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Raymarine and FLIR Partner on DockSense Assisted Docking System

Raymarine and FLIR Partner on DockSense Assisted Docking System

01-Mar-2019

Docking your boat, especially in tight quarters, is now easier than ever. The new Raymarine DockSense assisted docking system from FLIR Systems, Inc. uses object recognition, FLIR machine vision camera technology, GPS and motion sensors to help when docking. DockSense is the marine industry’s ...
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Earl Bentz Launches Caymas Boats

Earl Bentz Launches Caymas Boats

28-Feb-2019

The founder of Stratos and Triton boats, Earl Bentz, will launch a new boat brand called Caymas Boats, which will produce premium fiberglass fishing boats. Bentz plans to invest $30.3 million in the former Triton facility in Ashland City, Tennessee, and hire 280 workers over the next five years...
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Catawba Moorings, Paul Ochs Receive Major Award

Catawba Moorings, Paul Ochs Receive Major Award

27-Feb-2019

Regulator Marine recognized Catawba Moorings as a “Platinum Dealership” for the second year in a row at the Regulator Marine annual awards ceremony in Edenton, North Carolina. Paul Ochs, sales manager at Catawba Moorings, was awarded the “2018 Northeast Region Salesman of the Year....
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Michigan Boating Hall of Fame Adds Two Members

Michigan Boating Hall of Fame Adds Two Members

25-Feb-2019

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 of ...
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New Boat Lift by HydroHoist Can Lift 25,000 Pounds

New Boat Lift by HydroHoist Can Lift 25,000 Pounds

22-Feb-2019

HydroHoist Boat Lifts has released a boat lift, the HarborHoist, that can raise between 4,400 to 25,000 pounds. With a self-leveling lift system, marine-grade and impact-resistant polyethylene tanks, the system works with any dock type, even U-shaped, double-wide slips or L-shaped shapes, and ma...
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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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