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Azimut Yachts Launches Design Competition

Azimut Yachts Launches Design Competition

16-May-2019

Boat designers wanted — Azimut Yachts, in partnership with Arts Thread, has announced a design competition for young designers. Participants are to design a new day cruiser for the company’s Atlantis Collection. The winner will be offered a three-month internship in Avigliana, Italy,...
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Grand Traverse Bike Tours Now Offers Bike & Sail Tour

Grand Traverse Bike Tours Now Offers Bike & Sail Tour

15-May-2019

Are you a fan of wine? How about sailing? The Grand Traverse Bike Tours — an activity-based tour company located in Suttons Bay, Michigan — has partnered with Inland Seas Education Association and Shady Lane Winery to offer its new Bike & Sail Tour. The tour starts by pedaling ...
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The Moorings Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Special Events

The Moorings Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Special Events

10-May-2019

Happy birthday to The Moorings; the yacht charter company turns 50 years old in 2019! To celebrate, The Moorings will host two anniversary rendezvous events in Croatia and the British Virgin Islands this fall. The company was founded in 1969 by Charlie and Ginny Cary in the British Virgin Is...
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Canada Lifts U.S. Boat Tariffs

Canada Lifts U.S. Boat Tariffs

09-May-2019

All boats imported to Canada after April 30, 2019, will no longer have tariffs placed on them. The Government of Canada recently lifted retaliatory tariffs on U.S. recreational boats entering the country placed after President Trump issued a 10% tariff on aluminum and 25% tariff on steel importe...
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The New <em>Kayak Express</em> Set to Debut at Pictured Rocks This Summer

The New Kayak Express Set to Debut at Pictured Rocks This Summer

09-May-2019

Pictured Rocks Kayaking has found a name for the new passenger vessel that Moran Iron Works has been building. The Kayak Express name was originally chosen by the vessel’s captain, Joe Lasak. A “Name That Vessel” competition was held over social media so people could submit...
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West Marine and the National Safe Boating Council Partner for Safe Boating Week

West Marine and the National Safe Boating Council Partner for Safe Boating Week

09-May-2019

With the purchase of a “Wear It” paper life jacket at any West Marine Store this month you’ll help support the West Marine BlueFuture and the National Safe Boating Council’s (NSBC) goal of promoting life jacket safety. The NSBC and West Marine partnership coincides with Nat...
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A Floating Eco-Park, the Wild Mile, Is Coming to the Chicago River

A Floating Eco-Park, the Wild Mile, Is Coming to the Chicago River

02-May-2019

The “Wild Mile” on the North Branch Canal of the Chicago River — the first mile-long floating eco-park in the world — is set to be completed by 2020. The Wild Mile will be located east of Goose Island between Chicago Avenue and North Avenue and include kayaking opportunit...
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The 2019 Lake Michigan Lighthouse Map & Circle Tour is Now Available!

The 2019 Lake Michigan Lighthouse Map & Circle Tour is Now Available!

26-Apr-2019

It’s that time of year again! The 2019 Lake Michigan Lighthouse Map & Circle Tour has been released by the West Michigan Tourist Association. The poster is a free PDF that can be viewed online or can be mailed. Lighthouses on Lake Michigan’s shores and a Circle Tour driving route...
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Chicago Yacht Club Releases Report on Fatal Accident

Chicago Yacht Club Releases Report on Fatal Accident

22-Apr-2019

During the 2018 Chicago Yacht Club (CYC) Race to Mackinac, a fatal accident involving a malfunctioning auto-inflate PFD tragically claimed the life of experienced sailor Jon Santarelli. In February, the CYC released a report analyzing what took place during the incident, and provided important lesso...
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TowBoatUS Opens Milwaukee Location

TowBoatUS Opens Milwaukee Location

19-Apr-2019

Milwaukee has joined the ranks of cities across the Great Lakes with 24/7 on-water assistance for dead batteries, groundings, empty fuel tanks or a tow through TowboatUS. The services can now be reached by hailing VHF channel 16, through the BoatUS Towing app or by calling 708-890-9979 or toll-f...
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