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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Weego, innovators of compact, safe and reliable portable jump starting power packs, heats up boating season by recently launching a powerful new online offer for boaters – a free 1-year BoatU.S. Membership with the purchase of any Weego jump starter. “We’ve already seen synergies from our partnership with BoatU.S.,

tags: Batteries & Chargers, Boat Club, Coupons & Discounts

Friday, June 8, 2018

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation’s largest recreational boating advocacy, services and safety organization, making boating better for America’s recreational boaters since 1966. A look at a few numbers behind the more-than-half-million-member association gives insights into its impact on

tags: Boat Club, Lifestyle

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

TowBoatUS Detroit, the on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters has a new owner, but the face may be familiar. Local boaters may recognize Capt. Jeff Pidcock, owner of Damark Marine Specialties in Gibraltar for more than 20 years, as the new owner of the boater-assistance service that’s part of a network

tags: Boat Club, Employment News, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Towing

Monday, April 2, 2018

With a Fractional Yachting Program, this is possible! It is perfect for people that have dreamed about owning a yacht but could not justify the expense, or for those that would like to try out the yachting lifestyle and explore if the family would also like it. Many people are simply too busy and don’t have the time to look

by: Greg Marlo

tags: Boat Club, Canada, Company Expansions, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

In the fall of 2016, upon having just had their boats hauled for the winter slumber in Ontario, long time Great Lakes boaters Scott Leclerc and Lyndon Greene pondered why so many boaters were actually using their boats as floating cottages, rather than as they were intended. Throughout the summer of 2016, they had spoken with boaters

tags: Boat Club, Canada, Georgian Bay, Great Lakes, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake St. Clair, Travel

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Ohio Clean Marinas Program has continued its voluntary certification program, which recognizes marinas that choose to adopt best management practices to improve the environmental, educational and economic aspects of their operations. Seven marinas in Ohio were newly certified in 2017, and three marinas were recertified for

tags: Awards, Boat Club, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Thursday, January 11, 2018

United States Power Squadrons® – America’s Boating Club®, the country’s largest nonprofit boating organization, recently announced the launch of its new logo. This is the first of several planned updates in the organization’s new brand image and identity. Changes to the organization’s website,

tags: Boat Club, Company Expansions

Friday, November 24, 2017

Freedom Boat Club is the oldest and largest boat club in the United States with greater than 17,000 members, over 1600 boats and 148+ locations across the United States and Canada. The Lake Erie franchise of Freedom Boat Club has three locations in Rocky River, Huron and Catawba Island (and a 4th location to be announced in January).

tags: Boat Club, Events, Great Lakes, Lake Erie

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Freedom Boat Club, North America’s oldest and largest boat club with 16,000+ members in 23 states and Canada, is pleased to announce the recent addition of Jeanneau Outboard Powerboats to its approved and preferred roster of boat brands. Jeanneau joins a growing list of leading boat and engine brands featured in Freedom Boat

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Boat Club, Company Expansions, Lake Erie

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Maritime enthusiasts can now celebrate our maritime heritage with two great Door County maritime institutions. The Door County Maritime Museum and the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club have partnered up to offer reduced rates to new members with dual memberships in 2017. Current members of the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club (SBYC) can join the Door

tags: Boat Club, History, Yacht Club