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Friday, January 18, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently received approval from the State Controlling Board to begin funding nearly $10 million in projects aimed toward helping to keep dredged material out of Lake Erie. These projects are part of Ohio’s “Healthy Lake Erie

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Law & Politics

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Nestled at the top of Lake Superior, a group of islands are waiting to be discovered. But first, how do you promote an activity on Superior waters when the biggest story in the last half-century was the sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald? Where do you begin when a lake like Superior has many moods? How do you navigate planning in

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Navatics, experts in underwater robotics, today announced that shipping of Navatics MITO, a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) equipped with advanced active stabilization technology that provides new levels of underwater video steadiness in an affordable, 7.6 lbs. underwater drone, will start shipping in March 2019. Available

tags: Diving, Electronics, Shipwrecks, Water Toys

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The 46 Cantius is a new design from Cruisers Yachts’ engineering group in collaboration with Facheris Designs. The 46 Cantius will replace the 45 Cantius in their new 32 – 60 feet line-up. Starting at the transom, the 46 features a hydraulic swim platform capable of lifting 650 lbs. When lowered, an integrated staircase

tags: New Boat Models

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

With President Trump’s December 31 signing of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act), saltwater recreational anglers just got a big leg up when it comes to the federal management of the nation’s fish stocks. “The Modern Fish Act is a big step forward in recognizing the value

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Fishing, Law & Politics

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A sign of the times, the U.S. Coast Guard reports that it’s common for recreational boaters today to use cellphones to call during a boating emergency. While Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) urges every vessel to have a working VHF radio with DSC (digital selective calling), the nation’s recreational

tags: Law & Politics, Safety

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

North America’s largest indoor boat show is back January 18 to 27, 2019 at Enercare Centre in Toronto, and Pride Marine Group - a division of Canada’s largest boat dealer and show sponsor - will host the biggest marina display. Featuring models from eight brands, including the debut of two new brand releases: Princess

tags: Boat Show, Canada, Lake Ontario, New Boat Models

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

With the federal government shutdown now in its fourth week, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is supporting bipartisan legislation to immediately restore pay for U.S. Coast Guard members. S. 21, “Pay Our Coast Guard Act,” recently introduced in the Senate by Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), and its companion

by: Boat Owners Association of The United States

tags: Law & Politics

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Fishing is the number one use of a boat. Indeed, surveys show up to 70 percent of all recreational boats are used to fish at least some of the time. It’s why there will be a myriad of fishing models at winter boat shows this year, like at the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show this weekend (January 17-21). But for angling lovers

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Erie

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Grady-White’s new model Freedom 235 has better engineered features, more options, and more detail in construction and finish than any other 23-foot dual console. When you look at this boat from Grady, it’s evident what sets it apart. From your first step into the cockpit, you see big-boat amenities: luxurious seating,

tags: New Boat Models