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Electric Tour Boat Launches in Ottawa

Electric Tour Boat Launches in Ottawa

09-Aug-2016

Ottawa continues to live up to its “most sustainable city in Canada” reputation this summer with the introduction of a new, emission-free electric tour boat. The Queen Elizabeth Dr. will wind through the Rideau Canal from Chateau Laurier to Dow’s Lake, passing more than 30 Ottawa l...
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Smoker Craft Dealer Meeting Showed Off 2017 Models

Smoker Craft Dealer Meeting Showed Off 2017 Models

08-Aug-2016

Smoker Craft Inc. hosted its annual 2016 Dealer Meeting, inviting dealers from around the world to view the new 2017 models from the Sylvan, Starcraft, Smoker Craft and Sunchaser brands. Smoker Craft's Steve Huber said the turnout for the meeting was great. Lakeland Boating had a chance to see t...
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Boating Apps Dockwa and ActiveCaptain Team Up

Boating Apps Dockwa and ActiveCaptain Team Up

02-Aug-2016

If you need any more proof that the boating world has definitely entered the information-sharing age, look no further than the recent partnership between popular boating apps Dockwa and ActiveCaptain. The Dockwa app allows boaters to reserve slips at participating marinas online and by app, ...
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Nautique Announces 2017 Product Updates

Nautique Announces 2017 Product Updates

02-Aug-2016

It may be only August, but Nautique is already looking forward to next year with the announcement of several new 2017 product features. Updates include structural and design updates. The first item on Nautique’s update list is helm design: The updated helm features an asymmetrical dash...
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Southport Boats Announces New Michigan Dealer

Southport Boats Announces New Michigan Dealer

28-Jul-2016

Southport Boats is no longer just an East Coast company; the boat builder is extending its reach to the Midwest with a new Michigan-area dealer. Southport Boats is based in Augusta, Maine, and specializes in 27-, 29- and 33-foot offshore center console boats. Although primarily an Atlantic coa...
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Walker Bay Adds Wisconsin Dealer

Walker Bay Adds Wisconsin Dealer

22-Jul-2016

In May, Walker Bay Boats announced the International Yacht Network as a new dealer in Wisconsin. The Green Bay-based International Yacht Network will carry three RIB lines: Genesis, Odyssey and Supertender. “We chose Walker Bay because they are a reliable brand that complements the inn...
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Parks Canada to Invest in Rideau Canal

Parks Canada to Invest in Rideau Canal

20-Jul-2016

Parks Canada will invest more than $57 million into the Rideau Canal National Historic Site. This is the largest investment of its kind in the 184-year history of the Rideau Canal. The money will be used to repair bridges, dams, locks and historic masonry structures. Photo Courtesy of Natio...
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Grand-Craft Expands to Build New Model

Grand-Craft Expands to Build New Model

19-Jul-2016

Late last year, Grand-Craft Boats purchased a 10,000-foot former Chris-Craft boat-building facility near Lake Macatawa in Holland, Michigan. It was recently revealed that the vintage mahogany boat builder will be using the facility to build its latest powerboat model, a 25-foot Super Sport. ...
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U.S. Coast Guard Releases 2015 Boating Statistics

U.S. Coast Guard Releases 2015 Boating Statistics

19-Jul-2016

The U.S. Coast Guard has added up the numbers and released the 2015 Recreational Boating Statistics. This report is a somber reminder to boat responsibly, always wear a life jacket and never drink and drive. According to the report, in 2015 the Coast Guard counted 4,158 accidents that involved...
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DIYer Adapts Rule LoPro900 Bilge Pump for Kayaking

DIYer Adapts Rule LoPro900 Bilge Pump for Kayaking

18-Jul-2016

Xylem’s Rule brand LoPro 900 bilge pump is designed to deliver big pumping power in tight spaces on a variety of marine vessels. As Barry Walstead discovered, it’s also a great fit for a kayak. Walstead, the assistant manager at Ship to Shore Marine in Gig Harbor, Washington, blogge...
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