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MarineMax Supports Recovery in British Virgin Islands

MarineMax Supports Recovery in British Virgin Islands


The British Virgin Islands, like many countries in the area, still face extensive recovery and rebuilding after Hurricane Irma. MarineMax has announced that it will donate a portion of new charter booking fees to the rebuilding of the islands. “We are all united by water, and our dedi.... Read More

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Cruising the Comeback City

Cruising the Comeback City

Detroit, Michigan

Ray Batt has a vivid memory of the summer day 10 years ago when he took a dozen business associates from across the country on a cruise of the Detroit River aboard his 42-foot Meridian, The Batt Cave. From the upper helm on the bridge, bound for Lake St. Clair, he felt great pride as his colleagues raved about the unexpected beauty of Detroit and its riverfront. The water — clean and clear — dazzled in shades of Caribbean blue-green with the gleaming Renaissance Center skyscraper, Ambassador Bridge and Belle Isle as a backdrop. The idyllic scene, he says, was a far cry from his guests’ preconceptions of Detroit as a down-and-out Rust Belt city. “They began remarking as soon as we pulled out of the harbor,” says Batt, commodore of the Detroit Yacht Club, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. “They were blown away at the beautiful color of the water, the proximity to Canada and the beauty of the city as seen from the water. It was also a reminder to me of how special it is to be able to boat here.” Detroit and its waterfront, settled by the French more than three centuries ago, have only gotten better. After decade.....

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