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Text a Great Lakes Buoy!

Text a Great Lakes Buoy!

22-Oct-2018

Thanks to new technology, you can now get up-to-date wind speed, water and air temperature, wave height and more, by texting a buoy — yes, a buoy! By simply texting 734-418-7299 or 734-201-0750 with the ID of one of the 68 buoys that are part of the Great Lakes Observing System, you will...
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Victory Cruises Launches <em>Victory II</em> on Great Lakes

Victory Cruises Launches Victory II on Great Lakes

20-Oct-2018

Now booking for the 2019 cruising season, Victory Cruises has launched the “French Canada and Great Lakes” tour aboard the M/V Victory II. The nine-day cruise visits Detroit; Cleveland; Niagara Falls; Toronto; Kingston, Ontario; St. Lawrence Seaway; Quebec City; and Montreal. Those...
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New Boat Shopping Experience Launched by Boats Group

New Boat Shopping Experience Launched by Boats Group

18-Oct-2018

With the new boats.com, Boats Group has recreated the boat-shopping experience. One of the main drivers for the new online platform was to keep first-time boat buyers engaged during the process by giving activity-based search capability, up-to-date information about boat brands and types, and a ...
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On-Demand Fuel Service Now Available

On-Demand Fuel Service Now Available

18-Oct-2018

Thanks to a new service, boaters will now be able to order fuel and have it delivered to them. Wahii LLC is similar to ride-sharing apps such as Uber, allowing someone with an empty boat tank to have a specific amount (in gallons) of either ethanol-free REC-90 gas or off-road low-sulfur dies...
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LeBoat Launches North American Operation

LeBoat Launches North American Operation

17-Oct-2018

LeBoat, a European charter operator, has launched its first North American operation in the town of Smiths Falls on the Rideau Canal — the oldest continually operating canal in North America. LeBoat’s headquarters are located alongside the canal in a remodeled lock keeper’s h...
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Southwest Florida Yachts Offers Discounts, Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Southwest Florida Yachts Offers Discounts, Celebrates 35th Anniversary

13-Oct-2018

To celebrate its 35th Anniversary, Southwest Florida Yachts is offering discounts for 2019/2020 sail and power charters, and sail and power classes through Florida Sailing and Cruising School. “Vic [Hansen] and I are delighted to be commemorating the 35th anniversary of our maritime busi...
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Research Shows Boating is a Plus for the U.S. Economy

Research Shows Boating is a Plus for the U.S. Economy

10-Oct-2018

Data released by the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) points to the outdoor industry as a positive influence on the country’s economy, and BoatU.S. wants that information to help the boating business grow. The research shows nearly $412 billion of the co...
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Reed Yacht Sales Opens New Showroom

Reed Yacht Sales Opens New Showroom

10-Oct-2018

The Grand Haven, Michigan-based brokerage Reed Yacht Sales has completed construction on its custom-built, 15,000-square-foot showroom in Grand Haven, located at 1333 Madison Street. The showroom will feature new and brokerage boats on display; 1,700 square feet of offices and conference rooms...
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2018 Innovation Award Winners Announced

2018 Innovation Award Winners Announced

04-Oct-2018

The winners of the 2018 Innovation Awards across 13 categories were presented at the International BoatBuilder’s Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) on October 2. The awards are judged by eight professionals from the Boating Writers International (BWI) and managed by the National Marine Manuf...
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Seven Michigan Marinas Named Certified Clean Marinas

Seven Michigan Marinas Named Certified Clean Marinas

04-Oct-2018

The Michigan Clean Marina Program announced seven marinas across Michigan have been added to the Certified Clean Marinas list. Each has a three-year term and followed a specific certification process that began with a pledge to participate. Each marina then took an educational course on the prac...
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