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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

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

State of Michigan agencies today released for public comment a draft independent analysis of the impacts of a potential oil spill from Enbridge Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac. A team led by Michigan Technological University and directed by professor Guy Meadows of Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center submitted the

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Huron, Law & Politics

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Seakeeper, Inc., the leader in marine stabilization, announced standardization partnerships with two key industry partners, Scout Boats and Bertram Yachts. “Every day we’re seeing more and more builders adding Seakeeper to their models, not just as options, but as standard equipment,” said Andrew Semprevivo,

tags: Company Expansions

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

It is not often you get open a business near your hometown, on the lake you grew up on, in an industry that is your passion. Wes Blazer is making that passion become a reality at Weatherly Boat Works in Port Clinton. Building boats in the Great Lakes has gone back centuries, what once was a necessity is now more a recreational

tags: Lake Erie, New Boat Models

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Navigating inland rivers present a unique set of challenges, and workboats on these demanding waterways require purpose-built tools to do the job safely and efficiently. Furuno Radars have filled that niche for decades with their "V" (vertical screen) Radars. Now, they are ready to set the bar even higher with the introduction of

tags: Electronics, Navigation

Monday, July 23, 2018

The first All-New 369 has just come out of the mold and is equipped with an all-new sport top. The brand new sport top will be a second option for the 369 & 399, which will make it a dream come true for those that like to fish. The 369 has been stretched slightly from the 360 Sport model and can accommodate up to two rows of

tags: New Boat Models