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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

At the very Northeastern tip of Minnesota, on the North Shore of Lake Superior, lies Cook County, a destination like no other. Cook County offers endless, year-round recreational opportunities, from arts and culture to history, dining, and outdoor recreation of all kinds. In Cook County, you can experience Lake Superior—the

by: Carah Thomas Maskell

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. recently announced plans for its future Suzuki Marine Technical Center USA, scheduled to be built on a 20-acre waterfront property in Panama City, Florida. While the official launch date for this project is still unknown, Suzuki is currently finishing renovations on existing building sites on the

tags: Company Expansions, Engines, Job Opportunities, South Coast

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

EP Carry is the lightest, complete electric motor system with plenty of power and range for days of ship to shore duties. For dinghy use, a quick charge from your house bank each night means you never worry about range. But, if you have a small camp cruiser and you want to motor all day, you’ve previously been limited by battery

tags: Batteries & Chargers, Engines, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

It was a bright, sunny summer day. Rona just gave birth to a baby girl, and she and her husband still didn’t have a name. Just then, a robin perched on the windowsill and looked right at them. Along came a wind gust and knocked the bird off. “That’s it!” they cried. “We’ll call her Robin Gale, like

by: Robin Coles

tags: Generators, Sailing, Accessories, Batteries & Chargers, Environmental Impact

Monday, March 30, 2020

We’ve all become familiar with the Toyota Prius and seen increasing numbers of Teslas zipping around the roadways. We’ve been hearing about “green” technology as a solution to make the environment cleaner and better, and, while these cars are celebrated for being revolutionary, this technology is also being

by: Jordan Tilton

tags: Boating 101, Engines, Environmental Impact, Generators

Monday, March 30, 2020

Bayview Yacht Club, one of the nation’s most storied and historic sailing clubs, today announced that Atwater Brewery is a presenting sponsor for its 2020 Bayview Mackinac Race, the 96th consecutive running of the Race. Ryan Farrell, 2020 Bayview Yacht Club Commodore, made the announcement. As part of the partnership, Atwater

tags: Events, Lake Huron, Racing, Sailing

Monday, March 30, 2020

From cotton duck to modern acrylic textiles, all outdoor fabrics collect stains and eventually begin looking old and tired. Scrubbing with water and mild detergent may remove some of the surface dirt, but organics such as mold, mildew and algae need to be handled differently so they won't grow back. What's needed is biodegradable Mold

tags: Canvas & Upholstery, Cleaners

Friday, March 27, 2020

Your boat’s T-top may provide shade at the helm, but what about your passengers sitting behind you? Whether you are anchored out or cruising, your entire crew deserves more sun protection to make a long day on the boat much more comfortable. Unfortunately, many add-on shade solutions typically involve temporary pole-mounted

by: Diane Seltzer

tags: Boat Cover, Do It Yourself (DIY)

Friday, March 27, 2020

For the second year in a row, Volvo Penta of the Americas has achieved recognition as a Great Place to Work by a national institute that promotes and measures workplace excellence. The Great Place to Work Institute certification recognizes companies that achieve high scores in employee satisfaction based on surveys of workers. The

tags: Awards, Employment News, Job Opportunities

Thursday, March 26, 2020

After visiting the winter boat shows, we have seen the latest products and equipment that we want for our boating season. In spring, timing becomes very important if we are to realize these improvements. To ensure they are not lost as unrealized dreams, we must make them goals. After all, a goal is just a dream with a

tags: Boating 101, Spring Commissioning