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Monday, July 30, 2018

Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Annapolis offer a choice of two fun on-water training courses taught aboard 21-foot powerboats: “Intro to Boating” and “Women Making Waves,”

tags: Boating 101, East Coast, Education

Friday, July 27, 2018

Chris-Craft is truly an American story. Born in 1874, it came of age at a time that defined the notion of American ingenuity. While Henry Ford was creating the first motorcars, his watercraft counterpart, Chris Smith, was developing the very first engine-propelled boats and skiffs. Even during the Great Depression, Chris-Craft thrived

tags: New Boat Models

Friday, July 27, 2018

Chris-Craft is pleased to announce its appointment of South Shore Marine to its global dealer network, located in Huron, Ohio. South Shore Marine is a full service marine dealership dedicated to providing premium products and services to boaters in the Great Lakes region. Operating since 1989, South Shore Marine has represented

tags: Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Erie

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources strongly supports the introduction of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act in the U.S. Senate. Senators James Risch, R-Idaho, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. – along with their colleagues Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. – yesterday introduced groundbreaking

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Thursday, July 26, 2018

This is a reproduction of an article by Laura Johnston of Rock The Lake. See the original article here. Want to know what the water — or weather — is like on a Great Lake? Text a buoy, and it’ll immediately text you back with: Wind speed Water temperature Air temperature Wave height And more You can find a list

by: Laura Johnston, RocktheLake

tags: Electronics, Great Lakes, Navigation, Software & Apps

Thursday, July 26, 2018

North River Boats is one of the largest and fastest-growing heavy gauge aluminum boat manufacturers in the United States. The company was born over 40 years ago to take on the untamed rivers of the northwest and has since evolved by building models that can handle rapids, rivers, lakes, and oceans. With numerous commercial and

tags: Lake Erie, New Boat Models

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Evinrude announced today the appointment of Nando Zucchi as Vice President of Marketing and International Business Development. In his role, Zucchi will spearhead initiatives leveraging the company’s existing team of global marketing and international business development professionals to drive recognition and build strong

tags: Employment News, Engines

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Tediously light winds made for one of the slowest Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Races in decades. In fact, the 94-year-old distance race, which started Saturday, July 14 on lower Lake Huron, was so slow that at Tuesday’s final party at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel, awards were handed out as some competitors were

tags: Awards, Lake Huron, Racing, Sailing

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Here's a fresh, new take on how we go boating now. Fast, for the days when you have just a few hours before golf or the kids’ lacrosse. Climate controlled, so you can escape the sun, spray, and wind when you want to. Easy maintenance, and, most importantly, a strong build to take what the Great Lakes (and beyond) can dish out,

tags: New Boat Models

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Navico – the world’s largest manufacturer of marine electronics and C-MAP – a leading supplier of digital navigation products to the recreational and commercial marine market – announced today that they have merged. Effective immediately, C-MAP will become another powerful brand in the Navico portfolio --

tags: Books & Charts, Company Expansions, Electronics