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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Many boaters are beginning to make the boat show circuit. The purchase of a new boat can be a trying experience. Matching up desired power, size, and design can be a tedious undertaking when selecting a new or used boat, and the endeavor can be very time consuming. Most purchasers of used boats know a survey or value condition report

tags: Boating 101, Service & Repair

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

More than just a place to tie up your boat, Waukegan Harbor and Marina offers an array of amenities and award-winning service to those looking to navigate Lake Michigan. This boater’s haven offers an expansive season from April 1–November 1, which is just one of the many reasons to choose Waukegan as your next boating

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Friday, December 29, 2017

Releasing a new PFD to the marketplace is a lengthy task that consists of testing each of its materials. The completed product is then submitted to and tested by UL (Underwriters Laboratories). Printing or tagging must be approved and only then is a Coast Guard number of approval assigned. After all these steps are completed, which

by: Capt. Fred Davis

tags: Kids & Pets, Safety

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced registration is open for the winter “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program, which is set for Feb. 23-25, 2018 in Marquette County. This winter’s gathering will mark the 16th annual winter BOW program for women, ages 18 and older, who are seeking an opportunity to

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Fishing, Lake Superior

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Chris-Craft would like to congratulate 64 dealer partners for being included in the Top 100 Dealers of the Year Awards by Boating Industry. Of these 64 dealers, One Water Marine was named Dealer of the Year for the second year in a row. Boating Industry announced the 2017 Top 100 Dealers at a black tie gala December 13th in Orlando,

tags: Awards, Employment News

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Reading the monthly boating trade magazines, new boat and outboard sales are steadily making gains again; this from the steep downturn of the U.S. recession that began in 2008. (Really? A decade ago?) As boating comes back stronger, so does the interest in new outboards — for all purposes, but especially fishing and pontoon

by: John Tiger

tags: Engines

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed a $375,000 supplemental appropriation to revitalize the Huron-to-Erie Corridor Monitoring Network, an initiative supported by the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes. The Huron-to-Erie Corridor serves as a drinking water source for 3 million people in Southeast Michigan and also supplies Ontario, Canada.

tags: Safety, Service & Repair

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

World Cat recently held its annual 2017 Sales Training December 4 - 6, 2017, at their headquarters in New Bern, North Carolina. The boatbuilder also incorporated its inaugural service training over the same multi-day period. Both programs ran simultaneously for dealer representatives who were in attendance. “Our sales and

tags: Education

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Regulator Marine, manufacturers of the finest in offshore sportfishing boats, announced the addition of Yacht Works to their domestic dealer network, fueling the company’s expansion in the Florida Keys, with locations in Tavernier and Key Largo, and in the Midwest, with the dealership’s Sister Bay location serving both

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan

Monday, December 25, 2017

As a Great Lakes sailor, I know that whenever I start seeing the leaves turning colors it can only mean one thing: It’s time to head east towards Maryland for the Annapolis Sailboat Show. It’s, by far, the country’s largest sail-only boat show and, for those who have never been there, I’d highly recommend a

by: Ken Quant

tags: Sailing

Rec'd Oct 2017