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Saturday, December 19, 2020

Eldean Shipyard recently installed and activated its second solar installation to generate electricity on-site at the marina! The new, larger solar installation produces 97 kWh of electricity, nearly 1.5x more than the initial 66 kWh array. Like their first solar installation in 2014, these solar panels are installed on the roof of a

tags: Environmental Impact

Friday, December 18, 2020

Boaters looking to buy themselves a Christmas gift may be thinking about adding some “bling” to the boat – multicolored decorative LED deck and space lighting. Just don’t light your boat up like a Christmas tree, says the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Extra lights installed in the wrong

tags: Safety, Lighting

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Three members of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Conservation Teen Advisory Council (ConTAC) will share their passion for preserving and protecting Ohio’s waters with the Great Lakes Commission at its annual meeting that took place on Thursday, November 19, 2020. The Great Lakes Commission is composed of

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Lake Erie

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Godfrey Marine, manufacturer of pontoons built with enduring quality and superior craftsmanship, announced today its all new range of AquaPatio Pontoons. Completely restyled for the 2021 model year, the new AquaPatio product line of high-end performance pontoons offer crisp, sporty styling inside and out. Greatly enhancing

tags: New Boat Models

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced that, as part of GivingTuesday, the organization will inspire generosity by launching a matching gift challenge from GEICO. Supporting its work to assist Coast Guard

tags: Charity, Feel Good Story

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Boating Writers International (BWI) today announced that the Annual Writing Contest is now open for entries. Now in its 28th year, the BWI Writing Contest recognizes exceptional achievements in boating journalism, photography and videography with a total of $15,000 in cash prizes. Complete contest details and the electronic entry

tags: Education, Job Opportunities, Promotions & Giveaways

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

When the 116 year old ketch, Katwinchar, crossed the finish line in the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race after a grueling four days and six hours at sea a fire was ignited in the heart Australian boating industry legend and ketch owner, Bill Barry-Cotter. And that moment culminated this week in a major event involving Gold Coast

tags: Racing, Sailing

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The largest pure fishing show in the country will return to the largest freshwater fishing market in the country, but not until March 25-28. The Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit, originally scheduled for January 7-10 at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, has been re-scheduled due to the Convention Center’s use as an Alternate

tags: Boat Show, Fishing

Monday, December 14, 2020

Our Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) host in Bocas del Toro, Panama, is Mary J. Robertson. She has been living in Bocas for the past 22 years and is the owner of Marina Cayo Carenero, S.A. Located on the Northwest coast of Panama, this area comes highly recommended to all cruisers looking for paradise in the Caribbean. The

tags: Marina

Friday, December 11, 2020

When most boaters think about their time on the water, they focus on those exhilarating moments of cruising with a wide-open throttle. At the end of the day, when they are coming back into their slip, the low-speed maneuvering in crowded marinas can be stressful and those are the times most boat owners choose to forget. Remote control

tags: Retrofitting

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