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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Fred Brodsky’s support to the Coast Guard Foundation stretches back a decade, and in that time, he’s made a considerable impact on Coast Guard members and families. Now, with a significant investment to launch the Red Stripe Fund, Fred will have a lasting legacy for years to come. “Every time we’ve been with

tags: Charity, History

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Scania, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of engines for boats, trucks, buses and industrial applications, announced today the expansion of its longstanding partnership with Maritimo to include boats built for the United States and Canada. Effective immediately, Scania’s 16-liter V8 and 13-liter in-line six-cylinder

tags: Company Expansions, Engines

Monday, October 26, 2020

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) recently announced that its Fort Wayne Operations is its first boat manufacturing facility to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill status. This accomplishment represents a significant milestone in Brunswick’s ongoing campaign to advance its sustainability mission. The Zero Waste to Landfill

tags: Environmental Impact

Friday, October 23, 2020

The First range has big ambitions this autumn, with the development of a simpler, more manageable version of the First 14, 24 and 27. Aluminium masts, North Dacron sails, and jib furling systems are just a few of the changes that will make these lightning-fast planing hulls more accessible to a larger public. Die-hard racers will

tags: New Boat Models, Sailing

Friday, October 23, 2020

Nearly one year has passed since Maritimo Racing crossed the finish line of a Powerboat Grand Prix - The year 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic has seen almost all classes of international powerboat racing put on hold until further notice. Even with no international racing on the horizon for 2020, Maritimo Racing are busily preparing

tags: COVID-19, Racing, Sailing

Thursday, October 22, 2020

This year the Alliance for the Great Lakes celebrates its 50th anniversary. From a tiny but influential startup called the Lake Michigan Federation, the Alliance for the Great Lakes has grown into a leading voice for the protection of the Great Lakes and for all the ways that people and wildlife are dependent on them. The Great Lakes

by: Joel Brammeier President & CEO, Alliance for the Great Lakes

tags: Environmental Impact, Great Lakes

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, recently installed a Marine Travelift HTC 150D Hydraulic Hatch Crane on the Michigan Trader cargo vessel. The Barge Michigan Trader is a new ship being built by FBS for VanEnkevort Tug & Barge and is expected to be delivered in September 2020. FBS is an industry

tags: Hauling

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The National Museum of the Great Lakes will continue their Halloween Boo on the Boat tradition by extending the event from one day to one week. Beginning Saturday, October 24 and concluding on Saturday, October 31 the museum will encourage young “goblins and ghouls” to visit the museum in costume to trick-or-treat aboard

tags: Lake Erie, Events, Kids & Pets

Monday, October 19, 2020

After receiving a large grant through Michigan’s Marshall plan, with a partnership with MBIA and our Members to form the Michigan Boating Talent Consortium, The Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville began their first Marine Service Technology Program in September with a full cohort of students (with a waiting list).

by: Michigan Boating Industries Association

tags: Education

Friday, October 16, 2020

Albemarle Boats is pleased to announce that a new 30 foot Express is currently under construction, and this new model will be shown to its dealer network this fall before making its public debut at the Saint Petersburg, FL Boat Show January 14-17, 2021. According to Albemarle General Manager, Burch Perry, “We have introduced a

tags: New Boat Models

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