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Thursday, May 31, 2018

NAUTIC-ON (TM) is partnering up with the Chicago Yacht Club as a supporting sponsor of the club’s 2018 summer event series. Taking place at the Chicago Yacht Club’s Monroe and Belmont Stations, this series features a variety of events such as the Power & Sail In-Water Tech Show. This Friday and Saturday, the In-Water

tags: Events, Lake Michigan

Thursday, May 31, 2018

This week SkipperBud’s will hold a ceremonial ground breaking in Waterford on the site where SkipperBud’s will open a new boat sales and service dealership in the fall of 2018. Mike Pretasky JR, President of SkipperBud’s will be joined by members of the Waterford Chamber of Commerce, Roncelli Inc.,

tags: Lake St. Clair, Company Expansions, Inland Lakes

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Star brite, manufacturer of Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment and a wide line of marine, automotive, RV, powersports and outdoor power equipment products, is proud to announce it has joined the Miss GEICO Racing Team as a sponsor. The Company’s logos debuted on the 3,300-hp, 47’ Victory Catamaran Miss GEICO driven by James

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Your boat is worth so much — emotionally, spiritually, not to mention the dollars, of course. Yet, theft is a real possibility and a comparatively small investment could save you “boat loads” of future hassle. Enter the MiniTrax™ compact GPS satellite tracking system from AtlasTrax. At only 3” x 2”

tags: Electronics, Safety

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

TowBoatUS Detroit, the on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters has a new owner, but the face may be familiar. Local boaters may recognize Capt. Jeff Pidcock, owner of Damark Marine Specialties in Gibraltar for more than 20 years, as the new owner of the boater-assistance service that’s part of a network

tags: Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Towing, Boat Club, Employment News

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

When trying to explain to people why the acrylic windows and hatches on their boat do not appear to keep the integrity it once had, I say: “It’s all in the care.” Allow me to explain. With over 30 years in experience with customized marine made parts, I often have clients come to me asking for advice on how to care

by: Jeff Hood, Owner of Allied Plastics

tags: Accessories, Boating 101

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

If you fish the Great Lakes and catch a marked and tagged fish, please report it. You’re helping the DNR collect critical information about the state’s fish populations and trends. The department has used a coded-wire tag program to “mass mark” various fish species in Michigan since the 1980s. Mass marking

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Mother Nature threw a wet blanket on boater’s plans for the traditional kickoff of the summer boating season, Memorial Day weekend, reports Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). Boaters made fewer than 3,000 requests for on-water assistance to the nation’s largest recreational boat towing fleet, TowBoatUS,

tags: Lifestyle

Monday, May 28, 2018

One of the first reasons why an owner chooses an Azimut Yacht is nearly always beauty. Then, the intrinsic values of the product come into play — its comfort, safety features, level of technology, and elegant living solutions. Finally, owners want something more between the time of making their choice and the purchase. Meaning,

tags: New Boat Models

Monday, May 28, 2018

If you’re seeking shelter on the water, or even just looking to make your boat look and feel new(er) again, a well-designed enclosure will make a difference. A canvas addition consists of many complementary parts: fabric or vinyl (both of which have improved in performance and aesthetics), window technology (also referred to as

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Canvas & Upholstery, Do It Yourself (DIY)

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