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Monday, November 25, 2019

Boating Writers International (BWI) is now accepting submissions for its Annual Writing Contest, recognizing exceptional creativity in boating journalism, photography and videography. Entries are being accepted through Dec. 31, 2019 in 15 categories, which translates to $15,000 available in prize awards. Details about the contest are

tags: Awards, Education, Promotions & Giveaways

Monday, November 25, 2019

Evinrude recently announced that it has set multiple single-boat water skiing GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™. Using boats powered by two and three 300-horsepower Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines, the Evinrude sponsored Big Pull team set four certified and pending records in the Ballet, Barefoot, Conventional Couples and Trios lines.

tags: Awards, Engines, Towables, Water Toys

Monday, November 18, 2019

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) this weekend celebrated its ninth class of inductees during ceremonies at the 126-year-old Seattle Yacht Club’s Mainstation, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and located on Portage Bay. “These Induction ceremonies are the crown jewel of the National Sailing

tags: Awards, History, Sailing

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

If you like to write and have ever read a boating article in Great Lakes Scuttlebutt and thought to yourself, “I’d love to do that!” - we can help. The annual BWI Scholarship Fund was created by GLS Columnist Dan Armitage and fellow pros to honor undergraduate college students from any major who demonstrate a

tags: Awards, Education

Monday, October 28, 2019

Dometic has reason to celebrate: The company succeeded in the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2019 to win over the international jury with its well-designed brand communication. Based on the high design quality and creative accomplishment, the jurors awarded the sought-after Red Dot to the brand Dometic. The experts

tags: Awards

Friday, October 18, 2019

Sail America’s Industry Breakfast kicked off the second day of the 50th United States Sailboat Show (October 10-14). With clear blue skies on the horizon, the Annapolis Boat Shows announced Robert Lipkin, aka Bob Bitchin, as the winner of the 6th annual Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award. Trading in his Harley wheels

tags: Awards, Lifestyle, Sailing

Friday, October 11, 2019

Soundings Trade Only has named Brunswick Corporation & Mercury Marine as the winner of its annual Top 10 Most Innovative Companies awards. The judges commended Brunswick on a record-setting year in 2019 that saw the company launch many award-winning boat models including the SLX-R 350 from Sea Ray, the global launch of the 450R

tags: Awards, Company Expansions

Monday, October 7, 2019

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today the ugo tablet, presented by ugo wear, was named the 2019 Newport International Boat Show Newport For New Products TM (NFNP) award winner for Best New Product for Operations, Safety and Maintenance and Best Product Overall. The NFNP

tags: Boat Show, East Coast, Accessories, Awards

Monday, October 7, 2019

NOAA will fund 12 new research projects around the country to better understand and predict harmful algal blooms (HABs) and improve our collective response to them. NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) is allocating $10.2 million in FY 2019 to fund HAB research across the nation. Approximately $8.4 million

tags: Awards, Environmental Impact, Great Lakes, Law & Politics

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The 2019 IBEX 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 1st. Eight BWI judges with various

tags: Awards, Events, South Coast