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Bill Maintains Great Lakes Funding

Bill Maintains Great Lakes Funding

21-Nov-2017

After a few months of uncertainty, it appears that the Great Lakes will continue to get federal funding that the Trump Administration proposed cutting in its original budget proposal. The U.S. Senate’s Committee on Appropriations recently released its funding bill for the Department of the Int...
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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Damage 63,000 Boats

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Damage 63,000 Boats

14-Nov-2017

Now that the dust has begun to settle, BoatU.S. has begun to survey damages to the industry following hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters estimates that the two hurricanes combined have damaged or destroyed more than 63,000 recreational vessel...
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Donate to BoatU.S. on Giving Tuesday

Donate to BoatU.S. on Giving Tuesday

14-Nov-2017

BoatU.S. is asking boaters to consider donating to its programs on Giving Tuesday, November 28. Giving Tuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and encourages the public to donate to their favorite charities and non-profits. The organization calls its campaign "Give Way" to Giving. &ldquo...
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MarineMax Adds to BVI Fleet

MarineMax Adds to BVI Fleet

14-Nov-2017

MarineMax is adding to its British Virgin Island (BVI) charter fleet with the MarineMax 362, a customized Aquila 36 power catamaran. Through MarineMax Vacations, boaters can charter a variety of boats around the BVI for a custom vacation experience. MarineMax representatives say the 362 is an id...
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Coloma Artist Featured at Inn at Harbor Shores

Coloma Artist Featured at Inn at Harbor Shores

10-Nov-2017

Artwork by Coloma, Michigan artist Randall Higdon is on display at The Inn at Harbor Shores. The Gallery at The Inn at Harbor Shores features rotating exhibits by Michigan artists. Higdon’s watercolor paintings draw inspiration from his immediate surroundings and places he has visited. His exp...
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40 Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled

40 Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled

07-Nov-2017

If you’ve purchased a fire extinguisher in the past 40 years, you may need to replace it. More than 40 million Kidde fire extinguishers, some of which have been on the market for more than 40 years, have been recalled. The Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC) says: “The fi...
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MarineMax Supports Recovery in British Virgin Islands

MarineMax Supports Recovery in British Virgin Islands

07-Nov-2017

The British Virgin Islands, like many countries in the area, still face extensive recovery and rebuilding after Hurricane Irma. MarineMax has announced that it will donate a portion of new charter booking fees to the rebuilding of the islands. “We are all united by water, and our dedi...
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IBEX Hands Out Innovation Awards

IBEX Hands Out Innovation Awards

03-Nov-2017

The tallies are in and the 2017 Innovation Awards winners for the International Boatbuilders Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) have been announced. The 10 winners — one each for a different area of the marine industry — are selected for their innovation by a panel of judges from Boating...
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BoatU.S. Offers Online AIS Electronics Course

BoatU.S. Offers Online AIS Electronics Course

01-Nov-2017

Boaters who dream about making a big trip but worry about navigating busy waterways now have the opportunity to hone their navigation skills. The BoatU.S. Foundation and United States Power Squadrons are offering an online course on navigating using AIS technology. The course, “AIS Elec...
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Garmin Acquires Navionics

Garmin Acquires Navionics

01-Nov-2017

Garmin has decided to heavily invest in the marine side of navigation through the acquisition of Navionics. Navionics is an Italian company known in the marine world for its electronic navigational charts and mobile apps. “Since our founding, Navionics has been passionate about creating p...
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