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Thursday, July 19, 2018

For the past 28 years, the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Consumer Protection Dispute Resolution Program has gone to bat thousands of times for BoatUS members seeking help after disputes arise with boat purchases, repairs, or other service issues. This free service offered to BoatUS members often gets successful

tags: Boating 101, Service & Repair, Used Boats

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Ludington Yacht Sales, LLC is the brainchild of Adam Lamb, a longtime veteran of boat and yacht sales. His desire to return to his hometown of Ludington and open a boutique-style yacht brokerage service has resulted in over $85MM worth of boats sold over the past two decades. Find success in selling your boat with LYS, too! With

tags: Brokerage, Lake Michigan, Used Boats

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

You have probably read numerous articles warning about the hazards of purchasing a vehicle after a major flood or hurricane. The articles often explain how additional care to identify damage should be taken when purchasing a motor vehicle of any type after a storm that involves flooding. All the same cautions should be exercised when

by: Capt. Fred Davis

tags: Boating 101, Used Boats

Friday, April 27, 2018

Helpful tips just in time for the spring boat-buying season For many people, buying a boat is the second largest purchase they will make in their lifetime, and at the center of this process is your friendly marine surveyor. Ensuring that you know everything you possibly can about a used boat (and even some new boats) is a smart move.

tags: Boating 101, Used Boats

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

North South Nautical Group Inc. is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, they will be representing Cranchi Yachts for the Canadian Great Lakes region, through a working relationship with Cranchi Yachts Canada. Based out of Montreal, Quebec, Cranchi Yachts Canada is led by Denis Poliseno, who also runs a long-established,

tags: Canada, Company Expansions, Used Boats

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Barletta Pontoon Boats, a brand new pontoon boat company located in Bristol, Ind., and SkipperBud’s Boating SuperCenter, headquartered in Winthrop Harbor, Ill., have agreed to partner together to bring the dream of boat ownership to people across the United States. Started in 1959 by the Pretasky family, SkipperBud’s has

tags: Company Expansions, Used Boats

Friday, March 9, 2018

Dave Klick and Joanne Hilden, partners in life and business, are the owners of Blue Lagoon Boating Center. Having started their boat dealership in 2014, they are literally the new kids on the block in Harrison Township, also known as “Boat Town, USA.” Both grew up boating on Lake St. Clair with their families and have

tags: Dealerships, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Service & Repair, Used Boats

Friday, May 12, 2017

Walstrom Marine announces the opening of its newest location in Traverse City. As a premier boat sales and service center in Northern Michigan with locations currently in Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor, and Cheboygan, Walstrom Marine is further expanding its footprint to include the greater Traverse City area. "This has been a desire of

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan, Service & Repair, Used Boats

Thursday, May 11, 2017

A hallmark of a great service facility is a commitment to continuous improvement. MarineMax Port Clinton is a perfect example. As the world’s largest and most trusted recreational marine dealer, MarineMax has been serving the Port Clinton area for more than three decades. Their service technicians have 111 combined years of

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie, Used Boats

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