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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Bajío Sunglasses Partners with Cool Effect for Trash to Treasure Campaign

Leaders in Performance Fishing Eyewear Adopt New Strategy to Maintain Carbon-Neutral Status    New Smyrna Beach, FL (September 21, 2022) – Bajío, maker of blue-light filtering, sustainably-made, performance sunglasses built to save the world’s saltwater flats and estuaries, is proud to announce a new partner in its sustainability journey: Cool Effect. This globally recognized non-profit […]

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Whatever Happened To Mystic’s Rarest Catamaran?

On Monday morning following the early September Lake Cumberland Poker Run in Kentucky, a text message with a photo appeared on my phone. The message was from Jason Johnson, my partner in speedonwater.com, and it posed a simple question about the generic-looking white catamaran in the attached image. Captured during the Lake Cumberland Poker Run […]

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Comment Period Open for Items on NPFMC’s October Agenda

Image via North Pacific Fishery Management Council. Comment is being accepted in advance of the Oct. 6-11 meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council in Anchorage on agenda topics ranging from integration of electronic monitoring on Pollock catcher vessels to a proposal for expanded Pacific cod catches in federal waters. Final decisions on both […]

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Raiden Emerges—Waves And Wheels Nails Skater 50SS Conversion

Similar to what the team at Waves and Wheels did last summer after it finished the radical conversion of the Scalp Hunter Apache Powerboats V-bottom for longtime client Todd Crossley, Justin Wagner, the founder of the Osage Beach, Mo.-based marine audio, upholstery and fabrication shop, got together with his go-to video producer Andy Sievers to […]

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On Tap This Weekend: Waves And Wheels End-Of-Summer Fun Run

In any given year, Waves And Wheels in Osage Beach, Mo., produces a few gatherings on the Lake of the Ozarks for its loyal customers and vendors. Among the most popular of these is the company’s End-Of-Summer Fun Run, which is set for this Saturday and will start and finish at the company’s thriving facility […]

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Correct Craft teams serve communities across the U.S.

This summer, all Correct Craft teams across the USA have participated in service projects to make life better in their communities. Each Correct Craft team served locally to help those in need. Correct Craft service projects date back to 2006, when employees took their first service trip to Tecate, Mexico, to build a house for […]

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NOAA and NFWF award $7.7 million in grants

NOAA and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) this week announced $7.7 million in new grants using funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support ongoing natural infrastructure projects in seven states. These grants will support the design and implementation of projects to enhance the resilience of coastal communities and improve habitat for fish […]

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The Cajun Baby” Cliff Crochet Raises Money for Conservation

Louisiana Pro Raises More Than $84,000 to Stock F1 Largemouth Bass into Hometown Fisheries PIERRE PART, La. (Aug. 25, 2022) – While many anglers were enjoying the late-July, post-ICAST lull before events started back up, Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour angler Cliff Crochet of Pierre Part, Louisiana, was hard at work.  On July […]

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Yamaha Marine creates project management office

August 25, 2022 Yamaha Marine announces new alliance with Siren Marine Yamaha has announced the creation of a new Project Management Office under the business planning division. Megan Bennett will lead the new team as Department Manager. “Megan’s knowledge of efficiently planning and executing projects along with years of experience at Yamaha will serve the […]

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Candela partners with Polestar in battery deal

The Swedish electric car maker Polestar will provide battery and charging systems for Candela boats. The battery deal aims to bring mass-market electric boats one step closer to reality. “To make electric boats mainstream, we need to build thousands of boats every year. Working together with Polestar, we’re able to bring the scale of production […]

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Heesen YachtTalk Specials, Season 3, Episode 2

https://www.heesenyachts.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/YTS-SERENA-OK-25082022.mp3 Broadcast from Oss in the Netherlands, the second episode of Heesen’s YachtTalk Specials took place in the builder’s largest dry dock, which had been cleared out to make room for its latest 55-metre steel series, Project Serena. To learn more about Heesen’s bold speculative build programme, presenter Charlotte Kan sat down with Robert Drontmann, […]

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Kevin Escoffier: Tough guy of the sea

Kevin Escoffier may be famous for his dramatic Vendée Globe rescue, but there is much more to his story, as he tells Helen Fretter We all know how French solo skippers get so darn good. They move from youth sailing to Mini Transat and Figaro classes, where they drill for years. Then the lucky few […]

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Antique Boat Museum Receives Grant

The Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York, received a Partnership Grant for Capacity Building from the Museum Association of New York and the New York State Council on the Arts, which awarded $497,114 to 102 grantees. “These types of grant funds are incredibly helpful to museums of our size. We often are unable to […]

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Q&A: Taiga CEO Sam Bruneau

By Adam Quandt Canadian-based Taiga Motors Corporation launched into a journey to bring electric vehicles (EVs) to the outdoor recreational world at the end of 2015. In early July 2022, Taiga began deliveries for its Orca electric personal watercraft. Shortly after, Boating Industry was invited to Vermont to get some seat time on the all-new […]

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Embracing sustainability

Manufacturers By Adam Quandt Sustainability is certainly not a new notion to our world; however, the idea of sustainability and operating business sustainably has gained more and more momentum over the last few years, especially as we look at the recreational boating industry of both today and the future. “Innovation is alive and well in […]

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A new era of power

By Adam Quandt Peanut butter and jelly, Mike & Ike, yin and yang, all things we’ve known to go together. But water and electricity? Not so much. However, with the help of new technologies, new partnerships and much more, marine manufacturers are changing that mindset. With an emphasis on creating more environmentally-friendly products to meet […]

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Alaska Couple Launching Nautycal Dreams With Cigarette 38 Top Gun

<!– Projects: Alaska Couple Launching Nautycal Dreams With Cigarette 38 Top Gun –> Until they got into the business of supplying dried chunks of alder trees to restaurants with wood-fired ovens more than 20 years ago, Sandy and Kira Stuart made their living as commercial anglers. From their local waters of Kachemak Bay to the […]

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