May 31, 2006
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Would You Pay $4 a Gallon?: Boaters could be asked to pay more this summer

Gas prices could hit $3.50 a gallon this summer, according to a CIBC World Markets report, "Drilling in Troubled Waters."
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May 30, 2006
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13-year-old Arrested in Fatal Hit-Run

A 13-year-old boater was arrested Monday after authorities said he hit and killed a 6-year-old snorkeler, then sped away.
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May 27, 2006
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NMMA News

Discover Boating Tour Rolls On : Eight-month mobile marketing tour hits Arkansas this weekend

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) are currently on its fourth annual ins
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May 26, 2006
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Registration Fees to Double : Manatee County in Florida approves increase

Officials in Manatee County, Fla., this week approved a 50-percent increase in annual boater registration fees, which they say will be used for improv
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May 25, 2006
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TowBoatU.S. Reopens in Florida

TowBoatU.S., an on-the-water towing service for recreational boaters, reopened TowBoatU.S. Panama City, Fla.
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May 24, 2006
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BoatRenting.com Adds 10 More Locations

BoatRenting.com, a New York-based company with a website featuring online bookings of discounted short-term boat rentals, has added 10 more locations
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May 23, 2006
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Stop Duplicative Insurance Coverage: NMMA hopeful Recreational Marine Employment Act will pass

Though there's been no action on the Recreational Marine Employment Act since last spring, the National Marine Manufacturers Association is hopeful it
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May 22, 2006
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BoatU.S.

How Smart Are You?: Test Your Knowledge with the Free BoatU.S. Online Boating Course

A lot of boaters have years of practical experience spent on the water. But are you sure you know everything there is to know about staying safe while
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May 20, 2006
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Shrugging Off High Gas Prices: Boat owners still on board

Boat owners say high gas prices won't keep them off the water this summer. But they will ease off the throttle more often, according to a survey by Na
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May 19, 2006
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Arguing For Access: ABC panel discussion draws standing room only crowd

A panel of marine industry experts and leaders, including representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers, facilitated a discuss
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May 18, 2006
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West Marine Joins Campaign: "Be a Survivor" contest announced

The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) announced Tuesday that West Marine has joined the 2006 North American Safe Boating Campaign to encourage life
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May 17, 2006
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BoatU.S. News

New Kids Life Jacket Loaner Sites: BoatU.S. foundation opens 45 more locations

The BoatU.S. Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Program For Kids added 45 new sites to its nationwide program that provides a simple way for parents to bor
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May 16, 2006
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National Park Reopens to PWCs

Personal watercraft are allowed to return to Gulf Islands National Seashore in Florida and Mississippi, the Personal Watercraft Industry Association r
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May 15, 2006
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National Boating Education?: Standards may be on the horizon

The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking authority from Congress that could someday lead to a national standard on boating education.
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May 12, 2006
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New Formula For Boat Taxes In Utah

Many boat owners in Utah are noticing a change in their property tax bills thanks to a new formula for calculating the fee.
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May 11, 2006
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BRP Reverses Loss: BRP reports quarterly profits of $14.4 million

BRP, a Canadian company, is reporting a higher revenue and income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006. For the year income increased, while revenue
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May 10, 2006
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Legislation Addresses PWCs

Connecticut lawmakers have passed a bill that prohibits anyone from riding in front of the operator of a personal watercraft.
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May 09, 2006
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BoatUS News

Free Guide To Buying and Selling : Available Online at BoatUS.com

Have you found a great deal on a used boat and want to know if there have been manufacturer recalls that needed correction or major complaints from ot
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May 08, 2006
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Marinas To Receive `How-To' Kits

Resource kits for 2006 National Marina Day have been mailed and posted online at www.MarinaAssociation.org/nmd. Members of the Association of Marina I
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May 06, 2006
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Alternatives To High Gas Prices

As the price of gasoline and diesel soar, the next new economy will be the "hydrogen economy," according to Jeremy Rifkin, keynote speaker at a confer
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May 05, 2006
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Florida Police Raid Dealership

Police on Tuesday raided a Florida boat dealership and seized two boats suspected of being stolen, according to a report in the Orlando Sentinel.
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May 04, 2006
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Grow Boating Fund Fattens : Pledges near $200K

The Grow Boating Rising Tide Fund recently received $180,000 in contributions, the National Marine Manufacturers Association announced last week.
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May 03, 2006
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Aluminum Boat Sales Rebound

New boat sales were mixed in March, with declines in fiberglass and a rebound in aluminum sales, according to preliminary data by Statistical Surveys.
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May 02, 2006
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Melanie Winters

Strong Turnout for Boating Congress

Almost 275 industry leaders were in Washington, D.C., Monday to lobby their congressional representatives on legislative and regulatory issues affecti
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May 01, 2006
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Manatees Off The List?: Manatees could lose endangered status in Florida

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission plans to review proposed management plans for four animals on the state's imperiled species list
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