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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The ‘motherhood penalty’? Controversy as Vendée Globe skipper Clarisse Cremer loses sponsor

Banque Populaire’s dropping of Clarisse Cremer has caused widespread outrage among the offshore sailing community, and has become a huge national story in France IMOCA skipper Clarisse Cremer, who has recently given birth to her first child, has been controversially dropped by her sponsor Banque Populaire ahead of the 2024 Vendée Globe. Cremer, who currently […]

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WaterIQ Technologies Forms Scientific Advisory Board

WaterIQ Technologies Forms Scientific Advisory Board WaterIQ TechnologiesTM, the leader in next-generation ultrasonic solutions to combat harmful algae and biofilm without the use of chemicals, today announced the addition of three members to its newly formed Scientific Advisory Board. Appointed members span the U.S., Mexico and South America and will serve in research roles conducting […]

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Sirena 78 Yacht Review

A big beauty with an efficient, semi-displacement hull, the Sirena 78 was built with spectacular staterooms, a lofty skybridge and even loftier ambitions. Photography by Jeff Brown Adventure Awaits The Sirena 78 can be built to suit all kinds of cruising plans. A big beauty with an efficient, semi-displacement hull, the Sirena 78 was built […]

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Cod Spawning Concerns at Wind Farm Site

An offshore wind energy project taking place off Massachusetts and Rhode Island has the potential to disrupt codfish spawning in the area. Courtesy Department of Energy It is hard to deny that there are multiple and likely unnecessary layers of bureaucracy related to ocean development. If one sides with the developers, this bureaucracy is a […]

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NMLA announces new board members

The National Marine Lenders Association (NMLA) recently announced that Jeff Backus, Lauren Key and Caroline Mantel have all been elected to serve on the NMLA Board of Directors through 2025. Jeff Backus has over 25 years of marine industry experience, with the past 10 focused on marine lending with First Approval source, a company he […]

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MYCO Cuts Trailer-Build Lead Time To Pre-Pandemic Levels

It’s no secret that delivery times for products from MYCO Trailers, a leading custom trailer manufacturer based in Bradenton, Fla., ballooned during the past two years. High demand and pandemic-spurred supply chain issues were the culprits, but understandable as those issues were they didn’t mitigate frustration from boatbuilders and their clients in need of custom […]

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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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Williams Jet Tenders expands design team

Williams Jet Tenders announced that Oscar Hemmings has joined the design and engineering department as Junior Designer, Special Builds and SOLAS. Hemmings will be responsible for the design and technical foundations of its customized builds, including the new SOLAS versions of the 505, 565 and 625, as well as some new models that are currently in […]

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MarineMax partners with Junior Achievement of South Florida

MarineMax recently announced a partnership with Junior Achievement (JA) of South Florida, a non-profit organization focused on youth workforce readiness and entrepreneurship. Two projects are currently in the works, both aimed at educating younger generations about the marine industry.  The first program was founded and created in 2018 by Christine Battles with Advanced Mechanical Enterprises. […]

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