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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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SailTime North America adds Beneteau

SailTime North America adds Beneteau

SailTime North America, the world’s largest boat membership company, is adding Beneteau America sailboats to its growing fleet. The SailTime membership program began as a way to get more sailors out on the water and to offer an alternative to boat ownership. Two new Beneteau s...
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Yamaha's Year of Outboard Education

Yamaha's Year of Outboard Education

Yamaha Marine Group declared 2015 the “Year of Outboard Education” during the Progressive Insurance 2015 Miami International Boat Show. The education campaign “Maintenance Matters” focuses on helping extend the lives of all Yamaha outboards and maximizing customers&rsqu...
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Antique Boat Museum Hosts Boat Restoration Symposium

Antique Boat Museum Hosts Boat Restoration Symposium

Symposium 2015: Boat Restoration will officially kick-off the 2015 event calendar at the Antique Boat Museum (ABM) in Clayton, New York on May 8-10. This weekend-long symposium is for people with a passion for boating and building boats, boat owners, and everyone in-between. Presentations will ...
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