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Friday, March 22, 2019

AMF Marine – a division of Alum Metal Fab, LLC and located in Valley View, OH – is owned and operated by Nick Shirk, an avid boater and outdoorsman. His extensive knowledge of fabrication and engineering has allowed him to expand his marine product line globally and offer many services. Swim Platforms AMF Marine currently

tags: Accessories, Engines, Flooring

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

We have it all – a spacious v-bunk, a roomy aft cabin, a galley that can accommodate our family of four, and a full head! Being out on the water for days on end is no problem if we never left the cabin, but what die hard boater goes boating to just stay in the cabin? Not many. If you’re anything like our captain and crew,

by: Nicole Hartshorn

tags: Accessories, Do It Yourself (DIY)

Monday, March 18, 2019

Since 1859, Edson has proudly carried on the American manufacturing tradition. From pouring molten bronze to the final polish of a stainless weld, each member of the Edson team takes pride in what they do; to them, every detail counts! With a strong passion for boating, Edson’s team and its products have brought boaters around

tags: Accessories, Anniversaries, Sailing

Friday, March 15, 2019

Marine refrigeration manufacturer Frigibar® LLC featured its newest line of packaged condensing units for use in marine refrigeration and freezer systems at the 2019 Miami International Boat Show. Polar Cube™, Polar Cub™, and Polar Cub+™ packaged condensing units are the newest addition to the Frigibar®

tags: Accessories

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Lumitec, a leading designer and manufacturer of extreme environment LED lighting solutions, officially announces the launch of the all- new Razor Light Bar. Introducing Razor - the world’s first flush-mount LED light bar specifically designed for marine application. Razor is carefully designed to be easily integrated into most

tags: Accessories, Lighting

Monday, February 11, 2019

Early in my career, I lived in the Florida Keys and worked as a mate on dive, crawfish, and charter boats in the Lower Keys. A frequent challenge, when crewing offshore charter fishing boats out of the Key West fleet docked at Garrison Bight marina, was dealing with clients who came aboard hung-over from partying on nearby Duval

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Accessories, Lifestyle

Thursday, January 24, 2019

A boat is like a house – it’s never really done. And, one thing is for certain, the technology available to boaters, from navigation and safety equipment to entertainment and aesthetics, is always evolving. Whether you’ve had her for decades or this is your first season, there are always a few upgrades you can make

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Accessories, Electronics, Lighting, Service & Repair

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Most marine steering wheels designs come and go, but one has withstood the test of time: the Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Destroyer Wheel. With classic good looks and robust stainless steel construction, it's available in nine sizes, from 11" to 30". The Destroyer Wheel is manufactured for low maintenance. Its rim, five or six spokes,

tags: Accessories

Monday, January 21, 2019

Many new boat designs offer ample seating for boaters to lounge, relax, and enjoy time on the water, but unfortunately a real shade solution for sun protection beyond the helm is still a design afterthought. The result is what we call a “shade on a stick” – a pole-mounted, canopy-like shade draped over the bow or

by: Diane Seltzer, Marketing Director at SureShade

tags: Accessories, Boat Cover, Do It Yourself (DIY)

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Nothing can ruin a great season on the water quite like a rusty thru-hull or a frozen, corroded seacock. Not only the hassle of repair, the expense, and the frustration, but also the unnerving risk of failure while out on the water. But, how do you make a conscious and confident decision to move away from the age-old perceived

tags: Accessories, Service & Repair

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