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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Bay Marine, Chicago and Door County’s premier yacht dealer, is pleased to announce the addition of Monte Carlo Yachts to its all-star lineup of product offerings. Monte Carlo Yachts is a luxury custom-yacht manufacturer out of Monfalcone, Italy, that builds custom flybridge yachts from 65’ to 105’. At a time when

tags: Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Michigan, New Boat Models

Thursday, May 31, 2018

This week SkipperBud’s will hold a ceremonial ground breaking in Waterford on the site where SkipperBud’s will open a new boat sales and service dealership in the fall of 2018. Mike Pretasky JR, President of SkipperBud’s will be joined by members of the Waterford Chamber of Commerce, Roncelli Inc.,

tags: Company Expansions, Inland Boating, Lake St. Clair

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

World Cat recently added Catawba Moorings to its current dealer roster. Thedealership - located in Port Clinton, Ohio – was established in 1987 and offers sales and service, and deep access to Lake Erie with 200 docks up to 60’. “We’re pleased to be partnered with this family-oriented and reputable

tags: Company Expansions, Employment News

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Captain Gareth Stamm, a recreational boat-towing captain and business owner, opened his second TowBoatUS location on the Illinois River last year. Now, Stamm is seeing growth potential on Lake Michigan with the opening of TowBoatUS Racine and TowBoatUS Waukegan. The two new locations, which span the Illinois–Wisconsin border,

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan, Salvage, Towing

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Irish Boat Shop is pleased to announce that they will be opening a much-anticipated new location on East Bay in Traverse City, just in time for the 2018 boating season. The new waterfront location is nestled at the base of the East Bay on US 31 North, in what was formerly the Traverse City Waterfront Conference Center. Extensive

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan

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: Brokerage, Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Erie, Used Boats

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Volvo Penta of the Americas today announced the appointment of Interstate PowerSystems as a new Authorized Power Center for the marine industry. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Interstate PowerSystems is a division of Interstate Companies, Inc., which has been in business since 1957 with more than 20 locations in the upper

tags: Company Expansions, Engines

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 25, 2018

For Captain Jeff Lorass, a 1985 Mound Westonka High School graduate, his path in life took him from Minnesota to Florida for a career in service-related work and family. Now he’s back to Lake Minnetonka as the new owner of the 24-hour on water towing service TowBoatUS Lake Minnetonka. Joining him in the family-run business are

tags: Company Expansions, Inland Boating, Lake Superior, Towing

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

New website features enhanced search, boat slip reservations, and marina success tracker. Marinalife, a leading source for premium content, marina information, and cruising concierge services, recently announced the launch of its new website, which will offer new features for boaters and marinas. The new site brings enhanced search

tags: Company Expansions, Rentals, Software & Apps