New Project Sets Out to Map Great Lakes

PHOTO COURTESY OF GREAT LAKES OBSERVING SYSTEM A Thunder Bay project on Lake Huron manned by NOAA scientists is just one in a series of projects whose goal is to map the bottom of all five Great Lakes. Named Lakebed 2030, the overall project is supported by a coalition of academic and government organizations in […]

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Great Lakes Surf Fest Returns to Muskegon

PHOTO COURTESY OF GREAT LAKES SURF FESTIVAL The Great Lakes Surf Festival is back for its fourth annual year. Head out this Saturday, August 13 from 12:30 to 6pm to Pere Marquette Beach in Muskegon, Michigan, and and have fun surfing and paddleboarding, practice yoga on the beach, and enjoy music, food and fun with […]

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Fairline Announces New Targa 40

PHOTO COURTESY OF FAIRLINE Following the success of the popular Targa 38, Fairline announced the brand new Targa 40, featuring bold exterior design, sporty and contemporary interior spaces and the latest in technology. “The Targa 40 announcement comes at an exciting time for Fairline and marks a major milestone in our new model development programme. […]

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Barletta Pontoon’s Bill Fenech to Retire

PHOTO COURTESY OF BARLETTA Winnebago Industries announced the retirement of Barletta Pontoon Boats’ President Bill Fenech, effective August 26. Fenech founded Barletta in 2017 and served as president once the company was acquired by Winnebago in August of 2021. Under his leadership, the company has pursued its focus on innovative, superior quality products, continuing to […]

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MJM Yachts Introduces New Logo

MJM has a new logo designed to meet the toughest standards while representing the company, its models and its vision for the future. MJM models will be designated with MJM and a single (day yachts), or double (express cruisers) digit number. Visit mjmyachts.com to learn more. Source: https://lakelandboating.com/mjm-yachts-introduces-new-logo/

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Lake Ontario Restoration Project Launches to Restore Fish and Wildlife Habitat

photo courtesy of claudio contreras koob A new project to restore 180 acres of coastal marsh within Lakeview Wildlife Management Area on Lake Ontario in Ellisburg, New York, is beginning this summer. The project aims to develop more hemi-marsh habitat, creating better breeding habitats and access for fish, birds and wildlife, while controlling invasive species […]

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The Antique Boat Museum to Host 58th Annual Antique Boat Show and Auction

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ANTIQUE BOAT MUSEUM The longest continuously running antique boat show is returning to Clayton, New York, Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7. The Antique Boat Museum will host the 58th Annual Antique Boat Show and Auction on its 4.5-acre campus on the St. Lawrence River that offers over 300 antique […]

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Celebrate Great Lakes History at the Great Lakes Fest

PHOTO COURTESY OF NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE GREAT LAKES The National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio, is hosting Great Lakes Fest this Saturday, August 6 from 10am-5pm. A day-long celebration of Great Lakes history, the festival includes family-friendly fun for all ages, including classic and antique boats and cars, safety and boating […]

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Jeanneau Announces Three New Models for 2023

NC 1295 Flybridge Leader 10.5 CC Jeanneau Yachts 55 PHOTOS COURTESY OF JEANNEAU Jeanneau is introducing three exciting new models to its 2023 lineup: The NC 1295 Flybridge, Leader 10.5 CC and Jeanneau Yachts 55 — three models designed to make the most out of time on the water. The outboard-powered NC 1295 Flybridge features […]

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Brunswick Expands Water Training Program

Brunswick has expanded its immersive on-water training program BoatClass to a new Milwaukee, Wisconsin, location. The program is designed to teach boating safety and assist boaters in gaining confidence on the water. The new location is at 740 North Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. BoatClass.com Source: https://lakelandboating.com/brunswick-expands-water-training-program/

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Manitowoc Marina Named Axopar Boats “Best New Dealer”

Manitowoc Marina was named Axopar Boats “Best New Dealer” at the Axopar Global Dealer Days event held in Palma, Spain, in May. Manitowoc Marina was chosen from other new Axopar dealers across the globe for their commitment to Axopar Boats in the Midwest, USA region. Manitowoc Marina President Rich Larsen and Sales Manager Brad Eckhardt […]

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Michigan State Waterways Commission Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Michigan is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the waterways program this year. The Michigan State Waterways Commission, a seven-member advisory commission appointed by the governor, was created in 1947 to advise on how Michigan would place, fund and manage harbors to provide safe, navigable boating on Michigan’s Great Lakes. Celebrate the anniversary with the Michigan […]

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Great Lakes Cruising Advances Sustainability Efforts

PHOTO COURTESY OF CRUISE THE GREAT LAKES A recently booming Great Lakes cruise industry is now making strides towards sustainability with a new sustainability pledge that an association of cruise lines, tourism agencies, port authorities, U.S. states and Canadian provinces are adhering with. The pledge consists of 19 commitments across four categories: destination stewardship, air […]

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SIONYX Nightwave Helps Guide Boaters at Night

  PHOTO COURTESY OF SIONYX Extend your boating time on the water this summer with SIONYX Nightwave, a first-of-its-kind marine camera system that allows mariners to navigate at night and easily spot hazards and debris in the water through a camera system utilizing a proprietary Black Silicon BSI CMOS sensor. Rated IP67 waterproof, the camera […]

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Sunseeker to Debut Two Models at Cannes Yachting Festival

PHOTOS COURTESY OF SUNSEEKER The Sunseeker 100 Yacht and Predator 65 will make their debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September, 2022, along seven other iconic Sunseeker models.  Displaying a sweeping flybridge with walk-around access from bow to stern, the 100 Yacht is made for entertaining, offering an abundance of space with multiple seating […]

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ProSpec Electronics Tower Speakers Deliver Impressive Sound

PHOTO COURTESY OF PROSPEC ELECTRONICS The new JBL 10-inch Tower X Marine Speaker system from ProSpec Electronics delivers stellar sound to both water skiers and surfers behind the boat, as well as those in the cockpit. Standard multi-color RGB lighting provides an immersive audiovisual experience, while the patent-pending design directs the music to the skier […]

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Michigan-Based Hurley Marine Employee Nominated for 40 Under 40

Leslie Walch, the COO at Hurley Marine, located in Escanaba, Michigan, has been nominated for the 2022 Boating Industry 40 Under 40. This annual recognition program acknowledges strong, young leaders in the marine industry and shines a spotlight on these unique individuals and their accomplishments. With around 200 applications, Walch was chosen alongside 39 other […]

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Absolute Welcomes New Flagship: Navetta 75

The brand-new Navetta 75, known as “The Absolute Sphere,” is the latest development of Absolute and is the largest boat in the Navetta fleet. The Navetta 75 incorporates the shipyard’s most unique features and style: A terrace cockpit and the owner’s cabin at the bow. The new flagship also includes large windows, high ceilings and […]

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Malibu Releases Largest Model Ever Built

26 LSV 22 LSV PHOTOS COURTESY OF MALIBU Malibu has added two new models to its Luxury Sport V-Drive series: the 26 LSV and the 22 LSV. At over 26 feet long, the 26 LSV is the largest Malibu model ever built, and can accommodate up to 17 people — perfect for large parties looking […]

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