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Friday, October 11, 2019

Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) and the nation’s oldest and largest boat club and premiere boat club franchisor, has announced its 200th franchise location. The official announcement was made during the 2019 IBEX Marine Trade show in Tampa. Glenn Bergoffen, owner of the Tampa area franchise

tags: Boat Club, Company Expansions, Rentals, South Coast

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Would you like to try to help save a child’s life this summer boating season? With a range of free materials available, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water can help your marina, club, fuel dock, campground, town or waterfront business get a Life Jacket Loaner location off the ground or promote an existing

tags: Rentals, Safety

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Airbnb has shown that the sharing economy can work. A new report says, in 2018, the peer-to-peer rental company’s annual sales surpassed Hilton, based on data from U.S. travelers (excluding business spending). For boat owners looking to make extra money renting their boats on peer-to-peer boat rental networks like Boatsetter,

tags: Boat Club, Insurance, Rentals

Friday, February 1, 2019

Snag-A-Slip, an online boat slip reservation company, recently announced the launch of a new tool that connects boaters with users who want to rent their privately-owned dockage. The new functionality is part of Snag-A-Slip’s suite of products that make boating easier by connecting cruising boaters with available dockage. The

tags: Company Expansions, Rentals, Travel

Friday, September 7, 2018

Ever seen one of those cool colored, jet age styled vintage fiberglass outboards — you know, the ones from the late 1950s and early 1960s — and say to yourself, “Man, I would love to get behind the wheel of that beauty”? Well, do I have the answer for you! Now, you can fulfill your dreams… at least for

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Environmental Impact, Lake Michigan, Rentals

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

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Interested in getting out on the water this summer, but not ready to buy a boat of your own? New York Sea Grant and the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York offer safety tips and suggest the right questions to ask before renting a boat. You can begin your search for rental opportunities through the Boating Industries

tags: Lake Ontario, Rentals

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

New website features enhanced search, boat slip reservations, and marina success tracker. Marinalife, a leading source for premium content, marina information, and cruising concierge services, recently announced the launch of its new website, which will offer new features for boaters and marinas. The new site brings enhanced search

tags: Company Expansions, Rentals, Software & Apps

Friday, July 28, 2017

Rentus.com, the leading online and mobile rental marketplace, announced today its strategic partnership with Land and Water Motorsports. The partnership will increase the number of Jet Skis, Boats, ATVs and other equipment in the Rentus.com catalogue. "People will be able to find and rent Jet Skis, Boats, Sail Boats and ohther

tags: Rentals

Monday, March 7, 2016

The Kawartha Lakes, located in the heart of the Trent Severn Waterway, is the Houseboat Capital of Ontario, Canada. There are three rental companies operating on Pigeon Lake with over 50 houseboats available during spring, summer, and fall. Get on board with Happy Days Houseboats, Egan Houseboats, or R&R Houseboats. The Trent

tags: Charters, Inland Boating, Rentals, Travel