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Monday, August 31, 2020

Volvo Penta is requesting images, videos and stories from boaters enjoying the versatility of the Volvo Penta Forward Drive in a user-generated content campaign titled “Be a Featured Forward Driver.” Entrants will be eligible to win a variety of prizes, such as a GoPro HERO8 camera or a wakesurf board. Contributed content

tags: Engines, Lifestyle, Promotions & Giveaways

Thursday, August 27, 2020

If you have ever considered sailing and cruising as a way of life, I would highly suggest that now is the time to make those dreams happen because what’s going on on the mainland is truly sucky. Now I won’t sit here and try to tell you that I have all the answers. Hell, if I did, I wouldn’t be sitting here looking

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing

Monday, August 10, 2020

A bunch of cruisers had gathered in Biloxi for our Advanced Cruising seminar and, in a conversation during the reception, Jody was talking to a couple that was planning to set sail on a cruise. They were discussing if the group they were about to join wasn't more of a community rather than a lifestyle. Not that this is a real

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Sailing, Boat Club, Lifestyle

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

BRP recently launched a new pilot program, Uncharted Society, that will offer more than 40 expertly curated experiences using powersports vehicles in the United States. From the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, the Gulf of Mexico, the Rockies, Joshua Tree, and many more bucket-list destinations, you will be able to live out unique

tags: Company Expansions, Lifestyle, Personal Watercraft, Rentals, Travel, Water Toys, Boat Club

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

While a boat’s name can be as varied as the owner at the helm, certain themes do stick out, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services, and safety group has issued its annual list of Top 10 Boat Names, which it compiles from those using the services of BoatUS Boat Graphics

tags: Lifestyle

Friday, July 17, 2020

As a kid, tucked into a sleeping bag on the warm sands of Lake Powell, CO, I remember tired arms from a day of waterskiing and the smell of campfire smoke in my T-shirt. I drifted off to sleep convinced there was nothing better than boat camping. The next morning, a passing boater asked how we were dealing with the scorpions. Umm,

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Kids & Pets, Lifestyle, Travel, Boating 101

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

This year has certainly tossed us all a few curve balls. For the first time in as long as I can remember, we do not have a relentlessly-packed summer schedule of sailboat races, parties, events, and family gatherings. I have also managed to check enough items off the “honey do” list this spring that it’s actually

by: Ken Quant

tags: Lifestyle, Sailing, COVID-19

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Our boats may never serve a more important lifestyle purpose than in today’s trying times. Covid-19 has challenged how we work, connect, and recreate and it will likely trigger more societal changes when it is finally in our wake. As we’re now in the full swing of the boating season, and boat sales have been surprisingly

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Lifestyle, COVID-19

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

In the Summer Issue 2019 last year, I wrote about the high water levels throughout the Great Lakes region. Unfortunately, the water never lowered over the fall and winter like it normally does, and with the heavy spring rains, the big lake levels have broken the all-time highs each month this year! Combine the COVID-19 lockdown in

by: Captain Dennis Mykols

tags: Lake Michigan, Lifestyle, Antique & Classic Boats

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

I don't know why it is, but there are a lotta folks out there who say they want to take off on a major voyage, but in reality, have no desire whatsoever to actually take off. You know them. You see them every day on the dock, people who have been planning a voyage and keep setting the departure back because their new kathorple valve

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Lifestyle, Travel, Feel Good Story

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