Pursuit OS 445

Pursuit’s picture window. By Alan Wendt Cruising along the St. Clair River just north of Detroit, I’m in awe of the estate homes and their megalithic picture windows. Photos Courtesy of Pursuit A parade of Great Lakes freighters, gleaming yachts and the procession of dayboats is a relaxing reward passed along generation to generation. This […]

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Paradise Found

Photo Courtesy of Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Whitefish Point, on Lake Superior’s “Shipwreck Coast,” is long on tales of mariners lost, natural wonders and spectacular skies, and short on hustle and bustle. By Kath Usitalo On a sunny summer afternoon, the parking lot at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is filled with vehicles sporting license […]

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Class 1 World Championship Series Tight With Three Races Remaining

Created: September 28, 2022 by: Written by Matt Trulio With the final three races of the Class 1 World Championship Series in Key West, Fla., a little more than a month away, the teams currently in the mix—222 Offshore Australia,  df Young, Huski Chocolate and JBS Racing—have much-appreciated time to prepare for the weeklong Race […]

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What If The APBA Super Cat And Super Stock Championship Series Ended Today?

About the only natural disaster less predictable than a hurricane is an earthquake, and fortunately Florida doesn’t get a whole lot of those. But the Sunshine State is an ever-shifting ground zero for violent storms this time of year as witnessed by Hurricane Ian, which is predicted to make landfall tomorrow afternoon in the Tampa […]

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Redemption Reigns In Race World Offshore Clearwater ‘Nationals’

Created: September 26, 2022 by: Written by Eric Colby During last Saturday’s test session before the 13th annual Baystar Clearwater ‘Nationals’ offshore powerboat race ahead of yesterday’s main event, owner/throttleman Tyler Miller and driver Myrick Coil weren’t happy with how their M CON Skater 388 catamaran felt. With time in the testing window for the […]

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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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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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5 Immediate Actions to Create a Smoother Ride

ROUGH SEAS 5 Immediate Actions to Create a Smoother Ride I grew up on the shores of Lake Erie. From a very early age my parents enjoyed boating. Their passion grew from a small (24’ wood boat) to larger, pleasure boats (41’) as I got older.  Nothing made my late father any happier than being […]

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Clearwater ‘Nationals’ Organizers Eyeing Record-Setting 47-Boat Turnout

The owner of the Cox Group, a North Carolina-based marketing, advertising and media relations company, Rodrick Cox has been involved with the Clearwater ‘Nationals’ in Southwest Florida since the first Super Boat International contest there in 2008. And he cannot remember seeing a turnout of teams as large as that of this year’s September Race […]

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First Great Lake-Built Freighter in Nearly 40 Years

PHOTO COURTESY OF INTERNATIONAL STEAMSHIP COMPANY The International Steamship Company’s Mark W. Barker christened on Cleveland’s waterfront in August 2022 is the first Great Lakes freighter built on freshwater lakes in almost 40 years. Constructed at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, the freighter is built of iron ore mined in Minnesota and forged […]

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Race World Offshore On Deck For First Race Of 2022 Season In Clearwater

Though the first Race World Offshore-produced event of the 2022 season is called the Baystar Clearwater ‘Nationals’ per longstanding tradition, the September 23-25 event in the Southwest Florida actually is the penultimate contest in the eight-race American Power Boat Association Offshore National Championship Series and the fifth of eight races in the concurrent Class 1 […]

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Anatomy Of A Super Cat Spin

With a hard spin in the first turn on the first lap of the St. Petersburg Grand Prix in Southwest Florida, the Super Cat M CON team’s race for the checkered flag last weekend ended abruptly and early. Neither owner/throttleman Tyler Miller nor driver Myrick Coil was injured when their Skater Powerboats 388 catamaran swapped […]

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Ranger Tug 25

The Ranger Tug 25 Luxury Addition is a small cruiser with a big punch. by Kevin Koenig “We like to think of this boat as an RV for the water,” says Brent Reed, owner of Reed Yacht Sales in Grand Haven, Michigan. Photos Courtesy of Ranger Tugs “You can really do a lot with her […]

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Sailfish 276 DC

Split personality. by Chuck Warren While center and dual console boats have been widely used for years in fishing hotspots around the world, they have only become common more recently in the Great Lakes. Photos Courtesy of Sailfish Much of that rise in popularity is due to an increase in features and performance improvements, turning […]

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St. Petersburg Grand Prix Essentials: What To Watch And How To Watch It

Offshore racing returns this weekend to Southwest Florida with the St. Petersburg Grand Prix, the sixth event in the eight-race American Power Boat Association Offshore National Championship Series and the fourth of eight contests in the Union International Motonautique Class 1 World Championship Series. For the second consecutive year, P1 Offshore is producing the St. […]

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Four-Day Tall Ship Excursion Will Explore Great Lakes Lighthouses and History

PHOTO COURTESY OF TALL SHIP SAILING A unique, pure Michigan experience aboard the tall ship Manitou will set sail September 13-17 for a four day excursion through the Great Lakes, focused on hundreds of historic lighthouses throughout the area. Author Dianna Stampfler will join the trip aboard the 114-foot dual masted tall ship to share […]

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Cobalt’s Newest Luxury Runabout: The R33 Outboard

PHOTO COURTESY OF COBALT In response to increased demand for a larger runabout, Cobalt has introduced its newest yacht-certified R33 Outboard. At over 33 feet, the R33 offers a contemporary design and lots of additional space thanks to a deeper cockpit and greater freeboard. Cabin accommodations allow for sleeping as well as seating, and the […]

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