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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: Lake Erie, Company Expansions, Dealerships

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

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The introduction of the all-new 27ft Yamaha 275 Series at the Miami International Boat Show was the showstopper Yamaha hoped for, winning praise from the attending media and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award to boot. The 275 Series is available in three choices, the base model 275E, the more deluxe

tags: Dealerships, 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

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Scandinavian design is generally understood to be an environmentally conscious, holistic view in which functionality is central. Proportion, form, function, and materials in combination should fulfill a clear purpose; to ensure that the comfort, safety, and sea keeping abilities of every boat are as good as they can possibly be when

tags: Brokerage, Dealerships

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Turner Johnson Yachts is now the Great Lakes representative for Nimbus Boats and Paragon Yachts. Nimbus Boats is a Swedish manufacturer of robust purpose built, heavy weather designs since 1968, ranging in size from 25’ through 40.5’. Their models include cruising boats in the form of Flybridge or Coupe Cruisers, Day

tags: Brokerage, Dealerships, Used Boats

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Celebrating over eighty years of continuous business this year, Howe Marine had humble beginnings in 1938. Originally opened in Indian River, Mich., as ‘Majestic Marine’, Steve Majestic was the first owner, followed by “Stub” and Bessie Howe in 1942. After updating the name, “Stub” and his wife also

tags: Engines, Lake Michigan, Service & Repair, Antique & Classic Boats, Dealerships

Thursday, April 4, 2019

DealersCircle, Inc. - the innovative, web-based marine industry provider that conveniently links the manufacturer, dealer, and customer together with its state-of-the-art software application - has recently added Cobalt Boats to its growing roster. DealersCircle currently represents more than 1100 dealers and 23 boat brands in the

tags: Brokerage, Dealerships

Thursday, March 14, 2019

A quiet revolution in boat building has occurred over the past few decades. While most boat builders still use woven roving, glass mat, and open-mold layup with polyester resin, the best builders now use hybrid laminates of glass and carbon fiber, vacuum-infused epoxy, and vinyl-ester resins and high-tech cores. These high-tech

tags: Brokerage, Dealerships

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Greenline Yachts was started in 2009 and, from the very beginning, were designed with environmentally conscious boaters in mind. We started developing the Hybrid system and became one of the first boat builders to implement vacuum infusion technology in the production of our yachts. When compared to traditional hand lay-up, this

tags: New Boat Models, Dealerships, Environmental Impact