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Friday, February 1, 2019

Today Vanquish Boats announced, that after ten years of building in Rhode Island, the growth ad expansion of the brand have made it necessary to relocate to a new manufacturing plant in South Florida. With three times the floor space, the move provides greater flexibility for growth, adds twenty-five percent more capacity, and will

tags: Company Expansions, South Coast

Friday, February 1, 2019

With Ohioans experiencing the roller coaster of temperatures throughout the state, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is encouraging residents and out-of-state visitors to prioritize safety while participating in winter recreational activities outdoors, such as hiking or ice fishing. With the recent cold temperatures, it

tags: Boating 101, Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Safety

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Capt. Fred Davis is a retired charter captain and nationally published author of boating articles. His “Boat Smart” articles are published online at Winter months are tough for boaters and anglers. They’ve finished putting their boats away and caught up on back issues of boating articles in

by: Captain Fred Davis

tags: Boating 101, Service & Repair

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

There is a great allure to owning and captaining your own charter boat. Because we operate a fleet of charter boats, we are often asked how to go about getting a boat inspected for chartering. This can be a complicated question but, for starters, you have to realistically ask yourself if this will be a hobby business or your primary

tags: Charter, Do It Yourself (DIY), Sailing

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Boating enthusiast and marketing expert Terry Krieg, President of Advantage Marketing Solutions, provided his perspective on websites related to boating in the Great Lakes area. “Websites are one of the most important assets of any organization,” stated Krieg. “The needs are somewhat similar across all generations.

tags: Boating 101, Company Expansions

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) is offering a $2,500 scholarship to an outstanding student pursuing education and a career in the marine trades. Past recipients have gone on to vocations in a wide range of fields, including boatbuilding, logistics, naval design and the merchant marines. High school seniors, and

tags: Education, Job Opportunites, Promotions & Giveaways

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

North South Nautical Group Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of their yacht brokerage service to Downtown Toronto and the Caribbean. Career yacht broker, Reg Bates, will be joining the NSYS team and will be dividing his time seasonally between the Toronto and St. Maarten locations. Operating under the North South Yacht Sales

tags: Brokerage, Canada, Company Expansions, Employment News, Used Boats

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

NauticStar hosts a display at the Miami Marine Stadium Park on Virginia Key for the Miami International Boat Show. Please join us Feb. 14th – 18th at booth A237 or visit our website NauticStar Boats (“NauticStar” or the “Company”), a subsidiary of MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc.

tags: New Boat Models, South Coast

Monday, January 28, 2019

Vehicle manufacturers are showing interest in improving towing performance, which generally takes a backseat to lowering cost and improving fuel mileage when the economy’s in the dumper. With a booming economy and boat sales at a strong pace, it’s a good time to take a sharp look at what’s new in towing for 2019;

by: John Tiger

tags: Hauling

Friday, January 25, 2019

Happy “Classic” New Year! In my ongoing series of writing about interesting people, places, and things around the world of the classic boat hobby, in this issue, I want to introduce you to one of the most interesting and knowledgeable people in the world of the ‘Classic Inboard Parts’ business, Mr. Jim Staib of

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Service & Repair