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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (Act 451 of 1994) Part 413 has been amended with changes for boaters and anglers that take effect March 21, 2019. The changes are intended to strengthen protection for Michigan waterways against the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species. What boaters

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

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Every spring there is a unique gathering of women sailors on the shores of Lake Michigan. Driven by a desire to improve their skills, meet like-minded people, and simply jump start the season, they descend upon the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center for a one-day immersion into the world of sailing from a female perspective. Started

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Education, Event, Lake Michigan, Sailing, Women in Boating

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Beginning and experienced woman sailors can jump-start their sailing lives by heading to the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) 18th Annual Women’s Sailing Conference slated for Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The event, which features hands-on land- and

tags: East Coast, Education, Sailing, Women in Boating

Monday, March 25, 2019

Doris Colgate wears many hats – wife, sister, business leader, mentor, author, non-profit organization founder, and sailor – and Doris continues to celebrate the sailing lifestyle today as President and CEO of Offshore Sailing School. Doris’ work life started in the advertising department of Yachting magazine when

by: Beth Oliver, Director of Marketing, Offshore Sailing School

tags: Education, Sailing, Women in Boating

Monday, March 25, 2019

With boatyards, backyards, marinas, and clubs now coming to life, spring commissioning time has arrived. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has a Spring Commissioning Checklist to help boaters start the season right: Before You Launch Inspect and replace hose clamps as necessary. Double-clamp fuel lines and exhaust

tags: Spring Commissioning

Monday, March 25, 2019

Extremely popular and well respected for leading the reemergence of Iconic Marine's three brands— Fountain, Baja and Donzi—32-year marine industry veteran Joe Curran passed away yesterday after a short and hard fought battle with stomach cancer. In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Curran was part of Iconic's original

tags: Employment News

Friday, March 22, 2019

AMF Marine – a division of Alum Metal Fab, LLC and located in Valley View, OH – is owned and operated by Nick Shirk, an avid boater and outdoorsman. His extensive knowledge of fabrication and engineering has allowed him to expand his marine product line globally and offer many services. Swim Platforms AMF Marine currently

tags: Accessories, Engines, Flooring

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Michigan boaters may not be aware of the potential trouble on the water in regards to the recent legalization of marijuana. There are a growing number of states where cannabis is legal, giving many boaters the entirely false impression they can legally bring the substance aboard a boat or vessel. Possession of marijuana is a violation

tags: Law & Politics, Safety

Thursday, March 21, 2019

MarineMax to host World’s Largest Online Used Boat Sale, March 21 - 23. To register, visit "We have the privilege of representing some of the very best brands in major boating markets. Our customers now have a chance to see our entire lineup of used boat inventory from MarineMax locations

tags: Brokerage, Used Boats

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Getting your rig ready for another season’s use is one of the joys of springtime. Lots of great emotions are awakened; it’s a heady time, as the possibilities for new boating adventures seem endless. Making sure your boat is ready for all the fun is a great responsibility. Even if you’re on-the-money when it comes to

by: John Tiger

tags: Boating 101, Spring Commissioning