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Thursday, May 28, 2020

BRP (TSX: DOO; NASDAQ: DOOO) announced yesterday it has re-oriented its marine business by focusing on the growth of its boat brands with new technology and innovative marine products. We will discontinue production of Evinrude E-TEC and E-TEC G2 outboard engines. Our Sturtevant, WI, facility, will be repurposed for new projects to

tags: COVID-19, Employment News, Engines

Sunday, May 24, 2020

As anglers look forward to the Memorial Day weekend, world-class fishing continues to exceed expectations on Lake Erie in 2020, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Walleye harvest rates set records for the second straight year in 2019, and numerous large hatches point to an increasingly

tags: COVID-19, Fishing, Lake Erie, Law & Politics

Friday, May 22, 2020

Offshore Sailing School’s founder and owners Steve and Doris Colgate, are offering free 2-hour sailing lessons for first responder/frontline healthcare workers and their families of up to five on Wednesdays in May from the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina on Fort Myers Beach, Fla. “We appreciate everything our selfless

tags: Feel Good Story, Promotions & Giveaways, Sailing, South Coast, COVID-19, Education

Friday, May 15, 2020

National Safe Boating Week, which begins this Saturday, May 16, and runs through Friday, May 22, is the traditional early boating season reminder to help recreational boaters embrace safety all season long. However, the important National Safe Boating week recommendation urging life jacket wear is now joined by an equally important

tags: Boating 101, COVID-19, Safety

Thursday, May 14, 2020

COVID-19 is forcing everyone to navigate uncharted waters, including boaters. In honor of National Safe Boating Week, held May 16-22, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the National Safe Boating Council encourage boaters to follow social distancing guidelines for safe outdoor recreation. “Year after year, state

tags: Boating 101, COVID-19, Dept of Natural Resources, Safety

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

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

SkipperBud’s wants to provide those fighting on the front lines of this pandemic an afternoon on the water. SkipperBud’s Milwaukee location is donating 50 vouchers for free half day, weekday, pontoon boat rentals. The KK River is a wonderful way to see and experience downtown Milwaukee. SkipperBud’s Service Center

tags: COVID-19, Feel Good Story, Lake Michigan

Monday, May 4, 2020

As I write this issue’s article, I am in lockdown like most, and ponder as to how long and what is to be expected afterwards with classic boat shows and other events we enjoy. I wintered in Florida this year, and planned three weeks near Mt. Dora to attend two classic events. The first was the Vintage Raceboat Club Regatta, and

by: Captain Dennis Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, COVID-19

Monday, May 4, 2020

2020 will forever be remembered for the accelerated rate of communication changes; not just in technology and “salty dogs having to learn new tricks,” but in how we have had to meld the “way we’ve always done things” with the way communication and personal interaction had to change. Sailors and boaters

by: Beth Oliver Director of Marketing, Offshore Sailing School

tags: Company Expansions, Coupons & Discounts, COVID-19, Education, Promotions & Giveaways, Sailing

Friday, May 1, 2020

Brunswick Boat Group, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) is making a difference in the fight against COVID-19. Recently, BBG has donated 15,000 masks to first responders and hospitals in three different communities where Brunswick Boat Group manufacturing facilities are located. In addition, the business is utilizing its

tags: COVID-19, Feel Good Story

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