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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 25, 2018

For Captain Jeff Lorass, a 1985 Mound Westonka High School graduate, his path in life took him from Minnesota to Florida for a career in service-related work and family. Now he’s back to Lake Minnetonka as the new owner of the 24-hour on water towing service TowBoatUS Lake Minnetonka. Joining him in the family-run business are

tags: Company Expansions, Inland Boating, Lake Superior, Towing

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

New website features enhanced search, boat slip reservations, and marina success tracker. Marinalife, a leading source for premium content, marina information, and cruising concierge services, recently announced the launch of its new website, which will offer new features for boaters and marinas. The new site brings enhanced search

tags: Company Expansions, Rentals, Software & Apps

Monday, April 23, 2018

A few years ago, the father of Ohio resident and marine business owner Bert Ammerman purchased a rigid-hull inflatable boat from Brig Boats. While not a well-known brand in the United States, Brig was Europe’s largest manufacturer of recreational RIBs and the world’s largest manufacturer of RIB’s longer than 10

tags: Company Expansions, Inflatable Boats, Lake Erie

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

Monday, April 9, 2018

Offshore Sailing School CEO and President, Doris Colgate, announced the appointment of three new members to its Executive Management team, and several additions and promotions in its sales and operations staff at headquarters and its branch teaching locations. Colgate commented, “We are delighted to add experienced, dynamic

tags: Awards, Company Expansions, Sailing

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company, has partnered with Tropic Ocean Airways, the leading seaplane operator in the eastern United States, to offer a one-of-a-kind travel experience to guests visiting the Bahamas. The “Fly & Sail” service allows yacht charter guests to reserve a private flight

tags: Caribbean Islands, Company Expansions, Destination, Travel

Monday, April 2, 2018

With a Fractional Yachting Program, this is possible! It is perfect for people that have dreamed about owning a yacht but could not justify the expense, or for those that would like to try out the yachting lifestyle and explore if the family would also like it. Many people are simply too busy and don’t have the time to look

by: Greg Marlo

tags: Boat Club, Canada, Company Expansions, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Manitowoc Marina, LLC, has recently purchased the business and property holdings of Nestegg Marine of Marinette, Wis. A family run, full-service marina similar to Manitowoc Marina, Nestegg has also built their business on a strong reputation for personalized customer service. With similar products and services, this acquisition

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Golden Boat Lifts, the leading manufacturer of four- and eight-post, elevator and freestanding boat lifts worldwide, has redesigned its website. The domain remains www.goldenboatlifts.com. "We wanted to provide our customers with a website that delivered crucial information, but was easy and enjoyable to use," said Bill Golden,

tags: Company Expansions