K-Challenge French Orient Express

The Accor hotel group has committed to K-Challenge for the 37th America’s Cup naming its Orient Express brand as title partner of the official French challenger, which will be known as Orient Express Team. This commitment to sports oldest trophy, one of the most demanding in competitive sailing, alongside K-Challenge, continues Accor’s expansion into the […]

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Freedom Boat Club expands to Australia

Freedom Boat Club has announced its expansion to the Asia-Pacific region. Freedom’s flagship club in market will be located in Sydney, Australia. This announcement represents the seventh country and the 35th international location for Freedom Boat Club. “Regarded as one of the best boating markets in the world, we believe there is an outstanding opportunity to […]

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MMTA names Joan Meschino Legislator of the Year

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) has recognized Representative Joan Meschino (D – 3rd District Plymouth) as the 2022 MMTA Legislator of the Year. Presented by Cherie Rudzinsky, MMTA President and Randall Lyons, MMTA Executive Director, Representative Meschino was recognized for helping to support training and growth within the boating industry to address the significant […]

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Environmental Efforts Paying off for Z-Man® Fishing

Environmental Efforts Paying off for Z Man® Fishing Z-Man a leading tackle company’s environmental efforts conservation commitment moves toward carbon neutrality, zero waste and healthy fisheries Beyond an obsession for battling big fish, there’s one thing upon which anglers almost universally agree: Clean, healthy waterways and flourishing fish habitat lie at the heart of everything […]

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Australia Sail Grand Prix Sydney

The global racing league, SailGP – one of the world’s fastest-growing sports properties – continues to expand its broadcast offering in Australia with the announcement it has secured a new free-to-air partnership with the Seven Network for the KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix I Sydney. In one month’s time more Australian viewers than ever can […]

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Cayman Islands

Bank on the Cayman Islands The Cayman Islands offer SCUBA diving, sportfishing, sailing, and more. The banks off the Cayman Islands, located in the Western Caribbean and part of the Greater Antilles, are a big draw. There’s the Cayman Bank 12 miles to the west of Grand Cayman, plus Pickle Bank, Lawfords Banks, the 60 Mile […]

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Crab Scientists Plan More Direct Research, Tagging This Year

Image: Bering Sea Fisheries Research Foundation. Two research scientists with extensive backgrounds in crab fisheries said last week that they’re bent on unlocking new information in the coming months to help better track the future for Alaska king crab and snow crab fisheries currently foundering in a multi-million-dollar collapse. Research plans for 2023 call for […]

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Mag Bay 43CC

Worth the wait. by Ken Kreisler After time well spent analyzing owner input and industry trends, and bringing Stephen Matthews of Ocean Designs LLC onboard, Mag Bay introduces its 43CC, the company’s largest center console to date. Photos Courtesy of Mag Bay “Reed Yacht Sales is very proud to represent Mag Bay Yachts here in […]

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Seven Top Tips for Landing Large Seatrout

Texas trout fishing is on fire, but most records are still held by Florida gators like this one. David McCleaf Many cold Januarys ago, between Houston and Corpus Christi, I used my suitcase-size cellphone to call Capt. Cliff Webb, who’d invited me to fish Baffin Bay with him on a cold, wet afternoon.  “I’m around […]

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boot Dusseldorf reports successful return

With almost 237,000 visitors from over 100 countries and more than 1,500 exhibitors from 68 nations on 220,000 square meters in 16 exhibition halls, boot Düsseldorf made an impressive comeback. After the pandemic-related forced three-year break, the entire international water sports industry met in Düsseldorf, Germany from January 21 – 29. “Despite the difficult general […]

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Five Mercury Marine facilities achieve ‘zero waste to landfill’ designation

Mercury Marine announced the addition of five facilities to its list of zero-waste-to-landfill (ZWTL) operations. Starting in December 2022, sustainability teams at these locations across the U.S. began reporting that their months-long initiatives aimed at reducing, reusing and recycling waste materials have brought their facilities into compliance with widely accepted ZWTL standards.  The newly designated […]

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Marine Marketers Association to host Neptune Awards at MIBS 2023

Marine Marketers of America (MMA), the voice for marketing professionals in the recreational marine industry, will host a celebration of its 2022 Neptune Awards during a cocktail reception at this year’s Discover Miami International Boat Show (MIBS). The award program, now in its 15th year, honors creative marketing concepts, campaigns and initiatives from across all sectors […]

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Phenom Yachts brings new brand to boating landscape

Combining the attributes of family, fishing, luxury and performance into one center console is no easy feat, but Phenom Yachts has arrived on the scene to prove that it can be done. The new high-end center console yacht manufacturer officially made its debut at last year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) and will be […]

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10 New Marine Electronics Developments

In today’s world of rapidly evolving technology, the only ­element that’s consistent is change. While the pace of new marine electronics introductions might have slowed during the past two years in the wake of global supply-chain issues, development is accelerating again. This year, boating anglers will see a host of fresh electronic systems at boat […]

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Mercury Marine Introduces Industry-First V10 Outboards

Mercury Marine has introduced the industry’s first-ever V10 outboard with the official launch of its 5.7L 350 and 400-hp Verado outboard engines. The new V10 engines are the quietest and smoothest in their class, running 45% quieter than a leading competitor at cruise. The new platform features the outboard industry’s first V10 naturally aspirated powerhead, […]

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