Menu

Marine News from the Great Lakes

Latest News

Friday, October 13, 2017

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) celebrated its seventh class of Inductees on Sunday, September 24, during ceremonies hosted by New York Yacht Club at their magnificent Harbour Court clubhouse in Newport. The backdrop for the Induction could not have been more fitting: a busy Newport harbor on a glorious early fall afternoon.

tags: Awards, Sailing

Thursday, October 12, 2017

So, while the news says the current state of the economy is improving, you’re still in no position to buy a new rig? Many are in the same boat. Even if you’re doing okay, you might tend to be more cautious about your lifestyle, your spending habits, and yes, even your favorite passions… boating and fishing. While

by: John Tiger

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Electronics

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources' Fisheries Division has released its draft five-year strategic plan that will guide its future management activities. This draft plan expands on the division's 2013-2017 effort, “Charting the Course: Fisheries Division’s Framework for Managing Aquatic Resources.” It can be

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Law & Politics

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show®, the top annual boating event for the global marine industry and consumers, is about to elevate the show experience even further. Informa Exhibitions, the company that manages and produces the show, has announced plans to enhance the five-day event and support year-round interaction

tags: Boat Show, South Coast

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, called FLIBS for short, is the largest in-water boat show in the world, attracting a global audience of approximately 100,000 boating enthusiasts who share a common interest in life on the water. The show draws an impressively diverse, international crowd of buyers, sellers and new

tags: Boat Show, South Coast

Monday, October 9, 2017

The war with corrosion is nothing new for boaters and marine manufacturers continue to develop solutions to combat the effects of corrosion. The number one area of concern is the cooling system because that is where salt, brackish water, and silt are introduced inside the engine. Just because you don’t see corrosion

tags: Winterization

Saturday, October 7, 2017

SkipperBud's has acquired Island Cove Marina on Cass Lake at 3981 Cass Elizabeth Rd, Waterford, MI 48328. The new name will be SkipperBud's - Cass Lake Marina. The marina is currently full service with 125 floating docks, fuel dock, brokerage sales, service, and repair facilities, and a large dry-stack storage building. The marina is

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

Friday, October 6, 2017

Renting a private yacht can be the ultimate getaway and, if you share the cost with family and friends, it can be less expensive than you might think. Here are some great reasons why you may want to make this your next vacation. The privacy element of a charter yacht vacation is truly unsurpassed - from dining aboard to sunbathing on

tags: Charters

Friday, October 6, 2017

In the winter, in northern states where freezing temperatures are the norm, boaters who put their boats into heated indoor storage have it made. With their boats warm and dry, they may have little concern for freeze-related damage to their engines. Winter storms can knock out power and heat, however, leading to ice forming inside the

tags: Boating 101, Insurance, Winterization

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Although it’s rarely at the forefront of boater’s minds, hydraulic boat handling equipment, such as trailers and lifts, is a key factor in ensuring a safe and enjoyable boating season. Whether it’s launching the boat in the spring, pulling it out for service, or storing boats in the fall, a marina’s yard

tags: Lifts & Hoists

Sandusky Winter 2018