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Friday, October 11, 2019

The Alerion Express 30 is the first Alerion offered with the option of a carbon-fiber bowsprit for the asymmetric gennaker. Combined with a full-roach mainsail and swept-spreader carbon-fiber mast, the Alerion 30 is a true thoroughbred. Add in the lightweight, stiff construction, utilizing a reinforced structural grid and vinyl

tags: New Boat Models, Sailing

Friday, October 11, 2019

Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) and the nation’s oldest and largest boat club and premiere boat club franchisor, has announced its 200th franchise location. The official announcement was made during the 2019 IBEX Marine Trade show in Tampa. Glenn Bergoffen, owner of the Tampa area franchise

tags: Boat Club, Company Expansions, Rentals, South Coast

Friday, October 11, 2019

Soundings Trade Only has named Brunswick Corporation & Mercury Marine as the winner of its annual Top 10 Most Innovative Companies awards. The judges commended Brunswick on a record-setting year in 2019 that saw the company launch many award-winning boat models including the SLX-R 350 from Sea Ray, the global launch of the 450R

tags: Awards, Company Expansions

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Since 1953, Cruisers Yachts of Oconto, Wisc., has been known as one of the world’s premier providers of midsize luxury yachts. The 38 GLS, which launched in June, perfectly packages a bow rider and outboard together, along with the big boat craftsmanship you expect from the Cantius line. The 38 GLS features triple 300 Mercury

tags: New Boat Models

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Six non-resident anglers were recently convicted of over-bagging on Lake Erie walleye and sentenced in Ashtabula Municipal Court according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. A surveillance operation coordinated by the Division of Wildlife in July revealed suspicious activity involving walleye

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

Thursday, October 10, 2019

With so much to experience, from super yachts, to submarines, to even yacht chef competitions, the annual The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) offers something for everyone, even your little ones. A family affair, this year’s show welcomes guests of all ages to navigate the joys of the nautical lifestyle, with a

tags: Boat Show, South Coast

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

If you haven’t been to Manistee County lately, then you have never been to Manistee County! Three harbors and their harbor towns share the 25-mile Lake Michigan shoreline with knock-your-socks-off pristine natural beauty, a shared history of lumbering and shipping, and each offers unique and memorable experiences. The city of

by: Maralee Cook, c/o Manistee County Visitors Bureau

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Many owners mistakenly use strong generic soap on their boats, thinking harsh equals effective. Nothing could be further from the truth. It instead removes any previously applied protective products, makes it difficult to rinse, and pollutes the environment with chemical runoff. Brite Wash from Shurhold is different. Safe to use on

tags: Cleaners, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The City of Lowell and Moran Iron Works have inked a contract for Moran to fabricate the latest iteration of the Lowell Showboat, the city’s centerpiece attraction. The project is expected to encompass nearly 10,000 hours of labor and be completed by Spring 2020, when it will be transported to its mooring location on the Flat

tags: Lake Michigan, Travel

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Since its inception in 2014, the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program has allocated over $18.5 million in grants to universities, non-profits, and units of government to prevent, detect, and manage invasive species in Michigan. Now, you can see all 112 grant-funded projects in one place with the MISGP story map, a digital

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Environmental Impact