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OPA Racing & Powerboat P1 Introduce Great Lakes Grand Prix

OPA Racing & Powerboat P1 Introduce Great Lakes Grand Prix

23-Mar-2019

A new partnership has been established with OPA Racing (Offshore Powerboat Association) and Powerboat P1 joining together to create the APBA (American Power Boat Association) Offshore Championship at the 11th Annual Great Lakes Grand Prix. The 2019 race is scheduled for August 1-4 at the Washington ...
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BoatUS Releases this Season’s Commissioning Checklist

BoatUS Releases this Season’s Commissioning Checklist

22-Mar-2019

Prepare for the upcoming boating season by checking BoatUS’s Spring Commissioning Checklist. For more safety tips, visit boatus.com (https://www.boatus.com/). All of the lists and photo are courtesy of BoatUS. Before You Launch 1. Inspect and replace hose clamps as necessary. Dou...
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Southwest Florida Yachts Expands Power Charter Fleet

Southwest Florida Yachts Expands Power Charter Fleet

22-Mar-2019

Charter company Southwest Florida Yachts has broadened its power charter fleet with the addition of Comic Relief, a Sabreline 43 Motoryacht. “Comic Relief is not a funny boat, but family and friends will have fun onboard her,” says Barb Hansen, co-owner of Southwest Florida Yachts. ...
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BoatUS Offering Half-Off Courses for One Week Only!

BoatUS Offering Half-Off Courses for One Week Only!

15-Mar-2019

In preparation for the upcoming boating season, BoatUS is offering 50 percent off courses from March 17 – 23. The Spring Aboard campaign includes all Boat US online courses, which usually cost $30. Courses include: Modern Marine Navigation, Weather for Boaters, How to use GPS, All About Ma...
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2019 Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

2019 Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

15-Mar-2019

Five people and one organization have been inducted into the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame. The Individual inductees are: Ken Freestone, a champion for the environment and clean water; Royce Ragland, a founding member of Green ER; and Chris Case, the former facilities manager of Pictu...
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Take an Antique Cruise on the Milwaukee River This Summer

Take an Antique Cruise on the Milwaukee River This Summer

15-Mar-2019

Through a new enterprise, Retro Boat MKE, you can take a ride on the Milwaukee River in one of two restored 1950s Glastron fiberglass boats named Laverne and Shirley! The five-person boats are fully electric and eco-friendly. The boat tours are run by Retro Boat MKE, founded by Redmond Tuttl...
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Rent a Tiki Boat in Metro Detroit!

Rent a Tiki Boat in Metro Detroit!

15-Mar-2019

Want to have a Hawaiian excursion without leaving the Midwest? Pedal Bar Detroit is bringing a taste of Hawaii to the Motor City with charter tiki boats along the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair. Aloha Tiki Tours will open Memorial Day Weekend, offering two-hour tiki boat tours (captain provi...
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The Moorings Adds New Caribbean Destination

The Moorings Adds New Caribbean Destination

14-Mar-2019

Relax on a Moorings charter boat in Martinique! The yacht charter has added this Caribbean island to its expansive menu of top-rated vacation destinations. Located in the heart of the Lesser Antilles’ Windward Islands, Martinique is a Mecca for French-Caribbean culture, maritime history and wo...
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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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