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National Museum of the Great Lakes Gets New Boat

National Museum of the Great Lakes Gets New Boat

18-Jan-2019

A new boat has docked at the National Museum of the Great Lakes: The Ohio. The Ohio is a Lake Class Tugboat formerly owned by the Great Lakes Towing Company, which donated the tug to the museum for display at its location on the east bank of the Maumee River. The Ohio will join the museum&rsqu...
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Safe Harbor Marinas Acquires Detroit Marina

Safe Harbor Marinas Acquires Detroit Marina

17-Jan-2019

With an ever-growing portfolio of marinas, Safe Harbor Marinas recently closed its sale of Belle Maer Harbor on Lake St. Claire near Detroit, Michigan, raising the number of Safe Harbor Marinas to 75. Belle Maer Harbor is a 60-acre, full-service marina that’s home to nearly 900 boating f...
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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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