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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

With large public events being canceled due to concerns over coronavirus COVID-19, boating is perhaps the most enjoyable way to spend time with immediate family while still social distancing. Even away from the crowds, there are still everyday germs to contend with on a boat. Shurhold, the leader in marine cleaning and maintenance

tags: Cleaners, Safety

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Project Testing History LEDnDEL, LLC a Del Anderson company, in cooperation with strategic partners Green Millennium and KON Corporation have been working to develop photocatalytic coated LED lighting products that would reduce noxious and hazardous indoor volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The materials involved in this project have

tags: Safety

Friday, February 28, 2020

Advanced technologies in the marine industry have designed and developed easier and safer systems to enhance boating operations and navigation. Yet, we are still mooring our vessels at the dock as our great ancestors did with the same age old uncertainties. However, these constant mooring problems are eliminated with the engineered

tags: Safety, Lifts & Hoists

Monday, February 17, 2020

Navico, parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad®, B&G® and C-MAP® brands recently announced the launch of the WM-4 Marine Satellite Receiver for SiriusXM® weather and audio. Delivering vital weather and fishing information to Lowrance HDS LIVE and HDS Carbon, Simrad NSS evo3 and NSO evo3, and B&G Zeus3 and

tags: Electronics, Fishing, Safety, Smart Technology, Travel

Monday, February 3, 2020

United States Power Squadrons® – America’s Boating Club® announced today it has partnered with DAN Boater to offer a greater array of services and travel safety benefits to its current members. New and renewing members now have the option to add DAN Boater benefits to their membership at a discounted annual rate of

tags: Boat Club, Company Expansions, Education, Safety

Friday, January 31, 2020

Sirius Signal, the leader in marine safety innovations, is pleased to announce the U.S. Coast Guard has approved the use of its flagship electronic visual distress signal device (eVDSD) as a nighttime distress signal. The C-1002, the industry’s first and only two-color distress light approved for carriage, completely and legally

tags: Awards, Electronics, Safety

Monday, December 9, 2019

When you write for a boating publication, you probably aren’t going to get rich, but it does have other advantages. In particular, you tend to get a lot of fun, free stuff sent your way from manufacturers in hopes that you’ll write a few nice words about their cool new products. From lifejackets to sunglasses, apps and

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Safety, Software & Apps, Clothing & Shoes, Gift Ideas

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Vesper Marine has developed a hard-won reputation as innovators in marine electronics. They have made a name for themselves focusing on tackling real-world problems with solutions that are intuitive and easy-to-install and use. That focus has resulted in an award-winning product line that dominates the AIS space. The Vesper team sees

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Electronics, Safety, Smart Technology, Software & Apps

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Naturally, every owner prefers a comforting temperature on board of one’s vessel. During wintertime, this is not only cozy, but also keeps the boat dry. When using heaters and fans, however, caution is advised, as they are a regular source of danger that can lead to damages and losses in winter storage facilities, or whenever

by: Pantaenius America Ltd

tags: Insurance, Safety, Winterization

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Yacht Boarding Systems, Inc. recently shipped its thirtieth 12ft Steadi-Plank boarding ramp (the Travel Brow) to the Coast Guard for their 154’ FSC Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter. These vessels perform various Coast Guard missions which include, but are not limited to, PWCS (Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security), Defense

tags: Accessories, Boat Docks, Safety

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