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Monday, March 30, 2020

We’ve all become familiar with the Toyota Prius and seen increasing numbers of Teslas zipping around the roadways. We’ve been hearing about “green” technology as a solution to make the environment cleaner and better, and, while these cars are celebrated for being revolutionary, this technology is also being

by: Jordan Tilton

tags: Boating 101, Engines, Environmental Impact, Generators

Monday, March 30, 2020

Bayview Yacht Club, one of the nation’s most storied and historic sailing clubs, today announced that Atwater Brewery is a presenting sponsor for its 2020 Bayview Mackinac Race, the 96th consecutive running of the Race. Ryan Farrell, 2020 Bayview Yacht Club Commodore, made the announcement. As part of the partnership, Atwater

tags: Events, Lake Huron, Racing, Sailing

Monday, March 30, 2020

From cotton duck to modern acrylic textiles, all outdoor fabrics collect stains and eventually begin looking old and tired. Scrubbing with water and mild detergent may remove some of the surface dirt, but organics such as mold, mildew and algae need to be handled differently so they won't grow back. What's needed is biodegradable Mold

tags: Canvas & Upholstery, Cleaners

Friday, March 27, 2020

Your boat’s T-top may provide shade at the helm, but what about your passengers sitting behind you? Whether you are anchored out or cruising, your entire crew deserves more sun protection to make a long day on the boat much more comfortable. Unfortunately, many add-on shade solutions typically involve temporary pole-mounted

by: Diane Seltzer

tags: Boat Cover, Do It Yourself (DIY)

Friday, March 27, 2020

For the second year in a row, Volvo Penta of the Americas has achieved recognition as a Great Place to Work by a national institute that promotes and measures workplace excellence. The Great Place to Work Institute certification recognizes companies that achieve high scores in employee satisfaction based on surveys of workers. The

tags: Awards, Employment News, Job Opportunities

Thursday, March 26, 2020

After visiting the winter boat shows, we have seen the latest products and equipment that we want for our boating season. In spring, timing becomes very important if we are to realize these improvements. To ensure they are not lost as unrealized dreams, we must make them goals. After all, a goal is just a dream with a

tags: Boating 101, Spring Commissioning

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Recreational boaters like to go places, but to welcome them and take advantage of the spending they bring, you need safe dockage for the day or night. The Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program funnels federal taxes paid by recreational boaters on the sale of motorboat and small engine fuel back to the states to attract visiting

tags: Company Expansions, Law & Politics

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Brunswick Corporation recently announced the publication of its first Company-wide Sustainability Report. Themed “Thinking Beyond the Horizon”, the report is part of the Company’s broad commitment to continually advance the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of its business and leverage its

tags: Awards, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

HydroHoist Boat Lifts, leading manufacturer of marine equipment, recently announced the release of their latest design—and the most versatile personal watercraft (PWC) docking platform available—the HydroPort® Epic. For the ultimate in convenience and to improve the safety of those boarding the vessel, the Epic PWC

tags: Lifts & Hoists, Personal Watercraft

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

During these unsettling times, much comfort can be had from thinking of one’s happy place - we know for many of you that place is Bitter End. We also remind ourselves that life’s storms prove the strength of our anchors. The Bitter End family has been through a lot over the last fifty years; as a community, we will come

tags: Caribbean Islands, Environmental Impact, Feel Good Story, Yacht Club