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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Captain Dennis Bailey, the owner of TowBoatUS Drummond Island, a 24-hour on water towing service for recreational vessels, has been helping boaters since he was a child. His parents, Glen and Gert Bailey, opened Drummond Island Yacht Haven in the 1940s, and Denny and his sisters grew up in the business, now the largest full-service

tags: Destination, Safety

Monday, May 23, 2016

It’s a message that can’t be shared enough--wearing a life jacket is critical to keep Ohioans safe while boating. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will kick off National Safe Boating Week, May 21-27, by holding five “Ready, Set, Wear It!” life jacket safety awareness events. The events are

tags: Events, Safety

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

An insightful guide to Coast Guard agencies worldwide – available at now in paperback at and anywhere books are sold. Author and Entrepreneur Gaspare J. Marturano is proud to announce the official publication of World Coast Guards: Global Sea Guardians, an insightful guide to Coast Guard agencies worldwide. "Coast

tags: Safety

Thursday, April 28, 2016

A maritime VHF-FM radio is one of the most critical pieces of safety equipment a boater can own. It’s also probably the least expensive equipment you’ll ever purchase, with a waterproof, handheld unit retailing for less than the cost of a new smartphone. So, why do so many boat owners sail without one? Many figure they can

tags: Electronics, Safety

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Scanmar International, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of windvane self-steering and emergency rudder systems for recreational sailboats, launched the latest version of AnchorRescueTM, its anchor recovery system, at the Seattle Boat Show. The product is engineered to recover fouled anchors safely and reliably using

tags: Anchors, Safety

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Effective 1st February 2015, Italwinch out of Italy has appointed Bainbridge International Inc as sole Distributor for the USA and its territories. Italwinch was formed in 2008 as a manufacturer of windlasses and capstans. However its pedigree goes back to 1947 when Orvea windlasses was formed; in 2011 Orvea became part of

tags: Safety

Thursday, November 6, 2014

DigiGone, a communication solution provider specializing in secure video transmission, today announced the introduction of new remote telemedicine kits for marine, aviation and land-based applications. Based on DigiGone’s proprietary SecureChat video encryption and compression software, the new DigiMed kits provide real-time

tags: Accessories, Safety

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

There has been an explosion of paddle sport boaters on our waterways, a good thing for the recreational boating industry. With an annual economic impact of over $121.5 billion, recreational boating has created 963,818 jobs and 34,833 marine industry businesses as boaters directly added over $51.4 billion of direct spending into our

tags: Paddleboards, Safety

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