in customer satisfaction and excellence in customer service.

tags: Awards

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The ‘Gateway to Michigan,’ New Buffalo is a charming beach and harbor town set on the majestic southern shore of Lake Michigan. Known for small-town character and elevated amenities, New Buffalo is a uniquely friendly and walkable destination for boaters with a taste for great food, drinks, and adventure. No car needed.

tags: Destinations, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Irish Boat Shop is pleased to announce that they will be opening a much-anticipated new location on East Bay in Traverse City, just in time for the 2018 boating season. The new waterfront location is nestled at the base of the East Bay on US 31 North, in what was formerly the Traverse City Waterfront Conference Center. Extensive

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bayview Yacht Club one of the most storied and historical sailing clubs in the nation, located in Detroit on the banks of the Detroit River, is pleased to announce it has hired Timothy Gardella as its general manager. Bradford C. Kimmel, 2018 Bayview Yacht Club Commodore, made the announcement. “After a rigorous search, in

tags: Employment News, Lake Erie

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Lake Ontario Offshore Racing are pleased to announce North Sails as the exclusive sailmaker sponsor of the Susan Hood Trophy Race and the Lake Ontario 300/600 Challenges, both presented by DriveHG. “The Lake Ontario 300 Challenge and the Susan Hood Trophy Race have become staples in the sailing community.” said Hugh

tags: Events

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Industry leading online chart service fugawi.com, announced today that in collaboration with world-renowned OpenCPN, it has made its extensive selection of downloadable raster charts available to OpenCPN software enthusiasts worldwide. This exciting development provides the over quarter million OpenCPN (opencpn.org) users charts from

tags: Navigation, Software & Apps

Monday, May 14, 2018

NAUTIC-ON has named marine industry veteran Lou Sandoval as national director of business development. Sandoval, who serves on the boards of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, Sail America, Recreational Boating Leadership Council and the Chicago Yacht Club where he also serves on the executive board as the Vice

tags: Employment News

Monday, May 14, 2018

Before any trip, whether for a weekend cruise or a six-month trip around the Great Loop, you should always have a plan. Not to detract from the fact that you are going out to have fun – but by planning ahead, you can cruise in comfort without a care in the world. How long are you going to be underway? How capable is your vessel

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Navigation, Software & Apps, Travel

Monday, May 14, 2018

Spring is just around the corner, and Furuno has announced a fantastic sales event just in time for boaters preparing to get back on the water. Because their Spring Break Rebates of the past have proven to be so popular, Furuno is once again offering cash back incentives on their flagship NavNet TZtouch and TZtouch2 MFDs, as well as

tags: Coupons & Discounts, Electronics, Navigation

Friday, May 11, 2018

A 12-foot boat that folds. A paddleboard in a backpack. A kayak that blows up like a balloon. These folding and inflatable vessels are attracting attention as the Inflate-A-Fleet that is the centerpiece of the 2018 New York Sea Grant Discover Clean and Safe Boating campaign. “These unique floating vessels are considered boats

tags: Inflatable Boats