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Evinrude Donates $2 Million to ABYC Foundation

Evinrude Donates $2 Million to ABYC Foundation

22-Feb-2019

In what is said to be the largest donation of its kind, Evinrude announced it is donating two million dollars’ worth of Evinrude ETEC G2 3.4L V6 outboards to the American Boat and Yacht Council Foundation, in order to promote and support marine technician training. The National Marine Dist...
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EdgeWater Boats to Launch 262cx, Appoints New Dealer

EdgeWater Boats to Launch 262cx, Appoints New Dealer

21-Feb-2019

A new EdgeWater model debuted at the Cleveland Boat Show in January: The 262cx (Crossover) Dual Console. EdgeWater has also recently appointed Castaway Yacht Sales of Port Clinton, Ohio, as its newest dealer. Designed to perform with twin engines, the EdgeWater 262cx is standard-equipped w...
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Great Lakes News
Reed Yacht Sales is Newest North Coast Boats Dealer

Reed Yacht Sales is Newest North Coast Boats Dealer

20-Feb-2019

Reed Yacht Sales has been appointed the exclusive Great Lakes dealer for North Coast Boats — a premier fishing and recreational boatbuilder based in Bristol, Rhode Island. Reed Yacht Sales will represent North Coast boats at its Grand Haven, Michigan; LaSalle, Michigan; and Racine, Wiscons...
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Michigan Gov. Appoints State Waterways Commission

Michigan Gov. Appoints State Waterways Commission

18-Feb-2019

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Barb Brooks of Boyne City; Peter Beauregard Jr. of Grosse Pointe Shores; and reappointed Dennis Nickels of Grand Haven to the State Waterways Commission. Housed within the Michigan DNR, the seven-member commission is responsible for the acquisition, constr...
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Moran Iron Works to Create Special-Purpose Tour Boat For Pictured Rocks Kayaking

Moran Iron Works to Create Special-Purpose Tour Boat For Pictured Rocks Kayaking

14-Feb-2019

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore will be accessible to more than 70 passengers and 35 kayaks thanks to a newly-designed tour boat by Moran Iron Works, which will be launched by the summer of 2019. This yet unnamed vessel will become the mainstay of the Pictured Rocks Kayaking fleet and will fea...
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Boats
New Boat Brand, Aviara, Will be Available Exclusively Through MarineMax

New Boat Brand, Aviara, Will be Available Exclusively Through MarineMax

14-Feb-2019

MasterCraft’s new Aviara yacht brand, which debuted last week at the Miami International Boat Show, will be available exclusively through MarineMax. The innovative brand will consist of boats more than 30 feet, and the first model is the AV32, available in both sterndrive and outboard opti...
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Lake Charlevoix is Getting a New Marina

Lake Charlevoix is Getting a New Marina

14-Feb-2019

Charlevoix Yacht Club is getting a new home just north of Ferry Beach Park on the shores of Lake Charlevoix, according to Petoskey News. Planning commissioners reviewed and approved the project plans during a monthly city hall meeting, despite objections from residents who live nearby. &ldqu...
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Boats Group Appoints COO

Boats Group Appoints COO

13-Feb-2019

Boats Group has appointed Brian Wolf as the company’s COO. Prior to joining Boats Group, Wolf oversaw Ford Motor Company’s autonomous vehicle (AV) go-to-market strategy and approach. Wolf will oversee operations of Boat Trader, YachtWorld and Boats.com. (http://www.boats.com) ...
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Twiggy is Back in Business!

Twiggy is Back in Business!

01-Feb-2019

Although we all thought Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel had retired — after owner Lou Ann Best announced in August 2018 that the beloved performer was hanging up her skis — the waterskiing squirrel tradition is back! Best’s son, Chuck, has bought the company and is launching...
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Van Dam Custom Boats Co-founder Receives Outstanding Contribution Award

Van Dam Custom Boats Co-founder Receives Outstanding Contribution Award

31-Jan-2019

At the annual Boyne Area Chamber Awards Gala, Van Dam co-founder Jean Van Dam (second from left) received the Outstanding Contribution Award. Van Dam served on the Charlevoix County Community Foundation and the environmental committee, volunteered for the Women’s Resource Center and was on...
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