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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Recreating outdoors has become an important survival tool in the era of the coronavirus pandemic, and recreational boaters are no different. The nationwide on-water towing fleet with more than 600 red response vessels, TowBoatUS, expects this Memorial Day holiday weekend to be a busy one, responding to an increased number of requests

tags: Towing, Travel, Boat Club, Safety

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Grab your friends and family, slip on the shades, and steer the boat to Door County. Surrounded by water, this 70-mile long peninsula juts into Lake Michigan along Wisconsin’s eastern coast and combines natural beauty and outdoor recreation with acclaimed performing arts, renowned galleries and shops, scrumptious local cuisine,

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan, Travel

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Currently we are all experiencing something incredibly different than our normal way of life: having regulations as to where we can travel and whom we can socialize with. With so many regulations and restrictions in place, it’s easy to begin to feel trapped, isolated, and lonely. The feeling of being limitless is what we are all

by: Megan Meisler, Co-Owner of Loadmaster Trailer Co. Ltd.

tags: Hauling, Lifestyle, Trailers, Travel

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Your boat’s drive unit (lower unit, gearcase, foot, etc.) is a critical component. Without it, your boat doesn’t go. While maintenance may seem easy, there’s a lot to check when servicing your engine’s gearcase. If you’re not mechanically inclined, it’s best to have your dealer do the job. A simple

by: John Tiger

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Propellers, Service & Repair

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Century Boats is excited to announce the acquisition of Vanquish Boats, Doug Zurn designed and builder of premium center console, dual console, cuddy, and runabout dayboats renowned for their beauty, classic American styling, and exceptional performance. Proudly a part of the American boating experience since the 1930s, this merger is

tags: Company Expansions

Monday, May 18, 2020

By offering the ability to privately own, Riverfront Yacht Sales and Services has been providing the opportunity to enjoy boating at a reasonable cost for many years. Now, local area individuals, families, and corporations have the added opportunity to enjoy boating at a reasonable cost and with a reduced time commitment through a

tags: Fractional Boat Ownership, Lake Erie, Sailing

Monday, May 18, 2020

The marine environment is one of the harshest on the planet, demanding respect and attention to detail. Often, mechanical failure of any type while underway is more than “bad,” but failure of your steering chain or wire could be especially bad. To prevent such a catastrophe, annual maintenance—or more often depending

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Service & Repair

Friday, May 15, 2020

Following the international success of Maritimo’s revolutionary X Series 50- and 60-foot sport yachts, the leading Australian luxury motor yacht manufacturer has big things planned for 2020. The X series has been a game changer for the international sport yacht sector with its leading edge aft beach club layout resonating with

tags: New Boat Models

Friday, May 15, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has received results from surface water and sediment sampling performed in November 2019 to determine if per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly called PFAS, are present in areas that are targeted for potential cleanup-related dredging across the US EPA-designated Milwaukee Estuary

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Michigan

Friday, May 15, 2020

National Safe Boating Week, which begins this Saturday, May 16, and runs through Friday, May 22, is the traditional early boating season reminder to help recreational boaters embrace safety all season long. However, the important National Safe Boating week recommendation urging life jacket wear is now joined by an equally important

tags: Boating 101, COVID-19, Safety

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