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Brunswick Acquires Freedom Boat Club

Brunswick Acquires Freedom Boat Club

15-Jul-2019

Boat clubs are all the rage, and Brunswick has decided they want a slice of the market. The company announced in May that it acquired Freedom Boat Club (FBC), the largest boat club operator in the nation. Founded in 1989, FBC and its franchisees service more than 20,000 members, with a fleet o...
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Oshki T-shirts Made From Lake Michigan Plastic Waste

Oshki T-shirts Made From Lake Michigan Plastic Waste

11-Jul-2019

Muskegon teen Jackson Riegler was inspired at the age of 17 to create a company that helped the Great Lakes and local wildlife. In 2017, the clothing company Oshki was born. The name means “fresh” in Ojibwe, a Midwest Native American tribe. Since its beginning, the company has do...
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A New Ferry Has Started Her Service at Madeline Island

A New Ferry Has Started Her Service at Madeline Island

11-Jul-2019

The MV La Pointe, Wisconsin’s Madeline Island Ferry’s newest vessel, was recently dedicated after a two-year journey to the western Lake Superior getaway. It can carry almost 150 passengers and up to 22 cars. The 102-foot vessel was purchased in 2017 as the B.L. DeBarry, a former...
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West Marine’s New Online Tool Offers Boat Commissioning Essentials

West Marine’s New Online Tool Offers Boat Commissioning Essentials

11-Jul-2019

West Marine announced a new online tool on its website that helps ease the process of commissioning a new boat. The Boat Commissioning Essentials tool allows a user to put in their boat type and size, and then select the accessories and necessities they want. When finished, the user can purchase...
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The Moorings Adds New 46.3 Monohull to Fleet

The Moorings Adds New 46.3 Monohull to Fleet

01-Jul-2019

The Moorings 46.3 Monohull is the company’s newest boat in the fleet, and it arrives at the perfect time to celebrate The Moorings 50th anniversary. The sailboat is in the Beneteau Oceanis range and checks off all the items needed for a luxurious sailing experience. The 46.3 sleeps eight, has ...
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Erie Hack 2.0 Water Innovation Competition Awards Winners

Erie Hack 2.0 Water Innovation Competition Awards Winners

30-Jun-2019

Trap and Contain Storm Water Objects (TACSO) has been named the winner of Cleveland Water Alliance’s Erie Hack 2.0 and took home $40,000. The winning design featured a trash-collecting dome that gathers waste from stormwater runoff and sewer overflows. “We’re going onto ano...
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RBIEF Announces Scholarship Recipients

RBIEF Announces Scholarship Recipients

30-Jun-2019

Seven college students and one teacher received $7,500 from the Recreational Boating Industries Educational Foundation (RBIEF) for pursuing careers in the marine industries. The RBIEF Board has also set up $4,000 in additional industry scholarships for 2019. The award has given $382,867 in s...
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Public Boat Slips are Coming to Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River

Public Boat Slips are Coming to Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River

30-Jun-2019

Dock your boat at one of Cleveland’s 18 new, conveniently located day-use slips on the six-mile channel along the Cuyahoga River. The $2.2 million project is funded in part by the Federal Boating Infrastructure Grant Program and the slips can accommodate boats up to 26 feet, according to C...
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Defender Now Carries Oceanic System Products

Defender Now Carries Oceanic System Products

28-Jun-2019

Oceanic System’s range of monitoring and control systems are now listed on the Defender website (defender.com) and catalog, providing easier access to Oceanic’s products in America. Defender recently held its 23rd Annual Warehouse Sale with Oceanic’s Managing Director Bruce Co...
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Study on Michigan Harbor Economic Impact Released

Study on Michigan Harbor Economic Impact Released

22-Jun-2019

The Michigan Port Collaborative has released a report highlighting the $19.7 billion economic impact produced by Michigan’s ports and harbors, $15.4 billion of which was produced by water-based tourism and recreation. The study noted that water-based tourism and recreation economic impac...
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