Chronicling the Original ChatterBait

Original ChatterBait “If at first the new idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it,” claimed some chap named Einstein. Or, to paraphrase the dude who founded Amazon: Endeavoring to create something truly new implies a willingness to be misunderstood. Maybe automobile inventor Henry Ford said it best: “If I had asked the […]

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Navico Group launches Fathom e-Power System

Navico Group has announced the launch of the new Fathom e-Power System, an integrated lithium-ion auxiliary power management system. “Navico Group’s portfolio of diverse products and brands puts us in a unique position to deliver advanced integrated technologies like the Fathom e-Power System,” said Brett Dibkey, Navico Group President. “We are laser focused on our ACES strategy […]

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BoatPAC reaches full participation from EMD board

EPG Media LLC wants you to have a positive experience in connection with our products and services. We want you to know that we respect the privacy and security of our users. Our goal is to provide you with an experience that delivers the information, resources and services that are helpful to you. In order […]

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Monofilament vs Fluorocarbon: How to Choose the Right Leader Material

One of the questions we are asked very frequently goes something like this: “So, which is better, monofilament or fluorocarbon?” Unfortunately, the answer is more complex than many of you may think. Like so many other aspects of tackle, proper leader selection is a result of several different factors. If you’re looking for a “yes […]

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Golden Manufacturing launches VR showroom

EPG Media LLC wants you to have a positive experience in connection with our products and services. We want you to know that we respect the privacy and security of our users. Our goal is to provide you with an experience that delivers the information, resources and services that are helpful to you. In order […]

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Special Report: A Whale of a Problem for Boaters

NOAA Proposal Could Devastate Boating Industry. In the hopes of saving a declining population of North Atlantic Right whales, NOAA aims to institute a 10-knot speed limit along much of the Atlantic coast. We cut through the clutter and get to the heart of this matter with this emergency podcast with Viking Director of Government […]

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YANMAR adds to sales and marketing teams

YANMAR Marine International has announced the appointment of two new managers to strengthen its global sales and marketing departments at the company’s Netherlands headquarters. Effective July 1, Bas Eerden joins the YMI team as the new Global Sales Manager with the responsibility of coordinating company strategy with local offices, OEM’s and distributors and developing YANMAR’s […]

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Premier Marine opens new manufacturing headquarters

Premier Marine has announced the grand opening of its new corporate offices and manufacturing headquarters in Big Lake, Minn. The new 150,000-sqare-foot facility has the capacity to produce up to 5,000 boats annually with engineering and fabrication capabilities. “Everyone is really excited,” said Premier Marine CEO Matt Homan. “First and foremost, this new facility really […]

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2022 Movers & Shakers

By Adam Quandt The 12th Annual Boating Industry Movers & Shakers awards recognize outstanding leaders and trailblazers across the recreational boating industry who continually pursue and embrace the challenge of change. This year’s Mover & Shaker of the Year and finalists continue to drive innovation and navigate challenges and changes across our ever-changing industry through […]

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Bring in the jets

By Adam Quandt While the entire recreational marine industry has been extremely hot over the last few years, there’s one segment in particular that has been absolutely on fire; Personal watercraft (PWC). Despite facing similar and near-constant supply chain challenges as the rest of the industry, the PWC market has been a driving force to […]

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Gearing up for the 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT

By Jamie Stafford This November, Orlando will play host to ELEVATE SUMMIT, the premier networking event for the recreational marine industry, hosted by Boating Industry magazine and parent company EPG Brand Acceleration. The conference is hosted over three days, featuring keynote speakers, Q&A panels, and the prestigious Top 100 award celebration.  In anticipation of ELEVATE […]

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2022 Boating Industry Bold Moves

By Jamie Stafford Boating Industry’s Movers & Shakers program brings a wealth of talented nominations to the fore. Though we’ve shone a spotlight on this year’s Mover & Shaker of the Year as well as the finalists, there are still more industry leaders worthy of recognition for 2022. This six leaders have been making Bold […]

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Hurricane Ian brings IBEX 2022 cancellation

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced that based on the weather reports from NOAA and consultation with the City of Tampa, Tampa Convention Center, and other stakeholders, the cancellation of this year’s show. “It is a very difficult decision to cancel IBEX 2022, as we were on track to have an excellent event,” said Anne […]

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Mathwell Halfboard first look: A hybrid design in every sense of the word

Mathwall Marine believes the future of clean propulsion lies not in inboards or outboards but something in-between. Jack Frith takes a closer look at the new bolt-on multi-fuel electric Halfboard… The housing is bolted onto the transom and shaped to match the hull How many methods of powered marine propulsion are in regular use today? […]

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Weather Forces IBEX Cancelation

Created: September 25, 2022 by: Written by Jason Johnson Slated to kick off this Tuesday in Tampa, Fla., the International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference—or IBEX in marine industry parlance—has been canceled in advance of Tropical Storm Ian, which is predicted to make landfall in the area early this week. The news announced in a press […]

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The Limestone Boat Company moves ahead with EV boat production

The Limestone Boat Company has announced that it’s placed an initial order for the first fully electric propulsion systems to be installed on its 2024 Model Year EV boats following the successful sea trial results of its Vision Marine E-Motion electric outboard-powered Aquasport 2100CC this summer. The new EV model will debut later this month […]

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5 Florida Bass Baits You Need in Your Arsenal

For many of Florida’s freshwater enthusiasts, largemouth bass tops the list of favorite species to target. The Sunshine State’s widespread lakes, rivers, ponds, canals and more are almost all home to largemouth, with some freshwater bodies holding impressive numbers of trophy bucketmouths. These fish are skilled predators that are capable of consuming a variety of […]

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West Marine embraces inclusion in the industry

West Marine has committed to promoting women within and to the marine industry. In a typically male-dominated sector, West Marine’s two new female executives are inspiring change by creating an environment in which women have more opportunity to participate professionally and recreationally. Traditionally, women have represented a smaller segment participating in water sports. Recent industry […]

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Rinker Deckboat Is A Real Regatta Kicker

Who in his right mind would outfit a well-traveled Rinker Flotilla deckboat with a big-dollar, 25,000-watt sound system likely worth more than the 26-footer itself? The answer is Jeff Cuvelier, the owner of Elite Audio in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and he loaded the humble, 2004 model-year boat with Kicker Marine Audio components to showcase […]

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Osmosis partners with Forza on electric boats

Osmosis, provider of turn-key telematics in the marine industry, has signed with Forza X1 to integrate the use of Osmosis’ telematics platform with Forza’s electric boat models. Forza X1 is a new developer of electric sport boats with a mission to inspire the adoption of sustainable recreational boating. Osmosis will pair with Forza to connect […]

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