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Garmin Unveils 2017 Products

Garmin Unveils 2017 Products

11-Nov-2016

Boats weren’t the only thing on display at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show: Garmin also unveiled a number of new and improved products for 2017 to make the boating experience easy and seamless. Changes for 2017 include improvements and new products for Garmin’s ...
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Jeanneau Appeals to North American Boat Market

Jeanneau Appeals to North American Boat Market

11-Nov-2016

Jeanneau joined the many boat manufacturers looking to make a splash at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this year by introducing three new powerboats and doing a bit of rebranding. In an attempt to appeal to U.S. boaters, Jeanneau has renamed two lines of outboard powerboats for th...
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IBEX Announces 2016 Innovation Award Winners

IBEX Announces 2016 Innovation Award Winners

07-Nov-2016

In early October, judges at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) sat down to mull through 86 entries for the Innovation Award competition. In particular, the judges noted an increase in pontoon-related products — a growing field in the boat industry. T...
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BoatU.S. Lists Tips to Prevent Boat Theft

BoatU.S. Lists Tips to Prevent Boat Theft

03-Nov-2016

Owning a smaller boat may make trailering and exploring the Great Lakes easier, but it also makes boat owners more susceptible to theft. According to a recent study that looked at five years of BoatU.S. Marine Insurance claims files, 75 percent of all boats stolen measured in at 26 feet or less,...
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Bay Breeze Expands With Chartering and Trawling School

Bay Breeze Expands With Chartering and Trawling School

29-Oct-2016

Bay Breeze Yacht Sales has been a Nordic Tugs dealer since 2002. Now after much demand, Bay Breeze has expanded its services and launched a Nordic Tug charter service and Trawler School. In 2015, the company purchased the Nordic Tug 32, which underwent an extensive refit for use in training an...
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Congresswoman Candice Miller Receives MBIA Award

Congresswoman Candice Miller Receives MBIA Award

28-Oct-2016

Congresswoman Candice Miller was recently awarded the MBIA Ray L. Underwood Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to Michigan waterways and the recreational boating industry. Miller is in the final year of her seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives for Michigan’s 10th Congre...
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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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