ACR and Ocean Signal develop the next generation EPIRB

Time Counts ACR and Ocean Signal develop the next generation EPIRB. There are many sailors who appreciate the lifesaving technology of Emergency Position Indication Radio Beacon (EPIRB) devices. Without it, their rescue may have turned out quite differently.  EPIRBS, as most know, transmit a 406 MHz distress signal via the Cospas-Sarsat satellite system to contact […]

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FUELING YOUR VESSEL THE RIGHT WAY

Aside from the sharp pain in your wallet, many other factors should be considered before pulling your boat up to the pump. It’s essential to be aware of some challenges and hazards of fueling up, especially in larger vessels with bigger tanks. Additionally, you can take steps to increase your fuel efficiency and even avoid […]

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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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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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Refocusing on relationships

By Matt Sellhorst Have your sales become more transactional in the past several years? For many dealers that has become the norm with the flood of demand, the trickle of supply and limited time to get boats delivered.  Maybe you’ve had a few more disgruntled clients because of delays in major unit delivery. Maybe you’ve […]

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Profiles in Leadership: Alisdair Martin

By Wanda Kenton Smith When the industry was forced to pivot in the early days of Covid-19, a very bright and industrious young professional worked tirelessly behind the scenes to lead and create innovative ways to promote and engage the boating public.  At the time, Alisdair “Ali” Martin was president and CEO of TRMG, a […]

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2022 Boating Industry Bold Moves

By Jamie Stafford Boating Industry’s Movers & Shakers program brings a wealth of talented nominations to the fore. Though we’ve shone a spotlight on this year’s Mover & Shaker of the Year as well as the finalists, there are still more industry leaders worthy of recognition for 2022. This six leaders have been making Bold […]

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Redemption Reigns In Race World Offshore Clearwater ‘Nationals’

Created: September 26, 2022 by: Written by Eric Colby During last Saturday’s test session before the 13th annual Baystar Clearwater ‘Nationals’ offshore powerboat race ahead of yesterday’s main event, owner/throttleman Tyler Miller and driver Myrick Coil weren’t happy with how their M CON Skater 388 catamaran felt. With time in the testing window for the […]

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Algonac Harbour Club Acquired by Walstrom Marine

Full service, family-owned Algonac Harbour Club located on the St. Clair River in what was once home to the original Chris Craft factory has been acquired by Walstrom Marine, following an investment in Walstrom Marine by a group led by Continuum Ventures. AHC was founded in 1985 by Peter Beauregard, Sr., who will continue to […]

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Ever Green Introduces the IR Finesse Jig

Ever Green IR Jig Known for their extraordinary bass-catching abilities, there’s just something special about rubber-skirted jigs. Pitched, flipped, dragged, or hopped, they simply catch fish—no bones about it. Largemouth and smallmouth bass all eat forage that rubber-skirted jigs resemble—like young-of-the-year bluegills, and, of course, crawfish in all stages of development. Enter the Ever Green […]

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ABYC to host student career day at IBEX

As part of its ongoing efforts to engage future marine technicians, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Foundation has partnered with the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) to host an inaugural Student Career Day on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Tampa, Fla. Sponsored by Faria Beede Instruments, Jabsco/Xylem, Magic Tilt, Syntec, Transhield, and Yamaha, ABYC’s […]

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Set Your Sights on Spawning Summer Snapper

Mangrove snapper are undoubtedly among the most common game fish encountered by anglers in Florida. From shallow backwaters to offshore structure, these fish seem to thrive in a variety of conditions and habitats. However, perhaps because of how common they are, mangrove snapper aren’t targeted with the same fervor as other, more glamorous bottom fish. […]

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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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Alaska to Request Federal Disaster Aid for West Coast Storm Damage

Image via National Park Service. The State of Alaska has indicated that it plans to seek a federal disaster declaration for the September storm that hit struck the Western coast as soon as a damage assessment to determine the financial need is completed. Gov. Mike Dunleavy has already issued a state disaster declaration for the […]

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Osmosis partners with Forza on electric boats

Osmosis, provider of turn-key telematics in the marine industry, has signed with Forza X1 to integrate the use of Osmosis’ telematics platform with Forza’s electric boat models. Forza X1 is a new developer of electric sport boats with a mission to inspire the adoption of sustainable recreational boating. Osmosis will pair with Forza to connect […]

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NMMA names 2022 Hall of Fame inductees

The NMMA announced today the induction of two industry veterans into the NMMA Hall of Fame, its most prestigious honor. Joe Miller, Former CEO & Principal at William F. Miller & Associates, and Doug Smoker, President & CEO of Smoker Craft, Inc., will be presented with the 2022 NMMA Hall of Fame Award during the International BoatBuilders’ […]

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Suntex acquires Channel Club Marina

Suntex Marina Investors, LLC (Suntex) announced the acquisition of Channel Club Marina located in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey. “Channel Club Marina is an amazing location, offering a host of amenities in the very popular Jersey Shore area,” said David Filler, Investments Partner, Suntex Marinas. “Having made a number of recent investments in the New Jersey […]

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Inside The Cowes Classic, Offshore Powerboating’s Toughest Endurance Race

The last weekend in August was a great one for veteran offshore powerboat racer Miles Jennings, who is currently competing in the Union Internationale Motonautique Class 1 World Championship Series in the United States with American Alex Pratt in XINSURANCE/Good Boy Vodka, a 52-foot MTI catamaran powered by Mercury Racing 1100 Comp engines. Running Silverline, […]

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Tips for Using Crabs as Bait

Crabs are a tasty temptation for a variety of game fish. Jason Stemple Since I was a youngster, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with the lowly crab. According to my parents, my first encounter with an angry crab resulted in a screaming kid and an airborne crustacean. Later, I learned to appreciate crabs as fishing […]

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