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Friday, October 19, 2018

Based in Phoenix, among some of the best and most overlooked river boating destinations, Swim Platforms Inc. has been making the highest quality extended platforms for almost twenty years. Shipped nationwide and all over the world, each platform is custom made for your boat specifically. Almost every boat owner knows that space on

tags: Accessories, Do It Yourself (DIY)

Friday, October 5, 2018

Is your boat your favorite summer destination place? Perhaps your boat is your “true” home? There is something special about being on the water, but finding that right boat for you can be a project. And even when you do, most likely she’s going to need some work to make her yours. One of the big advantages of

by: Laura Gills, Owner of Freshwater Gills

tags: Accessories, Decorative

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Since the inclusion of Edson’s ComfortGrip in the PowerWheel in 2003, countless hands have been saved from rough days out on the water. However the wheel isn’t the only place where boaters grab to keep themselves steady while underway. Introducing Edson’s iconic ComfortGripTM️ now in 8” and 12”

tags: Accessories

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The 2018 Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), were presented at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) during the annual Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, October 2. Eight BWI judges with various technical

tags: Awards, Boat Cover, Boat Docks, Decorative, Electronics, Engines, Events, Lighting, Propellers, Accessories

Monday, September 24, 2018

Jeanneau America and Harken are teaming up at the 2018 United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis to launch "Demo Afloat," a hands-on opportunity to experience Harken sailing products aboard a 2019 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 419 - without even leaving the dock. Sailors can try Harken electric winches, a Reflex® Top-Down kite furler, a

tags: Accessories, Boat Show, East Coast, Sailing

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Weems & Plath, celebrating its 90th year as the leading manufacturer of fine nautical instruments, will host its 27th annual Tent Sale during the Annapolis Boat Shows, October 4 – 14. This event, held at their headquarters at 214 Eastern Ave, in Annapolis, MD, offers savings on discounted, overstock & sample items. These

tags: Accessories, Charity, Coupons & Discounts, Decorative, East Coast

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Elkhart Plastics Inc. (EPI) has hired Dale Ohlrich as Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) Sales Manager. Dale brings more than 20 years of manufacturing and business development experience to the position. His responsibilities include overseeing Elkhart Plastics’ IBC division and contributing to strategic growth initiatives.

tags: Accessories, Employment News

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Elkhart Plastics Inc. (EPI) has hired Hilary Welter to fill its newly created Marketing Manager position. Previously, Welter served as the Marketing and Research Coordinator for the Indianapolis-based North American Retail Hardware Association for four years. During her tenure, she participated in a work and travel program called

tags: Accessories, Employment News, Women in Boating

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Paris Site Furnishings introduces the TuffBoxx DockBoxx, an ergonomic, secure storage container which is ideal for oars, paddles, life vests, and other watersport accessories. Constructed of galvanized steel for rust resistance, this model features lift-assist gas shock cylinders for safe and easy “no-pinch” lid control.

tags: Accessories

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Sirius Signal, the company that designs and engineers the highly awarded SOS Distress Light Beacon is excited to announce a significant milestone in their effort to provide an environmentally-conscious legal alternative to toxic marine flares. e to toxic marine flares. During the month of September, the team will be celebrating the

tags: Accessories, Environmental Impact, Safety