Tested: Pardo GT52

With a hull that packs power and comfort, the Pardo GT52 has the perfect combination for performance and cruisability. Lap of Luxury The Pardo GT52 demonstrates its power and versatility at a storied Mediterranean destination. Few automotive designs are as distinct as the classic gran turismo that emerged in Europe in the mid-twentieth century, pioneered […]

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Image Of The Week: Air St. Clair

<!– Uncategorized: Image Of The Week: Air St. Clair –> Not known as a big-water race for obvious reasons, Michigan’s St. Clair River Classic does occasionally produce some wild aerial moments. Between sporty-plus wakes and strong currents, the aquamarine waterway can get sloppy, especially when you have 47 teams roughing it up as they did […]

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Super Stock Rises In The St. Clair River Classic

<!– Racing: Super Stock Rises In The St. Clair River Classic –> For the first time in the 2022 American Power Boat Association offshore powerboat racing season, the Super Stock class was under the spotlight for the right reasons at yesterday’s St. Clair River Classic presented my Magna, the fourth of eight races in the […]

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Celebrate Great Lakes History at the Great Lakes Fest

PHOTO COURTESY OF NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE GREAT LAKES The National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio, is hosting Great Lakes Fest this Saturday, August 6 from 10am-5pm. A day-long celebration of Great Lakes history, the festival includes family-friendly fun for all ages, including classic and antique boats and cars, safety and boating […]

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Pardo GT52

Elegance under power. by Ken Kreisler You can’t help but notice the standouts in a marina, showing off a distinctive profile, a reverse plumb bow, an expert paint job defining clean lines and decks. Photos Courtesy of Pardo These are the kind of boats that literally beg you to come over and have a look. […]

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Summer in the “The Snows”

Photo Courtesy of Les Cheneaux Islands Chamber of Commerce Those who have explored Michigan’s 36-island Les Cheneaux archipelago realize what a hidden treasure this area is. Tucked into the northern coastline of Lake Huron, the communities of Hessel and Cedarville remain anchored to their history while cruising toward their future. By Dianna Stampfler The narrow […]

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Michigan State Waterways Commission Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Michigan is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the waterways program this year. The Michigan State Waterways Commission, a seven-member advisory commission appointed by the governor, was created in 1947 to advise on how Michigan would place, fund and manage harbors to provide safe, navigable boating on Michigan’s Great Lakes. Celebrate the anniversary with the Michigan […]

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Great Lakes Cruising Advances Sustainability Efforts

PHOTO COURTESY OF CRUISE THE GREAT LAKES A recently booming Great Lakes cruise industry is now making strides towards sustainability with a new sustainability pledge that an association of cruise lines, tourism agencies, port authorities, U.S. states and Canadian provinces are adhering with. The pledge consists of 19 commitments across four categories: destination stewardship, air […]

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Manhattan Cup Benefits American Heroes

The Manhattan Cup kicks off in sight of the Statue of Liberty. Gary Caputi The 21st Manhattan Cup blasted off on Friday, June 3 from its base in New York Harbor and was one for the record books. The largest striped bass caught in tournament history topped the leader board, but more on that in […]

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New NMMA-backed commission takes aim at AIS control

Members of the $689-billion outdoor recreation industry have established a blue-ribbon commission to stop and reverse the spread of aquatic invasive species in the U.S. The commission will convene leading biologists, environmentalists, policymakers, and resource managers to assess existing mitigation efforts and identify more effective eradication solutions. Findings from the analysis will be presented to Congress and […]

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Muskegon Lake to be Removed as Area of Concern

PHOTO COURTESY OF MUSKEGON LAKE NATURE PRESERVE Looking at serene, beautiful Muskegon Lake today, it’s hard to imagine that for years it served as an industrial waste zone. After several decades and $80 million in restoration, the lake has been virtually cleaned of its industrial past, reports MLive. “It’s certainly an exciting time,” said Muskegon […]

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Outdoor Recreation Community Forms Commission to Limit Aquatic Invasive Species

Commissioners include representatives from YETI®, Bass Pro Shops®, Yamaha Marine, BoatU.S., B.A.S.S., the American Sportfishing Association, National Marine Manufacturing Association, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies  (Washington, D.C.) — Members of the $689-billion outdoor recreation industry have established a blue-ribbon commission to stop and reverse the spread of aquatic invasive […]

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