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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, announced today the expansion of its award-winning Lowrance Ghost® freshwater trolling motor design with the new Ghost 52 and 60. The new Ghost 52 and 60 models – with 52- and 60-inch shafts, respectively – bring all the benefits and features of the

tags: Company Expansions, Electronics, Engines, Fishing

Monday, September 7, 2020

SkipperBud’s buys an Antique Mall? What? Why? To create a boat service center for Genesee and Oakland County, Michigan, boaters. In June, SkipperBud’s acquired the former Great Midwestern Antique Emporium on three acres in Oakland County, Michigan. The property—located at 5233 Dixie Highway, Waterford Township,

tags: Company Expansions, Lake St. Clair, Storage, Winterization

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Southern Marinas Holdings, LLC, a partnership between a New York-based private investment firm and Southern Marinas, announced today the purchase of Bay Point Resort and Marina in Marblehead, Ohio on July 8, 2020. This acquisition brings the growing Southern Marina’s portfolio total to eleven properties. Bay Point Resort and

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie, Marina

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Wajax is proud to announce their recent partnership with Seakeeper, Inc. – the world’s leading manufacturer of innovative gyroscopic stabilization devices for marine vessels over 23 feet in length. This new agreement appoints Wajax as the exclusive dealer of Seakeeper products in Canada, with the exception of British

tags: Canada, Company Expansions, Stabilization

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

BRP recently launched a new pilot program, Uncharted Society, that will offer more than 40 expertly curated experiences using powersports vehicles in the United States. From the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, the Gulf of Mexico, the Rockies, Joshua Tree, and many more bucket-list destinations, you will be able to live out unique

tags: Boat Club, Company Expansions, Lifestyle, Personal Watercraft, Rentals, Travel, Water Toys

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Vermilion Yacht Sales, LLC is proud to announce that they have become the Great Lakes dealer for Nimbus Boats, manufactured in Sweden. With a fifty year history of building boats, Nimbus offers beautiful Scandinavian designs and quality craftsmanship, providing the Great Lakes boating community with a fresh and new boating experience.

tags: Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Erie

Monday, July 6, 2020

America’s Boating Club®, recently announced the launch of its new monthly newsletter, a go-to resource for new boaters and those getting back into boating: America’s Boating Compass. Launched during National Safe Boating Week (May 16-25, 2020), America’s Boating Compass’ inaugural issue included articles on

tags: Boating 101, Company Expansions, Safety

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Simrad Yachting – a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems – has been selected as the exclusive marine electronics supplier for Chaparral/Robalo boats. For model year 2021, Simrad will be the only marine electronics option on all 27

tags: Company Expansions, Electronics, Navigation, New Boat Models, Travel

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Oasis Marinas has taken over operations at North Coast Harbor Marina, formerly known as Rock n’ Dock. “The Great Lakes offer boaters endless destinations, Cleveland being a staple,” said Oasis founder Dan Cowens. “We look forward to working with the City of Cleveland and North Coast Harbor to bring exceptional

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie, Marina

Friday, July 3, 2020

Mercury Marine recently announced full compatibility of all Mercury SmartCraft‑capable engines with the new 1st Mate Safety and Security System. This technology comprises an intelligent hub, a set of wearable products and a mobile‑device app that integrate with a boat's propulsion systems to provide potentially lifesaving

tags: Company Expansions, Engines, Safety, Smart Technology, Software & Apps

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