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Monday, August 10, 2020

A bunch of cruisers had gathered in Biloxi for our Advanced Cruising seminar and, in a conversation during the reception, Jody was talking to a couple that was planning to set sail on a cruise. They were discussing if the group they were about to join wasn't more of a community rather than a lifestyle. Not that this is a real

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Sailing, Boat Club, Lifestyle

Monday, August 10, 2020

It’s a message that bears repeating, especially during the final stretch of Michigan summer. When swimming, kayaking, boating or fishing, put safety first and never underestimate weather, water conditions or the value of a life jacket. Strong currents can happen in all water types and depths, even shallow water. Lt. Gerald

tags: Boating 101, Canoes & Kayaks, Dept of Natural Resources, Safety

Sunday, August 9, 2020

More first-time boat buyers are getting on the water this season than in summers past. Along with the boat, many new owners also find themselves shopping for boat insurance for the first time. What are the most basic things new boat owners should know about buying a boat policy? BoatUS, the nation’s largest advocacy, services,

tags: Boating 101, Insurance

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Scania, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of engines for boats, trucks, buses and industrial applications, announced today the availability of its new powerful and lightweight range of engines – fully emissions certified for the U.S. pleasure craft market. A robust line-up commanded by a 900 HP, six-cylinder,

tags: Engines

Friday, August 7, 2020

Sharing shorelines with four of the five Great Lakes, fisheries-wise what happens in Michigan definitely doesn’t stay in Michigan. The Wolverine State has developed a fantastic Great Lakes sport fishery, which includes native lake trout, brown trout, steelhead, and several salmon species that have been introduced to our inland

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Helly Hansen, a global leader in technical sailing apparel, announced its partnership with The Ocean Race, sailing’s toughest team challenge. With over 140 years of knowledge, experience and expertise in developing performance-driven apparel, the Norwegian-based brand is trusted by professionals around the world and will be the

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Clothing & Shoes, Racing, Sailing

Thursday, August 6, 2020

WHAT: The 2020 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), the largest in-water boat show on the seven seas owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and produced by Informa Markets, will showcase its 61st annual premier exhibition of the industry's latest and greatest boats, yachts and superyachts,

tags: South Coast, Boat Show, COVID-19

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Summer is in full swing and many of us are finally able to get out on the water. After the spring we’ve had, most of us will take any lake time we can—we need it! And, while out, some may say “a boat is a boat,” but depending on your on-the-water activity of choice, some boats are better suited for its purpose

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Fishing, New Boat Models

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The National Sailing Hall of Fame announced today that its new home will be named The Sailing Museum, offering an innovative multi-media experience dedicated to celebrating sailing’s heritage, showcasing its heroes and inspiring generations of sailors to come. Situated in the historic Armory building on the waterfront in

tags: History, Racing, Sailing, Awards, East Coast

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Australian motor yacht manufacturer, Maritimo's team in the Americas reports that in the past six weeks the market for both new and pre-owned boats in the region has experienced a resurgence in activity as they see sales and enquiry beginning to eclipse pre-Covid-19 levels. Maritimo's Americas' President, Dave Northrop, said across

tags: COVID-19, Dealerships, New Boat Models

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