September 30, 2019| Published in the October 2018 issue
Tim McKenna The Great Migration
As I put fingers to the computer to create this missive, the temperatures have mellowed somewhat throughout the Great Lakes, when sailing on our beautiful waters is—in my humble opinion—possibly the best time of year to do so.
September 29, 2019
Web Exclusive The Innovation Awards Program Receives Record Number of Entries for IBEX 2019: NMMA Receives 104 Entries From More Than 80 Companies
The 2019 IBEX Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), received 104 entries from more than 80 companies, the most submitted in the program’s history. The IBEX Inn
September 28, 2019
Web Exclusive Fusion Offers Shallow Mount Speakers for Easy and Versatile Installation
Fusion, a worldwide leader in marine audio entertainment, announced today the release of the new SM Series shallow mount marine speakers and subwoofers, engineered to deliver high-quality acoustics ideal for installations where mounting depth is limited.
September 26, 2019| Published in the February 2018 issue
Captain Danny Lee Angling Add-Ons
The winter “off season” is a great time to consider aftermarket items to increase the angling abilities of your Great Lakes fishing craft. And because it’s also boat and sport show season, this is an excellent time to shop those expositions to learn what’
September 22, 2019
Web Exclusive ShoreMaster When Your Deck is Your Dock: Using Your Boat Dock to Entertain
Boating season is starting to wrap up here in the Midwest. Temperatures are falling, leaves are changing, and we’re reluctantly putting away our swimsuits and storing our boats until next year. However, just because the weather is turning doesn’t mean tha
September 21, 2019
Web Exclusive Coast Guard Foundation Announces 128 New Scholarships Awarded for 2019-2020 Academic Year: $354,000 in Scholarships for Coast Guard Children Pursuing Degrees
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and wellness of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it awarded 128 scholarships in 2019, totaling $354,000 in support. In the 29 years of the pro
September 20, 2019
Web Exclusive Grady-White Redesigns the Canyon 336 Making an Exceptional Family Sportfisher Even Better
The new Canyon 336 is sure to get your attention! Grady-White’s state-of-the-art full height glass windshield, completely integrated T-top, and new, sleek styling elements make it a real beauty! The ergonomically advanced helm and windshield, that provide
September 20, 2019
Web Exclusive Governor Appoints Director of Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry
Michigan is joining the national ranks to promote the outdoor recreation industry by appointing full-time Director Brad Garmon to the office last week in a presentation by Governor Whitmer.
September 19, 2019| Published in the February 2018 issue
Heather Magda Serrano Awesome Accessories: Some boating must-haves
Alright, you’ve got a boat, but do you have all the right accessories? Check out these awesome boating products and make the most of your next day out on the Great Lakes!
September 18, 2019
Great Lakes Commission awards $2.2 million under Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program
The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) announces $2.2 million in grants to reduce the runoff of sediment, nutrients, and other pollutants into the Great Lakes. This runoff has economic and environmental impacts and contributes to the formation of harmful algal
September 18, 2019
Web Exclusive MBIA opens registration to 2019 Recreational Boating Educational Conference
Registration is now open for the 2019 Recreational Boating Educational Conference (RBEC). More than 150 marine business men and women from Michigan and around the Great Lakes are expected to attend December 4-5 at the Radisson in Lansing, Mich.
September 16, 2019
13' Luxury Tender Striking From Any Angle
In a world-class yacht, there is no mediocrity. Every element is carefully chosen to create a unified statement that represents the vision of the designer and dream of the owner. The Argos Nautic 396 Yachting is no exception. An extension of the mothershi
September 15, 2019
Web Exclusive No Need to Drag a Cooler With New SeaSucker Cold Wheels
Dragging a fully-loaded cooler down the dock, across a grassy field or around a stadium parking lot is a time-honored tradition. So are the backaches that arrive the following morning. With a pair of SeaSucker's new Cold Wheels, it's easy to add mobility
September 14, 2019
Web Exclusive Seakeeper is Serious About Small Boats: Multiple efforts confirm commitment to making stabilization a reality for all boaters
With the goal to stabilize every boat on the water, Seakeeper, the leader in marine stabilization, is taking large strides to make that goal a reality.
September 13, 2019
Web Exclusive New Owners Expand Central New York 24-Hour On-Water Towing Service for Recreational Boaters: Langheinriches add third location: TowBoatUS Clayton N.Y.
Earlier this summer, long-time Central New Yorkers Capt. Grant Langheinrich and his wife, Karla Langheinrich, became owners of two 24-hour on-water towing ports, TowBoatUS Rochester and TowBoatUS Oneida Lake, part of a nationwide network of 300 ports and
September 12, 2019| Published in the February 2018 issue
Bald Eagle Marina, Kendall, New York: Making memories while traveling by boat
Ever imagine the sun setting on a lake, your boat safely docked, the wind in your hair, the sounds of laughter along the beach and bonfires dotting the twilight like flaming stars against the night sky? Right at the base of Lake Ontario sits Bald Eagle
September 11, 2019
Web Exclusive Ritchie Adds Life Light Rescue Strobe to Product Line
Ritchie Navigation, the world's largest manufacturer of magnetic compasses, has acquired the exclusive global distribution rights for Life Light®. The compact, water-activated rescue strobe attaches to any PFD or life raft and will be marketed under the R
September 10, 2019
Web Exclusive Installing an ELCI Prevents Electric Shock Drowning
Anyone who's come in contact with even a mild jolt of electricity knows the muscle spasms it can generate. Complete immersion after falling or unknowingly jumping into water that's been electrified by a boat's faulty wiring can trigger total body immobili
September 08, 2019
Web Exclusive SkipperBud's Cass Lake Marina Grand Opening
Grand Opening SkipperBud’s Cass Lake Marina! SkipperBud’s rooted and founded in the Midwest is celebrating the Grand Opening of the new, unparalleled boat sales, marina and service complex on Cass Lake in Waterford, Michigan.
September 07, 2019
Web Exclusive Instead of Socks for the Holidays, Give the Boater in the Family a Gift That Shows You Really Care: When a bad day on the water happens, you’ll be thanked for getting your boater home with a BoatUS Unlimited Towing Membership
Sometimes a day of boating doesn’t go as planned. Accidentally running aground, engine troubles, a dead battery or running out of fuel are common – the nation’s largest on the water towing fleet for recreational boaters, TowBoatUS, responded to more than
September 06, 2019
Web Exclusive Prospec Debuts Three New Marine Stereo Remotes
Whether on a helm connected to a black box or mounted on a swim platform, adding a wired stereo remote has never been easier with Prospec Electronics' three newest offerings. Each wired marine remote incorporates CAN bus communication protocol for blazing
September 04, 2019
Web Exclusive New Eco-Friendly Boat Cleaner Won't Strip Wax
Most boat soaps rely on chemicals so harsh, they strip wax and are toxic to aquatic life. BoatLIFE, a division of Life Industries, has redeveloped its top-selling Boat Cleaner. Still made in the USA, the new eco-friendly formula won't remove wax and other
September 03, 2019
Dockmate Joins National Safe Boating Council's Admiral Club: US-based Seller of Wireless Remote Controls Supports Safer Recreational Boating
Dockmate® U.S., which offers advanced handheld wireless remote controls for boats, announced today it has joined the National Safe Boating Council’s (NSBC) Admiral Club. The highest tier of membership in the NSBC, the Admiral Club is an exclusive group of
September 02, 2019
Web Exclusive Boating expenditures in MI exceed $1 billion in 2018
Recent data from the National Marine Manufacturers Association reports that retail expenditures for new boat, motor, trailer, and accessory purchases exceeded $1 billion in Michigan in 2018, an increase of nearly 11% over 2017, and the ninth consecutive y