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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Clemons Boats is a ‘Boating Industry Top 100’ dealer, still family owned and operated, and in into the 4th generation of ownership. We have been in business for 53 years, and we look forward to the next 53 years of serving our wonderful customers and community. Our longevity and stability have enabled us to have the most

by: Jason Clemons, 4th Generation Owner

tags: Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Erie

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company, is introducing a new luxury powercat to its power yacht fleet. The fourth generation of Moorings power catamaran, the Moorings 534PC, has been completely reimagined with modern interiors and state-of- the-art finishes. Offering the best of both worlds, the Moorings 534PC

tags: Catamaran, Charter, Company Expansions

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

Friday, October 11, 2019

Soundings Trade Only has named Brunswick Corporation & Mercury Marine as the winner of its annual Top 10 Most Innovative Companies awards. The judges commended Brunswick on a record-setting year in 2019 that saw the company launch many award-winning boat models including the SLX-R 350 from Sea Ray, the global launch of the 450R

tags: Awards, Company Expansions

Thursday, October 3, 2019

What comes standard with 13- and 60-gallon livewells, a 7-foot, 175-gallon insulated fish box, sports 29 rod holders, and a 20-gallon freshwater system? This serious fishing machine – the Cape Horn 32XS – brings a no nonsense approach to offshore fishing. The newly designed models available from Cape Horn offer

tags: Brokerage, Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Erie

Friday, September 20, 2019

At the Fort Lauderdale International boat show in 2013, I met a young boat building company out of Miami called Belzona Boats. I was shocked that a boat builder would have started to manufacture a whole new concept of boat so shortly after the recession, but, when I looked at the models in the water, I was floored by their innovation

by: Erik Kyle, Publisher, Great Lakes Scuttlebutt

tags: Company Expansions, Great Lakes, New Boat Models

Friday, September 20, 2019

SkipperBud’s will now represent the MasterCraft Boat Company in Northern Illinois. The operations will be split between two locations, Volo and Antioch, Illinois. The primary showroom will be at the Sequoit Harbor location, which will provide an on water site to best serve the current and future MasterCraft owners. Jim Schultz,

tags: Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Michigan

Friday, September 13, 2019

Australian-crafted luxury motor yachts have made their way into the Great Lakes, and we’re more than okay with it. Despite being made with the oceans in mind, with its country of origin being surrounded by three of them, Maritimo’s line of motor yachts continues to adapt seamlessly to the unique ports and marinas of the

tags: Company Expansions, Great Lakes, New Boat Models

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Earlier this summer, long-time Central New Yorkers Capt. Grant Langheinrich and his wife, Karla Langheinrich, became owners of two 24-hour on-water towing ports, TowBoatUS Rochester and TowBoatUS Oneida Lake, part of a nationwide network of 300 ports and 600 towing response vessels across the country that provide routine assistance to

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Ontario, Towing

Monday, September 2, 2019

Harris Pontoons has officially announced that it will offer the Mercury Marine 450R outboard engine on its Grand Mariner and Crowne models effective immediately. In addition, both models will now offer Nautic-On as an option in addition to 7” and 9” screens (Simrad GO7 and GO9 series), an upgrade from the current 5”

tags: Company Expansions, New Boat Models