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Monday, March 19, 2018

The Manufacturing Institute is recognizing Shelley Tubaugh, marketing vice president at Grady-White Boats, as one of the marine industry’s honorees for 2017 STEP Ahead Awards at a gala in Washington, D.C., April 20, 2018. The institute is affiliated with the National Association of Manufacturers. This is the second year in a row

tags: Awards

Friday, March 16, 2018

During the month of January each year, ValvTect Petroleum Products acknowledges and awards one of their growing family of certified marinas marketing ValvTect Marine Fuels with the Marina of the Year Award. The award recognizes a single marina not only for its commitment to business and to the community, but also for the exceptional

tags: Awards, Lake Michigan

Friday, March 16, 2018

The anticipation for the upcoming boating season is growing, and it won’t be long before chilly days on the lake become warm, sunny ones. As the season gets underway it can be tempting to try to soak up as much sun as possible, but Great Lakes boaters need to be careful about the dangers of too much sun – even in early

tags: Canvas & Upholstery, Decorative, Safety

Friday, March 16, 2018

Just two short years ago, Congress extended some boat sales tax and mortgage interest deductions for recreational boat buyers. Excluding home equity loans, those deductions remain for next year’s 2018 tax season with the recently passed GOP tax overhaul plan signed into law on December 22, 2017, albeit with some new lower limits

tags: Law & Politics

Friday, March 16, 2018

Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville offer a choice of two fun on-water training courses taught aboard 21-foot powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Friday, March 30, and

tags: Events, Safety

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Chafe-Pro Fender Hooks are one of the easiest solutions for attaching your fenders to your hand rails. Lightweight and flexible, this new patented design will revolutionize the fender hook market! Handmade with black or brown leather and other high quality materials, these fender hooks will also complement your vessel’s

tags: Accessories, Decorative

Thursday, March 15, 2018

As a boater, you have a keen eye for quality and you can tell what looks right and what doesn’t. One thing you know for sure, it’s all about the details. When it comes to putting the finishing touches on home or office decoration, the details certainly matter. Getting it right can make or break your plans for having a

tags: Accessories, Decorative

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The first gyro stabilizer for boats as small as 27 feet released at Miami International Boat Show Seakeeper, Inc., the leader in marine stabilization, announced the launch of the Seakeeper 2 at the Miami International Boat Show running Feb.15 to Feb. 19. The newest and smallest Seakeeper yet is designed to eliminate up to 95 percent

tags: Electronics

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Harrison Township is a boating and bedroom community located in Southeast Michigan along the western shores of Lake St. Clair. This is a place where residents and the community love boating so much, they’ve earned the moniker “Boattown, U.S.A.” With fifteen miles of shoreline on Lake St. Clair, the community makes

tags: Destination, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials announced the 2018 sturgeon harvest season on Black Lake - in the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula - ended after two and a half hours Saturday, Feb. 3, with seven fish being harvested. The fishing season, which included spearing or hook-and-line fishing, was scheduled to run Feb.

tags: Lake Huron, Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Inland Boating