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Thursday, July 27, 2017

After a morning of trolling on Lake Michigan aboard the family boat, the section of sandy beach looked like the perfect place for a picnic and a chance to stretch our sea legs. The bottom was rock-free and continued its gentle slope into the surf, offering a broad stretch of shallow water for our guests to cool their heels as they

tags: Safety

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Having company on your boat is a lot of fun. Water sports are a natural part of that fun, and given most folks’ appetite for excitement, it is likely your weekends will include all the fun things to do behind your boat–water skiing, tubing, kneeboarding, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, barefooting… have we missed any?

tags: Safety, Water Toys

Monday, July 3, 2017

The recent fatalities an 11-year-old girl in New Jersey and 19-year-old young man in Ohio are bringing scrutiny to an age-old summer ritual that’s common on waterfronts across America: swimming near boat docks. Initial reports say the youngster died when touching a dock’s electrified boatlift, and the Ohio teen died as a

tags: Safety

Friday, June 30, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies), a world leader in marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced that its Phantom Security and Monitoring (SM) system prevented the sinking of a 65-foot Fairline. “I got a warning call from my GOST Phantom earlier

tags: Electronics, Safety, Software & Apps

Monday, June 26, 2017

As the July Fourth holiday approaches, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers will focus on keeping boaters safe through heightened awareness and enforcement of boating under the influence laws. The initiative is part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign, which runs June 30-July 2. The annual campaign

tags: Events, Safety

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

Thursday, June 1, 2017

With Great Lakes water levels on the rise and expected to continue to increase into summer, recreational boaters could find that deeper water under the keel may open a whole new range of cruising, fishing or sailing grounds to navigation. That same deep water, however, may present unique safety concerns on the water and at the dock,

tags: Safety

Friday, May 26, 2017

Do you worry about your boat during the week, hoping it's secure? The Nauti-GLIDE system was developed for boaters like you to give you peace of mind when you are not at your summer home. With Nauti-GLIDE, your boatcan safely weather the ups and downs of Great Lakes water levels. The sliding system increases safety and accessibility

tags: Accessories, Safety

Monday, May 22, 2017

Siren Marine LLC, a pioneer in Connected Boat™ technology, has announced a late-May 2017 release date for its breakthrough MTC™ boat monitoring and tracking system, and companion iOS and Android apps. More than two years in development, Siren Marine’s MTC™ technology enhances the overall boating experience by

tags: Safety, Software & Apps

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The National Highway Traffic Safety Commission says that sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for five seconds. On waterways across the country, recreational boaters know that five seconds is a world of time to get into trouble. Unlike driving on a road, boats can approach from any direction, come in all shapes and

tags: Safety