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Thursday, August 6, 2020

WHAT: The 2020 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), the largest in-water boat show on the seven seas owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and produced by Informa Markets, will showcase its 61st annual premier exhibition of the industry's latest and greatest boats, yachts and superyachts,

tags: COVID-19, South Coast, Boat Show

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Australian motor yacht manufacturer, Maritimo's team in the Americas reports that in the past six weeks the market for both new and pre-owned boats in the region has experienced a resurgence in activity as they see sales and enquiry beginning to eclipse pre-Covid-19 levels. Maritimo's Americas' President, Dave Northrop, said across

tags: Dealerships, New Boat Models, COVID-19

Sunday, July 26, 2020

US Sailing and the U.S. Match Racing Championships Committee have announced the cancellation of the 2020 U.S. Match Racing Championship, originally scheduled to be hosted by the Rochester Y​acht Club in Rochester, NY. The U.S. Match Racing Championship Committee had plan​ned to issue invitations at the end of June, but

tags: Lake Ontario, Racing, Sailing, West Coast, COVID-19, Events

Saturday, July 25, 2020

The U.S. Boat Shows division of Informa Markets, the leading exhibitions organizer that operates the world’s leading international boat and yacht events, including the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), is introducing AllSecure, a newly enhanced approach to health and safety at all of its events. This announcement

tags: Boat Show, COVID-19, Safety, South Coast

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

New York Sea Grant (NYSG) is providing New York State's freshwater marine industry for-hire boating sector with a series of six decals to encourage public compliance with boating-specific COVID-19 safety precautions. The outreach is part of the 2020 edition of NYSG's nationally-recognized Discover Clean and Safe Boating campaign. The

tags: COVID-19, Promotions & Giveaways, Safety

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

This year has certainly tossed us all a few curve balls. For the first time in as long as I can remember, we do not have a relentlessly-packed summer schedule of sailboat races, parties, events, and family gatherings. I have also managed to check enough items off the “honey do” list this spring that it’s actually

by: Ken Quant

tags: COVID-19, Lifestyle, Sailing

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Our boats may never serve a more important lifestyle purpose than in today’s trying times. Covid-19 has challenged how we work, connect, and recreate and it will likely trigger more societal changes when it is finally in our wake. As we’re now in the full swing of the boating season, and boat sales have been surprisingly

by: Norm Schultz

tags: COVID-19, Lifestyle

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The 30th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), scheduled for September 29 – October 1, 2020, announced today it will transition to a virtual only event allowing the entire marine industry to come together in a new way as an online community. This decision was made to pivot the in-person show to a

tags: COVID-19, Events, South Coast

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Due to high water levels on Lake Michigan, accessibility limitations, and COVID-19 and social distancing concerns, Rock Island State Park will be closed for the remainder of the year. The Washington Island Ferry Line had suspended trips to and from Rock Island State Park earlier this year and have extended that suspension through the

tags: Lake Michigan, Travel, COVID-19, Dept of Natural Resources

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

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