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Mercury Launches Vessel Config

Mercury Launches Vessel Config

07-Jun-2018

Dealers and boatbuilders listen up! Mercury Marine has released a new software management configurator called Vessel Config, which guides customers through the configuration process to ensure they are ordering the right Mercury controls and rigging products for their boats. The software &ldquo...
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Chicago Sailing Adds New Charter Yacht

Chicago Sailing Adds New Charter Yacht

06-Jun-2018

Chicago Sailing has added a classic boat to its fleet, a 1935 50-foot Chicago-built Grebe motoryacht, NAIDA. Shortly after completion, she was shipped out to the west coast where she spent several years between LA and Catalina island. NAIDA is rumored to have been owned by Humphrey Bogart. At some p...
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Whitby, Ontario Gets New Attractions for 2018/19

Whitby, Ontario Gets New Attractions for 2018/19

02-Jun-2018

The town of Whitby, Ontario on the north shore of Lake Ontario has quite a few new and fun additions. In recent years, Laser Quest and Sky Zone Trampoline Park opened, and soon, Whitby residents and visitors will be able to check out iFly Indoor Skydiving and Playdium; a new hotel and conventi...
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Boat Sales and Spending in 2017 Break Records

Boat Sales and Spending in 2017 Break Records

31-May-2018

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) released data that shows spending on new boats, engines, trailers, accessories, and services reached $39 billion in 2017 — an all-time high. New powerboat sales went up 5 percent in 2017 compared to 2016 to approximately 262,000 new powe...
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Freedom Boat Club Adds Fourth Michigan Location

Freedom Boat Club Adds Fourth Michigan Location

31-May-2018

The Freedom Boat Club recently opened its fourth location in Michigan at the Yacht Basin Marina in Holland. The club features 10 members and three boats. More boats will be added with eight to 10 members joining. Members of the club pay a one-time fee and then a monthly due. Membership inclu...
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Jeanneau Sailboats Now Available at Great Lakes Sailing Co.

Jeanneau Sailboats Now Available at Great Lakes Sailing Co.

31-May-2018

Jeanneau sailboats and yachts are now distributed at Great Lakes Sailing Co. in western lower Michigan. Owners Dave and Kristen Conrad’s other dealership, SailTime Detroit in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, will also feature Jeanneau models after it was reopened in May. Many boat shows in ...
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TowBoatU.S. Detroit Announces New Owner

TowBoatU.S. Detroit Announces New Owner

24-May-2018

On-water towing and assistance company TowBoatU.S. Detroit has a new owner — Capt. Jeff Pidcock, the owner of the local Damark Marine Specialties. Pidcock was the owner of Damark Marine Specialties in Gibraltar, which refloats sunken boats and provided salvage services for over 20 years. ...
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iLearntoBoat.com Offers Interactive Boat Safety Course

iLearntoBoat.com Offers Interactive Boat Safety Course

21-May-2018

For years, online boat safety course content has been limited to video, illustrations and text material. Now, boaters looking to complete their online boating education will have a new alternative, as iLearntoBoat.com releases its fully interactive boat safety course. This ground-breaking course is ...
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Michigan Increases Number of Clean Marinas by 20% in 2018

Michigan Increases Number of Clean Marinas by 20% in 2018

17-May-2018

Michigan now has 64 certified clean marinas, The Michigan Clean Marina Program announced. The number increased almost 20 percent in the first half of 2018 compared to last year. A marina can become an official Michigan Clean Marina by using environmentally-friendly practices, protecting loca...
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Cruise in Style and Comfort on the Sunseeker 50 Predator

Cruise in Style and Comfort on the Sunseeker 50 Predator

17-May-2018

The new Sunseeker 50 Predator offers luxury, excitement, adventure, and modern elements for your next planned or impromptu cruise on the water. The yacht’s large windows bring in light, while it’s spacious bow allows for outside entertainment. A BBQ, fold-down bench, overhead sho...
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