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Monday, December 16, 2019

The new Mirage Passport 12 by Hobie is a longer, larger, and more fishing-centric Passport than its wildly successful predecessor, the Passport 10.5. Powered by the original MirageDrive® Classic with ST Fins, this highly manageable 12-foot pedal kayak takes kayakers where they want to go with ease and world-class Hobie

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Fishing, Inland Boating

Thursday, December 12, 2019

“Research shows that getting out on the water makes you happier and healthier. Sailing and boating are awe-inspiring activities that appeal to our senses and induce creativity that help reset our brains,” wrote Dr. Wallace J. Nicols, author of the book “Blue Mind.” Since 1964, Offshore Sailing

by: Beth Oliver, Director of Marketing, Offshore Sailing School

tags: Education, Sailing, South Coast

Friday, December 6, 2019

Pontoon boats are all about enjoying time on the water with your friends and family. Yet, all too often, they are lacking basic functionalities and amenities you’d expect for entertaining a group of people. Serving space for food and drinks is hard to come by; a convenient trash can or even basic storage space is generally

tags: Accessories, Furniture, Inland Boating, Retrofitting

Friday, December 6, 2019

The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University will conduct a freshwater fishing seminar with guided fishing on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) and Bass Pro Shops, Dania Beach, FL from 10:00 am to 3 pm. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies, Let's Go Fishing Foundation, the educational

tags: Education, Fishing, South Coast, Women in Boating

Friday, November 22, 2019

The Bitter End Yacht Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Patrick Vincent Brizio to the role of General Manager and Owner’s Representative. Patrick will lead the iconic resort’s historic comeback following the complete devastation of Bitter End in 2017’s Hurricane Irma. Hailing from Cumbria in the United

tags: Yacht Club, Employment News, South Coast

Friday, October 18, 2019

The 29th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) closed on Thursday, October 3rd with early indications that attendance figures were up from last year for the three-day event. IBEX was a tremendous success with more than 700 exhibitors – 100+ new to the Show – from 25 countries filling the 138

tags: Boat Show, Event, Events, South Coast

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today that, even with site changes and construction, the 2019 Show ended on a positive note. “Ticket sales were on par with last year, which was a banner year at NIBS,” said Nancy Piffard, show director, Newport Exhibition

tags: Boat Show, East Coast

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The United States Sailboat Show closed the gates on a successful 50th edition in historic downtown Annapolis on Monday, October 14. The gates flooded – in more ways than one – over the holiday weekend as the show hit record numbers. Educational programs and workshops sold out in advance of the show, proving the sailing

tags: Boat Show, East Coast, Sailing

Friday, October 11, 2019

Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) and the nation’s oldest and largest boat club and premiere boat club franchisor, has announced its 200th franchise location. The official announcement was made during the 2019 IBEX Marine Trade show in Tampa. Glenn Bergoffen, owner of the Tampa area franchise

tags: Boat Club, Company Expansions, Rentals, South Coast

Thursday, October 10, 2019

With so much to experience, from super yachts, to submarines, to even yacht chef competitions, the annual The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) offers something for everyone, even your little ones. A family affair, this year’s show welcomes guests of all ages to navigate the joys of the nautical lifestyle, with a

tags: Boat Show, South Coast