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Life Jacket Type Code Labels Removed

Life Jacket Type Code Labels Removed

04-Nov-2014

For years, the U.S. Coast Guard has required life jackets to adhere by a type code system — Type I, II, III, IV and V — meant to differentiate life jackets and their specific uses. Recently, in an effort to become more consumer-friendly, USCG dropped the labeling system, which went into ...
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Suzuki Production Reaches Three Million

Suzuki Production Reaches Three Million

16-Oct-2014

Suzuki recently celebrated a major milestone: Production of its three millionth outboard motor, 49 years after launch of the company’s first outboard motor, the D55, in 1965. This accomplishment comes at an exciting time for Suzuki, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2015. &ldqu...
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3D Printing Changing Boat Industry

3D Printing Changing Boat Industry

10-Oct-2014

Is 3D printing the future of boating? According to a 3dprint.com (http://3dprint.com) article, New Zealand marine companies are introducing 3-dimensional (3D) printing to help stay competitive in the seafaring country. Traditionally, boatbuilders and manufacturers of marine components relied o...
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Beachworks LLC Debuts Superlauncher

Beachworks LLC Debuts Superlauncher

09-Oct-2014

Beachworks LLC, the inventors and builders of the Beachlauncher, have recently debuted the company’s latest model: The Superlauncher. This monster unit is capable of launching boats weighing as much as 10,000 pounds at lengths up to 35 feet. It’s a simple, time-saving way to launch...
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Blue Gas Marine Brings Natural Gas to Boating Industry

Blue Gas Marine Brings Natural Gas to Boating Industry

23-Sep-2014

Automobiles have had the capacity to run on natural gas for years — a form of fuel that’s known for being clean, with fewer emissions and less expenses. Now, natural gas for boats is a reality with Blue Gas Marine (http://BlueGasMarine.com), a company that’s introduced techno...
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Boating & Outdoor Festival a Success

Boating & Outdoor Festival a Success

22-Sep-2014

The Boating & Outdoor Festival, held at the Lake St. Clair Metropark September 11-14, marked the fifth year exhibitors, boaters and sailors gathered to explore what’s new in the boating industry. This year’s event was deemed a success by Michigan Boating Industries Association (...
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BoatUS hosts Life Jacket Design Competition

BoatUS hosts Life Jacket Design Competition

18-Sep-2014

Personal flotation devices have been around since 870 B.C. and while they have changed dramatically since that time — from inflatable animal skins to our modern day life jackets — the design has stayed fairly static for about 100 years. The BoatUS Foundation (http://www.boatus.com/f...
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USPS Offers Online Weather Course for Boaters

USPS Offers Online Weather Course for Boaters

12-Sep-2014

Have you ever been out on the boat, soaking in some much-need rays, when all of a sudden, out of nowhere, a terrifying storm appears on the horizon, heading straight for your location? This scenario can, in most cases, be avoided after participating in the all-new online course called Weather f...
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LB.com Adds Custom Weather Widget

LB.com Adds Custom Weather Widget

02-Sep-2014

Knowing weather conditions before getting on the water is vital for safe boating, and thanks to a recent partnership with Buoyweather, Lakeland Boating now offers its readers an accurate marine forecast right on its website, lakelandboating.com. The Weather Station powered by Buoyweather is eas...
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Mercury Marine Day: July 14

Mercury Marine Day: July 14

01-Sep-2014

Mercury Marine has much to celebrate in the month of July. The State of Wisconsin declared July 14 as Mercury Marine Day, officially signed off on by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Wisconsin recognized the Fond du Lac-based company for more than doubling the number apprentices in its workforce (...
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