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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Hurley Marine’s rugged dinghy davit designs allow you to winch your dinghy on for easy storage or just push-off for launching. No more towing or leaving your tender behind! The Hurley H3O Dinghy Davit systems come in two different configurations. The H3O Davit has a weight capacity of up to 400 lbs and has an adjustable and

tags: Lifts & Hoists, Water Toys, Inflatable Boats

Friday, July 12, 2019

It’s called the Game Changer Pad because this new pad, by Aqua Lily Products, will change what the market requires when considering a floating pad. Kids and families already have fun playing on the original Aqua Lily Pads, but the development team wanted to kick that fun up to the next level. A competitive bunch, the team has

tags: Company Expansions, Kids & Pets, Water Toys, Accessories

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Now you can customize your mat with the Aqua Stack Mat – a patented, floating modular mat for your boating and swimming lifestyle. The individual mat sections of the Aqua Stack Mat are made from the same type of closed cell foam as roll up mats, and they offer the same floatation and buoyancy as roll up mats. Every mat has an

tags: Water Toys

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The United States Power Squadrons® (USPS) continues the debut of its third season of safe-boating videos on America’s Boating Channel™ with “SAFETY TIPS FOR PADDLE SPORTS,” which can be found online at and as a free mobile app available at Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

tags: Paddleboards, Safety, Water Toys, Canoes & Kayaks

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Navatics, experts in underwater robotics, today announced that shipping of Navatics MITO, a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) equipped with advanced active stabilization technology that provides new levels of underwater video steadiness in an affordable, 7.6 lbs. underwater drone, will start shipping in March 2019. Available

tags: Electronics, Shipwrecks, Water Toys, Diving

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Eight waterways totaling 540-plus miles that flow through more than a dozen counties have been selected as the first state-designated water trails in Michigan, the Department of Natural Resources recently announced. The DNR and the Office of the Great Lakes partnered on the effort to finalize this first round of designations, which

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Inland Boating, Water Toys, Beyond the Lakes

Thursday, November 29, 2018

For many, recreational boating is a way of life. But, it can always be improved. That’s what multiple-timepaddling champ Luke Hopkins foresaw many years ago with inflatable watersports products, such as Standup Paddleboards (ISUPs). For the boating community, it’s a match made in heaven. Hopkins, a former kayak and

tags: Paddleboards, Water Toys, Inflatable Boats

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Dinghies have become a common site around marinas and anchorages these days. The once utilitarian shuttles of mooring ball tenants and serious cruisers, have now become a must-have accessory item for many boat owners. No matter if it’s a simple inflatable with a small motor, or a well-fit hard bottom with seats, steering wheel,

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Water Toys, Lifestyle

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Since the theme in this Summer Issue is about “Water Toys,” it made me think back on all the money I spent over the past 40+ years buying the latest “new thing” for me and my three boys to try out. It started in the late ’70s when my three sons, ages 7 and the twins 4, were just learning to swim and

by: Captain Dennis J Mykols

tags: Towables, Water Toys, Lifestyle

Thursday, August 2, 2018

If you want pure, clean fun on the water, personal watercraft (PWCs) have long been recreational boaters’ water toy of choice, with wake-and-ski boats likely running a close second. Modern PWCs give families the ability to carry a driver and spotter in comfort while towing a third person aboard a tube, and today’s

by: Scott Croft, Vice President BoatUS Public Affairs

tags: Insurance, Personal Watercraft, Towables, Water Toys, Education