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First Annual Michigan Lighthouse Festival

First Annual Michigan Lighthouse Festival

A celebration of Michigan’s navigational beacons will travel to St. Ignace this summer when the community hosts the first-ever Michigan Lighthouse Festival June 12-14. The Straits of Mackinac will be abuzz with lighthouse cruises, expert presentations, live music, vendors and other special...
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Global Marine Adds Private Risk Division

Global Marine Adds Private Risk Division

Traverse City, Michigan-based Global Marine Insurance recently hired Mike Jager to run Global Private Risk Insurance, a new division of the company that will create customized insurance solutions. GMI Private Risk is a niche provider for liability protection up to $50 million. For more information, ...
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Marquis Yachts LLC Expands Dealer Network

Marquis Yachts LLC Expands Dealer Network

Pulaski, Wisconsin-based Marquis Yachts LLC, the designer, engineer and manufacturer of Marquis and Carver Yachts, announced it’s expanding its dealer network with the addition of Group Thomas Marine in Quebec, Canada, and The Carver Club at Castaways, with locations in New Rochelle and Sag Ha...
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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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