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Monday, March 9, 2020

The Progressive Novi Boat Show cruises into the Suburban Collection Showplace March 12-15 with exhibitors lining the showplace wall-to-wall with hundreds of boats to see and purchase along with accessories, entertainment and fun! Just days away from the beginning of spring, this is the last boat show of the season in Metro Detroit and

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

Friday, March 6, 2020

Seakeeper, the leader in marine stabilization, launched its newest, smallest, and most radically different model yet, the Seakeeper 1, at February’s Miami International Boat Show. The Seakeeper 1 is designed to eliminate up to 95% of boat roll on vessels 23-30 feet (7-9 meters) or up to ~5.5 tons. The Seakeeper 1 includes

tags: Stabilization, Electronics

Friday, March 6, 2020

State leaders recently shared Michigan’s draft Adaptive Management Plan that will inform decisions and guide projects outlined in the Domestic Action Plan for Lake Erie, a targeted approach for improving water quality and reducing the amount of phosphorus entering the lake by 40 percent by 2025. Decreasing phosphorus inputs is

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Law & Politics, Dept of Natural Resources

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Fusion®, a worldwide leader in marine audio entertainment, recently announced the addition of Apple AirPlay® 2 functionality to the Apollo Series marine audio entertainment systems. This new feature is available with a free software update. With Apple AirPlay 2, users can enjoy seamless high-quality audio streaming from an

tags: Software & Apps, Electronics

Thursday, March 5, 2020

ANGLR, Lowrance® and Abu Garcia®, announce the successful collaboration between the three brands to blend their cutting-edge technologies to create a powerful new way to plan, record and relive fishing adventures – all while using precise data to catch more fish. Giving anglers a previously unavailable level of control,

tags: Fishing, Smart Technology, Software & Apps, Electronics

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Dockmate, manufacturer of advanced wireless remote controls for yachts, recently announced that it has received official factory approval from Volvo Penta. After extensive testing for any potential compatibility issues, Dockmate has obtained approval to connect to the Volvo Penta electronic vessel control EVC-E and EVC-2. Dockmate is

tags: Smart Technology, Company Expansions

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Check out the fishing report for each of the five Great Lakes, plus a look at Lake St. Clair and the Niagara River. Make your March and April fishing plans today!

tags: Great Lakes, Fishing

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Take a trip across Lake Superior in an Avalon pontoon. Explore this beautiful area and pay respects to the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

by: Jim Wolf, President of Avalon Pontoons

tags: History, Lake Superior, Lifestyle, Shipwrecks, Travel, Feel Good Story

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Download a PDF and print your copy of this checklist Getting the boat ready for the summer boating season is an exciting time for America’s nearly 12 million recreational boaters. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has a Spring Commissioning Checklist to help boaters start the season right, along with a new

by: Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS)

tags: Spring Commissioning, Boating 101

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

It often seems no matter how many cubby holes, drawers, and lockers a boat has, there's always a need for more. Beckson Marine Soft-Mate holders are the simple way to add storage wherever needed. Soft-Mate solutions come in a wide range of sizes and styles to accommodate everything from cell phones to binoculars. Made from a soft,

tags: Retrofitting, Accessories

April 2020