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Friday, July 26, 2019

This summer, yachting enthusiasts have a very special opportunity to walk onboard a brand-new Burger as both owner and captain. This 48 Cruiser breaks the mold of production yachts, giving her owner the opportunity to take the helm of a very special yacht from one of America’s most respected builders. Designed as a return to

tags: New Boat Models

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Finally, an amazing and innovative solution to control wakeboard boats is available. The new Yacht Thruster Easy Drive system – by the Yacht Group’s thruster division – solves control problems with a quick, compact, easy to install, and powerful stern thruster. With Easy Drive, a wakeboard or sport boat loaded with

tags: Electronics, Stabilization

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Flexiteek International has announced former Dek-King distributor World Panel Products as the new management team of Flexiteek Americas, with immediate effect. Flexiteek Americas is the sole distributor for Flexiteek 2G synthetic teak for the Americas. The team from World Panel Products will oversee the promotion, sales, and

tags: Company Expansions, Flooring

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Gemeco is pleased to introduce a unique and innovative solution for early detection and prevention of shaft seal failures on recreational, commercial, and municipal vessels. New from Tides Marine, their SmartSeal® Temperature Sensors monitor the temperature of a boat's shaft seals and triggers a series of alarms when the water

tags: Electronics, Safety

Thursday, July 25, 2019

CHICAGO, Ill. – A talented and dedicated group of passionate athletes have convened in the Windy City this week for the 2019 Independence Cup and U.S. Para Sailing Championship, hosted by the Judd Goldman Sailing Center and organized by the Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation. These two regattas have a historic connection

tags: Events, Lake Michigan, Racing, Sailing

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Whether your watercraft is large or small, motorized or non-motorized, following some easy inspection steps each time you retrieve your personal watercraft or boat will help slow the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS), maintain the quality of recreational waters, and protect aquatic life habitat. CLEAN Before entering and

by: New York Sea Grant

tags: Boating 101, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Ohio Wildlife Council received several new fishing proposals at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, July 10, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. If approved, proposed regulations will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. “Ohio offers many opportunities for people to get outside and

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Lake Erie, Law & Politics

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Travelopia Yachts, the world’s premier yacht charter business and parent company to charter brands The Moorings, Sunsail and Footloose, has announced unprecedented investment into its charter products in 2020. Following the devastation of Hurricane Irma in the fall of 2017, Travelopia moved quickly to reestablish operations in

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Caribbean Islands, Charter, Company Expansions, Travel

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Buffalo Reef Task Force has scheduled a meeting in Lake Linden later this month to discuss with the public three alternatives tentatively selected for further analysis in the fight to save this important natural reef off the Keweenaw Peninsula. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. EDT July 31 at the Lake Linden-Hubbell High School,

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Superior, Law & Politics

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

As water levels reached record highs across the Great Lakes earlier this summer, boaters in several states were prompted to be sensitive to the wakes their watercraft leave. That’s especially true in designated no-wake zones, where high waters have exacerbated the erosion problem caused by boat wakes. One example is

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Boating 101, Law & Politics