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Shepler’s Ferry Names Newest Vessel

Shepler’s Ferry Names Newest Vessel

30-Dec-2019

Mackinac Island ferry operator Shepler’s Ferry has announced the name of its newest vessel, which will launch in spring of 2020. The latest fleet addition will be named the William Richard, in honor William (Bill) Richard Shepler, son of Shepler’s Ferry founder Captain William Henry Shep...
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FLIR Introduces Raymarine DockSense Alert

FLIR Introduces Raymarine DockSense Alert

26-Dec-2019

Known as “The World’s Sixth Sense,” FLIR’s newly introduced Raymarine DockSense Alert is the latest addition to Raymarine’s intelligent docking technology line, which can be installed on any boat to help captains safely monitor their surroundings and dock their boats wi...
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Inland Seas Education Association Seeking Youth Boatbuilders

Inland Seas Education Association Seeking Youth Boatbuilders

13-Dec-2019

A free three-month workshop hosted by the Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) starts January 11, 2020, and is a great opportunity for young boaters 8-12 years old. Classes are held on Saturdays from January through March at the Great Lakes Discovery Center campus in Traverse City, Michigan....
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You Can Now Head to Brazil with The Moorings

You Can Now Head to Brazil with The Moorings

13-Dec-2019

Paraty, Brazil (pronounced “Para-chee”) is the newest base for The Moorings’ charter cruises, and it’s a hard one to pass up. The company is offering a seven-day charter on a three- or four-cabin yacht that includes stops like Cotia Island, Ilha Grande, Gipoia Island and ...
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Virtual Tours Available on BoatDealers.ca Website

Virtual Tours Available on BoatDealers.ca Website

06-Dec-2019

Digital Era Media Inc. is adding 360-degree virtual boat tours to the BoatDealers.ca website. There are already more than 100 virtual tours on the website that allow boat buyers to step inside different boat models and get a sense of the layouts with nothing but the internet. "We recognized...
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IBEX Award Winners Announced

IBEX Award Winners Announced

29-Nov-2019

With a record amount of entries (more than 100) submitted to this year’s IBEX Innovation Awards, NMMA and BWI judges chose just 16 winners and one honorable mention. Those include: • Boat Care and Maintenance: AWLGRIP North America, HDT • Boatbuilding Methods & Materials: Te...
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10 Michigan Marinas Receive New Clean Marina Certifications or Recertifications

10 Michigan Marinas Receive New Clean Marina Certifications or Recertifications

25-Nov-2019

The Michigan Clean Marina Program has announced the addition of five local marinas to the Clean Marina certification list, while five others received their recertification. Being a Clean Marina means that the marina pledges to implement the best management practices that focus on being an enviro...
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TowBoatUS New York Adds Multiple Locations

TowBoatUS New York Adds Multiple Locations

25-Nov-2019

New York boaters now have more TowBoatUS locations to call on in a pinch. TowBoatUS Rochester, TowBoatUS Oneida Lake and TowBoatUS Clayton are all now part of the 24/7 network and can deliver fuel, jump a battery, tow to a launch ramp and more. “We are looking forward to growing our comp...
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Crestliner Debuts New Deep-V Hull Design

Crestliner Debuts New Deep-V Hull Design

21-Nov-2019

Get instant lift, more control, quicker acceleration and more with Crestliner’s new Active Performance (AP-X) Hull design. AP-X has a recessed pad design that features dual tracking edges, a full-length keel and a variable degree reverse chine providing a smooth ride, maximum control, acce...
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New Bill Will Help to Ensure Taxes Paid by Boaters Fund Boating Programs

New Bill Will Help to Ensure Taxes Paid by Boaters Fund Boating Programs

15-Nov-2019

The Sport Fish Restoration Program was created in 1950 and ensures that excise taxes paid on boat motors, motorboat fuel and fishing equipment goes to fund boating access sites, fishery and conservation programs, as well as state and local boating safety and clean water programs. However, with t...
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