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Friday, May 31, 2019

Long-time Central New Yorkers Capt. Grant Langheinrich and his wife Karla Langheinrich are the new owners of two 24-hour on-water towing ports, TowBoatUS Rochester and TowBoatUS Oneida Lake. Much like an auto club for boaters, the locations are part of a nationwide network of 300 ports and 600 towing response vessels across the

tags: Boat Club, Company Expansions, Lake Ontario

Friday, May 31, 2019

Evinrude announced today that Tracy Crocker, president of the BRP Marine Group; Jeff Wasil, engineering manager in Emissions Testing, Certification and Regulatory Development for BRP Evinrude; and James Irwin, president of Alumacraft attended the American Boating Congress in Washington D.C. last week. “The American Boating

tags: Law & Politics

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Celebrating over eighty years of continuous business this year, Howe Marine had humble beginnings in 1938. Originally opened in Indian River, Mich., as ‘Majestic Marine’, Steve Majestic was the first owner, followed by “Stub” and Bessie Howe in 1942. After updating the name, “Stub” and his wife also

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Dealerships, Engines, Lake Michigan, Service & Repair

Thursday, May 30, 2019

FLIR is pleased to announce the addition of Yamaha Command Link and Command Link Plus integration into Raymarine’s family of Axiom® multifunction displays. This new capability is one of many new features introduced with the recent release of the LightHouse Annapolis 3.9 operating system for Axiom. Certified by Yamaha,

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

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Every year the New York Sea Grant (NYSG) Discover Clean and Safe Boating educational vessel is equipped with all the gear required and recommended for boating on New York waters. Because boating is a year’round pursuit in New York State, NYSG Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White is continually educating people

by: NY Sea Grant

tags: Boating 101, Safety

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Nobody thinks they are going to be the one that goes overboard, but that’s exactly what happened to Meridian X crewman, Mark Wheeler, during the 2017 “Chicago Mac” race. In moments, he went from racing to survival as he found himself thrown overboard into Lake Michigan at night. Amazingly he was recovered, but his

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Boating 101, Safety, Sailing

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Would you like to try to help save a child’s life this summer boating season? With a range of free materials available, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water can help your marina, club, fuel dock, campground, town or waterfront business get a Life Jacket Loaner location off the ground or promote an existing

tags: Rentals, Safety

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

HydroHoist is proud to announce the receipt of orders from the U.S. Navy to provide HarborHoist boat lifts to protect Navy security and patrol boats. The contracts for installations include ports in Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New Hampshire to be completed this spring. HydroHoist was selected through a strong vetting

tags: Company Expansions, Lifts & Hoists

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Airbnb has shown that the sharing economy can work. A new report says, in 2018, the peer-to-peer rental company’s annual sales surpassed Hilton, based on data from U.S. travelers (excluding business spending). For boat owners looking to make extra money renting their boats on peer-to-peer boat rental networks like Boatsetter,

tags: Boat Club, Insurance, Rentals

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Toledo Sail and Power Squadron urges boaters to take the time each season to schedule a Vessel Safety Check (VSC) to determine if the boat is in compliance with federal and state boating laws. Each VSC is free of charge, a public service provided by Toledo Sail & Power Squadron “America’s Boating Club” and

tags: Lake Erie, Safety