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Thursday, June 7, 2018

If you are not one of the 1500+ sailors wrapping up preparations for the start of the 51st Newport Bermuda Race onFriday, June 15, 2018, then you have less than a week to plan how to watch one of the greatest sailing spectacles held on Narragansett Bay. Organized by the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, the

tags: East Coast, Racing, Sailing

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

As we all endure more birthdays, what’s cool to own and collect is getting newer. Of course, you car people have seen it happening for many years, but it’s a relatively new phenomenon for us boaters. We’re starting to see Donzis, Boston Whalers, Century Coronados and Resorters, Ski Nautiques and the Glastron boats

by: David Bortner, “Captain” at Freedom Boat Service

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Insurance

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Don't know where to go? We got you covered with Great Lakes Scuttlebutt’s fifth annual “Classic Boat Show Calendar” found in this issue. There are a couple of shows that have either changed their dates or improved the format to make a bigger, better show. One show we are especially excited about is the 27th Annual

by: Captain Dennis J Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Lifestyle

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Interested in getting out on the water this summer, but not ready to buy a boat of your own? New York Sea Grant and the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York offer safety tips and suggest the right questions to ask before renting a boat. You can begin your search for rental opportunities through the Boating Industries

tags: Lake Ontario, Rentals

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Navatics, expert in underwater robotics, recently announced the pre-sale of Navatics MITO, a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) equipped with advanced active stabilization technology that provides new levels of underwater video steadiness in an affordable, 6.6 lbs. underwater drone. Available starting at the affordable super

tags: Electronics

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Bay Marine, Chicago and Door County’s premier yacht dealer, is pleased to announce the addition of Monte Carlo Yachts to its all-star lineup of product offerings. Monte Carlo Yachts is a luxury custom-yacht manufacturer out of Monfalcone, Italy, that builds custom flybridge yachts from 65’ to 105’. At a time when

tags: Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Michigan, New Boat Models

Monday, June 4, 2018

Everyone knows not to wax non-skid surfaces on your boat. Doing so makes them dangerously slippery, especially when wet. Slipping and falling can result in injury, or worse, going overboard and possibly drowning. The question is: how do you keep your non-skids clean and shiny? Dirt sticks like a magnet, footprints are hard to clean,

tags: Polishes & Waxes

Monday, June 4, 2018

Families often acquire a boat and enjoy using it near their home. However, it is not often that the purchase also considers taking the boat along on a vacation. But, with a little experience under the belt, one will find that there are many destinations to choose, and the outcome of the venture will change if you take your boat. If

by: Capt. Fred Davis

tags: Boating 101, Travel

Friday, June 1, 2018

Recently, MarineMax Port Clinton launched its Service Express mobile app in the Ohio area to make scheduling boat service easier. “We are excited to provide a new and convenient way to schedule your service in advance!” stated Keith Teynor, MarineMax General Manager. “We all lead busy lives, and sometimes we forget

tags: Lake Erie, Software & Apps

Friday, June 1, 2018

On a beautiful summer’s evening as you approach the port of Kincardine, Ontario — located along the sandy shoreline of Lake Huron — you may just find yourself captivated by the tranquil, yet haunting, sounds of the bagpipes as the Phantom Piper guides you to shore whilst you simultaneously take in the most

tags: Destination, Lake Huron