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Hudson River Maritime Museum Debuts New Solar-Powered Boat

Hudson River Maritime Museum Debuts New Solar-Powered Boat

08-Aug-2019

Hudson River Maritime Museum’s new tour boat, recently named Solaris, is fully powered by solar panels that work even on cloudy days. The 44-foot tour vessel is the first of its kind that’s completely solar-powered and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard for passenger service. Built by the...
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MISSION LLC Names CEO

MISSION LLC Names CEO

07-Aug-2019

Minnesota-based boat gear company MISSION LLC has named Corey Uchtman as CEO. Uchtman was previously the patent counsel for the company and was a professional wakeboarder before that. ...
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Shepler’s Ferry and Moran Iron Works Partner on Jet-Driven Boat

Shepler’s Ferry and Moran Iron Works Partner on Jet-Driven Boat

05-Aug-2019

Mackinac Island visitors will be able to ride aboard an all-new, $4 million jet-driven ferry in 2020. Moran Iron Works will be manufacturing the vessel, making this the second time Shepler’s and Moran have joined forces. Moran built the Miss Margy ferry back in 2015, named after Bill Shepler&r...
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Report Shows Boat Sales Soared in 2018

Report Shows Boat Sales Soared in 2018

03-Aug-2019

Boat sales rose to an 11-year high last year, according to an NMMA report. Americans purchased 276,000 new powerboats in 2018, up 4% from 2017. A soar in outboard boat sales — representing 85% of new powerboats sold — led to the overall increase. Marine expenditures, spending on boats, e...
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BoatUS Offers Tips on Reducing Plastic Waste While Boating

BoatUS Offers Tips on Reducing Plastic Waste While Boating

01-Aug-2019

Follow these three tips from the BoatUS Foundation to help reduce the amount of plastic waste in the water, which ultimately breaks down into microplastics and can harm marine animals and environments. These tips are simple and easy to follow! The first is preparing effectively and packing f...
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Helpful Tips While Visiting Marine Sanctuaries

Helpful Tips While Visiting Marine Sanctuaries

26-Jul-2019

The NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries, in collaboration with BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, TowBoatUS Ventura and the U.S. Coast Guard, has released a video with tips to help you navigate protected waters safely. There are more than 600,000 square miles of marine sanctuarie...
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Niagara Falls Tour Boat Going Electric

Niagara Falls Tour Boat Going Electric

22-Jul-2019

Visitors to Niagara Falls this year will get to see the sights while being environmentally friendly. The Maid of the Mist tour company is switching to all-electric and zero-emission vessels by September. The two new catamarans will be the first all-electric passenger boats in the country. &ldqu...
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Wisconsin Now Has an Office of Outdoor Recreation

Wisconsin Now Has an Office of Outdoor Recreation

18-Jul-2019

Wisconsin has joined 13 states that have created an Office of Outdoor Recreation and has launched a new division within the Wisconsin Tourism department. The new Office of Outdoor Recreation will look to expand tourism and local engagement in outdoor activities, which account for almost $17.9 bi...
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Drink a SweetWater Brewery Kick Plastic Pilsner to Help Protect Oceans

Drink a SweetWater Brewery Kick Plastic Pilsner to Help Protect Oceans

18-Jul-2019

Costa Sunglasses has partnered with Atlanta-based SweetWater Brewery to educate people about plastic in lakes, oceans, rivers and other waterways. The Czech-style pils beer has a fruity and herbal scent and a malty, “oceanic” taste. Buying it contributes money to the Kick Plastic...
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Brunswick Acquires Freedom Boat Club

Brunswick Acquires Freedom Boat Club

15-Jul-2019

Boat clubs are all the rage, and Brunswick has decided they want a slice of the market. The company announced in May that it acquired Freedom Boat Club (FBC), the largest boat club operator in the nation. Founded in 1989, FBC and its franchisees service more than 20,000 members, with a fleet o...
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