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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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West Marine Opens Chicago Flagship Store

West Marine Opens Chicago Flagship Store

West Marine, the world’s largest boating equipment and marine outfitter, has opened up its flagship Midwest location in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. The grand opening celebration will take place April 23-26 and featured Cruising for a Cause charity night, marine electronic demos and raffles. ...
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Save the Date: Chicago In-Water Boat Show

Save the Date: Chicago In-Water Boat Show

The Windy City’s largest in-water boat show is back June 11-14 with the fourth annual Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show. Hundreds of boats — from fishing boats, cruisers, pontoons and kayaks to million-dollar yachts — will be on display at the city’s state-of-t...
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E.J. Mertaugh Acquires Trailer

E.J. Mertaugh Acquires Trailer

Wooden boat restoration specialists E.J. Mertaugh Boat Works in Hessel, Michigan announced the addition of a new, 60-ton Hostar Hydraulic Trailer. This new trailer is in addition to Mertaugh’s 21,000-square-foot heated storage and 40,000-square-foot cold storage spaces. The yard is now able to...
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New Put-In-Bay Marina Opens

New Put-In-Bay Marina Opens

Park Place Marina in Put-In-Bay, Ohio will open in May for its first full boating season following a $2 million renovation and expansion. The new marina, designed by John Matricardi, P.E. of KS Associates Inc., features new floating docks, a new sheet pile breakwater, public docking spaces, an...
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FreedomLift Unveils New Carbon Fiber Lift Arms

FreedomLift Unveils New Carbon Fiber Lift Arms

With just the touch of a button, your tender can be lifted out of or lowered into the water using the FreedomLift hydraulic tender management system. The Michigan-based company recently announced introduction of its all-new, lightweight Carbon Fiber Lift Arms. The arms are made of structural c...
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Fire Extinguishers Recalled

Fire Extinguishers Recalled

A popular fire extinguisher manufacturer is currently under fire, and BoatUS is advising boaters to double-check their on board fire safety equipment before heading out on the water. Kidde, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced a voluntary recall to replace...
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Kick Off in Catawba

Kick Off in Catawba

One of the classiest Lake Erie boating events of the year, the 11th annual Progressive Insurance Catawaba Island Boat Show, kicks off May 1-3 at the prestigious Catawba Island Club. “It will be a record-size show this year,” says Ken Alvey, president of the Lake Erie Marine Trades A...
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