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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Having a boat or yacht on the Great Lakes has always been special. Many people have especially appreciated their marine craft this summer. With people working remotely, social distancing with family, and having many summer venues closed, our boats and yachts have been a welcome haven. As this season winds down, this is the perfect

tags: Decorative, Furniture

Friday, July 24, 2020

For over 2,000 years, boatbuilders have chosen teak for its strength, rot resistance and exceptional beauty. Over time, however, it collects dirt and turns grey from weather and sunlight. Whether applied to small trim pieces or an entire deck, Iosso Products Teak Cleaner restores the wood's lustrous glow. It cleans naturally without

tags: Cleaners, Decorative, Flooring

Saturday, July 18, 2020

“What is the difference between SeaDek and other EVA/PE brands?” The question tends to arise from time to time and understandably so. For starters, SeaDek is a brand name that has also become the generic name for all marine foam decking. Similar to Velcro, Kleenex, and Coca-Cola, these products have become common names

by: Castaway Customs

tags: Decorative, Flooring, Furniture

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

When you have a lakeside home, a waterfront business, a marina, or a beautifully manicured grassy knoll alongside a pond, you have a gorgeous view, but you also have a problem: BIRDS. Seagulls, geese, and other birds are just part of the package, right? “Not any more!” explained Greg Thompson, the Founder and CEO of

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Decorative, Lifestyle, Rentals, Service & Repair

Friday, November 1, 2019

Renowned designer Ray Drea, who for 27 years has helped lead the evolution of Harley-Davidson’s brand by designing motorcycles and progressing its iconography is bringing his talents to the boating industry. A multidisciplinary artist who works in a variety of mediums, he possesses an innate artistic genius which goes well

tags: Decorative

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

I own what, in the Florida Keys, we used to refer to as a “white” boat, a generic term for the ever-popular white, outboard-powered center console style of fishing craft that dominates those coastal waters. The designation covered boats from 17 to 27 feet in length and any light colored hue from beige to stark white. Mine

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Decorative, Do It Yourself (DIY)

Monday, October 21, 2019

As boaters, we want our time on the water to be easy and enjoyable, and our boat should feel homey and inviting. Aside from the most recent builds, most boats have been built with either incandescent or halogen bulb lighting. Inevitably, these bulbs burn out and the fixtures start to age and look dated. Sometimes, after a few years

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Decorative, Do It Yourself (DIY), Lighting

Friday, October 18, 2019

Influenced by both shifting tastes and new technology, the design of boat and yacht interiors changes on average every five years and this has repercussions on the sale of new vessels as well as the resale value of pre-owned boats. Here’s what’s new from large yachts to pontoon and towboats that’s made vessels of

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Decorative

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

There was a time when most sailboats were created from the outside in. This meant that naval architects would carefully draw up designs based on how a boat would react to the water and looked at from the dock. They would then stuff whatever they could fit inside for living accommodations. Narrow hulls, sweeping overhangs, and low

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Decorative, Sailing

Friday, July 5, 2019

Each year, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) tallies the most popular boat names. The tradition dates back a quarter century, with the list derived from adding up requests for boat name designs from BoatUS Boat Graphics. Each reveals something about the personality of the vessel’s owner. The 2019 BoatUS Top

tags: Decorative

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