Premier Marine expands national footprint

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January 2023 Issue

January 2023 Issue On Michigan’s Sunrise Side, Cheboygan Shines Discover the surprising small city at the eastern edge of the Straits of Mackinac. Also In This Issue… Boat Test: Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS — Trust in your builder. Boat Test: Formula 387 CCF — A real magic carpet ride. Boat Spotlights: Aquila, Beneteau, Epoch, Scout […]

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On Michigan’s Sunrise Side, Cheboygan Shines

Photo Courtesy of Cheboygan Chamber of Commerce Discover the surprising small city at the Eastern edge of the Straits of Mackinac. By Kath Usitalo Visitors are waking up to the charm of Cheboygan, located at the top of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula along the US 23 Heritage Route. The area where the Cheboygan River meets Lake […]

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Great Lakes Tourism Experience the Focus of New Binational Partnership

By 2024, Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, Michigan, hope to develop and complete a binational trail destination experience, linking existing trail networks for residents and visitors. Trans Canada Trail (steward of the longest recreational trail network in the world and largest investor in trail infrastructure projects in Canada), the Waterfront Regeneration Trust (WRT) in Ontario, the […]

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10 Years of Boat Buyers Guides

How the fish-boat world has evolved in the past 10 years! As individuals, we’ve weathered one of the most horrific storms in the world: a pandemic. We lost friends, spent time in hospitals, and suddenly got a new perspective on the value of life and leisure. Fishing, boats and boating became the refuge of millions of […]

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2023 Scarab 255 ID

A dialed-in wave means fun for all riding levels. Courtesy Scarab Jet Boats Wakesurfing is not the only reason to consider the Scarab 255 ID, but it’s a good one. This do-it-all 25-foot family dayboat is always ready for tubing, lounging and cruising around the lake, but its jet propulsion, abundant power and available options […]

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2023 Manitou Explore 26 Navigator

The Explore 26 Navigator provides handling response reminiscent of a V-hulled sportboat. Bill Doster The Explore 26 Navigator offers bold new styling and a pair of potent 300 hp Mercury Verados. Go ahead. Slam that throttle down. The Explore responds by jumping onto plane in a scant 3.5 seconds, the same amount of time it takes to […]

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2023 Manitou Explore 24 Max Navigator

We noted smooth idling and living-room-quiet running from this two-stroke engine. Bill Doster There’s 38 square feet of wide-open aft deck space aboard Manitou’s Explore 24 MAX Navigator. Thank the concealed Rotax outboard for that acreage. Available in 115 and 150 hp ratings, our test boat’s 150 delivered a top speed of 35 mph. Acceleration? […]

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2023 Avalon Catalina Entertainer 2585

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MRAA awards 2022 scholarships

Five scholarships were awarded by the MRAA Educational Foundation at the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Award’s Luncheon at Dealer Week on Dec. 7, in Austin, TX. The Kevin Lodder Scholarship, The Duane Spader Leadership Scholarship and three MTA Technical Scholarships were awarded by the organization.   Kevin Lodder Scholarship   Kirsty Stevens, Owner […]

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2023 Qwest E-Class 822 Splash Pad LTZ

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } https://dailymotion.com/video/x8g6e51?autoplay=1&mute=1 The Qwest E-Class 822 Splash Pad LTZ we tested featured a Suzuki DF200. A great choice, it zipped us to 30 mph in […]

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2023 Manitou Cruise 22 MAX Switchback

The Manitou V-Toon tritoon hull carves neat turns at speed. Bill Doster Manitou changed the shape of pontoons. The all-new Cruise 22 MAX Switchback model features the expansive MAX Deck that unlocks 38 square feet of unobstructed space for lounging, angling or toting a big tube. It’s unobstructed because the new and exclusive Rotax outboard […]

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2023 Scarab 165 ID

The 165 ID packs a lot of excitement. Courtesy Scarab Jet Boats Looking for a little excitement? Consider the Scarab 165 ID. Though small in size, we think you’ll find it big on fun. This 15-foot-9-inch runabout can be ordered with up to 300 jet-drive horsepower, and it weighs about only 1,700 pounds with a […]

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2023 Tiara Yachts 43 LE

Motorized fold-out hullside terrace complements the aft swim platform. Courtesy Tiara Yachts Tiara’s 43 LE exudes luxury, style, innovative functionality and performance. Powered by twin Mercury Marine 600 hp V-12 outboards, it’s capable of nearly 55 mph, but also grants more than 250 miles of range at speeds between 37 and 43 mph. Tiara capitalized […]

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