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BoatU.S. Lists Tips to Prevent Boat Theft

BoatU.S. Lists Tips to Prevent Boat Theft

03-Nov-2016

Owning a smaller boat may make trailering and exploring the Great Lakes easier, but it also makes boat owners more susceptible to theft. According to a recent study that looked at five years of BoatU.S. Marine Insurance claims files, 75 percent of all boats stolen measured in at 26 feet or less,...
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Bay Breeze Expands With Chartering and Trawling School

Bay Breeze Expands With Chartering and Trawling School

29-Oct-2016

Bay Breeze Yacht Sales has been a Nordic Tugs dealer since 2002. Now after much demand, Bay Breeze has expanded its services and launched a Nordic Tug charter service and Trawler School. In 2015, the company purchased the Nordic Tug 32, which underwent an extensive refit for use in training an...
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Congresswoman Candice Miller Receives MBIA Award

Congresswoman Candice Miller Receives MBIA Award

28-Oct-2016

Congresswoman Candice Miller was recently awarded the MBIA Ray L. Underwood Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to Michigan waterways and the recreational boating industry. Miller is in the final year of her seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives for Michigan’s 10th Congre...
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Dometic Promotes Range of New Products at IBEX

Dometic Promotes Range of New Products at IBEX

25-Oct-2016

Dometic Marine made sure it did not disappoint at this year’s International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) and showcased a wide variety of new leisure products for boaters. One item on the floor was the new Dometic Sea Xchange + Spot Zero XZ Watermaker, a compact ma...
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Great Lakes Sailing Co. Expands Marlow Hunter Region

Great Lakes Sailing Co. Expands Marlow Hunter Region

25-Oct-2016

The Great Lakes Sailing Co. continues its pattern of slow but steady growth with the expansion of its Marlow Hunter dealer region. The company has targeted western Michigan with its Marlow Hunter products, but will now cater to all of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, as well as the eastern half...
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MBIA announces $10,000 matching grant

MBIA announces $10,000 matching grant

21-Oct-2016

In June, the board of directors for the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) contributed $10,000 to the Recreational Boating Industries Educational Foundation (RBIEF) as a matching grant. The RBIEF is a non-profit that provides financial support for the education, training and professional...
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SkipperBud’s Becomes Exclusive Scout Dealer

SkipperBud’s Becomes Exclusive Scout Dealer

20-Oct-2016

Great Lakes boaters in the market for a Scout Boat will have to seek out a SkipperBud’s dealership from now on. This summer, SkipperBud’s inked a deal with Scout Boats, making it the exclusive dealer for the manufacturer in the Midwest. SkipperBud’s 11 Midwest locations are s...
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Clayton Opens Transient Dock

Clayton Opens Transient Dock

19-Oct-2016

Clayton, New York, is the perfect home base for those exploring the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario and the Indian River chain. Stopping is now even more convenient for boaters, thanks to the Clayton Harbor Municipal Marina’s 49-slip transient dock facility. The floating slips range in ...
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Margaret Bonds Podlich Steps Down at BoatU.S.

Margaret Bonds Podlich Steps Down at BoatU.S.

18-Oct-2016

After 23 years at the Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatU.S.), Margaret Bonds Podlich has stepped down as president. During her time as president, Podlich advocated for BoatU.S. members and their interests, earning recognition along the way. Podlich first joined BoatU.S. in 1...
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Sea Tow Rents PLBs and EPIRBs

Sea Tow Rents PLBs and EPIRBs

12-Oct-2016

There’s never an excuse to dismiss safe boating practices. Thanks to a program by the Sea Tow Foundation and supported by ACR Electronics, it’s easier to be prepared for an emergency. The Sea Tow Foundation has launched an emergency beacon rental program that allows boaters across the U....
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