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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: Rentals, South Coast, Boat Club, Company Expansions

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

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Following a devastating tragedy in 2017, the Annapolis Boat Shows launched a fundraising effort for hurricane relief called “Hands Across the Transom”. Following the destructive outcome of Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas – a known boating destination and home to many of the show’s exhibitors – Annapolis

tags: East Coast, Charity

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: East Coast, Accessories, Awards, Boat Show

Friday, October 4, 2019

Cruising their way across the Atlantic Ocean are over 15 world-class yachts, poised to splash onto the U.S. boating scene as they premiere at this year’s 60th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), set to take place Oct. 30 through Nov. 3. FLIBS, the largest in-water boat show in the world, will unveil some of

tags: Boat Show, New Boat Models, South Coast

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your behind-the-helm skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with the United States Powerboat Show and Freedom Boat Club of Maryland will offer a choice of three fun on-water powerboat training courses taught aboard single engine

tags: Boating 101, East Coast, Education, Event, Events, Women in Boating

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Last month, I had the opportunity to check off a long time “bucket list” item: to visit the Muskoka Lakes region north of Toronto. I had made plans a couple of times and had to cancel each time… but not this time! The ACBS Michigan Chapter Commodore, Jack Warren, put together a well-planned, multi-day cruise on

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Georgian Bay, Inland Boating, Lake Huron, Travel