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Friday, September 20, 2019

At the Fort Lauderdale International boat show in 2013, I met a young boat building company out of Miami called Belzona Boats. I was shocked that a boat builder would have started to manufacture a whole new concept of boat so shortly after the recession, but, when I looked at the models in the water, I was floored by their innovation

by: Erik Kyle, Publisher, Great Lakes Scuttlebutt

tags: Company Expansions, Great Lakes, New Boat Models

Friday, September 20, 2019

SkipperBud’s will now represent the MasterCraft Boat Company in Northern Illinois. The operations will be split between two locations, Volo and Antioch, Illinois. The primary showroom will be at the Sequoit Harbor location, which will provide an on water site to best serve the current and future MasterCraft owners. Jim Schultz,

tags: Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Michigan

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