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Friday, April 5, 2019

BENETEAU America and Annapolis Yacht Sales (AYS) unveiled the first Oceanis 46.1 sailboat built in the United States at the AYS Spring Sailboat Open House on March 23, 2019. “We’ve been fortunate to see the Oceanis 46.1 quickly become one of our most popular sailboats ever, and I’m proud to announce that we are now

tags: Sailing, Company Expansions, East Coast, New Boat Models

Thursday, April 4, 2019

If you’ve ever owned or operated a powerboat, you’re likely familiar with trim tabs, used to lift the transom of the boat up, and push the bow down to help the boat plane and ride comfortably. However, in the last decade, manufacturers – like Zipwake – have introduced interceptors, which help better control the

tags: Smart Technology, Stabilization

Thursday, April 4, 2019

DealersCircle, Inc. - the innovative, web-based marine industry provider that conveniently links the manufacturer, dealer, and customer together with its state-of-the-art software application - has recently added Cobalt Boats to its growing roster. DealersCircle currently represents more than 1100 dealers and 23 boat brands in the

tags: Brokerage, Dealerships

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) recently announced the Raymarine DockSense™ assisted docking system, the marine industry’s first intelligent object recognition and motion sensing assisted docking solution for recreational boating. DockSense system uses FLIR machine vision camera technology and video analytics to

tags: Electronics, Smart Technology

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

If you’re a member of the military and enjoy boating, the nation’s largest recreational boating advocacy, services, and safety group has an offer that will make your off-duty boating life better. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) in partnership with GEICO Military is offering active-duty U.S. Armed

tags: Boat Club, Coupons & Discounts

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

I’ve been thinking a lot about products that improve your boating experience. Sure, an argument can be made that upgrading your sonar to add more features can improve your time on the water. Sometimes a coat of paint is all that is needed to make a boat look and feel brand new. However, there is one product I checked out at the

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Lifts & Hoists

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The world’s premier yacht charter company, The Moorings, is turning 50 years old in 2019 and is planning to celebrate the momentous occasion by hosting two 50th Anniversary rendezvous events in Croatia and the British Virgin Islands next fall. It’s astounding to believe that five decades have passed since the company was

tags: Charter, Travel, Anniversaries, Beyond the Lakes, Caribbean Islands

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Boatyards, marinas and clubs are waking up after a long winter’s nap, and boaters have begun preparing their vessels for the season. While the boat needs to be looked at and readied for a summer of fun, so does your safety. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water says that doing these four free or low-cost

tags: Safety, Spring Commissioning

Monday, April 1, 2019

Fuel Ox™ additives were developed for – and are still used by – the United States Department of Defense. They are designed to be soluble in both gas and diesel, extremely concentrated, and drastically improve the efficiency of the fuel systems that are treated, while inhibiting common fuel related issues. The highly

tags: Fuel Treatments

Monday, April 1, 2019

A properly shaded boat adds so much to the overall boating experience; by improving sun protection and comfort, you can more thoroughly enjoy additional time on your boat. Unfortunately, many new boat designs lack a real shade solution for sun protection beyond the helm to fully enjoy open cockpits and bow seating areas. Add-on shade

by: Diane Seltzer, Marketing Director at SureShade

tags: Boat Cover, Do It Yourself (DIY)