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Friday, September 13, 2019

Australian-crafted luxury motor yachts have made their way into the Great Lakes, and we’re more than okay with it. Despite being made with the oceans in mind, with its country of origin being surrounded by three of them, Maritimo’s line of motor yachts continues to adapt seamlessly to the unique ports and marinas of the

tags: Company Expansions, Great Lakes, New Boat Models

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Earlier this summer, long-time Central New Yorkers Capt. Grant Langheinrich and his wife, Karla Langheinrich, became owners of two 24-hour on-water towing ports, TowBoatUS Rochester and TowBoatUS Oneida Lake, part of a nationwide network of 300 ports and 600 towing response vessels across the country that provide routine assistance to

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Ontario, Towing

Monday, September 2, 2019

Harris Pontoons has officially announced that it will offer the Mercury Marine 450R outboard engine on its Grand Mariner and Crowne models effective immediately. In addition, both models will now offer Nautic-On as an option in addition to 7” and 9” screens (Simrad GO7 and GO9 series), an upgrade from the current 5”

tags: Company Expansions, New Boat Models

Thursday, August 22, 2019

United States Power Squadrons® – America’s Boating Club® announced that it has launched its dedicated educational facilities – the America’s Boating Club Learning Centers. The first Learning Center will be located at the Fisherman’s Cove Resort in Tavares, Florida, with additional locations to be

tags: Company Expansions, Education, South Coast

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

New York Sea Grant has updated the New York Invasive Species Information Clearinghouse website at nyis.info to include iMapInvasive maps that allow for real-time information, watercraft inspection, and more user-friendly navigation. The nyis.info site provides users with the latest information on terrestrial and aquatic plant,

tags: Company Expansions, Education, Environmental Impact

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Dutch shipyard Zeelander Yachts is proud to announce that it has recently expanded its international sales areas, thanks to the delivery of two new Z55 sport cruisers to the Great Lakes in the U.S. and Moscow in Russia, the first sales for Zeelander in these regions. The Z55 is a 17-metre, luxuriously elegant, lobster-style yacht

tags: Company Expansions, New Boat Models

Friday, August 2, 2019

Oasis Marinas, a marina management company, announces that the firm has been awarded the lease for Spitzer Lakeside Marina in Lorain, Ohio. This will be the company’s 25th marina under management and first in the Great Lakes. The marina will be rebranded to Oasis Marinas at Port Lorain in 2020 when Oasis Marinas officially has

tags: Company Expansions, Great Lakes, Lake Erie

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Flexiteek International has announced former Dek-King distributor World Panel Products as the new management team of Flexiteek Americas, with immediate effect. Flexiteek Americas is the sole distributor for Flexiteek 2G synthetic teak for the Americas. The team from World Panel Products will oversee the promotion, sales, and

tags: Company Expansions, Flooring

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Travelopia Yachts, the world’s premier yacht charter business and parent company to charter brands The Moorings, Sunsail and Footloose, has announced unprecedented investment into its charter products in 2020. Following the devastation of Hurricane Irma in the fall of 2017, Travelopia moved quickly to reestablish operations in

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Caribbean Islands, Charter, Company Expansions, Travel

Monday, July 22, 2019

World renowned boat manufacturer, Scout Boats has just begun generating clean renewable energy to power their manufacturing facility located in Summerville, SC. During a ceremony held on May 10, the CEO/Founder of Scout Boats, Steve Potts, flipped the switch to unveil the new 592 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system and announce the

tags: Company Expansions, Environmental Impact