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Friday, May 29, 2020

Margaret Pommert of Seattle, Washington, has been named recipient of the 2020 BoatUS/National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) Leadership in Women's Sailing Award. The award annually recognizes an individual with a record of achievement in inspiring, educating, and enriching the lives of women through sailing. “Margaret

tags: Awards, Racing, Sailing, West Coast, Women in Boating

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) and a world leader in marine propulsion systems, has entered into a strategic supply agreement with BRP to be the supplier of choice for BRP owned boat brands Alumacraft, Manitou, Quintrex & Stacer. BRP has made the decision to discontinue the production of E-TEC and

tags: Company Expansions, Engines

Thursday, May 28, 2020

BRP (TSX: DOO; NASDAQ: DOOO) announced yesterday it has re-oriented its marine business by focusing on the growth of its boat brands with new technology and innovative marine products. We will discontinue production of Evinrude E-TEC and E-TEC G2 outboard engines. Our Sturtevant, WI, facility, will be repurposed for new projects to

tags: COVID-19, Employment News, Engines

Thursday, May 28, 2020

According to Jarrett Sanchez, his decision to buy the Patriot EZ-2 was originally driven “99.9% by his wife and family,” but everyone, himself included, now agrees that the easy anchoring solution has definitely lifted a weight off of their shoulders! Jarrett used to pull up a 22-pound anchor attached to 230 ft. of rope

tags: Anchors, Retrofitting

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Chaparral, a world-class boat manufacturer, is excited to introduce the Infinity Power Step. The brand-new feature makes Chaparrals the most accessible boats in the industry. The Infinity Power Step is offered on several 2020 Chaparral models including the 257 SSX, 277 SSX and 297 SSX. Located on the stern, the Infinity Power Step

tags: New Boat Models

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

This is a story of classic meets contemporary, teak meets Kevlar®, and a respect for heritage meets a maverick vision to build a new legacy—timeless. At San Juan Yachts, they believe that a yacht is a work of art. This philosophy drives everything they do. It is who they are. It is why, for instance, every material, system,

tags: New Boat Models

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Newark, N.Y. New York Sea Grant has redesigned, enhanced access, and added resources to the New York State Invasive Species Clearinghouse website at to support NY's watercraft inspection steward programs as well as water enthusiasts and recreational boaters. The site is also now a mobile-friendly gateway to

tags: Boating 101, Company Expansions, Education, Environmental Impact, Lake Ontario

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Today’s multifunction display (MFD) isn’t your daddy’s chartplotter. What used to be a simple electronic chart with a GPS lat/lon position has morphed into a comprehensive window into and outside your vessel. Integration falls into three buckets: tying together a comprehensive range of components, providing vessel

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Electronics, Smart Technology, Travel

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Raymarine’s family of Axiom Multifunction Displays offers an ever-expanding array of unique capabilities and technologies that make spending time on the Great Lakes safer, more rewarding, and a whole lot more fun. These valuable capabilities give captains immediate access to information about their vessel and the environment

tags: Electronics, Smart Technology

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today that through the 2020 spouse scholarship and grant program, they distributed 265 awards. These 2020 grants and scholarships represent a total of $147,500 in support

tags: Charity, Education, Feel Good Story, Job Opportunities, Promotions & Giveaways

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