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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Recently along the Gulf Coast multiple passengers on board an uninspected passenger vessel (UPV) were hospitalized due to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. One of the persons had a 26% CO level (amount of CO bound to hemoglobin or red blood cells) in their blood stream. Additionally, it was discovered that one of the passengers became

tags: Safety

Monday, October 30, 2017

The world’s premier yacht charter company, The Moorings, is proud to introduce the newest edition of their award-winning brochure. In addition to the expansive fleet of leading-edge charter yachts and the 20+ exquisite travel destinations located all across the globe, The Moorings 2018 brochure features a number of exciting new

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Caribbean Islands, Charters, Sailing

Monday, October 30, 2017

Hours in the sun and the effects of water and humidity can take a toll on boats. When the need for repair arises, it can be difficult to find a product that provides a lasting seal against leaks while matching the seamless look of the vessel. To better predict how long a product will last under these harsh conditions, 3M tests the

tags: Service & Repair

Sunday, October 29, 2017

As of October 23, Traci Lynn Martin has paddled 3,155 miles and crossed into Ohio just that afternoon! She is officially on the south shore of Lake Erie, with the 3 largest of the Great Lakes completed! These are the breadcrumbs of what she has paddled so far. The entire Just Around The Pointe Team would like to express it's

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Charity

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Killarney Mountain Lodge has always been considered a prime destination for boaters of all types, but bookings for 2018 have just provided the proof. As of this writing the Bay Harbor Yacht Club, Great Lakes Rendezvous, Grand Banks Cruising Club and the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club have all reserved space for next year. The 2018 season

tags: Destination, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron

Friday, October 27, 2017

My name is Emanuele Bianchi. I live in Chicago, although I grew up in Sardinia, Italy. I am part of a large, extended group of boating men and women. We are a mix of fun, avid sailors, mostly based in the Great Lakes, peppered with East and West Coast, Canadian, and European flavor. Our group is comprised of highly competitive,

tags: Caribbean Islands, Charters, Racing, Sailing

Friday, October 27, 2017

Summerville, SC – Scout Boats, the leading independent marine manufacturer, has been named a Roaring Twenties award recipient - one of the 20 best-performing large companies in South Carolina for 2017, for the fourth year in a row. Scout secured the eighth-place spot out of the top large 20 companies chosen for the illustrious

tags: Awards, Beyond the Lakes, East Coast

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Xantrex has expanded its popular Freedom series with the launch of four new models. The new series, called Freedom X, marks the ongoing evolution of the Freedom inverter first launched in 1992. “The Freedom name is synonymous with quality and reliability in the marine industry. The Freedom Marine, Freedom HF/HFS, and Freedom SW

tags: Electronics

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, is pleased to announce the introduction of VesselView903, the company’s largest and most advanced multifunction display. VesselView903 features a bright 16x9 aspect ratio, high definition glass touchscreen with glare reducing coating and dimmable lighting.

tags: Electronics

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Lumitec’s powerful new Power Line Instruction (PLI) technology was recently awarded the prestigious Innovation Award for electronics at the recent International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) show in Tampa, FL. Power Line Instruction (PLI) is an innovative, proprietary communication protocol used to send control

tags: Awards, Lighting