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Dometic Promotes Range of New Products at IBEX

Dometic Promotes Range of New Products at IBEX

25-Oct-2016

Dometic Marine made sure it did not disappoint at this year’s International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) and showcased a wide variety of new leisure products for boaters. One item on the floor was the new Dometic Sea Xchange + Spot Zero XZ Watermaker, a compact ma...
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Great Lakes Sailing Co. Expands Marlow Hunter Region

Great Lakes Sailing Co. Expands Marlow Hunter Region

25-Oct-2016

The Great Lakes Sailing Co. continues its pattern of slow but steady growth with the expansion of its Marlow Hunter dealer region. The company has targeted western Michigan with its Marlow Hunter products, but will now cater to all of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, as well as the eastern half...
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MBIA announces $10,000 matching grant

MBIA announces $10,000 matching grant

21-Oct-2016

In June, the board of directors for the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) contributed $10,000 to the Recreational Boating Industries Educational Foundation (RBIEF) as a matching grant. The RBIEF is a non-profit that provides financial support for the education, training and professional...
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SkipperBud’s Becomes Exclusive Scout Dealer

SkipperBud’s Becomes Exclusive Scout Dealer

20-Oct-2016

Great Lakes boaters in the market for a Scout Boat will have to seek out a SkipperBud’s dealership from now on. This summer, SkipperBud’s inked a deal with Scout Boats, making it the exclusive dealer for the manufacturer in the Midwest. SkipperBud’s 11 Midwest locations are s...
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Clayton Opens Transient Dock

Clayton Opens Transient Dock

19-Oct-2016

Clayton, New York, is the perfect home base for those exploring the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario and the Indian River chain. Stopping is now even more convenient for boaters, thanks to the Clayton Harbor Municipal Marina’s 49-slip transient dock facility. The floating slips range in ...
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Margaret Bonds Podlich Steps Down at BoatU.S.

Margaret Bonds Podlich Steps Down at BoatU.S.

18-Oct-2016

After 23 years at the Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatU.S.), Margaret Bonds Podlich has stepped down as president. During her time as president, Podlich advocated for BoatU.S. members and their interests, earning recognition along the way. Podlich first joined BoatU.S. in 1...
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Sea Tow Rents PLBs and EPIRBs

Sea Tow Rents PLBs and EPIRBs

12-Oct-2016

There’s never an excuse to dismiss safe boating practices. Thanks to a program by the Sea Tow Foundation and supported by ACR Electronics, it’s easier to be prepared for an emergency. The Sea Tow Foundation has launched an emergency beacon rental program that allows boaters across the U....
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Coast Guard Foundation Event Raises $1.2 Million

Coast Guard Foundation Event Raises $1.2 Million

11-Oct-2016

The 36th Annual Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard was held in New York City on October 6, 2016. The event, which was attended by more than 600 people, raised $1.2 million to support Coast Guard Foundation programs, such as scholarships, the Fallen Heroes program and relief to Coast Guard members impact...
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First Black Female Chicago Coast Guard Commander

First Black Female Chicago Coast Guard Commander

07-Oct-2016

The glass ceiling received another crack this summer, thanks to Commander (CDR) Zeita Merchant. In July, CDR Merchant became the first black woman to lead a U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit, and also the first woman to lead Chicago’s Marine Safety Unit. CDR Merchant is a Type-I Incide...
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Star Clippers Offers Cruise Deal

Star Clippers Offers Cruise Deal

05-Oct-2016

Those who have always dreamed of sailing through the Caribbean on a tall ship might want to check out Star Clippers’ complimentary two-night hotel deal that comes with the early purchase of a winter Caribbean cruise. Vacationers may choose a free two-night hotel stay in either St. Maarte...
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