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Tie Up in the Heart of Chicago with Downtown Docks

Tie Up in the Heart of Chicago with Downtown Docks

10-May-2016

Lake Michigan boaters looking to make a day trip to Chicago this season don't need to stick to lakefront marinas: Downtown Docks, open for the season on May 13, provides transient dockage on Chicago’s Riverwalk for anyone who wants to spend a few hours in the city. Downtown Docks start...
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BOAT RADIO Hits Airwaves July 1

BOAT RADIO Hits Airwaves July 1

03-May-2016

The world of boating-themed media is branching out this summer with the launch of BOAT RADIO: The first talk radio station for boating enthusiasts — from boat owners to world cruisers, sailing aficionados, professional yacht crews and armchair adventurers. The talk station launches Jul...
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BoatU.S. Dispels Four Fire Extinguisher Myths

BoatU.S. Dispels Four Fire Extinguisher Myths

28-Apr-2016

When it comes to boat safety, there’s no room for uncertainty. This is why the BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has debunked four fire extinguisher myths that they are often asked by boaters. For example, the first myth says that tapping or striking a fire extingu...
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College Students Study and Sail on <em>Niagara </em>

College Students Study and Sail on Niagara

26-Apr-2016

University students looking for an exciting and hands-on summer experience need look no further than the Great Lakes. Thanks to a partnership between Niagara University, Penn State and the Ohio State’s Stone Lab, students can sail and study on a replica of the two-mast tall ship, the Brig ...
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BRP Wins Award For Exemplary Wastewater Management

BRP Wins Award For Exemplary Wastewater Management

26-Apr-2016

BRP — a global design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing company for powersports vehicles and propulsion systems — is no slouch when it comes to wastewater management. In fact, for the past 15 years the company has been in full compliance for every random sampli...
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Bennington Joins Sea Tow Program

Bennington Joins Sea Tow Program

26-Apr-2016

When you buy a new pontoon from Bennington Marine, you’ll be treated to a complimentary 95-day Sea Tow Membership. The Sea Tow membership provides on-water assistance for free, such as towing, fuel drops, jump-starts and prop disentanglements. In addition, Sea Tow members have exclusive ...
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White Lake South Shore Marine Expands

White Lake South Shore Marine Expands

21-Apr-2016

Whitehall, Michigan’s South Shore Marine, is under new management and will debut new boat docks and services for the 2016 summer season. Located on beautiful White Lake, South Shore Marine has serviced boaters for 50 years. New manager, Dan McCormick, is actively expanding the marina&rsq...
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Miami Innovation Award Winners 2016

Miami Innovation Award Winners 2016

20-Apr-2016

The votes are in! The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced the winners of the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, presented during the annual Industry Breakfast at the Miami Beach Convention Center....
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BoatU.S. Employees Share Spring Commissioning Advice

BoatU.S. Employees Share Spring Commissioning Advice

19-Apr-2016

They say you learn from your mistakes, but sometimes it helps to learn from others’, too. Just in time for the upcoming boating season, BoatU.S. employees have compiled a list of eight spring commissioning mistakes they have made so you don’t have to. Below, a sampling of tips fr...
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Sea Tow Foundation Adds 31 Lifejacket Stands

Sea Tow Foundation Adds 31 Lifejacket Stands

19-Apr-2016

Boating just got a little bit safer; the Sea Tow Foundation announced 31 new life jacket loaner stands throughout the country. The Sea Tow Foundation’s life jacket loaner stands hold extra life jackets that boaters can borrow for an entire day free of charge. Life jackets are available fro...
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