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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Other than the colors of trees and cooler temperatures, what’s different about boating in the fall? A lot, according to the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, especially when it comes your safety aboard. One big issue is there are fewer boats – often the quickest pathway to a rescue – on the water,

tags: Safety, Travel

Friday, October 2, 2020

Oye! The end of summer is almost upon us. Time to discuss fall and winter boating. The Great Loop is always a fascinating choice, just not enough days. Why not trailer your boat? You could certainly drive alongside and over (via bridges) the Great Loop. It’s a lot faster. Think about it—the Great Loop is approximately

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Destination, Hauling, The Great Loop, Travel

Friday, September 4, 2020

I just had my brain swabbed, or at least that’s how it felt. I had a COVID-19 test done in order to be able to travel to the Bahamas to charter in the Exumas with Dream Yacht Charter (DYC). The good news is that I tested negative. The bad news is that my form, which I have to submit to get my Bahamian health visa, looks like I

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Caribbean Islands, Charters, COVID-19, Travel

Friday, August 28, 2020

Whether heading out on the water for an overnight or going on an extended summer cruise, a new partnership will help boaters get more out of the journey. Waterway Guide, the interactive cruising and boater guide featuring mile-by-mile navigation, marina and anchorage listings, fuel pricing and boating news, has teamed up with Boat

tags: Boat Club, Books & Charts, Navigation, Promotions & Giveaways, Travel

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Great Lakes boaters, set your course for 42.4974° N, 82.8964°W, and head for St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Nestled along the banks of the beautiful Lake St. Clair, St. Clair Shores is often called the “Gateway to the Great Lakes” and the “Boating Capital of Michigan.” The boating business here is

tags: Destination, Lake Erie, Travel

Thursday, July 30, 2020

One of the best ways for families to enjoy boating is by “keeping it fun.” “Fun” means Family, Unity, New (and Exciting). Let me explain! At two different boat shows, I put up a flip chart and asked women the following question: If they could change one thing about boating with their guy, what would it be?

by: Robin G. Coles

tags: Great Lakes, Travel

Monday, July 27, 2020

With more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline and thousands of miles of rivers and streams, Michigan offers ample opportunity to traverse the state over the water – no matter the size or speed of your vessel. While designated water trails are a relatively recent development, use of Michigan’s waterways for

by: Casey Warner, Michigan DNR

tags: Travel, Water Toys, Canoes & Kayaks, Dept of Natural Resources, History, Paddleboards

Friday, July 24, 2020

Nestled within the heart of New York State lives Syracuse, NY, a place where the community’s relationship to waterways runs deep. Located within Onondaga County, this destination combines the modern amenities of a vibrant city with rich outdoor culture. Rolling hills and greenery surround lakes, rivers, and canals that touch

tags: Destination, Inland Boating, Lake Ontario, Travel

Friday, July 24, 2020

Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine electronics, announced today its revolution in marine VHF technology – Cortex – has completed certification requirements and will ship to distributors beginning late July. Cortex is the world’s first marine VHF radio with wireless touchscreen handsets,

tags: Electronics, Retrofitting, Safety, Travel

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


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