Solutions for the labor shortage

By Margaret PodlichExecutive Director, ABYC Foundation A Minnesota High School faces a 50% cafeteria worker shortage and needs to feed 2500 students a day. It now pays students $16/hour and gives them course credits to work alongside adults. Students work between classes, don’t need transportation to their jobs, and are having fun. In six years, […]

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Eliminator Boats Delivering Two Boats In Time For This Week’s Regatta

In celebration of the company’s 52 years in business and its legion of loyal owners, Eliminator Boats is gathering once again in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., for another one of the Mira Loma, Calif., custom boat builder’s popular regattas on the Colorado River-fed lake that borders Arizona and California. The Eliminator Boats Regatta is set […]

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Défi Azimut 48 Hours

The Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération 48 Hours served up the perfect short test for the 2022 IMOCA fleet, as the boats heading for The Ocean Race, and the majority in solo configuration, took on a triangle course in the Bay of Biscay. In the four strong fully-crewed fleet, tackling a 545-nautical mile course, the 11th Hour […]

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20 of the best new boats at the 2022 Southampton Boat Show

We pick out 20 of the best new boats heading to Britain’s biggest boat show, the 2022 Southampton International Boat Show. This weekend will see Mayflower Park reopen its temporary marina for the Southampton International Boat Show, the biggest of its kind in the UK, and there will be dozens of brand new boats waiting […]

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Tested: 2023 Yamaha Boats + Brand-new DRiVE X

We were able to test some of the latest and greatest from Yamaha Boat’s 2023 line-up. Check them out and keep your out for the official reviews in this year’s Boat Buyers Guide and Fishing Boat Buyers Guide. For more info, visit: yamahaboats.com. We tested the all-new Yamaha 222XD, one of seven new boats in […]

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New boats at 2022s boat shows

As summer draws to a close we pick some of the most interesting boats set to be launched during this year’s boat show season The northern hemisphere summer is drawing to a close and for sailors this means that boat show season is upon us. With dozens of world premieres among the line-up at Cannes, […]

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Countdown to Southampton Boat Show 2022: Arksen 45

We explain why the Arksen 45 is one of the most exciting new boats to see at this year’s Southampton Boat Show… Since it appeared on the scene in 2019, British adventure brand, Arksen Yachts, has been busy developing a range of rugged off-grid cruisers with keen expedition capabilities, like self-righting hulls, tough aluminium construction […]

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Countdown to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022: Astondoa 677 Coupe

Astondoa has never been unduly worried about frightening the horses with the styling of its new boats. When the 677 Coupe is unveiled in Cannes, it looks likely to cause a stampede… With its bold window shapes, dramatic glazed bulwarks and confident axe-bow profile, the Astondoa 677 is more than attention-seeking, it’s almost shouty – […]

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Hardin Marine To Make Wireless Products Push At IBEX

<!– New Products: Hardin Marine To Make Wireless Products Push At IBEX –> Coming to the Tampa Bay Convention Center September 27-29, the International Boat Builders Exhibition and Conference—or IBEX in marine industry parlance—provides a showcase for new products from an array of vendors. This year, Hardin Marine, one of the annual event’s most stalwart […]

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Seakeeper Ride Sea Trial and Review

In an exclusive first test, Dan Harding reveals how the Seakeeper Ride will usher in a new era of stabilization—for the masses. Changing The Game. Again.  Seakeeper Ride is the first-of-its-kind Vessel Attitude Control System (VACS) that eliminates up to 70% of pitch and roll underway. “Nothing I can say will convince you. You’ve got […]

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Godfrey Marine Expands Manufacturing

Pontoon and deck boat manufacturer Godfrey Marine is expanding its Elkhart Indiana facility with the addition of a 27,000 square foot warehouse and an automation wing, which will enable 30% growth in production for the company and add 50 new positions over the next 18 months. “With demand for new boats at an all-time high, […]

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24 of the best new boats at Cannes Yachting Festival 2022

Europe’s biggest on-water boat show returns next month (Sept 6-11), and we’ve picked out the cream of the crop at the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival. The 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival is almost upon us and once again it promises to be a bumper show, drawing in boat lovers from across the Continent and beyond. In […]

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How to Keep Your Boat’s A/C Running Strong

The ElectroStrainer from ElectroSea not only protects the raw-water conduit but also keeps the strainer basket free of growth. Even Flow Keep your strainer baskets clean and your A/C running strong. It always happens with a boat full of guests on the hottest day of the summer. The smiles on the happy faces in the […]

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Best new boats at Cannes 2022

A bumper crop of mono- and multihulls debut at international boat shows this autumn. Toby Hodges, Rupert Holmes and David Harding preview the headliners at Cannes 2022 Hosted every September in the Port of Cannes, the Cannes Yachting Festival is Europe’s biggest on-water boat show, with dozens of world premieres among the line-up. Here’s our […]

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Extraordinary boats: the new radical PRB IMOCA 60

The new PRB IMOCA 60 is one of the latest to launch in a flurry of new launches. Originally designed for The Ocean Race, it will be Kevin Escoffier’s boat for the next Vendée Globe As if the new PRB IMOCA 60 were not eye-catching enough, the story behind it is truly remarkable. The reason […]

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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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Freedom Boat Club celebrates 50K-member milestone

Freedom Boat Club announces U.K. expansion Freedom Boat Club recently announced a significant milestone as it surpassed 50,000 memberships across its 360 global locations. With their application to the Freedom Boat Club Seattle, Walter and CJ Robles signified this achievement. The Robles are like many who have joined the Freedom community since its inception. Two busy […]

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Flying High: What Pip Hare Did Next

After her incredible Vendée Globe, life has changed for solo sailor Pip Hare. She reveals what it’s like to live your dreams We hit a wave, the bow bouncing into the air. The roar reverberating from inside the covered cockpit intensifies and I look out of the bubble window to a wall of seemingly solid […]

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Big Thunder Marine’s Fifth BFD Fun Run Is Another Big Freaking Deal

<!– Event Coverage: Big Thunder Marine’s Fifth BFD Fun Run Is Another Big Freaking Deal –> For the past five years, the team at Big Thunder Marine in Lake Ozark, Mo., has poured a lot of resources into putting together the Baja, Fountain and Donzi Fun Run—BFD for short—for its wide-ranging customer base on the […]

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