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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

SkipperBud’s buys Antique Mall! What?? Why? To create a boat service center for Genesse and Oakland County boaters. SkipperBud’s has acquired the former Great Midwestern Antique Emporium on three acres in Oakland County Michigan. The property located at 5233 Dixie Highway, Waterford Township, MI will serve as a boat

tags: Company Expansions, Lake St Clair

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Great Lakes Boating Festival vendors and supporters, Based on the current conditions in the state of Michigan with COVID-19 virus and the status of this pandemic we find it necessary to Cancel the Boat Show at the GPYC scheduled for May 15-17. At this time, it would be difficult to expect a gathering of a large number of folks in

tags: Boat Show, COVID-19, Lake Erie, Lake St Clair

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Originally, the Detroit Boat Show had late January dates, similar to most boat shows around the country. However, as the North American International Auto Show grew bigger and bigger, the Detroit Boat Show got pushed further and further into February. No more! In July of 2018, the Auto Show announced its date change to June starting

by: Nicki Polan, MBIA Executive Director

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake St Clair

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Michigan Boating Industries Association is celebrating 10 years of producing the Metro Boat Show at Lake St. Clair Metropark this September 12-15. The show has grown each year and is the largest in-water boat show in the Midwest, spanning more than a mile long into both the North and South Marinas. The picturesque setting along

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake St Clair

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The 31st annual Great Lakes Boating Festival kicks off the 2019 boating season at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club May 17-19. This public event is free for all who want to experience a boat show and festival in a beautiful marina atmosphere in Southeast Michigan. With boats from 16- to 80-ft in length in land and in the water, buyers are

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake St Clair

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

There is a new show in town – Harborside Market, scheduled for March 14-17, 2019, at the newly expanded Suburban Collection Showplace. The uniquely focused market will consist of more than 100 exhibits specifically chosen to create an experience reminiscent of the times spent in many of Michigan’s charming harbor

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake St Clair

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Detroit Boat Show turns the Motor City into the Boater City February 16-24 at Cobo Center. The show, like the boating industry, is growing again this year, covering 500,000 square feet with everything boating. After another successful boating season in Michigan, exhibitors vie for the few remaining spaces available.

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake St Clair

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The City of Port Huron, Michigan, and surrounding Blue Water Area towns eagerly await the arrival of The Antique and Classic Boat Society’s Annual Meeting and International Boat Show September 9-15. Port Huron is an excellent location for lovers of boats, fishing, kayaking, and water recreation of all kinds. Conveniently

tags: Destination, Lake Huron, Lake St Clair

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Pentastar Aviation, a leader in the world of business aviation, has partnered with the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (GPYC) to bring seamless global travel services and exclusive offers to their club members. Pentastar Aviation is proud to announce it is the official jet charter provider for the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. The GPYC is a

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Erie, Lake St Clair, Yacht Club

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

If you don’t own a boat or didn’t pack your boat while visiting the Blue Water Area, no worries. Michigan Boat Rentals is now open. Located in the Maritime Capital of the Great Lakes, Port Huron, and on Michigan’s East shore about 60 miles north of Detroit, rental options include tri-toon boats, kayaks, and paddle

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Lake Huron, Lake St Clair, Paddleboards, Rentals, Water Toys

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