Uncharted Waters: Mountain or Marinized Molehill?

If you tend to make mountains out of marinized molehills, Capt. Bill Pike has a suggestion: why not engage in a little hopeful, optimistic investigation first? Ever have a little project that “just growed,” as we say in the sunny South? The kind that starts out as a weekend thing and, before you know it, […]

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Waypoint: Provincetown, Massachusetts

As the second-smallest town on Cape Cod, with a population of just 3,000 year-round residents, Provincetown makes up for its small size with an oversized zest for life. Photos by Dori Arrington As the second-smallest town on Cape Cod, with a population of just 3,000 year-round residents, Provincetown makes up for its small size with […]

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Tactical Custom Boats’ Adventure 44

Tactical Custom Boats’ new model is called the Adventure 44. To pull off three different activities in one day, “adventure” is absolutely the imperative word. Photos by Phoenix Toomath The Perfect Trifecta Tactical Custom Boats’ new model is called the Adventure 44. To pull off three different activities in one day, “adventure” is absolutely the […]

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Inside Angle: Blue, Blue and You

The world’s preeminent minds seem to agree: as a species, just being out on the water provides unseen healing properties. I take a lot of pictures, especially on the boat. It’s March on Lake Michigan as I write this and the marina opens for the season in two weeks. It’s like a countdown to Christmas […]

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Rare Formula One Engine Lives On

A one-off Ferrari Formula One engine modified for hydroplane racing lives on—almost 70 years after breaking the world speed record on water. Engineer and speedboat racer Nando Dell’Orto races the Arno XI with his #50 painted on the hull. Legendary Power A one-off Ferrari Formula One engine modified for hydroplane racing lives on—almost 70 years […]

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Stem to Stern: Fine Tuning

A musing on the melodious differences each department prefers when building boats. A musing on the melodious differences each department prefers when building boats. A lot of first-time visitors to our yard are surprised to see that I don’t spend much time in the office. I walk the yard all day, making sure that I […]

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Tested: Windy SR44 Blackhawk

Having previously dipped its toe into the U.S. market, Windy is now diving headfirst into North American waters thanks to a partnership with Nautical Ventures. New Kid on the Dock Having previously dipped its toe into the U.S. market, Windy is now diving headfirst into North American waters thanks to a partnership with Nautical Ventures. […]

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How will you handle a slow down in demand?

By Matt Sellhorst As a dealership owner or marketing expert, are you monitoring Google Trends for “Boats for Sale” or “Your Style of Boats for Sale.” This can be an outstanding tool for seeing demand trends in the industry and it’s obviously slowing. We knew this would happen, the question is, how will you and […]

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Industry voices: 40+ years of memories, mentors and making waves

  By Wanda Kenton Smith As we celebrate Boating Industry’s Women Making Waves, I can’t help but reflect on my 40-plus-year industry career and the mentors who believed in me and made it all possible. Terry Snow of World Publications gambled on a driven young journalist and launched my career into the marine stratosphere when […]

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Industry voices: Be the one to make change happen

By Roxanne Rockvam First of all, congratulations to this year’s Women Making Waves award winners! As the current Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year, saying I’ve grown up in the boating industry is an understatement.  Our family owns a marina on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota. The Ship’s Store was in the lower level of […]

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Women at work – and making waves

By David Gee How great is it to celebrate the considerable accomplishments of women in the recreational boating industry in this unique issue?! Of course, Boating Industry, and parent company EPG Brand Acceleration, support and lift up women in the workplace in general, and specifically in the boating industry, the entire year. That happens not […]

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At the Helm: Driving diversity in the marine workplace

By Adam Quandt Prior to World War I, three-fourths of all women employed in manufacturing were making apparel or its materials, food or tobacco products, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. During the war, the number of women in the workforce began to increase, as did their opportunities across occupations. In 1920, 20% of […]

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The women behind Boating Industry

By Jamie Stafford Marion MinorChief Executive Officer In 2002, Marion Minor seized the opportunity to take charge of her own company, buying data and content assets to enter an executive sphere where women were the minority. She had always been drawn to areas where she could make an impact, and she embraced the inherent risk. […]

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