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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

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

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

Saturday, October 7, 2017

SkipperBud's has acquired Island Cove Marina on Cass Lake at 3981 Cass Elizabeth Rd, Waterford, MI 48328. The new name will be SkipperBud's - Cass Lake Marina. The marina is currently full service with 125 floating docks, fuel dock, brokerage sales, service, and repair facilities, and a large dry-stack storage building. The marina is

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

After more than 46 years, Frigibar Industries Inc., the manufacturer of premium American-made marine refrigeration units and freezers for boats and yachts, is relocating from Miami, Florida, to West Palm Beach. “The Frigibar team is looking forward to being part of the marine industry community in Palm Beach,” says

tags: Company Expansions

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Most people who enjoy fishing have heard of the name Blackfin. First introduced in the 1970s, this fishing boat was built to provide a solid choice for offshore anglers and now you can get one on the shores of Lake Erie at Pier 53 Marine. A carbon fiber reinforced, self-bailing deep-vee hull with hidden oversized scuppers, this boat

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie

Monday, September 18, 2017

Maximo Marina is sited on St. Petersburg, Florida's quiet southwest side, in the Skyway Marina District. The historic harbor is going through a multi-phase, $25M renovation. The overhaul includes revised infrastructure and a slip reconfiguration with state-of-the-art 4-Post Boat Lifts from market leader Golden Boat Lifts. The

tags: Company Expansions, Lifts & Hoists, Marina, South Coast

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Vancouver, Canada – CMP ( announced recently that Gerald Dyck has joined the firm to further enhance their growing portfolio of manufacturing facilities. Gerald brings his 25 years of senior-level manufacturing management experience in operations, engineering, business development, offshore manufacturing, and

tags: Company Expansions

Monday, September 11, 2017

The principals of Carbon Craft Inc. today announced they have acquired Southport Boats for an undisclosed amount. Anchors Aweigh Capital (AAC), a private investment firm focused on maritime businesses, advised Carbon Craft on the transaction. A new holding company named “Tuxedo Yachts” has been formed to acquire luxury

tags: Company Expansions

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