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Brunswick Launches Boat Rental Network

Brunswick Launches Boat Rental Network

12-Dec-2018

Joining the boat club business, Brunswick’s Boating Services Network has launched OnBoard Boating Club and Rentals (OnBoard). This “turnkey business platform” was built to empower “marine dealers and marinas to expand their operations and serve the emerging and rapidly ...
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Spirit of America Offering Free Boating Courses to Kids

Spirit of America Offering Free Boating Courses to Kids

08-Dec-2018

By partnering with schools, park systems and other organizations, Spirit of America is teaching kids to paddle, sail and power craft for free. The Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio, organization was founded in 1995 by the Great Lakes Power Products Company. In its first year, 57 students graduated. The p...
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You Can Stay in a Michigan Lighthouse For Two Weeks

You Can Stay in a Michigan Lighthouse For Two Weeks

08-Dec-2018

Ever wanted to live in a 65-foot lighthouse along Lake Huron overlooking Tawas Bay? Now is your chance! The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for a temporary lighthouse keeper for the spring and summer. In exchange for light maintenance and guiding visitors, keepers need to...
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Groupe Beneteau Hosts 2019 Dealer Conference

Groupe Beneteau Hosts 2019 Dealer Conference

05-Dec-2018

Groupe Beneteau’s four Cadillac, Michigan-built boat brands had a successful 2019 dealer conference on September 7-9 in Sarasota, Florida. The conference hosted more than 450 attendees from 27 different countries, all there to see the four brands on display: Four Winns, Glastron, Scarab ...
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New Soo Lock Coming to Sault Ste. Marie

New Soo Lock Coming to Sault Ste. Marie

29-Nov-2018

The New Soo Lock project along the St. Marys River will receive $32 million next year to deepen the upstream approach channel, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District recently announced. “This is the moment we have been waiting for more than 30 years,” says Jim Weakley,...
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Electric Boats are About to Get Faster Thanks to New Torqeedo Motors

Electric Boats are About to Get Faster Thanks to New Torqeedo Motors

23-Nov-2018

The brand-new Deep Blue 100 kW motors from Torqeedo have doubled the amount of power offered by the company. The 100 kW Deep Blue 100i 2400 has a higher RPM than the Deep Blue 100i 900 and features 390 Nm of torque that helps to rise onto a plane quickly. The 2400 RPM motor allows for low ma...
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One Boblo Boat will be Restored in New York

One Boblo Boat will be Restored in New York

23-Nov-2018

The S.S. Columbia, one of two Detroit Boblo Island Amusement Park boats built in 1902, is being restored on the Hudson River in New York. Her sister ship built in 1910, the S.S. Ste. Claire, was also undergoing a restoration when it was badly burned in a fire in July 2018; the Ste. Claire is now...
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Navigare Opens Base in Rhode Island, Adds Ontario Dealer

Navigare Opens Base in Rhode Island, Adds Ontario Dealer

21-Nov-2018

Navigare Yachting, a premier sailing yachts charter operator, has expanded into North America with the addition of a new base in Rhode Island. The company has also added to its network of partner-dealers. Narragansett Sailing Charters, in Barrington, Rhode Island, will become the first Navigare...
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New Kayak Launch Coming to Muskegon

New Kayak Launch Coming to Muskegon

17-Nov-2018

A new cleaner and more accessible launch will be available for kayakers near downtown Muskegon, Michigan, at Heritage Landing park. The dock will allow paddlers the opportunity to enter and exit Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan easier. Funding was approved by the Muskegon County Board of Comm...
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West Marine Raises More Than $100,000 for Leukemia

West Marine Raises More Than $100,000 for Leukemia

16-Nov-2018

In September, West Marine raised $108,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Customers donated money through in-store purchases of paper sailboats at all store locations. The West Marine in Charleston, South Carolina, was the top-selling store after the location raised over $7,300. ...
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