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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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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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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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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First Concierge-Supported MTI 390X To Join 450R Factory Stock Fleet In St. Petersburg Grand Prix

Though the 450R Factory Stock-class KLOVAR Motorsports and TS Motorsports teams have gone head to head several times this season, neither has scored points in the American Power Boat Association Offshore National Championship Series under the sanctioning-body’s three-boat minimum for points accrual. That will change this weekend at the St. Petersburg Grand Prix, the third […]

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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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