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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The 2018 Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), will be presented at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) during the annual Industry Breakfast. The breakfast is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 2,

tags: Awards, Events, South Coast

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Clemons Boats, located in Sandusky, Ohio, has recently become a new dealer for the well-known brand Albemarle Boats. Known for their commitment to provide superior fishing boats that also serve as havens for the whole family, Albemarle Boats carries an unwavering commitment to exceed their customer’s expectations.

tags: Company Expansions, Events

Friday, August 10, 2018

This year, the 28th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), held October 2-4 at the Tampa Convention Center, offers visitors an expanded education program to meet the interests and demands of professionals focused on every aspect of the boatbuilding industry. A special session entitled Designing for Speed

tags: Education, Events, South Coast

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Liz is in need of a 14'+ Zodiac-type boat, to borrow or rent, for swimmer assistance to support the 34.5 mile Lake Huron swim on August 10th weekend, 2018, from Port Sanilac, MI to Port Franks, Ontario Canada. My name is Elizabeth “Liz” Fry from Westport, Connecticut. Although I am American, I began my open water

tags: Events, Lake Huron, Women in Boating

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

On Monday, October 1st, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30pm, Soundings Trade Only will host a roundtable event during the IBEX show at the Marriott Tampa Waterside followed by a reception. The roundtable will focus on the future of marine aftermarket, boats and components. It is being sponsored by Mercury Marine and Attwood Corporation.

tags: Education, Events, South Coast

Monday, July 23, 2018

International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference to Introduce Participants to the Latest New Processes, Technical Information, and Product Demos this October in Tampa, Florida IBEX 2018 Dates and Times: Tuesday and Wednesday, October 2nd and 3rd – 1st and 2nd Floor: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 3rd Floor 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

tags: Events, South Coast

Monday, July 16, 2018

The 80th running of South Shore Yacht Club’s Queen’s Cup Race from Milwaukee across Lake Michigan was off to a wet and bouncy start. Sailors at the starting line faced winds out of the northeast at over 15 knots with waves running three to five feet. These conditions forced many skippers to make some tough decisions

tags: Events, Lake Michigan, Racing, Sailing

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Now that registration has closed and the numbers are in, 197 teams are preparing to compete in the 2018 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, scheduled for July 14. With 93 years of tradition behind it, this unique distance race, with two courses that start on lower Lake Huron and finish at Mackinac Island, has a knack for bringing

tags: Events, Racing, Sailing

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The 2018 Sunset Bay Walleye ShootOut is slated for Friday, July 20 (Big Fish Friday) and Saturday, July 21 for the Main event. The tournament is officially the highest paying walleye tournament in the country, with cash and prizes exceeding $150,000.00 for a one-day, walleye shootout. Angler’s are coming from all over the

tags: Events, Fishing, Lake Erie

Monday, July 2, 2018

Held annually the third weekend of July, the SCS Aqua Fest takes place in the heart of one of Michigan’s top regional destinations: the Nautical Mile, a legendary mile‐long stretch of coastal businesses, restaurants, marinas, and shops located along Jefferson Avenue between 9 and 10 Mile Roads in St. Clair Shores. Held

tags: Events, Lake Erie, Lake St Clair