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Monday, May 11, 2020

The Lake Michigan In-Water Boat Show is back June 12-14, 2020 with expanded offerings as the show looks to build on the success of its inaugural 2019 show. Started in 2019 and hosted at Manitowoc Marina, the Lake Michigan In-Water Boat Show is a direct response to the expressed desire by customers to make their purchasing decisions

tags: Boat Show, Lake Michigan

Friday, May 8, 2020

The appeal of the flagship, Viking Yacht Company built, Valhalla V-41 is strong and simple: She’s the best big center console on the market, answering the call with speed, range, overall performance, and high-level fishability. This triple- or quad-powered offshore runner is poised to take the reins as the leading

tags: New Boat Models

Friday, May 8, 2020

Grand Banks Yachts Limited is proud to announce the stateside arrival of the all-new Grand Banks 54. The new model follows in the footsteps of successful yachts in the same line—the previously released GB60 and GB60 Skylounge—which featured the company’s signature warped semi-displacement hull. The GB54 continues the

tags: New Boat Models

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Many Great Lakes boaters harbor the same dream: to sail away to distant ports and see the world from the comfort of their cockpit. The problem with this dream is that COVID-19 may have turned it into a nightmare for the foreseeable future. With many countries understandably closing their borders, it may be a while until cruisers are

by: Ken Quant

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Charters, COVID-19, Sailing, Travel

Thursday, May 7, 2020

"Furuno Connections" is back, and Furuno is bringing something very special for Season 2. They've outfitted four boats with complete electronics packages, one from each of their major competitors and one with NavNet TZtouch3, and they are taking you out on the water to put all of these systems through their paces in a head-to-head

tags: Fishing, Navigation, Electronics

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Boating Industry, the monthly U.S. boating business magazine, has listed the new Waketoon Surf Series Pontoon from Avalon & Tahoe Manufacturing among the top new products of the year. The versatile boat combines the most sought-after benefits of both a high-performance pontoon boat and the increasingly popular wakesurf boats into

tags: New Boat Models, Water Toys, Awards

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

SkipperBud’s wants to provide those fighting on the front lines of this pandemic an afternoon on the water. SkipperBud’s Milwaukee location is donating 50 vouchers for free half day, weekday, pontoon boat rentals. The KK River is a wonderful way to see and experience downtown Milwaukee. SkipperBud’s Service Center

tags: COVID-19, Feel Good Story, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

I’ve been a Great Lakes boater my entire life and have plenty of wild storm stories to tell as a result. During a boat trip home from Cedar Point in 1978, my dad piloted us across Lake Erie during what he recalls as the worst lake storm he’s been in. I, as my dad’s 11-year-old co-pilot and chart-reader, remember

by: Melissa Walsh

tags: Boating 101, Education, Navigation, Safety

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Over the past several months, a survey has been available on the Great Lakes Scuttlebutt website asking readers to provide input on their favorite parts of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt as well as what they want to see from the magazine. “One thing that became clear when reading feedback was that much of what our readers are looking

tags: Company Expansions

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Need help with shoreline erosion? Water pooling in your yard or basement? Are waves impacting your breakwall or rock rip-rap? Check out the new virtual shoreline visit website of New York Sea Grant's Great Lakes program at virtualsitevisit. Waterfront property owners in need of erosion management

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Ontario, Real Estate

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