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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Captain Gareth Stamm, a recreational boat-towing captain and business owner, opened his second TowBoatUS location on the Illinois River last year. Now, Stamm is seeing growth potential on Lake Michigan with the opening of TowBoatUS Racine and TowBoatUS Waukegan. The two new locations, which span the Illinois–Wisconsin border,

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan, Salvage, Towing

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Irish Boat Shop is pleased to announce that they will be opening a much-anticipated new location on East Bay in Traverse City, just in time for the 2018 boating season. The new waterfront location is nestled at the base of the East Bay on US 31 North, in what was formerly the Traverse City Waterfront Conference Center. Extensive

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

RCR now has seven locations with additions of Sandusky and Cleveland RCR Yachts, a boat dealer since 1972, has made a splash in Ohio recently by adding two new sales locations – Sandusky and Cleveland. New hires Dave Regnet and Mark Corson enter the scene as brokers, just in time for the spring rush in the boating business.

tags: Used Boats, Brokerage, Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Erie

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Volvo Penta of the Americas today announced the appointment of Interstate PowerSystems as a new Authorized Power Center for the marine industry. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Interstate PowerSystems is a division of Interstate Companies, Inc., which has been in business since 1957 with more than 20 locations in the upper

tags: Company Expansions, Engines

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

North South Nautical Group Inc. is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, they will be representing Cranchi Yachts for the Canadian Great Lakes region, through a working relationship with Cranchi Yachts Canada. Based out of Montreal, Quebec, Cranchi Yachts Canada is led by Denis Poliseno, who also runs a long-established,

tags: Canada, Company Expansions, Used Boats

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

For Captain Jeff Lorass, a 1985 Mound Westonka High School graduate, his path in life took him from Minnesota to Florida for a career in service-related work and family. Now he’s back to Lake Minnetonka as the new owner of the 24-hour on water towing service TowBoatUS Lake Minnetonka. Joining him in the family-run business are

tags: Company Expansions, Inland Boating, Lake Superior, Towing

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

New website features enhanced search, boat slip reservations, and marina success tracker. Marinalife, a leading source for premium content, marina information, and cruising concierge services, recently announced the launch of its new website, which will offer new features for boaters and marinas. The new site brings enhanced search

tags: Company Expansions, Rentals, Software & Apps

Monday, April 23, 2018

A few years ago, the father of Ohio resident and marine business owner Bert Ammerman purchased a rigid-hull inflatable boat from Brig Boats. While not a well-known brand in the United States, Brig was Europe’s largest manufacturer of recreational RIBs and the world’s largest manufacturer of RIB’s longer than 10

tags: Company Expansions, Inflatable Boats, Lake Erie

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Barletta Pontoon Boats, a brand new pontoon boat company located in Bristol, Ind., and SkipperBud’s Boating SuperCenter, headquartered in Winthrop Harbor, Ill., have agreed to partner together to bring the dream of boat ownership to people across the United States. Started in 1959 by the Pretasky family, SkipperBud’s has

tags: Company Expansions, Used Boats

Monday, April 9, 2018

Offshore Sailing School CEO and President, Doris Colgate, announced the appointment of three new members to its Executive Management team, and several additions and promotions in its sales and operations staff at headquarters and its branch teaching locations. Colgate commented, “We are delighted to add experienced, dynamic

tags: Sailing, Awards, Company Expansions