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Hop on West Michigan’s New CycleBoat

Hop on West Michigan’s New CycleBoat

08-Apr-2018

Boaters will be able to grab a drink with friends out on the water in west Michigan this summer. A pedal-powered “Cycleboat” is coming to Kalamazoo Lake in Saugatuck and will be available for rental starting Memorial Day weekend. The 16-person pontoon is BYOB, and has guests sit arou...
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Boatsetter Launches New Website

Boatsetter Launches New Website

07-Apr-2018

Boatsetter is bigger and better than ever following last year’s acquisition of Boatbound, officials say. The new Boatsetter website features inventory of more than 4,000 high-quality boats in more than 600 domestic and 66 international locations for boaters to rent out. The new website boasts ...
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West Marine Accepting BlueFuture Grant Applications

West Marine Accepting BlueFuture Grant Applications

03-Apr-2018

West Marine is now accepting applications for its BlueFuture grants, which aim to promote non-profit organizations that provide boating and waterlife education and activities for youth. Interested organizations can apply for a BlueFuture grant from April 1 through May 31. Each grant is for $1,5...
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MarineMax Introduces Service App

MarineMax Introduces Service App

03-Apr-2018

The MarineMax service department is now available with just the push of a button, thanks to its new MarineMax Service Express Mobile App. The app will let boaters request a service appointment and stay updated on repairs. After downloading the app, boaters can set up an account with multiple bo...
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BoatU.S. Provides Spring Commissioning Checklist

BoatU.S. Provides Spring Commissioning Checklist

03-Apr-2018

Spring is here, and the boating season is upon us. BoatU.S. has compiled a long list of spring commissioning tasks for boaters to check-off before they hit the water. Checklist items include recommendations for engines, fuel systems, trailers, safety and more. Read the entire Spring Commissi...
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Miami Innovation Awards

Miami Innovation Awards

02-Apr-2018

The NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) honored winners of the 2018 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, recognizing exceptionally ground-breaking new consumer marine products. The award winners are: • Cabin Cruisers: 350 Realm, Boston Whaler, Inc. ...
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Nautique Adds Interactive Boat Builder to Website

Nautique Adds Interactive Boat Builder to Website

30-Mar-2018

Giving boaters the ability to put together their dream boat from the comfort of their couch is the latest trend with boat manufacturers, with Nautique unveiling its own interactive boat builder, “Design Your Nautique.” This new web feature allows boaters to pick and choose from a number ...
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Premier Pontoons Exits Bankruptcy

Premier Pontoons Exits Bankruptcy

29-Mar-2018

Premier Pontoons, the Wyoming, Minnesota-based luxury pontoon boatbuilder, has announced that it has exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company, under new ownership, will continue to manufacture boats for distribution nationwide. Premier first filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June 2017. Under ...
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Charlevoix Yacht Club To Relocate

Charlevoix Yacht Club To Relocate

26-Mar-2018

The Board of Directors of the Charlevoix Yacht Club have voted unanimously to relocate the present yacht club facility (located at 209 Ferry Avenue in Charlevoix, Michigan) to a new location at 206 Ferry Avenue. The new facility will be funded through an internal effort by the members of the Charlev...
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Inn at Harbor Shores Adds New Art Exhibit

Inn at Harbor Shores Adds New Art Exhibit

23-Mar-2018

Paintings by Michael Rippey will be featured at the Inn at Harbor Shores from January 19 to May 7. “I have always had an interest in oil painting,” Rippey says. “I would say my paintings now generally fall somewhere between impressionism and realism, but my style of painting is ...
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