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Monday, September 24, 2018

Jeanneau America and Harken are teaming up at the 2018 United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis to launch "Demo Afloat," a hands-on opportunity to experience Harken sailing products aboard a 2019 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 419 - without even leaving the dock. Sailors can try Harken electric winches, a Reflex® Top-Down kite furler, a

tags: Accessories, Boat Show, East Coast, Sailing

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Weems & Plath, celebrating its 90th year as the leading manufacturer of fine nautical instruments, will host its 27th annual Tent Sale during the Annapolis Boat Shows, October 4 – 14. This event, held at their headquarters at 214 Eastern Ave, in Annapolis, MD, offers savings on discounted, overstock & sample items. These

tags: Accessories, Charity, Coupons & Discounts, Decorative, East Coast

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Elkhart Plastics Inc. (EPI) has hired Dale Ohlrich as Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) Sales Manager. Dale brings more than 20 years of manufacturing and business development experience to the position. His responsibilities include overseeing Elkhart Plastics’ IBC division and contributing to strategic growth initiatives.

tags: Accessories, Employment News

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Elkhart Plastics Inc. (EPI) has hired Hilary Welter to fill its newly created Marketing Manager position. Previously, Welter served as the Marketing and Research Coordinator for the Indianapolis-based North American Retail Hardware Association for four years. During her tenure, she participated in a work and travel program called

tags: Accessories, Employment News, Women in Boating

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Paris Site Furnishings introduces the TuffBoxx DockBoxx, an ergonomic, secure storage container which is ideal for oars, paddles, life vests, and other watersport accessories. Constructed of galvanized steel for rust resistance, this model features lift-assist gas shock cylinders for safe and easy “no-pinch” lid control.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Sirius Signal, the company that designs and engineers the highly awarded SOS Distress Light Beacon is excited to announce a significant milestone in their effort to provide an environmentally-conscious legal alternative to toxic marine flares. e to toxic marine flares. During the month of September, the team will be celebrating the

tags: Accessories, Environmental Impact, Safety

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The year was 1859, Oregon was becoming the 33rd state in the US, and James Buchanan was President. In Boston, Jacob Edson was hard at work, developing a solution for the coastal and offshore Gloucester schooner fishing fleet – a solution known today as the diaphragm pump! This invention proved to be a huge success for the

tags: Accessories, Decorative

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Waterfront or poolside, dock boxes make convenient places to sit, but few are designed to withstand the weight of even a child without causing stress cracks. Better Way Products' premium 500ST and 600ST Seat Top models are engineered for that very purpose. They have a reinforced, self-draining lid with a comfortable molded-in backrest

tags: Accessories

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Weems & Plath is pleased to announce that the award winning CrewWatcher MOB alarm is now available in-stores and online. This man overboard alarm system, demonstrated at the Annapolis Fall Boat Shows and Progressive Miami International Boat Show, can now be found for purchase at both your favorite marine store and online at

tags: Accessories, Safety

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The “Freezer Cop” is a small device that instantly tells you if your freezer has thawed (and refrozen) during your absence. The concept is simple, with the device set up in your freezer, the ice inside will keep the ball suspended on top of the ice. If a failure happens, the ice will begin to thaw (along with the food).

tags: Accessories

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