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Monday, September 17, 2018

State fish records have been falling fast this summer but none faster than for an invasive species shot with a bow and arrow and hauled from the Mississippi River. Michael Mahnke of Waukesha shot a 38-1/4 inch, 34 pound, 7.2 ounce grass carp on August 5 from the Mississippi River in Grant County. The fish broke the existing record by

tags: Awards, Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Friday, September 14, 2018

How2Media, the producers of the television show “World’s Greatest!...”, recently announced that they have selected American Muscle Docks & Fabrication to be a part of the popular television series “World’s Greatest!...” While American Muscle Docks has been manufacturing metal goods since 1963,

tags: Awards, Beyond the Lakes, Boat Docks

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Cruisers Yachts recognized its top worldwide dealers last week at their annual meeting held at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. While there, more than 100 guests got a first-look at Cruisers newest yachts, including the 46 Cantius. “It’s been a very good year for us and our dealers,” says Dan Zenz, Vice

tags: Awards, Dealerships

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The 2018 Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), will be presented at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) during the annual Industry Breakfast. The breakfast is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 2,

tags: Awards, Events, South Coast

Friday, August 24, 2018

Scout Boats, the leading independent marine manufacturer, just completed their 2019 Dealer Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. During the event, Scout awarded its top dealers and sales professionals from around the world for the 2018 model year. The awards are as follows: 2018 Top Dealer Award Winners: Viage Group

tags: Awards, Employment News

Monday, August 20, 2018

Ryan Rickaby dreamed of one day following in his father's footsteps and having his artwork grace one of the state's trout stamps. Now the avid angler has achieved that honor twice over in one year and given his father a run for his money. Artwork by Rickaby, 22, of Suamico, will be featured on the Great Lakes Salmon and Trout Stamp

tags: Awards, Fishing

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, was presented a Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award on Wednesday in Madison. This is the second time in four years that Mercury has won the award, also winning the honors in 2014. The Business Friend of the Environment Awards highlights the actions

tags: Awards, Engines, Environmental Impact

Friday, August 3, 2018

Brenda Carter is the state's newest state fish record holder but the lifelong angler is finding the honor a tad bittersweet: she broke the catch and release record for pumpkinseed set a year ago by her daughter, Erika Carter. "You never plan to catch something that big," she says. "It's a gift. "That record was not something that

tags: Awards, Fishing, Great Lakes, Women in Boating

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Tediously light winds made for one of the slowest Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Races in decades. In fact, the 94-year-old distance race, which started Saturday, July 14 on lower Lake Huron, was so slow that at Tuesday’s final party at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel, awards were handed out as some competitors were

tags: Awards, Lake Huron, Racing, Sailing

Friday, July 20, 2018

Nominations for the 2018 Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award are being accepted as of today. Created by the Annapolis Boat Shows in 2014, the award recognizes members of the sailing industry for their high standards of excellence, service, and commitment. Each year the Annapolis Boat Shows honors someone who has distinguished

tags: Awards, Sailing