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Friday, October 2, 2020

Oye! The end of summer is almost upon us. Time to discuss fall and winter boating. The Great Loop is always a fascinating choice, just not enough days. Why not trailer your boat? You could certainly drive alongside and over (via bridges) the Great Loop. It’s a lot faster. Think about it—the Great Loop is approximately

tags: Travel, Beyond the Lakes, Destination, Hauling, The Great Loop

Friday, September 4, 2020

I just had my brain swabbed, or at least that’s how it felt. I had a COVID-19 test done in order to be able to travel to the Bahamas to charter in the Exumas with Dream Yacht Charter (DYC). The good news is that I tested negative. The bad news is that my form, which I have to submit to get my Bahamian health visa, looks like I

tags: Travel, Beyond the Lakes, Caribbean Islands, Charters, COVID-19

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

With the move to phase 2 of the Rhode Island Fiberglass Vessel Recycling (RIFVR) Pilot Program to address the disposal issue of recreational boats, project managers have released “Facing the Legacy: Lifecycle Solutions for Fiberglass Boats.” The short video shares the compelling story of how those efforts have evolved into

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Helly Hansen, a global leader in technical sailing apparel, announced its partnership with The Ocean Race, sailing’s toughest team challenge. With over 140 years of knowledge, experience and expertise in developing performance-driven apparel, the Norwegian-based brand is trusted by professionals around the world and will be the

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Clothing & Shoes, Racing, Sailing

Thursday, July 16, 2020

With summer boating season in full swing, it’s now common to see recreational boats being filled up at gas stations across the country. However, making sure the right fuel gets in the boat’s tank isn’t always assured: 54% of consumers in a recent Harris Poll believed that the small orange E15 fuel warning label on a

tags: Safety, Service & Repair, Beyond the Lakes, Boating 101, Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Back in February, I was contracted by Executive Yacht of Toronto—Canada’s leading luxury yacht brokerage firm, and the exclusive dealer in Eastern Canada for several prestigious brands—to deliver a 2020 Pershing 62’ from Fort Lauderdale to the U.S. owner in the Lake Erie/Lake St. Clair area. I was certainly

by: Jordan Tilton, Owner of JTA Yacht Delivery & Consulting, LLC

tags: Beyond the Lakes, COVID-19, Hauling

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) will host a two-day virtual boat show on July 21-22, showcasing its award-winning boat group portfolio, Mercury Marine engine lineup and the largest global parts & accessories businesses in the marine industry. In addition, The Brunswick Virtual Boat Show will host many of the company’s key

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Boat Show

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Many Great Lakes boaters harbor the same dream: to sail away to distant ports and see the world from the comfort of their cockpit. The problem with this dream is that COVID-19 may have turned it into a nightmare for the foreseeable future. With many countries understandably closing their borders, it may be a while until cruisers are

by: Ken Quant

tags: Travel, Beyond the Lakes, Charters, COVID-19, Sailing

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

When you have a lakeside home, a waterfront business, a marina, or a beautifully manicured grassy knoll alongside a pond, you have a gorgeous view, but you also have a problem: BIRDS. Seagulls, geese, and other birds are just part of the package, right? “Not any more!” explained Greg Thompson, the Founder and CEO of

tags: Service & Repair, Beyond the Lakes, Decorative, Lifestyle, Rentals

Monday, March 2, 2020

The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company, has expanded its operations to include a new partner base in Paraty, Brazil. Surrounded by towering jungles plummeting into the waters of Baia Carioca, this charter cruising region features bays peppered with islands and world-famous beaches. Paraty adds to the charter

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Charters, Travel

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