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Boats of the Future are Here!

Boats of the Future are Here!

13-Jan-2019

Angel, the artificial intelligence system in the new Adonis, debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Adonis, by Furrion and Numarine, was the first yacht to be unveiled at the show. Angel is programmed to assist by voice command with anything from the day’s news to makin...
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The Modern Fish Act Has Been Signed Into Law

The Modern Fish Act Has Been Signed Into Law

06-Jan-2019

President Trump signed the Modern Fish Act (formally known as the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018) on December 31, 2018. The Senate unanimously passed the bill on December 17, 2018. The bill aims to improve and expand access to federal and recreational saltwater fi...
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Trade in Raymarine Products and Get Rebates Through July

Trade in Raymarine Products and Get Rebates Through July

06-Jan-2019

Starting January 1 and running through July 7, 2019, you can receive rebates on new Raymarine products by spending more and trading in your old items. Spending $2,500 gets you a $250 rebate, with additional amounts reaching $1,000 on a $10,000 purchase. Upgrading from an existing Raymarine d...
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Coast Guard to Review Local Call Centers

Coast Guard to Review Local Call Centers

03-Jan-2019

BoatU.S. is urging boaters to have a working VHF radio with digital selective calling (DSC) in addition to a cell phone in case of an emergency. A provision in the recently passed Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 aims to improve the 911 system that assists recreational bo...
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Webasto & Volvo Debut Webasto Breeze

Webasto & Volvo Debut Webasto Breeze

26-Dec-2018

Boaters on open-cockpit sterndrive boats now have the option to add air conditioning and heating solutions onboard, thanks to Webasto and Volvo Penta. The two companies have partnered to offer the industry-first fully integrated engine-driven air conditioner and optional heating system. The sys...
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Michigan Boating Hall of Fame Adds Two Members

Michigan Boating Hall of Fame Adds Two Members

15-Dec-2018

Tom Haag, the former vice president of Colony Marine, was inducted into the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) Hall of Fame, along with Steve Remias, who previously was the president and CEO of MacRay Harbor in Harrison Township. Haag, who passed away in March, also was chairman ...
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Shipwreck Reappears on Michigan Beach

Shipwreck Reappears on Michigan Beach

15-Dec-2018

The spine of a sunken ship buried in sand is visible again. Researches first thought it was the remains of the LC Woodruff, which sank in Lake Michigan in November 1878, but they now think it's the smaller Contest, which was built in Buffalo, New York, and lost in 1882. Michigan Shipwreck Re...
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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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