• Paddleboarders Making a Difference

    Jeff Guy and four friends were the first team of paddleboarders to make the 60-mile trek across Lake Michigan. But, that isn't the coolest thing about their adventure across Lake Michigan.

  • Is Winter Getting You Down? Try Iceboating

    Cedar Point is an amusement park located on Lake Erie, with enough rides to keep a person entertained through the entire summer. However, the park isn't just known for its sweet summer days. There are also winter activities to participate in, such as iceb

  • Keeping Asian Carp Out of the Great Lakes

    It’s been just under four months since President Trump signed into law the Energy and Water Development bill that in part allocates the federal budget for water projects. As part of this bill, the House of Representatives called for the U.S. Army Corp of

  • Start the New Year Off Right -- Attend the Chicago Boat Show

    Did you make any New Year's resolutions that will force you to up your boating game? The much anticipated Chicago Boat Show begins today and will run through Jan. 13, providing boaters with the perfect way to start 2019 off right.

  • Burger Boat Comapny: Blue Boat Home

    This new yacht from Burger, christened BLUE BOAT HOME, is a custom built 48’-8” (14.83m) aluminum cruiser developed in conjunction with her owner, Vripack Naval Architects from the Netherlands, and interior designer Celeste Wegman of CWI Design Group.

  • Top Boating Memes of 2018

    This year the Great Lakes Boating staff decided to start a new tradition on Facebook called “Meme Monday.” This tradition has become a favorite among our readers and ourselves, because everyone enjoys a good laugh. Hilarious memes have made the start of o

  • Cruiser Or Racer?

    It may be safe to say that, at heart, most sailboats can be racing boats. It may not be safe to say that most sailors are racers. But then again, there is that saying that when one boat sails it is cruising but when two boats sail, the race is on…even if

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    Larson Sold to Polaris

    According to a letter to Larson dealers from Rob Parmentier, CEO of Larson-Marquis, assets of the Larson brand have been sold to Polaris Industries. Parmentier said in the letter that “we signed the papers to close on the sale” to Polaris. Trade Only Toda

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    Toronto Boat Show Brings New Releases

    North America’s largest indoor boat show is back January 18 to 27, 2019 at Enercare Centre in Toronto, and Pride Marine Group - a division of Canada’s largest boat dealer and show sponsor - will host the biggest marina display. Featuring models from eight

  • News

    MBIA headquarters moves to boating community – Oakland County

    The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) – the state trade association for the recreational boating industry in Michigan has moved its headquarters from Livonia to Commerce Township.

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    The Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit

    The largest pure fishing show in the country opens in Metro-Detroit, the largest freshwater fishing market in the country, when the Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit drops anchor Jan. 10 through 13 at Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue in

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    Ocean Alexander Reports Historic Success from Fort Lauderdale Intl. Boat Show

    Alexander Marine International, the importer of Ocean Alexander yachts, was excited to announce its record sales at the recent Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

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    Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority approves agreement to build multi-use tunnel, remove pipelines from bottom of Straits

    The Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority (MSCA) today approved an agreement with Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership to build a multi-use utility tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac. The tunnel will house a replacement segment for the Line 5 pipeline th

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    Two Epic Shows, One City

    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), owners of the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, and Informa, co-owners of the Miami Yacht Show with International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA), announced today a joint venture to

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    Trade Wars Continue

    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) recently released a press release that announced that as 2018 comes to a close the trade war can be expected to continue impacting the boating industry in 2019 -- news that no boat manufacturer or recre

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    New Inductees into MBIA Hall of Fame

    Tom Haag and Steve Remias, both relentless advocates for the Michigan boating industry have been inducted into the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) Hall of Fame for the year 2018. The presentation was made at the Recreational Boating Educati

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    West Marine Hires Veteran Retailer Ken Seipel as CEO

    West Marine, the world’s largest premier boating supply retailer, has hired retail executive Ken Seipel as CEO. Seipel is an experienced leader with a strong track record helping grow privately held retail companies, as well as Fortune 500 brands. He was

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    Scout's New Plant Is Up and Running

    The new plant at Scout Boats’ South Carolina campus is up and running, and has already cranked out hull No. 1 of the new 530 LXF, which won’t officially debut until the Miami International Boat Show in February.

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    Moores Yachts Introduces the New M30

    James P. Moores, founder and president of Moores Marine, a premier vintage yacht restoration yard, is delighted to announce the opening of his new company, Moores Yachts, and the inception of its first yacht, the new M30.

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    Azimut Yachts Grows in the U.S.

    After a few weeks of negotiations, prompted by the activity at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, the shipyard announces a US sales success of US $50 million. The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the leading boat show in the United States, confirms th

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    Evinrude Dealers on the Great Lakes Recipients of Yearly Award

    Evinrude announced today the recipients of their Program Year 2018 Dealer of the Year awards; recognizing the Evinrude dealer network in the U.S. and Canada for excellence in sales and support. Award categories are further broken down into district, regio

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    RBFF Boat Registration Program Brings More Than 50,000 Boats Back to the Water

    The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced yesterday that its Boat Registration Reactivation Program enticed 50,462 boat owners with lapsed registrations to renew their registration and get back on the water. This year’s program saw le

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    Don't Miss the 2019 Progressive Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show

    The 2019 Progressive® Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show drops anchor at McCormick Place from January 9 – 13, 2019 and you don't want to miss it. This year’s show is packed with more than 600 boats, 100 RVs, sailing and boating educational opportunities, plus t

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  • Great Lakes Ice Cutter

    Winter time is rough because we aren't able to get out on our favorite lakes the way we normally enjoy - our boats lazily crawling across the water as we take in the summer sun. Our boats are hidden away and winterized and some of us hide away in our home

  • Sea Ray Releases New Video: We Are Sea Ray

    A few days ago, Sea Ray released a video called “We Are Sea Ray” to celebrate their upcoming 60th anniversary in 2019 and the reinvention of their brand by Brunswick. This video comes after difficult times for the boat manufacturer and what seemed like an

  • Great Lakes Ghost Stories

    The world’s most treacherous lakes are no stranger to the ghosts and spirits we love to hear about this time of year. With Halloween just around the corner, you may want to remember these tales of haunted ships, ghost sightings and spooky lighthouses to s

  • GLB's December Gift Guide Gives Back to Veterans

    Sword & Plough works with veterans to repurpose thousands of pounds of military surplus into fashionable bags for men and women. The company recycles military surplus, incorporates that fabric into stylish bag designs and donates 10 percent of profits bac

  • With the Gales of November Remembered

    With cold moving into the Great Lakes well before November this year, the 42 year anniversary of the loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald and 29 crew members is fresh on our minds.

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    View from Above: Port of Newcastle, Ontario

    Looks like Port of Newcastle, Ontario is beautiful even in the winter months! Check out this great drone footage from Tim Reesor, taken in January 2017. Keep an eye out for the full Guided Tour of this cozy spot on Lake Ontario in our December issue of Gr

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    National Weather Service simplifies winter hazard warnings

    Beginning this winter, the NWS will issue shorter messages following a shorter format that will address the "what", "where", "when" of winter hazards. The hazard and its impacts will always be found at the top of the message, including actions you can tak

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    Tips for fall boating safety

    From the Canadian Safe Boating Council come a few good tips on safely extending your boating season.