18ft Skiff 2022 JJ Giltinan Championship

The Andoo team of Seve Jarvin, Matt Stenta and Sam Newton stamped itself as a clear favourite for the 2022 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship with a brilliant victory in Race One of the regatta on Sydney Harbour today. Andoo trailed the early leader Balmain Slake (Henry Larkings) for the first lap of the North-East […]

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Sydney Harbour Regatta 2022

The veil of fog lifted just in time for the start of the Sydney Harbour Regatta (SHR) this morning, with racing due to start from 11am on the eight course areas from the Harbour Bridge to Manly on Sydney Harbour. A 3-knot breeze meant racing on the IRC Open and Super 50 offshore course was […]

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US Sailing Releases 2022 Safety Equipment Requirements for Nearshore, Coastal, and Ocean Racing

UNITED STATES— US Sailing released the 2022 Safety Equipment Requirements (SER) for nearshore, coastal, and ocean racing; the new requirements became effective on Jan. 1. The requirements are a set of equipment requirements for larger boats taking part in nearshore, coastal, and ocean racing to provide racing authorities with clear safety equipment requirements. The requirements […]

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Chuck Larson Goes Organic

Chuck Larson brings organic worms to the lake. Tim Bower With the arrival of each spring, the North Woods experiences an increase in tourist trade. The dam bursts, and erstwhile winter-bound patrons from the Land of Lincoln stream over the border seeking fresh air, fresh cheese curds and fresh fish. They bring their cash and […]

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Getting Marine Insurance: Don’t Make It An Afterthought!

NEWPORT一 After countless hours browsing web sites, attending boat shows, walking the docks, meeting with brokers, scheduling surveys, negotiating contingencies and securing funding, you’re ready to close on your vessel … getting insurance coverage should be a piece of cake right? Sadly, this may not be true. Historically, acquiring marine insurance has often been relegated […]

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

It’s finally showtime at the 42nd St. Maarten Heineken Regatta with a stellar opening act for the first day of racing. All classes went on one long race course today — splitting the fleets — with big boats and sport boats heading east to St. Barths, while the Island Time and Bareboat classes went west […]

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Suzuki Marine Unveils New DF250 “SS” Outboard for 2022

New outboard is the first to feature compatibility with Suzuki’s Precision Control. Courtesy Suzuki Marine World-leading outboard motor innovator Suzuki Marine has unveiled its new-for-2022 DF250SS V6 4-Stroke outboard, the new flagship of the company’s “SS” Sport Series of high-performance motors engineered to deliver extra kick for today’s performance-based boats including Bass, Bay and Shallow […]

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Great seamanship: Taken by the wind

Tom Cunliffe introduces and extract from Taken by the Wind – Memoirs of a 1970s pacific voyage, which reveals a time when sailors had to rely on their own pilotage skills for safe passage Mike Jacker is a retired orthopaedic surgeon living in Illinois. Among many other activities he still sails his boat, now mainly […]

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OneWater acquires Denison Yachting

OneWater Marine Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Denison Yachting, which will expand the Company’s presence into the superyacht category and ancillary yacht service offerings, in addition to yacht brokerage and new boat sales. The transaction is expected to close in the Company’s fiscal third quarter. “We are thrilled to welcome Bob […]

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NMMA salutes 2022 STEP Ahead honorees

To kick off Women’s History Month, NMMA congratulated Allison Lemasters of Malibu Boats, LLC, Nicole McDonald and Brenna Preisser of Brunswick Corporation, and Wendy Scholler of Mercury Marine on receiving the Manufacturing Institute’s 2022 STEP Ahead Awards. From the factory floor to the C-suite, the STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, Production) Ahead Awards honor women who have […]

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Torqeedo announces management changes

Torqeedo GmbH recently announced a reconfiguration of its management team. Dr. Ralf Plieninger, who joined Torqeedo in 2012 as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) & Chief Operating Officer (COO) and served as Torqeedo’s managing director, has decided to leave the company as of May 1, 2022. Dr. Markus Müller, CTO of Torqeedo’s parent company DEUTZ AG, […]

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MRAA, VRZ release service department study results

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), in collaboration with VRZ Consulting, released the results of a comprehensive, marine industry service department study. The survey results, which featured insights from more than 260 marine service departments, outlines some of the challenges dealerships face in repairing boats more quickly. The genesis of the study came […]

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Kenect launches new messaging product

Kenect, the text messaging platform used by thousands of businesses, is launching a new Broadcast Messaging feature to improve communication between businesses and their customers. Businesses who use Kenect will now be able to message large groups of customers all at once. Kenect says this will dramatically change the way businesses communicate important information and […]

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Top Florida Gulf Fish

  The Florida gulf coast offers some of the best fishing in the entire country. You can find species large and small, from trophy fish for the lifetime angler to bountiful small fish for youth, there is something for everyone. Frankly, there are too many Florida gulf fish to list them all in one article, […]

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Defender Acquired by FortNine

PHOTO COURTESY OF FORTNINE FortNine, Canada’s leading e-commerce platform for powersports equipment and accessories has acquired Defender in partnership with Novacap. Founded in 1938, Defender is a family owned, authorized dealer for products from every major marine manufacturer, and is the largest independent marine supply firm in the U.S. The acquisition will help expand expertise […]

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Yanmar Acquires Majority Stake in GetMyBoat

PHOTO COURTESY OF GETMYBOAT Yanmar has invested $21 million in GetMyBoat as part of Series B funding. The funding will go to help the world’s largest boat rental and water experience marketplace expand its team and advance international growth. While Yanmar is now the majority stakeholder, GetMyBoat will continue to run as a standalone entity […]

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Grand Craft Boats Launches Its First Wisconsin-Made Boat

PHOTO COURTESY OF GRAND CRAFT BOATS. Luxury wooden boat manufacturer Grand Craft Boats has launched its first boat since the company’s recent relocation from Holland, Michigan, to Genoa City, Wisconsin. The 26-foot custom handcrafted Burnham model is currently in Florida for a series of private events before it will be offered for sale later this […]

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