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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The introduction of the all-new 27ft Yamaha 275 Series at the Miami International Boat Show was the showstopper Yamaha hoped for, winning praise from the attending media and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award to boot. The 275 Series is available in three choices, the base model 275E, the more deluxe

tags: Dealerships, New Boat Models

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The city of Algonac and surrounding Clay Township are located 40 miles northeast of Detroit and 20 miles south of Port Huron. Both are located along the banks of the St. Clair River, which has a four mile per hour current, a depth of forty to fifty feet in most places, and in some locations a depth close to ninety feet. Established in

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Last month, I had the opportunity to check off a long time “bucket list” item: to visit the Muskoka Lakes region north of Toronto. I had made plans a couple of times and had to cancel each time… but not this time! The ACBS Michigan Chapter Commodore, Jack Warren, put together a well-planned, multi-day cruise on

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Georgian Bay, Inland Boating, Lake Huron, Travel

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Boaters across the country are getting ready to put their boats to bed for a long winter’s nap, but not every boat owner knows all the secrets of winterizing a recreational boat. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) shares some quick tips to ensure safe storage until next season. California, Florida and Texas

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

tags: Winterization

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The 2019 IBEX Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), were presented at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) during the annual Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, October 1st. Eight BWI judges with various

tags: Awards, Events, South Coast

Monday, September 30, 2019

The 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), the largest in-water boat show on the seven seas produced by Informa Markets, is celebrating its 60th annual premier exhibition of yachts, boats, marine products, and accessories. Located in the “Yachting Capital of the World” and recognized as the pinnacle of all

tags: Boat Show, South Coast

Friday, September 27, 2019

With water surface temps dropping below 60 degrees come autumn, steelhead anglers start eyeing the mouths of Great Lakes tributaries in which steelhead have been stocked. The big rainbow trout that migrated downstream and fed for a season or three in the Inland Seas begin staging off their home rivers each fall, waiting for fresh

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Boating 101, Fishing

Thursday, September 26, 2019

For more than 55 years, Steve and Doris Colgate’s Offshore Sailing School has taught over 150,000 adults and families how to sail. More than a statistic though is the impact that learning to sail has had on so many lives. Grandparents return to take courses with their grandchildren, providing the opportunity for three family

by: Beth Oliver, Director of Marketing, Offshore Sailing School

tags: Education, Sailing

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Runners train for marathons; hikers cultivate strength to traverse mountain ranges; and sailors learn to race. Freshwater sailors hone these skills to capture flags in the most challenging endurance races of the Great Lakes region – Lake Superior’s Trans Superior International Yacht Race, Lake Michigan’s Chicago

by: Melissa Walsh

tags: Feel Good Story, Lake Huron, Sailing

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

On July 15th, 2019, I sailed across the finish line just off Mackinac Island. 51 hours earlier, I started off the skyline in Chicago, for the 111th running of “The Chicago to Mackinac” sailboat race. With 266 boats entered and approximately 2200 sailors, I was excited to be starting a long-time bucket list item. As I

by: Mike Schnitzka

tags: Lake Michigan, Lifestyle, Racing, Sailing