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Friday, June 29, 2018

Colgate 26 keelboat designer and company owner Steve Colgate, announced that the website to support the Colgate 26 has been updated with new content, photos, and owner testimonials. “We’ve had the same website for many years and knew it was time to update the design and content to make it more contemporary, easy to

tags: Education, Sailing, South Coast, Company Expansions

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Take cruising from dream to reality with The Boat Galley Podcast, a new podcast that features tips, advice, and how-tos for your cruising adventure. Three experienced cruising women share their best stories in weekly episodes, each with their own individual flair. If you’ve ever had questions about this whole cruising lifestyle,

by: Carolyn Shearlock

tags: Lifestyle, Company Expansions

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company, is proud to welcome the newest additions to their industry-leading charter fleet — the Moorings 4500 and Moorings 5000 sail catamarans — as crewed yachts in their flagship British Virgin Islands location. The Moorings all-inclusive Crewed charters offer guests

tags: Charters, Company Expansions, Caribbean Islands

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Bay Marine, Chicago and Door County’s premier yacht dealer, is pleased to announce the addition of Monte Carlo Yachts to its all-star lineup of product offerings. Monte Carlo Yachts is a luxury custom-yacht manufacturer out of Monfalcone, Italy, that builds custom flybridge yachts from 65’ to 105’. At a time when

tags: Dealership, Lake Michigan, New Boat Models, Company Expansions

Thursday, May 31, 2018

This week SkipperBud’s will hold a ceremonial ground breaking in Waterford on the site where SkipperBud’s will open a new boat sales and service dealership in the fall of 2018. Mike Pretasky JR, President of SkipperBud’s will be joined by members of the Waterford Chamber of Commerce, Roncelli Inc.,

tags: Inland Lakes, Lake St. Clair, Company Expansions

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

World Cat recently added Catawba Moorings to its current dealer roster. Thedealership - located in Port Clinton, Ohio – was established in 1987 and offers sales and service, and deep access to Lake Erie with 200 docks up to 60’. “We’re pleased to be partnered with this family-oriented and reputable

tags: Employment News, Company Expansions

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Captain Gareth Stamm, a recreational boat-towing captain and business owner, opened his second TowBoatUS location on the Illinois River last year. Now, Stamm is seeing growth potential on Lake Michigan with the opening of TowBoatUS Racine and TowBoatUS Waukegan. The two new locations, which span the Illinois–Wisconsin border,

tags: Lake Michigan, Salvage, Towing, Company Expansions

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Irish Boat Shop is pleased to announce that they will be opening a much-anticipated new location on East Bay in Traverse City, just in time for the 2018 boating season. The new waterfront location is nestled at the base of the East Bay on US 31 North, in what was formerly the Traverse City Waterfront Conference Center. Extensive

tags: Lake Michigan, Company Expansions

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

RCR now has seven locations with additions of Sandusky and Cleveland RCR Yachts, a boat dealer since 1972, has made a splash in Ohio recently by adding two new sales locations – Sandusky and Cleveland. New hires Dave Regnet and Mark Corson enter the scene as brokers, just in time for the spring rush in the boating business.

tags: Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Erie, Used Boats, Brokerage

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Volvo Penta of the Americas today announced the appointment of Interstate PowerSystems as a new Authorized Power Center for the marine industry. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Interstate PowerSystems is a division of Interstate Companies, Inc., which has been in business since 1957 with more than 20 locations in the upper

tags: Engines, Company Expansions