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Great Lakes Sailing Co. Sets Sail

Great Lakes Sailing Co. Sets Sail

Bay Breeze Yacht Charters and Sailing School of Traverse City, Michigan is taking on a new name — Great Lakes Sailing Co. (GLSC) — and expanding its current operations to include boat sales. This 6-year-old company has a reputation for being the largest American Sailing Association-...
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Western Flyer Lives On

Western Flyer Lives On

“The Log from the Sea of Cortez” documented the six-week-long expedition that America author John Steinbeck took in 1940 aboard the 76-foot chartered sardine fishing boat Western Flyer. While the vessel spent months voyaging the coast of California, setting the scenes for Steinbeck&rsquo...
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Mercury Named 2013 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year

Mercury Named 2013 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year

Congratulations to Mercury Marine! The company was recently presented with the 2013 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year award. It so happens that the Fond du Lac-based company celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2014. To date, it has manufactured more than 11 million boat engines and provides roughly ...
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Elite Yachts to Represent Azimut Yachts

Elite Yachts to Represent Azimut Yachts

Elite Yachts of Dolton, Illinois, located just outside of Chicago, announced it will represent Azimut Yachts in the Great Lakes, in partnership with MarineMax. Elite will display at least one Azimut on K Dock in Chicago’s Burnham Harbor to participate in a variety of events it plans to ho...
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Clips Beer & Film Tour to Benefit the Great Lakes

Clips Beer & Film Tour to Benefit the Great Lakes

What’s better than summer in Chicago? When you add beer, outdoor movies and a benefit for the Great Lakes to the mix! On Friday, June 6, hop on your bike and peddle over to Chicago’s Eckhart Park for the Clips Beer & Film Tour, hosted by New Belgium Brewing. The event pairs near...
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Grand Banks, NW Explorations Partner

Grand Banks, NW Explorations Partner

Grand Banks Yachts has appointed NW Explorations of Bellingham, Washington as an official Grand Banks Authorized Service Center, as well as its first authorized Purchase-for-Charter company. NW Explorations offers a full marine service department comprised of highly skilled technicians, many of whom...
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ABM Hosts National Motor Boat Show

ABM Hosts National Motor Boat Show

The Antique Boat Museum (ABM) in Clayton, New York opens its doors to its newest and largest exhibit, “The National Motor Boat Show,” May 23. From 5-7 p.m., this free event is open to the public and tells the story of the first 50 years of motorboating, from 1895 to 1945. The Nati...
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"Wear Your Life Jacket to Work" for National Safe Boating Week

"Wear Your Life Jacket to Work" for National Safe Boating Week

Are you wondering what you can do to help promote safe boating during National Safe Boating Week May 17-23? The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) is hosting its annual “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work” Day Friday, May 16 to help raise awareness of available life jackets, the diffe...
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Discover Boating "Stories of Discovery" Celebrates Boating

Discover Boating "Stories of Discovery" Celebrates Boating

Boating is for everyone: from country music stars like Jake Owen, to inspiring wakeboarders like Justin Caskey. Discover Boating's new campaign, called Stories of Discovery, has set out to prove that anyone can get on the water — and just how powerful boating can be. With beautiful cinema...
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Boaters Embracing Frugality

Boaters Embracing Frugality

The economy hasn’t been easy on anyone’s wallet these last few years, and boaters are no exception. Some people consider boating an exclusive activity, meant only for the rich. But a study contained in the National Marine Manufacturers Association's Statistical Abstract Report (htt...
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