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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

MarineMax and Seakeeper partnered to elevate boaters' experiences on the water. "If you haven't had the chance to witness a Seakeeper demonstration, you need to," states Gayle Niedenfuer, MarineMax Director of Operations. "The Seakeeper technology helps to eliminate up to 95% of boat roll often caused by waves, wake, and choppy

tags: Stabilization, Company Expansions, Lake Erie, Retrofitting, Service & Repair

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

When you have a lakeside home, a waterfront business, a marina, or a beautifully manicured grassy knoll alongside a pond, you have a gorgeous view, but you also have a problem: BIRDS. Seagulls, geese, and other birds are just part of the package, right? “Not any more!” explained Greg Thompson, the Founder and CEO of

tags: Lifestyle, Rentals, Service & Repair, Beyond the Lakes, Decorative

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Propspeed, leading innovator of underwater coatings, announced today the revolutionary foul-release coating designed specifically for transducers – Foulfree – is now shipping. “After years of development and testing in collaboration with Airmar, we are excited that Foulfree is now available to the market,”

tags: Polishes & Waxes, Propellers, Service & Repair, Environmental Impact

Monday, February 24, 2020

In our region, we may have a shorter season than our southern friends, resulting in long periods of time that our boats are sitting still. This makes them the perfect target for algae, barnacle, and mussel growth. In addition to reducing fuel efficiency, maneuverability, and speed, if left untreated, this marine fouling can cause

tags: Environmental Impact, Polishes & Waxes, Service & Repair

Friday, February 7, 2020

Mercury Marine and its training division, Mercury University, recently announced a partnership with Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville, Michigan, to offer students a 12‑month, 42‑credit‑hour Mercury Marine Maintenance Program beginning with the fall 2020 semester. Mercury and the school announced their

tags: Company Expansions, Education, Great Lakes, Job Opportunities, Service & Repair

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Winter solstice may have been one month ago, but on the boater’s calendar, January is generally considered the middle of a vessel’s long winter nap. It’s time to check up on her in storage. Why? How your boat fares over the long and, in some cases, brutal winter will help ensure a timely spring launch. However,

tags: Boating 101, Service & Repair, Storage, Winterization

Monday, December 23, 2019

We all dream of the perfect boat and propeller combination. It would make our boats jump out of the water with ease, speed across the lake faster than anyone else, and our fuel gauges would always read full! Unfortunately, the realities of physics gets involved. We could consider having a couple of different propellers that have

by: Professionals of Henry H. Smith Co.

tags: Propellers, Service & Repair

Monday, November 18, 2019

Captiva Boat Sales of West Chester, Ohio, is proud to announce an expansion into the Great Lakes with the opening of a new approx. 10,000 sq ft facility in Marblehead, Ohio, that will serve and service Lake Erie boaters, providing a single place for sales, certified service, storage, winterization, and even boating stories. Captiva

tags: Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Erie, Service & Repair, Storage, Winterization

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

There’s nothing wrong with cleaning your boat yourself, or paying a good ol’ boy from your neighborhood to do it for you – as long as you remember that you get what you pay for. Maybe you pay for your own time or your own products, or your ol’ boy’s efforts, but you always pay for something. Get Something

tags: Service & Repair

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Every hurricane season, some boat owners are faced with the need to file insurance claims and get their boats repaired. To make that process easier, MarineMax has now become a Repair Provider for BoatUS Marine Insurance Program members, who may get help with insurance claim repair work from the nation’s largest recreational boat

tags: Company Expansions, Insurance, Service & Repair