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National Safe Boating Council Updates Boating Safety Website

National Safe Boating Council Updates Boating Safety Website

The interactive website that introduces boaters to basic navigation rules was recently revamped. The website, BoatOnCourse.com, created by the National Safe Boating Council, was recently updated to feature a new chapter of adventures, boating scenarios, original storylines, and interactive quizzes f...
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BoatUS President Named 2014 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year

BoatUS President Named 2014 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year

BoatUS president Margaret Podlich was recently named the 2014 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year. The award is presented annually to an outstanding woman in the marine industry. “To be in the select group of women who have received this award before me — who build, sell, service and p...
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MJM Yachts Hits the Great Lakes

MJM Yachts Hits the Great Lakes

MJM Yachts LLC, manufacturer of fuel-efficient powerboats, is making its way to the Great Lakes region and into the offices at Moes Marine Service in Vermilion, Ohio. Mike Moes, owner of Moes Marine, and Cleveland businessman Lee Howley worked together to create a Great Lakes dealership for th...
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BoatUS Offers Refueling Tips

BoatUS Offers Refueling Tips

Refueling a boat requires special care and attention. BoatUS cautions that sterndrive- and inboard-powered boats have closed engine compartments, where volatile gasoline vapors don’t easily dissipate; and older gasoline-powered boats with brittle fuel hoses can crack, leaving gas in the bilge ...
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Santa Claus Returns to the Tug

Santa Claus Returns to the Tug

Good ole’ Saint Nick will be taking a break from making naughty and nice lists and will visit the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, December 6. His appearance highlights a day that also will include story time with a book signing of “A Door Night Before Chr...
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Christmas Cookie Tour Returns To Saugatuck

Christmas Cookie Tour Returns To Saugatuck

The second annual "Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns" is returning to downtown Saugatuck, Michigan, December 6. Sponsored by the Saugatuck-Douglas Convention & Visitors Bureau, the event will take place following the "Whootville" Christmas Parade. Sixteen of the area's most popular inns, ...
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IBEX Innovation Award Winners Announced

IBEX Innovation Award Winners Announced

At the annual International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) held in September, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced winners of the 2014 IBEX Innovation Awards. NMMA created the Innovation Awards program to recognize companies with significant cont...
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Annual Luminary Festival Back in St. Joseph

Annual Luminary Festival Back in St. Joseph

The streets of downtown St. Joseph, Michigan will be lit with the warm glow of hundreds of luminaries for the 20th year in a row! The 20th Annual Luminary Festival November 21 will brighten the Victorian-era downtown from dusk until 9 p.m. Presented by Cook Nuclear Plant and Indiana Michig...
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Scarab Featured on “The Price is Right”

Scarab Featured on “The Price is Right”

Scarab Jet Boats recently got to live the American dream: The Scarab 165 made its TV debut on “The Price is Right” game show as the featured prize in the Showcase Showdown. According to an article on BoatingIndustry.com, 'The Price is Right" show producers were looking for a fla...
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Traverse City Beer Week Returns

Traverse City Beer Week Returns

The 2013 debut of Traverse City Beer Week was such a success that promoters are back again this November with an even larger schedule of tastings, dinners, games and other craft beer events. The Second Traverse City Beer Week, scheduled for Nov. 7-14, will feature more than 30 events designed t...
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