North Sails and Sea Bags Launch Sustainability Partnership

Sea Bags — the Maine-based designer and manufacturer of bags, totes and accessories made from repurposed sails — has partnered with North Sails, the sailmaking industry leader. The two brands have teamed up on a sustainability initiative to divert retired sails from the landfill and pave the way for the sailing community to collectively reduce waste. […]

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Making the switch: How we become a liveaboards

A gentle introduction to the cruising life set Kate Ashe-Leonard on course for a full transocean liveaboard adventure We’re sailing by the Gulf of Venezuela as we approach the Colombian coastline, a notoriously difficult stretch of water with frequent high winds, big swell and current. This night is no exception. It’s 0100 and Jim and […]

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Lakeland Boating Writer Earns Award

Lakeland Boating contributor Susan R. Pollack won a Mark Twain award in the annual writing and photography contest sponsored by the Midwest Travel Journalists Association for her Port of Call feature on Mackinaw City, Michigan (from the July 2021 issue of Lakeland Boating). Congratulations, Susan! Source: https://lakelandboating.com/lakeland-boating-writer-earns-award/

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Evoy Unveils 300-hp Electric Outboard System

Evoy has launched its prototype of the Outboard Storm, a 300-plus-hp electric outboard motor system with a 225 kW continuous power, making it the most powerful electric outboard on the water. In addition to the launch of this technology, Evoy also announced partnerships with three boat builders: Axopar, Goldfish and Iguana. Together with Evoy, Axopar […]

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Take a Hovercraft Across Lake Ontario Next Summer

There will be a new way to travel next summer. Hoverlink Ontario Inc. will be launching its rapid transit route between Toronto and the Niagara Region. This large-scale hovercraft service will move passengers across Lake Ontario, from Toronto to St. Catharines, in only 30 minutes — a journey that typically takes up to three hours […]

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Bay Marine’s Waukegan Location Reopens for Business

PHOTO COURTESY OF BAY MARINE Leading family-owned luxury boat dealer Bay Marine announced the reopening of its Waukegan location after a five alarm fire in February, 2022 temporarily shut the location down. After months of reconstruction and restoration of its 40,000-square-foot storage barn and 9,000-square-foot office, the location is ready to welcome clients back for […]

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Legend Boats partners with Boat Fix

Canadian boat manufacturer Legend has announced it will be adding a tracking and monitoring service through a strategic partnership with Boat Fix, an American telematics provider. It will be available to customers starting in January.  With Boat Fix, Legend customers will have the ability to see the location of their boat and monitor systems, including […]

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Cruisers Yachts’ Previous Owner K.C. Stock Dies at 84

PHOTO COURTESY OF CRUISERS YACHTS Longtime Cruisers Yachts owner Kenneth Charles Stock passed away on November 28, 2022, leaving a long legacy of entrepreneurship and community involvement. Born April 6, 1938 in Oconto, Wisconsin, Stock was an entrepreneur from an early age, purchasing his first contractor yard, Stock Lumber, in 1971. After exponential growth, he […]

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Shores & Islands Ohio Announces New Website

PHOTO COURTESY OF SHORES & ISLANDS OHIO Shores & Islands Ohio, Erie and Ottawa Counties’ destination marketing organization, has launched a newly redesigned website as dynamic as the region’s destinations. Launched in September, 2022, the new website features an updated brand look, Custom Relations Management system and a new sitemap experience, making it easy for […]

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Herb Eldean Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

PHOTO COURTESY OF ELDEAN SHIPYARD Chicago native and MBIA Hall of Fame inductee Herb Eldean of Eldean Shipyard in Lake Macatawa was posthumously awarded the Ray L. Underwood Lifetime Achievement Award for 2022 from MBIA for his contribution to the recreational boating industry throughout his lifetime. He will be honored at the Recreational Boating Educational […]

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ACR Electronics Announces Mobile Connected EPIRBs and ResQLink AIS PLB Offering Global and Local Rescue

PHOTOS COURTESY OF ACR ELECTRONICS Global and local rescue is now available in one compact beacon with the launch of ACR Electronics’ new Cospas-Sarsat-approved ResQLink AIS Personal Locator Beacon, which combines multiple levels of integrated signal technology. “ACR Electronics is proud to answer the demand from boaters for AIS man overboard and Cospas-Sarsat technology in […]

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BREAKING: Mercury’s New V10

Editor-at-Large Charlie Levine reports from Lake X on Mercury’s new line of modern, light-weight V10 outboards. Learn more here and stay tuned for more reporting from his on-the-water testing. Quiet. Smooth. High performance. Those were just some of the buzz words used to describe Mercury’s industry-first V10 outboards, the new 5.7L 350- and 400-hp Verados. […]

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