New Project Sets Out to Map Great Lakes

PHOTO COURTESY OF GREAT LAKES OBSERVING SYSTEM A Thunder Bay project on Lake Huron manned by NOAA scientists is just one in a series of projects whose goal is to map the bottom of all five Great Lakes. Named Lakebed 2030, the overall project is supported by a coalition of academic and government organizations in […]

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Great Lakes Surf Fest Returns to Muskegon

PHOTO COURTESY OF GREAT LAKES SURF FESTIVAL The Great Lakes Surf Festival is back for its fourth annual year. Head out this Saturday, August 13 from 12:30 to 6pm to Pere Marquette Beach in Muskegon, Michigan, and and have fun surfing and paddleboarding, practice yoga on the beach, and enjoy music, food and fun with […]

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Fairline Announces New Targa 40

PHOTO COURTESY OF FAIRLINE Following the success of the popular Targa 38, Fairline announced the brand new Targa 40, featuring bold exterior design, sporty and contemporary interior spaces and the latest in technology. “The Targa 40 announcement comes at an exciting time for Fairline and marks a major milestone in our new model development programme. […]

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Barletta Pontoon’s Bill Fenech to Retire

PHOTO COURTESY OF BARLETTA Winnebago Industries announced the retirement of Barletta Pontoon Boats’ President Bill Fenech, effective August 26. Fenech founded Barletta in 2017 and served as president once the company was acquired by Winnebago in August of 2021. Under his leadership, the company has pursued its focus on innovative, superior quality products, continuing to […]

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MJM Yachts Introduces New Logo

MJM has a new logo designed to meet the toughest standards while representing the company, its models and its vision for the future. MJM models will be designated with MJM and a single (day yachts), or double (express cruisers) digit number. Visit mjmyachts.com to learn more. Source: https://lakelandboating.com/mjm-yachts-introduces-new-logo/

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Lake Ontario Restoration Project Launches to Restore Fish and Wildlife Habitat

photo courtesy of claudio contreras koob A new project to restore 180 acres of coastal marsh within Lakeview Wildlife Management Area on Lake Ontario in Ellisburg, New York, is beginning this summer. The project aims to develop more hemi-marsh habitat, creating better breeding habitats and access for fish, birds and wildlife, while controlling invasive species […]

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The Antique Boat Museum to Host 58th Annual Antique Boat Show and Auction

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ANTIQUE BOAT MUSEUM The longest continuously running antique boat show is returning to Clayton, New York, Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7. The Antique Boat Museum will host the 58th Annual Antique Boat Show and Auction on its 4.5-acre campus on the St. Lawrence River that offers over 300 antique […]

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Celebrate Great Lakes History at the Great Lakes Fest

PHOTO COURTESY OF NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE GREAT LAKES The National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio, is hosting Great Lakes Fest this Saturday, August 6 from 10am-5pm. A day-long celebration of Great Lakes history, the festival includes family-friendly fun for all ages, including classic and antique boats and cars, safety and boating […]

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Jeanneau Announces Three New Models for 2023

NC 1295 Flybridge Leader 10.5 CC Jeanneau Yachts 55 PHOTOS COURTESY OF JEANNEAU Jeanneau is introducing three exciting new models to its 2023 lineup: The NC 1295 Flybridge, Leader 10.5 CC and Jeanneau Yachts 55 — three models designed to make the most out of time on the water. The outboard-powered NC 1295 Flybridge features […]

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Michigan Clean Marina Program Adds New Marina

PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHIGAN CLEAN MARINA Club Royale Cass Lake Dry Dock Marina in Waterford Township, Michigan, has been certified as a Michigan Clean Marina for a three-year term, a certification that acknowledges a marina has pledged and taken steps to maintain and improve Michigan’s waterways by reducing or eliminating release of harmful substances and […]

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Crevalle 33 CSF

Quality, performance, excitement. by Ken Kreisler What happens when a seasoned team of boat builders and designers combine their visions with the goal of bridging the gap between fishing, cruising and family fun? Photos Courtesy of Crevalle What happens is the Crevalle 33 CSF, a center console easily merging the best of an action-packed offshore […]

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Maritimo M60

True blue: Maritimo’s latest model is a reminder of where it all began for the Australian builder. by Kevin Green When prolific Australian boat builder Bill Barry- Cotter decided he wanted to launch a new company in 2004 dedicated to the cruising owner, he did so with the company’s first Maritimo 60. All Photos Courtesy […]

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August 2022 Issue

August 2022 Issue Summer in “The Snows” Tucked into the northern coastline of Lake Huron, the communities of Hessel and Cedarville remain anchored to their history while cruising toward their future. Also In This Issue… Boat Test: Maritimo M60 — True blue: Maritimo’s latest model is a reminder of where it all began for the […]

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World Cat 260CC-X

Smooth cat. by Ken Kreisler When World Cat, the world’s largest builder of powercats, needed a 26-footer to fill its model line-up, the decision was an easy one for the designers and engineers at the 140,000-square-foot Tarboro, North Carolina plant. Photos Courtesy of World Cat The 260CC-X is a tough, steady underway, mid-sized center console […]

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Iguana X100 White Edition

Problem solved. by Chuck Warren There have been some amazing innovations in the marine industry recently. Some new products are the evolution of tried-and-true solutions, while others represent leaps forward to solve a problem or find a better answer. Photos Courtesy of Iguana The new Iguana Yachts X100 is a perfect example of both. If […]

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Pardo GT52

Elegance under power. by Ken Kreisler You can’t help but notice the standouts in a marina, showing off a distinctive profile, a reverse plumb bow, an expert paint job defining clean lines and decks. Photos Courtesy of Pardo These are the kind of boats that literally beg you to come over and have a look. […]

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Summer in the “The Snows”

Photo Courtesy of Les Cheneaux Islands Chamber of Commerce Those who have explored Michigan’s 36-island Les Cheneaux archipelago realize what a hidden treasure this area is. Tucked into the northern coastline of Lake Huron, the communities of Hessel and Cedarville remain anchored to their history while cruising toward their future. By Dianna Stampfler The narrow […]

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Grand Banks 85

Just grand. by Ken Kreisler Grand Banks. Photos Courtesy of Grand Banks The name conjures up images of exciting long-distance travel, always in comfort, style and safety. With a distinctive profile, these extended cruisers/live-aboards are clearly recognizable and greatly admired. And as the brand-new GB85 hits the water, a new chapter in the iconic company’s […]

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Brunswick Expands Water Training Program

Brunswick has expanded its immersive on-water training program BoatClass to a new Milwaukee, Wisconsin, location. The program is designed to teach boating safety and assist boaters in gaining confidence on the water. The new location is at 740 North Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. BoatClass.com Source: https://lakelandboating.com/brunswick-expands-water-training-program/

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