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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Boaters’ thoughts are always turning to spring, even in the dead of winter. Boating and fishing season is right around the corner, right? In that vein, most boaters look forward to off-season boat shows, and with good reason. 2020 was, thanks in large part to the COVID pandemic, one of the best years in the marine business; 2021

by: John Tiger

tags: Boat Show

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Challenging times call for creative thinking. When boat shows started being canceled left and right across North America due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Highfield Boats, the world’s leading aluminum-hull RIB builder, decided to bring the boat-show experience to RIB enthusiasts at their local dealership instead. This winter, the

tags: New Boat Models

Friday, January 1, 2021

For boaters in the Great Lakes region, there are two seasons: boating season and not-yet-boating season. Whether your boat is floating on the water or hibernating under shrinkwrap, she’s a major commitment that needs your tender loving care year-round. The memories she’ll bring are priceless. January: Think about summer

by: Melissa Walsh

tags: Great Lakes, Winterization

Thursday, December 31, 2020

The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University will conduct a freshwater fishing seminar with guided fishing on Saturday, Feb. 20 at Bass Pro Shops, Dania Beach, FL from 9 am to 3 pm. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies, Let's Go Fishing Foundation, the educational event offers classroom instruction, conservation,

tags: Fishing, South Coast

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

While 2020 has been difficult for maritime shows everywhere, the Annapolis Boat Shows are alive and well and ready to take on 2021 with gusto and determination. The Annapolis Boat Shows have announced the next five-year dates for their fall shows. Their marquee fall shows will now take place on the same October weekends for the next

tags: Boat Show

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

The New TACO Marine® LED Navigation Light is designed specifically to be mounted on SuproFlex rub rail. The sleek, low-profile navigation light fits V11-9960, V11-9950 and V11-9990 SuproFlex profiles, meets ABYC and USCG requirements for both sail and powerboats, and has a water-resistant IP68 rating for hours of maintenance-free

tags: Lighting, Retrofitting

Monday, December 28, 2020

An all-encompassing report on recreational boating activity in the U.S. is giving the U.S. Coast Guard, policymakers and the boating community the ability to shape smart boating safety policy into the future. Issued last week by the Coast Guard, The National Recreational Boating Safety Survey (NRBSS) looks at boating participation

tags: Dept of Natural Resources

Monday, December 28, 2020

After a banner year in sales, the Grand Rapids Boat Show – the state’s longest running consumer show – is gearing up for a repeat performance, February 17-21. Here in Michigan, boating is a BIG deal in terms of sales of new powerboats, outboard engines, trailers and accessories; boating activities, tourism and

tags: Boat Show

Friday, December 25, 2020

For decades, the Boston Whaler Dauntless series has led the industry in confident performance and multitasking capabilities. Now, the brand has introduced a bold new definition of “dauntless” with the debut of two exciting new models: the 220 and 250 Dauntless. “True to their name and heritage, the Dauntless models

tags: Fishing, New Boat Models

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Burger Boat Company has released its newest yacht concept, the Burger 120 Raised Pilothouse Motor Yacht. This new concept is a tremendous starting point for those looking to create their own iconic yacht with Burger’s renowned reputation of quality construction and attention to detail. It was developed to offer an exciting

tags: New Boat Models

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