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Friday, June 16, 2017

Boats Group, the leading global classifieds marketplace and marketing software solutions provider to marine brokers and dealers, today announced they are moving their corporate headquarters to Miami, Florida. Currently based in Norfolk, Virginia, the company anticipates the move to be complete by mid-summer, adding 80 new direct jobs

tags: Company Expansions, South Coast

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Volvo Penta of the Americas is expanding its service school offerings by partnering with vocational technical schools in the United States and Canada. Volvo Penta is now offering technical training classes at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario; Oak Harbor Vocational School in Oak Harbor, Ohio; Lake Career & Technical Center in

tags: Education, Engines

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MADISON -- Those heading out to lakes and rivers are reminded to be on the lookout this summer for blue-green algae blooms on water bodies across the state. Some blue-green algae are capable of making toxins that can cause illnesses for people and animals who accidentally ingest or inhale water containing algae, or have prolonged skin

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

While it’s a subject not often discussed, knowing what’s in your boat’s insurance policy could mean the difference between having to pay significant costs out of pocket for a claim or coming away from the claims experience in good shape. What do you need to know? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS)

tags: Insurance

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources invites residents and visitors to celebrate the state's unparalleled boating opportunities and one of the best freshwater destinations in the world during Michigan Boating Week June 10-16. "Water is one of Michigan's greatest natural resources," said Ron Olson, chief of the DNR Parks and

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Events

Monday, June 12, 2017

Lake Michigan really does have some amazing marinas that boaters can choose from when deciding a home port or a weekend boating getaway, but one marina that really does stand above the rest is Reefpoint Marina in Racine, Wisconsin. This 921-slip marina on the western shores of Lake Michigan is conveniently located between Milwaukee

tags: Events, Lake Michigan, Marina

Friday, June 9, 2017

INCREASED BOARDING SAFETY Another advantage of the Nauti-Glide sliding mooring systems is increased safety and accessibility. By keeping your boat close against your dock, it allows for easier boarding of all passengers, crew and cargo. The Nauti-Glide mooring system allows vertical travel while eliminating horizontal travel. The

tags: Accessories, Safety

Friday, June 9, 2017

For years, boaters and fishermen have trumpeted the benefits of polarized lenses to reduce reflected glare from the water surrounding them. Polarized lenses can make driving a boat safer by allowing the captain increased visibility to avoid collisions or help to navigate around objects in the water that would otherwise be hidden by

tags: Clothing & Shoes, Lake Erie

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Whether it be to stay put in that perfect cove for a lunch aboard, sleep overnight on the hook, keep a disabled boat from washing aground, or simply to keep anglers aboard within easy casting range of a productive fishing spot, it’s important you have the equipment and know-how necessary to securely anchor your boat in place. In

tags: Anchors, Boating 101

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The TNT System is a four stage filtration system versus other systems that use only a single stage or just one type of filtration media. The TNT System removes numerous contaminants that other systems do not address. With our multi-stage system, each of our filters has a vital role in the process of filtration and together they

tags: Cleaners

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