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Friday, December 22, 2017

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, December 21, 2017

The Office of Great Waters is inviting entries for its 10th annual photo contest and writing project. Send us your best photos, poetry or prose showcasing Lake Michigan, Lake Superior or the Mississippi River. Contest submissions will be accepted through February 1, 2018. Photos from all seasons are needed and will be accepted

tags: Lake Superior, Promotions & Giveaways

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Dream Yacht Charter has grown to become the largest yacht charter company in the world, with a fleet of 987 boats across the most destinations with 47 bases. The company started out with just six boats operating from the Seychelles seventeen years ago, and now thousands of customers are turning dreams into reality with all-inclusive

tags: Caribbean Islands, Charters

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

NAUTIKFLÖR is a realistic-looking nautical flooring that provides the beauty and elegance of real teak and cherry, but offers the low-maintenance advantages and durability of PVC Flooring. It’s one of the latest innovations designed and developed by surfacing specialist ICA Group, which also manufactures NUTEAK Decking.

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Flooring

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Navionics, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating market, is partnering with fellow industry leaders and the South Florida boating community to remap marine and inland waterways impacted by Hurricane Irma. When the hurricane passed through the area September 10, 2017 some marine resources were

tags: Books & Charts, South Coast

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Miller Boat Line of Put-in- Bay, Ohio has awarded Elliott Bay Design Group of Seattle, WA with a design contract for a new passenger/vehicle ferry to supplement their current operation servicing the Lake Erie Islands. The ferry will be roughly 140'; in length with a carrying capacity of 26 standard vehicles and up to 600 passengers.

tags: Company Expansions, Ferries, Lake Erie

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The BoatUS Foundation’s boating safety course is the only free online educational tool that helps boaters obtain their state’s boating safety education certification easily and affordably. To help keep the course free, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit is asking for tax-deductible donations to help educate the next generation of

tags: Charity, Education, Safety

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Beachlauncher is an all-wheel drive, wireless remote-controlled boat launching device allowing carefree launching from your backyard and beach. Five standard sizes are currently offered for boats from 18’ to 29‘ in length. Due to popular demand, Beachworks LLC — makers of the Beachlauncher — just completed

tags: Lifts & Hoists

Monday, December 18, 2017

Passionate. Personalized. Professional. Winds of change are sweeping through the recreational boating industry in Ontario with the purchase of five major marinas in Central Ontario, effective December 1. Maple Leaf Marinas is a Canadian owned company created with the sole purpose of operating the finest marinas on the Great

tags: Company Expansions

Friday, December 15, 2017

Whether used as a primary anchor or conveniently-stowed backup, Fortress Marine Anchors are well-known for their exceptional holding capability. Now, the company is offering two of its most popular models in convenient Complete Anchoring Systems that include chain, a shackle, and 25% more rope than the competition for safer sets and

tags: Anchors

Rec'd Oct 2017