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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

With its full lineup of Brig and Fluid Watercraft RIBs, the dealership’s display at Booth C206 will have the largest selection of inflatables at any North American boat show. Sirocco Marine Fort Lauderdale has announced that it will be unveiling its new Fluid Watercraft 1060 at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show on Feb.

tags: Events, New Boat Models

Monday, February 12, 2018

With the adage that “all politics is local,” Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) offers a new online Advocacy Tool for recreational boaters. The tool serves as a one-stop shop for federal and state recreational boating issues and gives recreational boaters the option to track relevant bills by state, find

tags: Environmental Impact

Monday, February 12, 2018

Stillwater, Minnesota, is located 30 minutes east of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis and St.Paul, on the border of Wisconsin and Minnesota along the National Scenic Riverway and Byway of the St. Croix River. The St. Croix River connects to the Mississippi River 25 miles south in Hastings, Minnesota… so, technically, you can travel

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Monday, February 12, 2018

The U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry Observation System are collaborating on a large-scale study to determine movements of walleye and lake whitefish in and around Green

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Friday, February 9, 2018

The new Sailfish Boats 241CC successfully blends a 30-plus year fishing-focused legacy with the latest family-friendly innovations in center console design to deliver a truly versatile boat. With its sleek, dynamic profile and sixth generation Variable Degree Stepped (VDS) hull, plus an extremely functional layout and solid Sail-Tech

tags: New Boat Models

Friday, February 9, 2018

The 2018 WNY Boat Show will be held February 21-25 at the ADPRO Sports Training Center. The Marine Trades Association presents this yearly expo, which showcases premiere boat dealers across Buffalo and Western New York. Brand new models of cruisers, pontoon boats, fishing boats, personal watercrafts and much more will be featured.

tags: Boat Show

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Students can apply now for scholarship support to attend Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University's island campus on Lake Erie. Stone Lab offers more than 25 college credit courses and workshops each summer on topics from algae identification to zoology, and credits are transferable to most colleges. The deadline for college

tags: Education

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Detroit Boat Show will cruise into Cobo Center February 17-25, celebrating the 60th “Diamond” anniversary of the event. The show, like the boating industry, is growing again this year, covering 420,000 square feet with everything boating. After another successful boating season in Michigan, exhibitors vie for the few

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

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

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Communities across the Great Lakes region continue to grapple with crumbling drinking water and wastewater infrastructure—according to the U.S. EPA, a staggering $180 billion over the next 20 years is needed in improvements, upgrades and repairs in the eight-state region of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,

tags: Environmental Impact, Great Lakes