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Friday, December 20, 2019

Lumitec, a leading designer and manufacturer of extreme environment LED lighting solutions, is pleased to announce they have received a 2019 METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show) DAME award for new product innovation in the category of “Interior equipment, furnishings, materials and electrical fittings used in cabins” with

tags: Awards, Lighting

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Over 40 manufacturers will be represented during Michigan’s first look at new 2020 boat designs. Discover the latest in technology and styling in early January at the Lansing Boat Show in downtown Lansing, Mich. Convenient parking and an excellent location makes the boat show a great break in the winter weather. Just two blocks

tags: Boat Show, Inland Boating

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Originally, the Detroit Boat Show had late January dates, similar to most boat shows around the country. However, as the North American International Auto Show grew bigger and bigger, the Detroit Boat Show got pushed further and further into February. No more! In July of 2018, the Auto Show announced its date change to June starting

by: Nicki Polan, MBIA Executive Director

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake St Clair

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

A look at the calendar may show it’s winter, but summer will make a welcome appearance as the Windy City’s BIGGEST marine and outdoor sale cruises into McCormick Place this January. Your Dreamboat is Here Climb aboard boats for every on-water activity imaginable‚ from fishing to cruising to water sports.

tags: Boat Show, Lake Michigan

Monday, December 16, 2019

The new Mirage Passport 12 by Hobie is a longer, larger, and more fishing-centric Passport than its wildly successful predecessor, the Passport 10.5. Powered by the original MirageDrive® Classic with ST Fins, this highly manageable 12-foot pedal kayak takes kayakers where they want to go with ease and world-class Hobie

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Fishing, Inland Boating

Friday, December 13, 2019

Boating has never been better when you reside at the brand-new luxury waterfront apartments and townhomes at 600 River Road in North Tonawanda, New York. The property is a unique living destination in Western New York, nestled on the mighty banks of the Niagara River where modern quality meets breathtaking perfection. Located

tags: Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Real Estate

Thursday, December 12, 2019

“Research shows that getting out on the water makes you happier and healthier. Sailing and boating are awe-inspiring activities that appeal to our senses and induce creativity that help reset our brains." ~ Dr. Wallace J. Nicols, author of the book “Blue Mind” Since 1964, Offshore Sailing School’s mission

by: Beth Oliver, Director of Marketing, Offshore Sailing School

tags: Education, Sailing, South Coast

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

If you want to “know the scuttlebutt” about the Great Lakes, you now have a singular place to get that information. With great thanks to Forum Communications for coordinating the domain ownership transfer, Great Lakes Scuttlebutt’s website can now also be reached by visiting The origin of the

tags: Company Expansions

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Boat trailers have a different purpose for everyone. Many boaters have boat trailers simply to store their boat during the “off season”, often considered to be a working cradle. However, trailers can provide an immense amount of freedom for boaters, allowing them to dictate when and where they travel with their boat(s).

by: Megan Meisler, Co-Owner of Loadmaster Trailer Co. Ltd.

tags: Trailers

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies), a world leader in marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced today that its GOST NT-Evolution 2.0 security system was instrumental in thwarting an attempted electronics theft in Lighthouse Point, Florida. This is the third attempted electronics theft

tags: Electronics, Smart Technology, Software & Apps