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Volvo Penta Powers Chicago Sightseeing Boat

Volvo Penta Powers Chicago Sightseeing Boat

07-Jun-2017

Anyone who has wandered through downtown Chicago has probably seen the city’s famous architectural boat tours winding along the Chicago River as guests take in the skyscrapers around them. One of the tour companies, Shoreline Sightseeing, has added a new boat powered by Volvo Penta engines. ...
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Lake Erie Islands Guide Developed for Paddlers

Lake Erie Islands Guide Developed for Paddlers

05-Jun-2017

In response to the growing popularity of kayaking and paddle sports, a group of Great Lakes organizations have partnered up to release a new guide on the area. The publication, “Lake Erie Islands Water Trails,” contains information on paddling routes and advice for the area. The gu...
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NOAA Paper Chart Concerns Clarified

NOAA Paper Chart Concerns Clarified

01-Jun-2017

Boaters expressed concern earlier this year that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) planned on ceasing the production of its more than 1,000 paper navigational charts and Raster Navigational Chart data. However, it turns out that these fears might have been a bit preemptive: ...
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Lowrance Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Lowrance Celebrates 60th Anniversary

29-May-2017

Lowrance has manufactured fishing electronics since 1957; for 60 years, the iconic brand has been an industry leader in product innovation and customer service. Founded by Darrell J. Lowrance, the company revolutionized the fishing industry with the design and manufacture of the original FISH L...
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Mercury Debuts Boating Lifestyle Blog

Mercury Debuts Boating Lifestyle Blog

26-May-2017

Avid boaters can now get their fill of boating tips, tricks and stories. Mercury Marine has launched MercuryDockline.com, a blog focused on the boating lifestyle via educational and entertaining stories, videos and photos. Content is divided into several topic areas, such as: On the Water, a s...
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<em>Boating Industry </em>Publishes Annual Top Products List

Boating Industry Publishes Annual Top Products List

23-May-2017

Boaters interested in outfitting their vessels with only the best and newest gear will be pleased to know that Boating Industry has published its annual Top Products list. The list includes 50 of the “top items” found in the boating industry, from boats to accessories and engines. P...
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June Declared "Ohio Goes Boating Month"

June Declared "Ohio Goes Boating Month"

23-May-2017

Break out the cake — in June, Ohio will officially celebrate “Ohio Goes Boating Month.” According to officials, this is the first time a state will permanently declare a boating month. The designation is due to the efforts of the Boating Associations of Ohio in partnership with...
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Bayview Mackinac Race Updates Rules

Bayview Mackinac Race Updates Rules

22-May-2017

The Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race has a few tweaks before its 93rd edition on July 22. Sailing teams racing on the Shore Course, which is 204 nautical miles, will now sail under the new ORR-EZ rule, instead of the PHRF rule. The ORR-EZ rule uses standardized hull data from a database...
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Hinckley Embarks on Great Lakes Tour

Hinckley Embarks on Great Lakes Tour

18-May-2017

This spring and summer, Hinckley Yachts will be touring the Great Lakes to showcase the all-new Hinckley Runabout 34. The first stop on the tour will be at the Great Lakes Boating Festival on Lake St. Clair May 19-21. Next, the Runabout 34 will travel to northern Lake Michigan and be on displa...
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Torqueedo Names President

Torqueedo Names President

17-May-2017

Torqeedo named Marcia Kull as president of Torqeedo Group, Inc. Kull will oversee Torqeedo’s growth activities in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. Kull joins Torqeedo from Volvo Penta of the Americas, where she was most recently vice president of marine sales. For more informat...
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