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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

In the fall of 2012, marinas in the Great Lakes found themselves dealing with towering waves of up to 20 feet, and winds of over 60 miles per hour as a result of Hurricane Sandy. After the event, Ohio Sea Grant pursued and obtained a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Storms Grant in partnership with the OSU

tags: Environmental Impact

Monday, September 4, 2017

It’s dark outside and you lay in bed, awake, turning each choice of boat over in your head, wondering which of them is “right,” which of them is worthy. Perhaps, instead, it’s when you step off your current boat on a beautifully sunny day after just finishing a glorious cruise and find yourself thinking,

tags: New Boat Models

Friday, September 1, 2017

With Hurricane Harvey finally headed inland, the storm has left behind damaged recreational boats in its wake. The BoatUS Catastrophe Team now on the ground in Texas reports that Aransas Pass, Port Aransas, and Rockport are the hardest hit areas for recreational boats and salvage operations have begun. To help affected boat owners

tags: South Coast, Environmental Impact, Salvage

Friday, September 1, 2017

Mercury Marine, in an effort to help in the recovery mission in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, has donated multiple boats and engines to the affected areas. This week, Mercury deployed 30, 6hp outboard engines as well as 10 inflatable boats to be sent to the command center in Texas. In addition, the company donated a 40hp outboard

tags: Charity

Friday, September 1, 2017

BRP, a world leader in powersports, announced today the company will be assisting those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Evinrude has deployed equipment and resource support to the affected areas. In addition, Evinrude will match donations made by company employees to the American Red Cross, dollar for dollar. “Boaters understand

tags: Charity

Friday, September 1, 2017

Mark your calendar! The eighth annual Metro Boat Show at Lake St. Clair Metropark, coming September 14-17, is an in-water boat show with hundreds of boats from 10ft to more than 50-ft. in length on display and for sale at great end-of-season prices from quality boat brokers and dealers. The show is expanding this year with more boat

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

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Freedom Boat Club, North America’s oldest and largest boat club with 16,000+ members in 23 states and Canada, is pleased to announce the recent addition of Jeanneau Outboard Powerboats to its approved and preferred roster of boat brands. Jeanneau joins a growing list of leading boat and engine brands featured in Freedom Boat

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie, Beyond the Lakes, Boat Club

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced the activation of its Disaster Relief and Response Fund to assist Coast Guard Members impacted by Hurricane Harvey. “As we see the hurricane rescue efforts unfold, we bear

tags: Charity

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The battle to protect your boat’s engine is not over. Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency is asking for public comments on the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the nation’s fuel supply for 2018, and Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging recreational boaters to speak up and be

tags: Fuel Treatments

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wow, what a year 2017 has been in the ‘Antique and Classic Boat Show’ world. So many shows have hit major milestones in their longevity of providing outstanding venues for exhibitors and spectators alike. The efforts put forth year after year after year is a testament to all the dedicated members found in A.C.B.S. Chapters

tags: Boat Show, Anniversaries, Antique & Classic Boats