New Podcast to Highlight Shipping Along St. Lawrence Seaway

PHOTO COURTESY OF DOWNBOUND DISCUSSIONS A new regionally-based podcast focused on shipping along the St. Lawrence Seaway launches October 3, 2022, featuring a host of unique individuals, stories and perspectives surrounding the waterway and shipping. “The idea is to bring ship enthusiasts another step closer to the mesmerizing vessels so often seen along the St. […]

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TowBoatUS Vessels Go Pink to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

PHOTO COURTESY OF TOWBOATUS ANNAPOLIS/BALTIMORE For October five red TowBoatUS vessels across the U.S. are going pink to help promote breast cancer awareness. TowBoatUS, an on-water recreational boat towing service, looks to bring the issue of breast cancer awareness to the water and encourage boaters to donate to the Susan G. Komen organization, which supports […]

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Sea Tow’s life jacket loaner program opens 1000th location

The Sea Tow Foundation, with support from MarineMax and Sea Tow International, held a ribbon cutting ceremony today for the opening of its 1,000th Life Jacket Loaner Stand at the Seminole Street Boat Ramp in Clearwater, FL. The Sea Tow Foundation’s Life Jacket Loaner Program started in 2008 with a single location where boaters could […]

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Bass Fishing League Competitor Anthony Ell Wins Lowe Stinger 198 Boat

#image_title The next time Phoenix Bass Fishing League competitor Anthony Ell launches his boat at a Northeast Division event, he expects that quite a few more heads will be turning to scope out his new rig. The 52-year-old boater from Stanhope, New Jersey, was selected from the hundreds of thousands of entries into the online […]

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Solutions for the labor shortage

By Margaret PodlichExecutive Director, ABYC Foundation A Minnesota High School faces a 50% cafeteria worker shortage and needs to feed 2500 students a day. It now pays students $16/hour and gives them course credits to work alongside adults. Students work between classes, don’t need transportation to their jobs, and are having fun. In six years, […]

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2022 Movers & Shakers

By Adam Quandt The 12th Annual Boating Industry Movers & Shakers awards recognize outstanding leaders and trailblazers across the recreational boating industry who continually pursue and embrace the challenge of change. This year’s Mover & Shaker of the Year and finalists continue to drive innovation and navigate challenges and changes across our ever-changing industry through […]

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Profiles in Leadership: Alisdair Martin

By Wanda Kenton Smith When the industry was forced to pivot in the early days of Covid-19, a very bright and industrious young professional worked tirelessly behind the scenes to lead and create innovative ways to promote and engage the boating public.  At the time, Alisdair “Ali” Martin was president and CEO of TRMG, a […]

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Spike Stoker withs MLF Toyota Series Bass Tournament on the St Lawrence

Spike Stoker wins MLF Tournament on the St Lawrence Pro Spike Stoker of Cisco, Texas, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 20 pounds, 13 ounces to win the Toyota Series Presented by A.R.E. at the St. Lawrence River Presented by Boatlogix and earn the top payout of $40,555. Over the three days […]

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Logbook: Summer Reflection

Dan Harding reflects on leaky impellers, the too-short days of summer and the moments with family when it finally all comes together. I had impossibly high expectations for this past boating season. This summer would likely be the last one before Karen returned to the work force full-time and our young son, Connor, enrolled in […]

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Bajío Sunglasses Partners with Cool Effect for Trash to Treasure Campaign

Leaders in Performance Fishing Eyewear Adopt New Strategy to Maintain Carbon-Neutral Status    New Smyrna Beach, FL (September 21, 2022) – Bajío, maker of blue-light filtering, sustainably-made, performance sunglasses built to save the world’s saltwater flats and estuaries, is proud to announce a new partner in its sustainability journey: Cool Effect. This globally recognized non-profit […]

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2023 MLF Bass Pro Tour Schedule

Major League Fishing (MLF) announced Friday the schedule for the 2023 MLF Bass Pro Tour. The fifth season of professional bass fishing’s most prestigious circuit will showcase 80 of the top bass anglers in the world competing in seven regular-season tournaments around the country for millions of dollars, valuable points in the Bally Bet Angler […]

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MLF Releases 2023 Toyota Series Tournament Dates

MLF 2023 Tournament Dates Major League Fishing (MLF), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced Thursday details for the 2023 Toyota Series Presented by A.R.E., which kicks off its regular season in late-January at Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Brookeland, Texas, and runs through late-September when it wraps up at the Lake of the Ozarks in Osage […]

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ABYC to host student career day at IBEX

As part of its ongoing efforts to engage future marine technicians, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Foundation has partnered with the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) to host an inaugural Student Career Day on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Tampa, Fla. Sponsored by Faria Beede Instruments, Jabsco/Xylem, Magic Tilt, Syntec, Transhield, and Yamaha, ABYC’s […]

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NATDA Trailer Show draws record turnout

The NATDA Trailer Show returned to Nashville, Tenn. for the largest show in the event’s history. The show hosted over 3,000 individuals with approximately 600 North American dealerships in attendance featuring over 310 exhibitors. The show also expanded its international presence, with participants from ten countries outside the United States. “It was great to see […]

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Pro angler appointed to Florida Boating Advisory Council

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced the appointment of Yamaha/Skeeter Pro Angler and National Boating Safety Ambassador Hunter Bland to the Boating Advisory Council. During his three-year term, Bland will help the council make recommendations to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Department of Economic Opportunity regarding issues affecting the boating community, including […]

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California DBW offers over $1 million in grant money

California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting grant applications from organizations that teach on-the-water boating safety education to the public. A total of $1.6 million in grants is available to local public agencies, nonprofit organizations and colleges/universities operating within California for Aquatic Center Education Program grants. The deadline to apply […]

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MLF Releases 2023 BLF Event Dates

TULSA, Okla. (September 21, 2022) – Major League Fishing announced today the schedule, rules, payouts and entry dates for the 2023 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine, the only circuit offering weekend anglers the opportunity to advance to the prestigious All-American, Toyota Series Championship and new in 2023, REDCREST – the Bass Pro […]

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Pro Hunter Baughman wins MLF Toyota Series at Truman Lake

WARSAW, Mo. (Sept. 18, 2022) – Pro Hunter Baughman of Judsonia, Arkansas brought a limit weighing 19 pounds, 1 ounce to the scales Saturday to win the Toyota Series Presented by A.R.E. at Truman Lake. Baughman’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 48-10 earned him the win by a 1-pound, 10-ounce margin over second-place pro […]

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Inside The Cowes Classic, Offshore Powerboating’s Toughest Endurance Race

The last weekend in August was a great one for veteran offshore powerboat racer Miles Jennings, who is currently competing in the Union Internationale Motonautique Class 1 World Championship Series in the United States with American Alex Pratt in XINSURANCE/Good Boy Vodka, a 52-foot MTI catamaran powered by Mercury Racing 1100 Comp engines. Running Silverline, […]

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