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New Dates for Michigan City, Cedar Point Shows

New Dates for Michigan City, Cedar Point Shows

Two of the most prominent Great Lakes in-water boat shows, the Progressive Insurance Michigan City In-Water Boat Show, and the North American Demo Boat Show at Cedar Point have both changed dates this summer. Michigan City, the regions longest-running in-water show, will take place two weeks e...
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Beneteau Group Acquires Michigan’s Rec Boat Holdings

Beneteau Group Acquires Michigan’s Rec Boat Holdings

French luxury yacht manufacturer Beneteau Group recently acquired U.S.-based Rec Boat Holdings (RBH), manufacturer of the Four Winns, Glastron, Wellcraft and Scarab boat brands. Beneteau Group builds large yachts in Europe and wanted to expand into the North American market. “After launc...
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Hunt Yachts Expands Sales Network in Great Lakes

Hunt Yachts Expands Sales Network in Great Lakes

Hunt Yachts is establishing a new sales office right here in the Great Lakes. After Scout Partners LLC, owner of The Hinckley Company, acquired Hunt back in September 2013, it decided to expanded Hunt’s sales network in the Great Lakes region. Marty Letts, Hinckley’s Great Lake...
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Ed Huck Marine to Represent Tiara

Ed Huck Marine to Represent Tiara

Ed Huck Marine was recently named a Tiara Yachts dealer. Located in the village of Rockport, Ontario, Ed Huck services boaters in and around the Thousand Islands and throughout Ontario. This year, the marina celebrates its 125th year in business. “We are very excited to partner with such ...
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West Michigan Brimming With Specialty Ships

West Michigan Brimming With Specialty Ships

The western coast of Michigan is chock-full of specialty ships to check out this summer. Climb aboard the Friends Good Will, a replica of the merchant square topsail sloop from the War of 1812 at the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven. Or visit Traverse City, home to the tall ship Manitou, whic...
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Antique Boat Museum Asks for Donated Boats

Antique Boat Museum Asks for Donated Boats

The Antique Boat Museum (ABM) in Clayton, New York wants your old boats! ABM will accept donated boats throughout the year, with the intention of selling them for profit to help support museum activities and programs. ABM will sell donated boats via Antique Boat America and at the museum’s ann...
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NOAA Offers “Print-on-Demand” Paper Nautical Charts

NOAA Offers “Print-on-Demand” Paper Nautical Charts

In 1861, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) began using a government printing and distribution system for paper nautical charts. It worked flawlessly for many years, but oh, how times have changed. Charts were being printed in large quantities and sold for a number of years, ...
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“Experience a Yacht” Charter B&B in Kenosha

“Experience a Yacht” Charter B&B in Kenosha

When you combine the luxury of a yacht and the hominess of a bed and breakfast, you wind up with the clever “Experience a Yacht,” a private yacht charter/B&B out of Lake Michigan’s east shore in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Captain Anthony and Lori Zwilling have created day or sun...
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North Shore Marina Adds Two Brands to Line-up

North Shore Marina Adds Two Brands to Line-up

North Shore Marina of Spring Lake, Michigan, recently added two popular brands to its current new-boat line-up: Hurricane Deck Boats and Rinker’s line of Express Cruisers, Captiva models and MTX Sport Boats. North Shore has been serving the tri-cities area of Spring Lake, Grand Haven and Ferry...
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Sea Tow, USPS Form Partnership

Sea Tow, USPS Form Partnership

Sea Tow Services International Inc., its nonprofit Sea Tow Foundation and the United States Power Squadrons (USPS) have a strong commitment to promoting boating safety to the general public. The three groups recently formed a strategic partnership to bring the wealth of their expertise and resources...
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