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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

As always, MarineMax is committed to constant improvement. After renovating the service area at their facility, they continue with upgrades to the face of the building with fresh, new signage being installed. In addition to improvements, they are continually in touch with customer’s needs. Whether it's a proprietary course such

tags: Company Expansions

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

We are looking for a P/T Sales Account Manager in the Chicago/Great Lakes area with some experience in the marine industry to generate sales; follow-up with sales inquiries; work local area boat shows; handle incoming leads and inquiries from shows, magazines and website. Do on-site boat measures and make paper patterns with ability

tags: Job Opportunities, Lake Michigan

Monday, December 4, 2017

American Muscle Docks is proud to announce our new patent-pending aluminum gangway is now available for sale. The design of our gangway beams, end plates, mounting plate, handrail uprights, and supports all work in concert to disperse the load (force) on the gangway efficiently. The patent-pending beam profile design is optimized to

tags: Boat Docks

Monday, December 4, 2017

The State of Michigan today called on Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. to give the Pipeline Safety Advisory Board (PSAB) a full accounting of the status of the Line 5 pipeline in light of new information released today by Enbridge that additional coating gaps were discovered during the company’s most recent inspection of the dual

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan

Monday, December 4, 2017

Capt. Jim Greer and his solar boat RA returned to their home port in New Port Richey, Florida, Nov. 8, after completing a 7,200-mile voyage running totally on solar panels, batteries and an all-electric propulsion system provided by Torqeedo. The Great Loop voyage took RA from Florida up the East Coast, through the Great Lakes, down

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact, The Great Loop

Friday, December 1, 2017

Jerry Carducci’s book “Crystal Bay” gives us a thrill and some insight as to how these sharks could get to the shores of Lake Erie and the Detroit River. "Crystal Bay" tells the story of a pregnant female bull shark which, as her dying gift as a mother, gives birth to a pack of 12 live bull shark pups within the

tags: Books & Charts, Promotions & Giveaways

Friday, December 1, 2017

Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, announces the introduction of its ultra-lightweight and reliable 15/20hp EFI FourStroke outboard platform. In addition, Mercury is proud to launch its innovative new Multi-Function Tiller Handle assembly designed for the 15/20hp EFI FourStroke platform – the

tags: Engines

Friday, December 1, 2017

Practical, affordable, and easy to take anytime If your boating takes you through crowded harbors, across shipping lanes or on foggy seas, then you know the feeling in your stomach when you have to ask yourself, “What’s that vessel doing?” Automatic Identification System, or AIS, can give you the answer, but is this

tags: Boating 101, Education, Safety

Friday, December 1, 2017

Thanks to the number of boat shows held this time of year, winter is a great time to begin shopping for a new boat — whether you are in the market for one or not. Some of us veteran owners are always on the prowl for an upgrade, and walk the show aisles as a matter of habit to see what’s new. If you are a first time buyer,

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Boating 101

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Suzuki Marine, a leader in 4-stroke outboard technology and performance, is proud to introduce its newest model, the DF350A. At 350 horsepower, this V6 4-stroke is the largest, most powerful outboard Suzuki has built to date. In development for more than three years, it represents a significant milestone in both engineering and

tags: Engines