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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

It’s been just shy of two years since Barletta Pontoon Boats was first brought into existence in a small, vacated manufacturing facility just outside of Bristol, Indiana, in June of 2017. A successful, long-time recreational vehicle (RV) veteran, and avid boater, felt the time was right, and the marine industry was ready, for a

tags: New Boat Models

Monday, May 13, 2019

The Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, America’s greatest and longest-consecutively held freshwater sailing competition, is readying for its 95th edition on July 20, and organizers are working to “keep it safe, keep it fun, and keep it real.” “With a June 4 deadline for entry, we have crossed the

tags: Event, Lake Huron, Racing, Sailing

Monday, May 13, 2019

Visit throughout the season for event updates. June 1: Spring Lake, MI 16th annual Spring Lake Wooden Boat Show at Mill Point Park. In-water and Park setting displays. Ramp on site. Featured boats this year are the ‘lapstrake’ style (also known as clinker built) from all manufacturers, both wood and

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, Great Lakes

Monday, May 13, 2019

In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love… boatin’ Forgive me for altering Alfred Tennyson’s “Locksley Hall” poem from 1842, but I can’t help but wonder if it’s just me… This the time of year that always makes me glad I didn’t sell that old boat of mine

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Feel Good Story, Lifestyle

Friday, May 10, 2019

The National Vessel Registry Center, an online portal for Canadian vessel documentation, recently enhanced the security of the forms on their website. By offering new more-secure forms, they hope to help their customers feel even more confident in submitting their boat registry certificate applications and others. In the past,

tags: Canada, Company Expansions, Law & Politics, Software & Apps

Friday, May 10, 2019

IMTRA, the leading manufacturer and importer of quality solutions and products for the marine, energy, and transportation markets, recently announced a restructuring of key management to add new roles, ensure an industry-leading customer experience, and enable continued growth. Colby Chevalier has been added to the IMTRA Leadership

tags: Company Expansions, Employment News

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Outdoor textiles have come a long way since cotton duck. But even the most modern, hardwearing technical fabric needs protection against dirt, grime, oil, mildew, bird droppings, and the countless other stains Mother Nature throws its way. Iosso Water Repellent is invisible armor that keeps Sunbrella and other solution-dyed acrylics,

tags: Canvas & Upholstery, Cleaners

Thursday, May 9, 2019

With recreational boats now waking up from their long winter’s nap and their protective shrink wrap covers coming off prior to spring launch, a new video from the Ohio Clean Marinas Program shows boaters everywhere how to prepare boat shrink wrap for recycling in six easy steps. Essentially plastic, shrink wrap is an effective

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Environmental Impact, Spring Commissioning

Thursday, May 9, 2019

It’s almost prime-time boating season, and manufacturers are reporting that freshwater fishing boats, personal watercraft and pontoon boats are top sellers. What steps do you need to take to arrange financing for your dream boat? Here are 10 tips from the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group, Boat Owners

tags: Boating 101

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

It’s that time of year again! You’re buying sunscreen in bulk, loading up coolers with sandwiches, and heading down to the boat. But, before you pull away from the dock, make sure your propeller is just as prepared as you are. One of the often overlooked aspects of boat prep is making sure that your propeller is in proper

by: Professionals of Henry H. Smith Co.

tags: Propellers, Service & Repair

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