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2017 Miami Innovation Awards Announced

2017 Miami Innovation Awards Announced

21-Feb-2017

Each year at the Miami International Boat Show, new consumer marine products are evaluated, judged and honored by the National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International at the Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards. This year’s competition saw 19 winners a...
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Basa’s Marine Under New Ownership

Basa’s Marine Under New Ownership

20-Feb-2017

Basa’s Marine is under new ownership. Rich and Jody Gotlund purchased the Bolingbrook, Illinois-based company from the previous owner, Ron Basa. Rich began his career in boating at Basa’s, working in the service department when he was 17 years old. He has since worked in all aspect...
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New Maritime School in Cleveland

New Maritime School in Cleveland

18-Feb-2017

In July 2017, a new Great Lakes maritime school will open its doors in Cleveland, Ohio. The Davis Aerospace and Maritime High School will share a building with Cleveland High School for Digital Arts and will offer 100 to 120 ninth graders training to become pilots, marine biologist and boat captains...
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Marquis and Carver Give Back

Marquis and Carver Give Back

17-Feb-2017

Marquis and Carver Yachts employees recently donated more than $80,000 worth of materials and equipment to the local Pulaski High School and to the local church, Ss. Edward and Isadore Catholic Church. The church received plywood, and the high school received more than 1,000 board-feet of lumb...
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Boat Loan Tips from BoatU.S.

Boat Loan Tips from BoatU.S.

15-Feb-2017

As boat season slowly approaches, boaters considering buying a new vessel should take into consideration the best way to finance their new purchase. To aid prospective buyers, BoatU.S. has recently come out with a list of 10 tips to get the right boat loan. These include: 1- Check your credit. ...
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Freedom Boat Club Lake Erie Earns Top Award

Freedom Boat Club Lake Erie Earns Top Award

15-Feb-2017

Freedom Boat Club’s Lake Erie branch franchise owners, Jim and Beckett Spreng, as well as Marketing and Sales Director Carrie Ranney, were recognized with the “Marketer of the Year” award at the company’s national franchise conference last November. The Lake Erie branch stood...
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Chicago Lakefront Facility Floats Youth Activities with a Different Spin

Chicago Lakefront Facility Floats Youth Activities with a Different Spin

11-Feb-2017

Chicago Sailing is mixing things up this year with a land-and-water summer camp for kids. Through Sails and Serves, children ages 9 to 16 can learn two lifetime sports: Sailing and tennis. Sailing instruction will take place in the morning, while tennis takes place in the afternoon. All classes in t...
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Mag Bay Yachts Appoints Reed Yacht Sales as Great Lakes Dealer

Mag Bay Yachts Appoints Reed Yacht Sales as Great Lakes Dealer

10-Feb-2017

Mag Bay Yachts Inc., a California-based boatbuilder, has chosen Reed Yacht Sales as its exclusive dealer in the Great Lakes region. Mag Bay Yachts has developed a reputation around its center consoles; in particular, the Mag Bay 33. “We believe the level of detail aboard the Mag Bay 33 is simp...
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Snag-A-Slip Expands With New Financing

Snag-A-Slip Expands With New Financing

06-Feb-2017

The online slip-reservation system Snag-A-Slip is poised to become a leader in the growing boating app world thanks to $1.2 million in new financing. The additional cash flow will be used to bulk up a few areas of the business: Snag-A-Slip plans on overhauling its online and mobile app, beef up its ...
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Dockwa and BoatU.S. Hold Free Dockage Contest

Dockwa and BoatU.S. Hold Free Dockage Contest

03-Feb-2017

One lucky boater won’t have to worry about the costs of docking their boat this year: Dockwa and BoatU.S. will announce the winner of their “Dock Free in 2017” contest on February 3. The contest will provide one lucky boater with $2,500 in free dockage at Dockwa-BoatU.S. partner ma...
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