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Chris-Craft Adds South Shore Marine to Dealer Network

Chris-Craft Adds South Shore Marine to Dealer Network

20-Jul-2018

Huron, Ohio-based South Shore Marine is the newest Great Lakes Chris-Craft dealer. Operating since 1989, South Shore Marine is a full-service marine dealership. Its team of highly-trained sales and service specialists and modernized facility provide a convenient one-stop-shop to accommodate all...
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New Ottawa Beach Marina Offering Lottery for Slips

New Ottawa Beach Marina Offering Lottery for Slips

18-Jul-2018

Due to a high demand for slips at the Ottawa Beach Marina in Holland, Michigan — which begins construction mid-October for a spring 2019 opening — a lottery has been created to assign the last seven seasonal slips and two moorings for the 2019 season. The Lake Macatawa marina wil...
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BoatU.S. Recruiting Captains to Teach Powerboat Skills Courses

BoatU.S. Recruiting Captains to Teach Powerboat Skills Courses

18-Jul-2018

Are you a licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captain or experienced boater and are interested in earning up to $350 a day? The BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is looking for instructors for on-water powerboat courses focused on handling and navigation of single and twin-engine boat...
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Jeanneau Sailboats Now Available at Great Lakes Sailing Co.

Jeanneau Sailboats Now Available at Great Lakes Sailing Co.

15-Jul-2018

Jeanneau sailboats and yachts are now distributed at Great Lakes Sailing Co. in Traverse City, Michigan. Owners Dave and Kristen Conrad’s other dealership, SailTime Detroit in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, will also feature Jeanneau models. Many boat shows in the area will have Jeanneau sai...
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WideWakes Launches Online Marine Fuel Price Monitoring Service

WideWakes Launches Online Marine Fuel Price Monitoring Service

13-Jul-2018

Checking marine fuel prices has never been easier. The startup WideWakes has launched a new site for boaters to easily check and compare marine fuel prices. With a yearly subscription of $14.99, boaters have access to the current fuel prices at marinas around the Great Lakes. Subscribers can also ad...
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Barletta Pontoon Boats Comes to Spring Brook Marina

Barletta Pontoon Boats Comes to Spring Brook Marina

12-Jul-2018

Spring Brook Marina in Seneca, Illinois is bringing Barletta Pontoon Boats to its sales floor as the 2018 boating season kicks into high gear. Barletta Pontoon Boats is new to the market this year, having launched in January 2018. Located in Middlebury, Indiana, the Barletta team is made up of ...
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Three Men Paddleboard Across Lake Superior

Three Men Paddleboard Across Lake Superior

11-Jul-2018

With a goal to raise $20,000 for the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society, three men paddleboarded across the largest of the Great Lakes last week: Lake Superior. Joe Lorenz, Kwin Morris and Jeff Guy — the founders of Stand Up for Great Lakes — navigated the rough waves, col...
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White Lake Association Adds Area’s First Sea Tow Life Jacket Loaner Station

White Lake Association Adds Area’s First Sea Tow Life Jacket Loaner Station

11-Jul-2018

Thanks to a partnership with the Sea Tow Foundation, the White Lake Association (WLA) has opened up a new Life Jacket Loaner Station, which will be available to Montague, Michigan boaters in mid-June. The station, which will be located at the Montague municipal boat launch and fish cleaning sta...
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Canadian Government Announces 10% Tax on U.S.-Built Boats

Canadian Government Announces 10% Tax on U.S.-Built Boats

05-Jul-2018

After President Trump announced tariffs on aluminum and steel from Canada, the Canadian government announced taxes of their own, which include U.S.-built boats. There was a backlash as some marine companies advocated for boats to be removed from being taxed in fears of hurting the boating indust...
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BoatU.S. Wants to Hear From You About Fuel

BoatU.S. Wants to Hear From You About Fuel

04-Jul-2018

A 13-question survey released by BoatU.S. asks boaters about ethanol fuels, how these fuels are impacting summer boating and what boater's opinions and comments are on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The RFS was passed in 2005 when it was predicted that gasoline usage would reach all-time...
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