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Friday, September 1, 2017

With Hurricane Harvey finally headed inland, the storm has left behind damaged recreational boats in its wake. The BoatUS Catastrophe Team now on the ground in Texas reports that Aransas Pass, Port Aransas, and Rockport are the hardest hit areas for recreational boats and salvage operations have begun. To help affected boat owners

tags: Environmental Impact, Salvage, South Coast

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Freedom Boat Club, North America’s oldest and largest boat club with 16,000+ members in 23 states and Canada, is pleased to announce the recent addition of Jeanneau Outboard Powerboats to its approved and preferred roster of boat brands. Jeanneau joins a growing list of leading boat and engine brands featured in Freedom Boat

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Boat Club, Company Expansions, Lake Erie

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The TrawlerFest boat show and seminar series returns to the Chesapeake Bay for five days this fall. TrawlerFest-Bay Bridge happens Tuesday through Saturday, Sept. 26–30, and includes signature in-depth seminars and a boat show dedicated to the cruising lifestyle. Dozens of new and used cruising powerboats will be featured on

tags: Boat Show, East Coast

Monday, August 28, 2017

The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company, has been participating in the Leukemia Cup Regatta for more than 10 years. This year, they are proud to serve as an official national sponsor of this charitable sailing event. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual Leukemia Cup Regatta is a series of lively

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Charity, Charters, Racing, Sailing, Travel

Friday, August 25, 2017

Snag-A-Slip, an online boat slip reservation company, today announced the launch of its apps for iOS and Android mobile devices. The new apps cement the company’s dedication to mobile development and improving the customer experience while on the water. In addition to its mobile app launch, Snag-A-Slip today also rolled out its

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Great Lakes, Software & Apps

Friday, August 25, 2017

Offshore Sailing School President and CEO, Doris Colgate, announced that the company has formalized a relationship with Freedom Boat Club’s 17 SW Florida – Corporate-Owned Clubs to offer members 40% savings on Offshore Sailing’s Learn to Sail certification course tuition. Freedom Boat Club is the largest and oldest

tags: Education, Sailing, South Coast

Monday, August 21, 2017

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced that in 2017, it has awarded a record 166 new scholarships. Combined with ten multi-year scholarship recipients and three Fallen Heroes Scholars, the Foundation is currently assisting

tags: Awards, Beyond the Lakes

Friday, June 16, 2017

Boats Group, the leading global classifieds marketplace and marketing software solutions provider to marine brokers and dealers, today announced they are moving their corporate headquarters to Miami, Florida. Currently based in Norfolk, Virginia, the company anticipates the move to be complete by mid-summer, adding 80 new direct jobs

tags: Company Expansions, South Coast

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The 35z utilizes MJM’s unique pre-preg epoxy composite construction for a stronger, lighter, longer-lasting hull. As the Soundings technical editor commented, “Those MJMs are built like the Boeing Dreamliner, they’ll last 100 years!” This Eco-Smart™ boat will deliver performance, efficiency, and

tags: Hull, Inland Boating

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Offshore Passage Opportunities (OPO) has announced that registration for its “Rally to the Cup” is now open. The Rally departs from several East Coast ports on June 7th, 2017 to allow enough time for arriving in Bermuda before the June 17 start of the finals for the 35th America’s Cup. It will provide dock space at

tags: America's Cup World Series, Racing, South Coast