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Kettle Creek Marina Turns 30

Kettle Creek Marina Turns 30

Thirty summers ago, Fiona Nisbet and John Jackson had a vision for transforming a rundown marina into a welcoming boating destination in the heart of the fishing village of Port Stanley, Ontario. “Our goal was to have the friendliest little marina on Lake Erie,” says Nisbet. “...
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EZ Dock Celebrates 25th Anniversary

EZ Dock Celebrates 25th Anniversary

In 1990, two friends grew tired of installing and removing wooden docks year after year, so they came up with a better solution: EZ Dock. The manufacturer of durable, polyethylene floating dock systems and lifts celebrates its 25th year in business in 2015. EZ Dock offers dock systems; boat, p...
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Waukegan Port District Welcomes New GM

Waukegan Port District Welcomes New GM

The Waukegan Port District, which manages Illinois’ Waukegan Harbor, recently welcomed a new general manager, Randy Rogers, to its staff. Rogers served in the Navy for 11 years, spent 21 years with the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), and was chief of staff for the Office of the Transport...
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Hurley Adds U.K. Dealer

Hurley Adds U.K. Dealer

Dinghy Davits manufacturer Hurley Marine Inc. recently announced BHG Marine will be the company’s sole distributor in the U.K. and Ireland for the Hurley Davit line. BHG Marine is based in Lymington, England. “BHG Marine has impressed us with its experience and knowledge of the ...
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First Annual Michigan Lighthouse Festival

First Annual Michigan Lighthouse Festival

A celebration of Michigan’s navigational beacons will travel to St. Ignace this summer when the community hosts the first-ever Michigan Lighthouse Festival June 12-14. The Straits of Mackinac will be abuzz with lighthouse cruises, expert presentations, live music, vendors and other special...
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Global Marine Adds Private Risk Division

Global Marine Adds Private Risk Division

Traverse City, Michigan-based Global Marine Insurance recently hired Mike Jager to run Global Private Risk Insurance, a new division of the company that will create customized insurance solutions. GMI Private Risk is a niche provider for liability protection up to $50 million. For more information, ...
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Marquis Yachts LLC Expands Dealer Network

Marquis Yachts LLC Expands Dealer Network

Pulaski, Wisconsin-based Marquis Yachts LLC, the designer, engineer and manufacturer of Marquis and Carver Yachts, announced it’s expanding its dealer network with the addition of Group Thomas Marine in Quebec, Canada, and The Carver Club at Castaways, with locations in New Rochelle and Sag Ha...
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Premier Reorganizes Manufacturing Facilities

Premier Reorganizes Manufacturing Facilities

Pontoon manufacturer Premier Marine recently announced that it will transfer production of its Weeres and Palm Beach brands to its headquarters in Wyoming, Minnesota. Premier purchased Weeres and Palm Beach in 2011 and operated them as independent businesses out of a facility in New Ulm, Minnes...
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Spring Brook AddsTraverse City Location

Spring Brook AddsTraverse City Location

Spring Brook Marina has represented the Prestige Yachts line in the Great Lakes for three years and recently expanded its broker network to include Bill Allgaier of Harbor View Yacht Sales in Traverse City, Michigan. Allgaier has more than 25 years experience as a broker and surveyor in the Northern...
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Virtual Trainer Tests Boating Skills

Virtual Trainer Tests Boating Skills

Virtual Driver Interactive Inc. (VDI), the leading provider of simulation training solutions, recently announced launch of the Boating Skills Virtual Trainer, a first-of-its-kind boating simulator, which provides users with recreational powerboat driving skills and the opportunity to safely practice...
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