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Industry Mourns Loss of Smoker Craft’s Peter Spiegel

Industry Mourns Loss of Smoker Craft’s Peter Spiegel

04-Jan-2017

The recreational boating industry mourned the passing of Peter Spiegel, who passed away suddenly on October 23, 2016 at the age of 53. Spiegel was the Smoker Craft regional sales director and a 21-year Smoker Craft employee. In addition to his sizable contributions at Smoker Craft, Spiegel often.... Read More

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Sea Ray Designs Wakesurfing Boat

Sea Ray Designs Wakesurfing Boat

04-Jan-2017

Wakesurfers can look forward to a boat that has been designed specifically with their needs in mind: Sea Ray’s SLX-W 230 is being billed as a luxury wakesports boat powered by a Mercury Marine V-Drive propulsion system. The SLX-W has many of the usual SLX features: A deep-V hull design,.... Read More

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Mercury Marine Introduces SpitFire X7 Propeller

Mercury Marine Introduces SpitFire X7 Propeller

13-Jan-2016

Mercury Marine has unveiled the SpitFire X7 — a stainless steel propeller designed to improve all performance facets of the growing 75-115hp outboard class. The SpitFire X7 is the first in its engine class to be marketed with Mercury’s proprietary X7 alloy, which is 30 percent stron.... Read More

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MBIA to Co-Host American Boating Congress

MBIA to Co-Host American Boating Congress

18-Jan-2018

The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) is heading to the nation’s capital this May in order to educate members of Congress about the recreational boating industry. MBIA has decided to join the National Marine Manufacturers Association to co-host this American Boating Congress (ABC).... Read More

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Events
Put-In-Bay Maritime Festival Hosts <em>ONWARD</em> Screening

Put-In-Bay Maritime Festival Hosts ONWARD Screening

07-Jun-2016

Matthews Boat enthusiasts and history buffs might be pleased to know that a screening of The Maiden Voyage of ONWARD will be playing on June 18 during the Put-In-Bay Maritime Festival and Matthews Boat Owners Association (MBOA) Rendezvous weekend. Bob Reynolds, the grandson of Matthews Boat f.... Read More

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Ray Underwood Earns Achievement Award

Ray Underwood Earns Achievement Award

10-Sep-2015

The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) presented long-time marine industry veteran, Ray Underwood, with the very first Ray L. Underwood Lifetime Achievement award, named after the recipient. Underwood began his career with the MBIA as executive director from 1976–1989, and ser.... Read More

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