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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Where else can you hang out on hundreds of boats and RVs and paddle board in the dead of winter in Chicago? The Progressive® Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show®, the Midwest’s largest indoor boat show, is dropping anchor at McCormick Place, 2301 South Lake Shore Drive, January 10 – 14, 2018. Packed with

tags: Boat Show, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Kevin Hutchinson, MyTaskit founder and CEO, has won the 2017 CEO Today USA Award. The honor is presented annually to CEOs who demonstrate and define leadership, innovation and strategic vision in today's business world. MyTaskit is a game-changing work coordination software platform for service businesses. "As someone who's devoted

tags: Awards, Employment News, Software & Apps

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

280CC-X Take a good look around the new 280CC-X. Look at the sleek, aggressive styling. Check out the advanced technology and feel the luxurious quality of the upholstery. Above all, experience the smooth, stable ride that lets you glide across waters other boats wouldn’t even navigate. It’s a level of comfort and

tags: New Boat Models

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A cooperative multi-entity task force created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting Jan. 30 in Houghton County, kicking off long-term efforts to save the important lake trout and whitefish spawning areas on Buffalo Reef from being covered with shifting stamp sands. The meeting will be 6-8 p.m.

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Superior

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Many boaters are beginning to make the boat show circuit. The purchase of a new boat can be a trying experience. Matching up desired power, size, and design can be a tedious undertaking when selecting a new or used boat, and the endeavor can be very time consuming. Most purchasers of used boats know a survey or value condition report

tags: Boating 101, Service & Repair

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

More than just a place to tie up your boat, Waukegan Harbor and Marina offers an array of amenities and award-winning service to those looking to navigate Lake Michigan. This boater’s haven offers an expansive season from April 1–November 1, which is just one of the many reasons to choose Waukegan as your next boating

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Friday, December 29, 2017

Releasing a new PFD to the marketplace is a lengthy task that consists of testing each of its materials. The completed product is then submitted to and tested by UL (Underwriters Laboratories). Printing or tagging must be approved and only then is a Coast Guard number of approval assigned. After all these steps are completed, which

by: Capt. Fred Davis

tags: Kids & Pets, Safety

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced registration is open for the winter “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program, which is set for Feb. 23-25, 2018 in Marquette County. This winter’s gathering will mark the 16th annual winter BOW program for women, ages 18 and older, who are seeking an opportunity to

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Fishing, Lake Superior

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Chris-Craft would like to congratulate 64 dealer partners for being included in the Top 100 Dealers of the Year Awards by Boating Industry. Of these 64 dealers, One Water Marine was named Dealer of the Year for the second year in a row. Boating Industry announced the 2017 Top 100 Dealers at a black tie gala December 13th in Orlando,

tags: Awards, Employment News

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Reading the monthly boating trade magazines, new boat and outboard sales are steadily making gains again; this from the steep downturn of the U.S. recession that began in 2008. (Really? A decade ago?) As boating comes back stronger, so does the interest in new outboards — for all purposes, but especially fishing and pontoon

by: John Tiger

tags: Engines