Nor-Tech Owners Fun Run Set For Lake Of The Ozarks

<!– In the News: Nor-Tech Owners Fun Run Set For Lake Of The Ozarks –> Nor-Tech owners headed to Lake of the Ozarks for Shootout week, August 24-28, will have an event of their own to enjoy on the Central Missouri waterway. Dubbed the Lake of the Ozarks Nor-Tech Owners Fun Run, the Midwest Boating […]

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OneWater reports record Q3

OneWater Marine Inc. announced results for its fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2022. “The business is firing on all cylinders, significantly exceeding our expectations. We delivered record results in the fiscal third quarter, with revenues increasing 41% and Adjusted EBITDA rising 45%. Our performance was bolstered by strength across the business, diversity in our […]

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What Information Should Be Included on a Float Plan?

Just like a pilot files a flight plan, boaters file float plans. If you’re new to boating, a float plan may sound unfamiliar, but it’s essential and easy to make. A float plan is basically an overview of your boat outing plus additional information about the boat and crew that may expedite search-and-rescue (SAR) operations […]

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WIA Marine Insurance Preparing For Lake Of The Ozarks Shootout Week

<!– In the News: WIA Marine Insurance Preparing For Lake Of The Ozarks Shootout Week –> After decompressing from one of his team’s busiest days of the summer—the Friday, July 22 combination of Big Thunder Marine’s BFD Fun Run and Performance Boat Center’s Outboard Fun Run on Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks two weeks […]

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Corrosion Testing

Corrosion Testing The importance of checking anode consumption While I’ve developed many theories about why and how corrosion occurs aboard specific vessels, I’ve never been able to prove anything without testing. It is the most important aspect of corrosion analysis, as well as the surest means of establishing a corrective path, and yet it is […]

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Drag Boat Racing Champion Tony Scarlata Joins Wozencraft Insurance Team

Multi-time world champion drag boat racer Tony Scarlata, best known for covering a 1000-foot liquid race track in record time, will now be covering boaters with insurance, in presumably the same manner. Scarlata recently received his insurance license and will be taking his talents into the marine insurance market by teaming up with California-based Wozencraft […]

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Cerja And Richardson Win Bassmaster Junior National Championship

Mark Cerja Jr. and Gus Richardson of the Lone Star Junior Bassmasters have won the 2022 Bassmaster Junior National Championship on Carroll County 1000 Acre Recreational Lake with a two-day total of 18 pounds, 5 ounces.Photo by Laura Agee/B.A.S.S. HUNTINGDON, Tenn. — Victories are not always dramatic and glamorous, but Mark Cerja Jr. and Gus […]

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Gordon and Deason Capitalize On Early Bites to Lead Junior National Championship

Rooksby Gordon and Fisher Deason of Alabama’s American Christian Academy are leading after Day 1 of the 2022 Bassmaster Junior National Championship on Carroll County 1000 Acre Recreational Lake with 11 pounds, 7 ounces. Photo by Laura Agee/B.A.S.S. HUNTINGDON, Tenn. — An early opportunity and a stellar save allowed Rooksby Gordon and Fisher Deason of […]

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August Event Outlook: Three Gems Ahead Of One Grand Finale

<!– In the News: August Event Outlook: Three Gems Ahead Of One Grand Finale –> There is good news and bad about August 1. First, the good—it means you have one full month of summer boating ahead. Now the bad—it means you only have one full month of summer boating left. Perspective is everything, right? […]

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MRAA opens 2022 Dealer Week registration

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced its Board of Directors for 2021 As marine dealership teams navigate continual disruption in the market place, switching from an environment where boat pre-orders were stacking up to one where inflation, interest rates and fuel prices are causing boat sales to slow, it’s critical that dealership leaders […]

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Priority One partners with DealerRock for DMS integration

Priority One Financial Services, a full-service finance company offering flexible, business-ready finance and insurance solutions for marine, RV and trailer dealers, recently announced a partnership with DealerRock, a modern, cloud-based dealer management system (DMS). The new system integration instantly connects customers with the financing they need and simplifies information sharing between dealers and Priority One. […]

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Beneteau Swift Trawler 48

Our editors learn firsthand how fast a strict itinerary can be tossed overboard as they attempt to cruise to Bimini on a Beneteau Swift Trawler 48. Island (Just in) Time A whirlwind trip to Bimini aboard the Beneteau Swift Trawler 48 proves that even short amounts of time on the water can create lasting memories. […]

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New GBX Racing Team Joins UIM Class 1 World Championship

Powerboat P1, the exclusive international rights holder to the UIM Class 1 World Championship, has announced that Alex Pratt is launching a new Class 1 race team ahead of the next event in Michigan City on Aug. 7. Throttleman Pratt competed alongside driver Miles Jennings for Cayman Islands-owned 345 Racing in the opening two rounds […]

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Second hand boats: getting a yacht survey

Commissioning a yacht survey before buying a boat is essential due diligence, giving the buyer an independent review of the complex craft with numerous systems they are about to buy. But how should you go about it? ‘Subject to survey’ might be the most powerful caveat to a serious offer on a yacht, yet what […]

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Hurricane Boat Prep 101

Hurricane Boat Prep 101 As we move past Summer’s halfway point, spaghetti plots and CAT ratings become a regular part of boater’s vocabularies. The height of hurricane season is fast approaching, and as with all things boating, preparedness is key. Whether you’ve recently become a boat owner, or if it’s been a while since you […]

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The Story Behind a Viral Sinking

So about that sunken Ferretti. Listen in the player below: A couple of weeks ago, a beautiful 83-foot Ferretti yacht foundered off Chub Cay in the Bahamas. Video of the sinking posted by Miami captain Pedro Garcia soon started popping up on social media feeds everywhere. Like everyone else, we had questions. Rather than pontificating […]

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Reunions, Wishes And Wild Generosity In The 1,000 Islands

<!– Event Coverage: Reunions, Wishes And Wild Generosity In The 1,000 Islands –> For three days last week in a tiny corner of our deeply flawed and chaotic world, everything was perfect. That corner was Clayton, N.Y., the site of the 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run, now in its fourth year after two years of […]

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Make-A-Wish Rides And The 1,000 Islands Breakfast Club

<!– Event Coverage: Make-A-Wish Rides And The 1,000 Islands Breakfast Club –> Between long days on the water and reunions of long-lost go-fast boating friends that often last late into the evening, poker runs don’t lend themselves to early wake-up calls. And yet there we were today at 7 a.m., on the docks of the municipal […]

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Image Of The Week: Best Seats In Clayton For The 1,000 Islands Street Party

<!– Event Coverage / Image of the Week: Image Of The Week: Best Seats In Clayton For The 1,000 Islands Street Party –> Last night’s street party and powerboat exhibition—the first act of this weekend’s 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run—was true to its setting in downtown in Clayton, N.Y.  And that means charming and laidback. […]

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MarineMax promotes Ryan West to VP

MarineMax recently announced the promotion of Ryan West to the role of Vice President. Ryan will continue to lead the company’s best in class Fort Myers operations.  “During Ryan’s 18 successful years at MarineMax he has positively impacted the lives of countless customers and team members. Loyalty and professionalism are hallmarks of Ryan, as demonstrated […]

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