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Thursday, January 14, 2021

This time of year, while our boats are shrink-wrapped and the lakes are frozen over, most of us boat lovers schedule at least a little time to get to a boat show. Whether that means traveling to Miami or finding one of the shows closer to home, we rely on these annual events to find our next new boat or product that will add to our

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Boat Show, COVID-19

Thursday, January 7, 2021

From Detroit to Houston, Chicago to Seattle, New York to L.A., Covid-19 has put the kibosh on the popular winter in-person boat shows, but that doesn't mean there won't be any. Many boaters will still enjoy their mid-winter boat show experience, but it will be on their computer screens. For example, for the first time in its 64-year

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Boat Show, COVID-19

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Each year, I judge at least three awards programs (sometimes six), most of which center on innovation and new technology in the marine industry. Last year at the International Boatbuilding Expo (IBEX), we had 103 entries to evaluate. As this past summer rolled on, we nervously wondered how many we’d see after a weird and

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Boat Show, COVID-19, Retrofitting

Friday, November 6, 2020

A coalition of groups whose users rely on the Global Positioning System (GPS) wants the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to change its mind about an April 20 decision to permit Ligado Networks to begin construction of a land-based industrial 5G (fifth generation) “L-Band” wireless network. The group is concerned

tags: COVID-19, Navigation

Friday, November 6, 2020

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), representing North American recreational boat, engine, and marine accessory manufacturers, announced today significant modifications to its boat and sport show schedule in the first quarter of 2021. Following a thorough market-by-market analysis regarding the feasibility of

tags: Boat Show, COVID-19

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Following recent announcements from World Sailing regarding changes to the dates and venues for the 2021 and 2022 Youth Sailing World Championships, US Sailing is planning an expanded training schedule and regimen to continue raising the bar for high-performance sailing in 2021. With support from the America One Foundation and Quantum

tags: COVID-19, Education, Sailing

Friday, October 23, 2020

Nearly one year has passed since Maritimo Racing crossed the finish line of a Powerboat Grand Prix - The year 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic has seen almost all classes of international powerboat racing put on hold until further notice. Even with no international racing on the horizon for 2020, Maritimo Racing are busily preparing

tags: COVID-19, Racing, Sailing

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The new IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience, launched by IBEX LLC, held virtually September 29 – October 2, 2020 ended the week with positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors alike. For the first-ever IBEX Online, nearly 3,000 visitors registered from 25 countries to take part and over 1,650 exhibitor representatives

tags: COVID-19, Events

Monday, October 12, 2020

The 13 unique parks comprising the Huron-Clinton Metroparks system in Southeast Michigan generate more than $90 million in direct visitor spending as well as millions more in other economic, environmental and health benefits each year across the five counties and hundreds of communities it serves, a new study by the Trust for Public

tags: COVID-19, Environmental Impact, Lake Huron, Lake St.Clair, Lifestyle

Thursday, October 8, 2020

The boating season is drawing to a close, but the cold weather buying season will heat up soon. On snowy nights, potential boat buyers will hunch over computers and cellphones looking at boats for sale, dreaming of sugarplums and their first boat, while current owners with two-footitis seek a larger boat and look to sell. Nearly all

tags: Boating 101, COVID-19, Education, Financing, Safety, Used Boats


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