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Twiggy the Water Skiing Squirrel Retires

Twiggy the Water Skiing Squirrel Retires

26-Apr-2018

A staple at boat shows for 30 years, Twiggy the water skiing squirrel is skiing her way into retirement. Introduced to the world by Floridians Chuck Best and his wife, Lou Ann, Twiggy burst onto the boat show scene in the late 1980s, bringing smiles to spectators young and old. After a boatin...
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Garmin Announces OneHelm System

Garmin Announces OneHelm System

26-Apr-2018

Garmin has made controlling all onboard systems a breeze thanks to its new OneHelm system. This integrated solution brings the power and convenience of controlling onboard boat systems like digital switching, lighting and stabilization to a Garmin multifunction display. The following companies are...
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SkipperBud’s Dealerships to Offer Barletta Pontoon Boats

SkipperBud’s Dealerships to Offer Barletta Pontoon Boats

23-Apr-2018

Barletta Pontoon Boats, a new pontoon company based in Bristol, Indiana, continues to make an impressive entrance into the boating world. Barletta has inked a deal with SkipperBud’s to distribute the company’s pontoons through its network of 17 locations throughout the Midwest. Almost im...
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Engage with the New BoatU.S. Advocacy Tool

Engage with the New BoatU.S. Advocacy Tool

19-Apr-2018

BoatU.S. has made it easy for boaters to keep track and engage with state and federal legislation affecting boaters and boating issues. The BoatU.S. online Advocacy Tool serves as a one-stop legislative stop for concerned recreational boaters. On the website, boaters can track bills by state, find c...
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SWFY Adds Boat to Power Fleet

SWFY Adds Boat to Power Fleet

14-Apr-2018

Southwest Florida Yachts has expanded its power charter fleet with the addition of Couldn’t Wait, a Sea Ray 460 Sundancer. Weekly charter rates are $5,828 during the winter and $4,659 in the summer. Southwest Florida Yachts is offering discounts on charters and power/sail classes during 2018. ...
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Team Building in the Lake Michigan Dunes

Team Building in the Lake Michigan Dunes

12-Apr-2018

Team building, environmental awareness, and outdoor health make up the core of DUNEiversity, a new year-round program being offered at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex. The program will accommodate a wide range of groups from elementary students to corporate leadership teams. "Last summer we ...
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New MOB Alarm Hits Stores for Spring Boating Season

New MOB Alarm Hits Stores for Spring Boating Season

12-Apr-2018

A new, award-winning man overboard (MOB) alarm is available in-stores and online just in time for the spring boating season. CrewWatcher MOB is an intuitive, app-based system that sounds an alarm within seconds of a crewmember going overboard. The system consists of a smartphone or tablet app an...
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Win an icebreaker cruise!

Win an icebreaker cruise!

09-Apr-2018

Take a chance! Enter to win a five-day cruise aboard a Great Lakes freighter. The Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum will announce the lucky winner on July 4. The runner-up gets a Shepler’s Lighthouse Cruise. Enter at themackinaw.com. (http://www.themackinaw.com) ...
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Hop on West Michigan’s New CycleBoat

Hop on West Michigan’s New CycleBoat

08-Apr-2018

Boaters will be able to grab a drink with friends out on the water in west Michigan this summer. A pedal-powered “Cycleboat” is coming to Kalamazoo Lake in Saugatuck and will be available for rental starting Memorial Day weekend. The 16-person pontoon is BYOB, and has guests sit arou...
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Boatsetter Launches New Website

Boatsetter Launches New Website

07-Apr-2018

Boatsetter is bigger and better than ever following last year’s acquisition of Boatbound, officials say. The new Boatsetter website features inventory of more than 4,000 high-quality boats in more than 600 domestic and 66 international locations for boaters to rent out. The new website boasts ...
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