2022 Chicago Air and Water Show: Event Guide for Boaters

Summer fun means being outdoors and you can hardly ask for more excitement than watching planes and boats at their best. The Chicago Air and Water Show (open link in new tab), the Windy City’s second most popular festival, is coming up fast. Here’s all you need to know in preparation for the 2022 Chicago […]

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IBEX Innovation Awards announces final call for entries

EPG Media LLC wants you to have a positive experience in connection with our products and services. We want you to know that we respect the privacy and security of our users. Our goal is to provide you with an experience that delivers the information, resources and services that are helpful to you. In order […]

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Boating Industry issues last call for 2022 Top 100 applications

Boating Industry issued its one-week notice for dealers interested in applying for its 2022 Top Dealers program as part of the publication’s Top 100 Awards. The program honors the best of the best of marine retailers and is the only independently run awards program of its kind in the recreational boating industry. Applications for the […]

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NMMA celebrates CHIPS bill signing

This week, President Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 into law in a ceremony at the White House South Lawn, alongside Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai. NMMA President Frank Hugelmeyer and Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin were invited and partook in the White House signing ceremony, […]

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NAMS announces North Pacific Fall Conference dates

The National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS), renowned organization of accredited, qualified marine surveyors across the country, today announced the dates for the 2022 North Pacific Fall Conference, to be held October 28 and 29, 2022, in Bremerton, Washington, at the Fairfield Inn and Suites. The NAMS national board of directors meeting will be held […]

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Big Cat Poker Run At 80 Registered Boats

<!– In the News: Big Cat Poker Run At 80 Registered Boats –> In what was a challenging transitional year at the organizing level, the 2021 Big Cat Poker Run in Northern California still attracted 70 boats and raised more than $100,000, which netted $50,000 for the Discovery Bay Lion’s Club to donate to various […]

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Schaefer V33 first look: Brazilian brand set for UK debut at Southampton show

Gibbs Quay Boat Sales has become the exclusive UK importer of Brazilian-built Schaefer yachts and will bring the Schaefer V33 to the 2022 Southampton Boat Show. The V33 weekender features walkaround decks and outboard power The 14-model Schaefer Yachts portfolio extends from 30-85ft (9-26m) and includes seven flybridge motoryachts and seven sportscruisers. The initial shipment […]

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First Helen Sevier Pioneer Scholarships Awarded To Eastman And Morris

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — B.A.S.S. and Shimano have partnered to award the inaugural Helen Sevier Pioneer Scholarships to Elizabeth Eastman of Fairhope, Ala., and Dixie Morris of Valley, Ala. These scholarships not only honor Sevier’s leadership and long-term vision for the growth of sportfishing, but also recognize the efforts of young female anglers as they pursue […]

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437-Pound Blue Marlin Nets $295,000 at Jimmy Johnson Tournament

New Jersey based TLC Sportfishing took home a total of $295,000 with a blue marlin weighing 437 pounds! TLC Sportfishing is owned by Vincent Tague and captained by John Thompson on a 53-foot Jarrett Bay out of Avalon, NJ. This was the only blue marlin weighed in during the tournament. Top Place Teams Included:  *2nd place: Outrage_Sport_Fishing […]

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Bob’s Machine Creates New and Improved Gen2 Action Series Pump!

Tampa, FL – July 27th, 2022 – If you’re trying to get to the honey hole quicker than the competition, check out Bob’s Machine’s new patented Gen2 Action Series jack plate pump. Assembled in our Tampa, FL factory, this pump features a larger valve body, larger orifices, longer-lasting seals and improved valving to get your […]

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Nor-Tech Owners Fun Run Set For Lake Of The Ozarks

<!– In the News: Nor-Tech Owners Fun Run Set For Lake Of The Ozarks –> Nor-Tech owners headed to Lake of the Ozarks for Shootout week, August 24-28, will have an event of their own to enjoy on the Central Missouri waterway. Dubbed the Lake of the Ozarks Nor-Tech Owners Fun Run, the Midwest Boating […]

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Omega Custom Tackle Announces Change in Ownership

Knoxville, TN (August 5, 2022) — Omega Custom Tackle has changed ownership with professional angler Taylor Watkins, and wife Noel, acquiring the tackle company from current owners Brad and Michele Fuller. The change comes after six years of management by the Fuller’s which saw Omega grow substantially and laid a great foundation for the company […]

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MarineMax To Acquire IGY Marinas

  MarineMax To Acquire IGY Marinas Expanding Global Marina and Services Business MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO), the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Island Global Yachting LLC (“IGY Marinas”), which owns and operates a collection of iconic marina assets and a yacht […]

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MarineMax to acquire IGY Marinas

MarineMax, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Island Global Yachting LLC (IGY Marinas), which owns and operates a collection of marina assets and a yacht management platform in key global yachting destinations. MarineMax will acquire IGY Marinas for $480 million in cash, with an additional potential earnout of […]

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OneWater reports record Q3

OneWater Marine Inc. announced results for its fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2022. “The business is firing on all cylinders, significantly exceeding our expectations. We delivered record results in the fiscal third quarter, with revenues increasing 41% and Adjusted EBITDA rising 45%. Our performance was bolstered by strength across the business, diversity in our […]

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Freedom Boat Club celebrates 50K-member milestone

Freedom Boat Club announces U.K. expansion Freedom Boat Club recently announced a significant milestone as it surpassed 50,000 memberships across its 360 global locations. With their application to the Freedom Boat Club Seattle, Walter and CJ Robles signified this achievement. The Robles are like many who have joined the Freedom community since its inception. Two busy […]

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America’s Cup: Alinghi Red Bull Racing launch their AC75

  Alinghi Red Bull Racing have launched their AC75, which they will sail in the coming days as the team prepares for the 37th America’s Cup in 2024 Alinghi Red Bull Racing launched their AC75 in Barcelona yesterday, Monday 8th August 2022. This is the first America’s Cup boat to hit the water since the […]

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