Extraordinary boats: the new radical PRB IMOCA 60

The new PRB IMOCA 60 is one of the latest to launch in a flurry of new launches. Originally designed for The Ocean Race, it will be Kevin Escoffier’s boat for the next Vendée Globe As if the new PRB IMOCA 60 were not eye-catching enough, the story behind it is truly remarkable. The reason […]

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First Helen Sevier Pioneer Scholarships Awarded To Eastman And Morris

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — B.A.S.S. and Shimano have partnered to award the inaugural Helen Sevier Pioneer Scholarships to Elizabeth Eastman of Fairhope, Ala., and Dixie Morris of Valley, Ala. These scholarships not only honor Sevier’s leadership and long-term vision for the growth of sportfishing, but also recognize the efforts of young female anglers as they pursue […]

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437-Pound Blue Marlin Nets $295,000 at Jimmy Johnson Tournament

New Jersey based TLC Sportfishing took home a total of $295,000 with a blue marlin weighing 437 pounds! TLC Sportfishing is owned by Vincent Tague and captained by John Thompson on a 53-foot Jarrett Bay out of Avalon, NJ. This was the only blue marlin weighed in during the tournament. Top Place Teams Included:  *2nd place: Outrage_Sport_Fishing […]

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The Benefits of Wading Belts In the Surf

Z-Belt Gen 2Designed by Luke Znosko to alleviate the back pain from carrying a packed-to-the-gills plug bag over his shoulder, he combined the features of a surfcasting belt made of nylon webbing with a neoprene weightlifting belt to create a surf belt that provides lumbar support for long outings in the surf. A roller locking […]

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USDA Approves $52M Purchase of Pacific Northwest Seafood Products

Image via U.S. Department of Agriculture. U.S. Department of Agriculture officials have approved a $52 million purchase of Pacific Northwest seafood products, a deal that Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden say will provide a boost to the state’s seafood industry after being hard hit by COVID-19 and climate chaos. The deal includes the […]

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Nor-Tech Owners Fun Run Set For Lake Of The Ozarks

<!– In the News: Nor-Tech Owners Fun Run Set For Lake Of The Ozarks –> Nor-Tech owners headed to Lake of the Ozarks for Shootout week, August 24-28, will have an event of their own to enjoy on the Central Missouri waterway. Dubbed the Lake of the Ozarks Nor-Tech Owners Fun Run, the Midwest Boating […]

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Omega Custom Tackle Announces Change in Ownership

Knoxville, TN (August 5, 2022) — Omega Custom Tackle has changed ownership with professional angler Taylor Watkins, and wife Noel, acquiring the tackle company from current owners Brad and Michele Fuller. The change comes after six years of management by the Fuller’s which saw Omega grow substantially and laid a great foundation for the company […]

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Cox Marine announces key sales appointments

Diesel outboard engine innovator Cox Marine has announced two key sales appointments in North America as the company builds its regional team to drive business growth. Experienced diesel engine and marine industry sales specialist Doug Ross is confirmed as Regional Sales Director, North America, to lead Cox Marine’s sales strategy, overseeing all business channels in […]

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OneWater reports record Q3

OneWater Marine Inc. announced results for its fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2022. “The business is firing on all cylinders, significantly exceeding our expectations. We delivered record results in the fiscal third quarter, with revenues increasing 41% and Adjusted EBITDA rising 45%. Our performance was bolstered by strength across the business, diversity in our […]

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Flying High: What Pip Hare Did Next

After her incredible Vendée Globe, life has changed for solo sailor Pip Hare. She reveals what it’s like to live your dreams We hit a wave, the bow bouncing into the air. The roar reverberating from inside the covered cockpit intensifies and I look out of the bubble window to a wall of seemingly solid […]

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Outerlimits Lunch Run And Borden Light Charity Poker Run On Deck

<!– In the News: Outerlimits Lunch Run And Borden Light Charity Poker Run On Deck –> Celebrating its 16th anniversary this year, this weekend’s Borden Light Marina Charity Poker in Fall River, Mass., has a new wrinkle this year thanks to Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats. The Bristol, R.I., custom high-performance V-bottom and catamaran builder has organized […]

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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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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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Faces Of The Great Lakes Grand Prix

<!– People: Faces Of The Great Lakes Grand Prix –> Based on the most recent numbers available, 31,191 people live in Michigan City, Ind. Last night’s street parade through the town celebrating today’s PlayTradez Great Lakes Grand Prix attracted approximately an estimated 20,000 spectators. Said throttleman Grant Bruggemann of the Pro Floors Racing, “We love […]

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WIA Marine Insurance Preparing For Lake Of The Ozarks Shootout Week

<!– In the News: WIA Marine Insurance Preparing For Lake Of The Ozarks Shootout Week –> After decompressing from one of his team’s busiest days of the summer—the Friday, July 22 combination of Big Thunder Marine’s BFD Fun Run and Performance Boat Center’s Outboard Fun Run on Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks two weeks […]

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Barletta appoints Haradine president, former president Fenech to retire

Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), an outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, has announced the planned retirement of Bill Fenech, president, Barletta Pontoon Boats, effective August 26, 2022. Bill Fenech founded Barletta in 2017. Barletta was acquired by Winnebago Industries in August 2021, joining the family of premium RV and marine brands including Winnebago, Grand Design RV, […]

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Yamaha partners with OCEARCH

Yamaha is now the official outboard of OCEARCH. Through the three-year agreement, OCEARCH will power its chase boats with Yamaha outboards. The first boat will have twin 300-horsepower Yamaha V6 Offshore outboards, while two additional boats will have Yamaha F150 and F60 power. Though known for biological studies of keystone marine species such as great […]

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Coast Guard Foundation appoints Hodges Gulf Coast regional director

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today that Kelly P. Hodges recently joined the Foundation’s fundraising team. In her new position as regional director for the Gulf Coast, she will work closely with Coast Guard units in Texas, Louisiana […]

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When Northern Right Whales and Boats Collide

A 54-foot sportfisher ran into this northern right whale calf. The 22-foot-long right whale calf was found dead in St. Augustine, Florida. FWC/Tucker Joenz, NOAA Fisheries permit #18786 Over the last few years, there have been consistent reports in the media about certain ocean-related topics. The biggest one, or at least the one that has […]

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