June 30, 2010
News
LISA BEISEL - www.hometownglenburnie.com

Boat police aim to keep waters safe

During the hot and humid evening Saturday, Cpl. Aaron Parker and Sgt. Randy Charron of the Maryland Natural Resources Police had one simple goal: keep
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June 30, 2010
News
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Boston show to return after hiatus

After a one-year hiatus, the Boston Fall Boat Show will return to the Seaport World Trade Center this year with a three-day show running Oct. 1-3, org
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June 30, 2010
News
BoatUS

Do alcohol and water mix?

The July 4th holiday is expected to bring record numbers of boaters, sailors and anglers to the water. Along with hot dogs and apple pie, alcohol will
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June 29, 2010
News
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AquaPalooza music lineup announced

Sea Ray Boats released the final lineup of musical acts to perform at the AquaPalooza 2010 Signature Event, which is scheduled for July 10 at The Rese
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June 29, 2010
News
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NOAA reopens some Gulf fishing areas

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration opened more than 8,000 square miles of previously closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico becaus
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June 29, 2010
News

Yamaha warns against boating in crude-oil contaminated water

In the weeks following the BPr/Transocean's Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Yamaha has received many calls from concerned consumers who wish to learn mor
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June 28, 2010
News

Chaparral Boats awards $24,000 in scholarships

Chaparral Boats, Inc. and Robalo Boats LLC awarded $24,000 in college scholarships to four children of employees. This scholarship provides each recip
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June 28, 2010
News
triangle.dbusinessnews.com

The Republik selected as Bennington Marine's ad agency.

Bennington Marine, Elkhart, Ind., has named The Republik, Durham, as its first advertising agency of record. Previous advertising was handled in-house
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June 26, 2010
News
Ryan Howard - www.fergusfallsjournal.com

Seniors set sail on pontoon boats

On Thursday, a new volunteer group in Otter Tail County set out on its maiden voyage -- literally. Let's Go Fishing (LGF), a Minnesota-based volunt
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June 26, 2010
News
Kristin Byrne - www.wbay.com

Storm Damage on Land and on Water

Wednesday evening's thunderstorms packed a wide punch. Sheriff's departments in Marinette, Forest, Langlade, Menominee, and Oconto counties in Wiscons
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June 25, 2010
News
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Dealer exemption included in financial regulation bill

Boat dealers, along with auto and RV dealers, will be exempt from oversight by a new federal consumer financial protection bureau in a bill agreed upo
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June 25, 2010
News
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MarineMax secures new floorplan financing deal

MarineMax announced today it secured a new $100 million financing facility with GE Capital, replacing its previous financing facility.
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June 24, 2010
News
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Asian carp found above Great Lakes electric barrier

A bighead Asian carp was found in Lake Calumet, the first discovered above the electric barrier system designed by the Army Corps of Engineers to prev
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June 24, 2010
News
Cindy Larson - www.news-sentinel.com

Local rivers are focal point of fun at IPFW RiverFest 2010

Now here's an idea for the city that sits at the confluence of three rivers: How about creating a festival that actually gets people on the river, or
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June 24, 2010
News
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Operation Dry Water to crack down on BUI this weekend

Marine law enforcement officers will be out in full force this weekend for Operation Dry Water, a nationwide crackdown on boating under the influence
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June 23, 2010
News
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Dometic Marine rolls out new video series

Dometic Marine has launched a series of online videos to provide boaters fast and convenient access to its latest product information and technical ad
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June 23, 2010
News
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New motor vehicle tax would include trailers

Congress is considering legislation that would assess a manufacturer fee on every motor vehicle sold, including trailers, the National Marine Manufact
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June 22, 2010
News

BoatingSavings.com announces grand re-opening

Great news, outdoor enthusiasts! The Sportsman's Guider, a sporting goods brand in the portfolio of Redcats USA, announced today the grand (re)opening
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June 22, 2010
News
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MRAA applauds Grow Boating relaunch

The Marine Retailers Association of America, in an advisory to members, said it is pleased that the redirection of 85 percent of the Grow Boating Engi
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June 22, 2010
News
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No fishing license, no $900,000

Failure to pay a few bucks for a fishing license has cost some tournament winners in North Carolina more than $900,000. A one-year fishing license fo
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June 21, 2010
News
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EPA delays E15 decision until fall

The Environmental Protection Agency will delay until the fall a decision on whether more ethanol than the current 10 percent limit can be blended into
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June 21, 2010
News
Mike Paluska - CBS Atlanta Reporter

Severe storms capsize pontoon boat

Severe storms slammed parts of Lake Allatoona on Thursday forcing some boaters to take cover. Before they knew it, it was too late.
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June 21, 2010
News
JAMIE STENGLE - Associated Press

Texas' mystical Caddo Lake beckons visitors

As Capt. Ron Gibbs navigates his pontoon boat down a narrow waterway lined with bald cypress trees dripping Spanish moss, he shuts off the motor. The
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June 20, 2010
News
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Amendment would give tax break to Gulf businesses

An amendment to the Senate tax extenders bill introduced by Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., would allow fishing and tourism-related businesses, including re
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June 20, 2010
News
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Companies offer help for oil spill protection

As the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to grow, some companies are offering information on new or refined products to help boaters and indus
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June 19, 2010
News
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Fishing channel devotes full day to oil spill coverage

WFN, the World Fishing Network, a 24-hour fishing lifestyle network, today announced today that it will dedicate an entire day of programming and comm
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June 19, 2010
News
www.boating-industry.com

Former dealer launches retail finance firm

When Billy McKee first started working in the pro shop of a MasterCraft dealership during his senior year in college, he probably didn't imagine he wo
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June 18, 2010
News
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Maine cuts sales tax on boat purchases

Maine Gov. John E. Baldacci recently signed into law a provision that ensures non-resident boaters will pay less in sales tax on boat purchases in the
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June 18, 2010
News
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Sailor ends three uninterrupted years at sea

A U.S. sailor has returned to shore after reportedly spending more than three years at sea without touching dry land, and the Guinness World Records i
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June 18, 2010
News
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Yamaha test has `Wild Kingdom' moment

As part of a Yamaha Motor Corp. press event held Wednesday and Thursday in the Florida Keys, more than a dozen marine journalists aboard five Yamaha-p
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June 17, 2010
News
Keith Baker - www.abcactionnews.com

Federal fishing ban in Gulf of Mexico extended

NOAA has extended the fishing ban in federal waters to include an area south of Panama City Beach. It is not the news the fishing and seafood industry
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June 17, 2010
News
DON FARMER - www.naplesnews.com

This old deck boat like a member of the family

A reliable, 22-foot deck boat has been giving my family pleasure for 12 years and my wife's parents good times for years before that. This 1994 God
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June 16, 2010
News
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Florida extends free fishing weekend program

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced another free fishing weekend - meaning no fishing license is required - to encourage people to get out and catch
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June 16, 2010
News
RICHARD DEGENER - pressofAtlanticCity.com

New Coast Guard recommendations for open-water pontoons

The Coast Guard flagged similar pontoon boats for additional stability tests and came out with new passenger weight recommendations. Previously, the
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June 16, 2010
News
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Wisconsin defends cash incentives to Mercury Marine

Wisconsin's flagship jobs program has committed up to $135.6 million in incentives during the last two years to four major employers, including Mercur
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June 16, 2010
News
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Yamaha offers media new engine test drive

Seventeen journalists got a chance today to test Yamaha Motor Corp.'s new saltwater outboards during a two-day event in the Florida Keys.
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June 15, 2010
News
ABBEY ROY - NEWARK ADVOCATE

Boat Boys celebrates launch of boating season

Seasoned skippers and first-time fishermen alike have taken to the water for boating season, and Tim Figgins has worked with the gamut of them.
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June 15, 2010
News
www.kpic.com

Free Fishing event draws young and old anglers

It was free-fishing weekend in Oregon Saturday and Sunday, and a lot of people took advantage of it. There were lots of kids events around the state
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June 15, 2010
News
Ashley Drane - www.whiznews.com

High water may have saved pontoon boater

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy is speaking out about last weeks boating accident on the Muskingum River. A local man had just left the dock at Terry'
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June 15, 2010
News
BoatUS

Win a fishing trip with tour pro by entering 24-hour Fish-A-Thon Sept. 10-11

Would you like to have a chance to fish with a Professional Anglers Association (PAA) tour-level pro, or take a once-in-a-lifetime fishing getaway to
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June 14, 2010
News
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Dometic unveils online dealer locator

Dometic Marine, supplier of sanitation systems, air conditioners, and other amenities for vessels, launched a new online dealer locator.
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June 14, 2010
News
SANDI MARTIN - NewsChief.com

Owning a boat in East Polk County isn't all play and no work

When Paul Ezell turned 16, he started bugging his dad for his own transportation. But he didn't want to rev up and down the streets in a fancy car - h
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June 14, 2010
News
BoatUS

Steve Levi to head up BoatUS Angler

Recreational fishing industry veteran Steve Levi has been appointed brand manager of BoatUS Angler , the membership and services program for boat-owni
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June 11, 2010
News
Elizabeth Ellis - Soundingsonline.com

Abby Sunderland's voyage comes to an end

Australian search-and-rescue authorities say Abby Sunderland was just like "a small dot on the ocean" when they spotted her alive on the back deck of
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June 11, 2010
News
The Times-News - www.magicvalley.com

Boat inspection finds zebra mussels on pontoon

Twin Falls County officials say a pontoon boat carrying zebra mussels was stopped and cleaned as it entered Idaho from Nevada. The Idaho State Depa
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June 11, 2010
News
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RFA upset with more federal closings

An e-newsletter from the Recreational Fishing Alliance criticizes the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council's 9-4 vote this week in favor of closi
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June 10, 2010
News
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NMMA names top 10 boating states

The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced the top 10 boating states, based on annual sales, and Discover Boating identified affordable,
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June 10, 2010
News
Amber Southard - www.wjhg.com

Pontoons used in Gulf cleanup?

With every passing hour, folks who live along the gulf coast are slowly watching life as they know it slip away. Oil from the deepwater horizon spill
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June 09, 2010
News
Beth Rosenberg - Trade Only Today

High hopes in South Korea as boat show opens

With great flourish and pageantry, the third Korea International Boat Show opened today, and organizers said they are well on their way toward the goa
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June 09, 2010
News
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West Marine offers $30,000 in local fishing grants

In celebration of World Oceans Day today, West Marine is launching a marine conservation grants program and donating $30,000 to local recreation fishi
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June 08, 2010
News
Soundings Magazine

Loran tower comes tumbling down

Alaska's tallest man-made structure has become the tallest ever felled in a controlled demolition. Watch the planned demolition of Alaska's tallest ma
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June 08, 2010
News
BILL McAULIFFE, Star Tribune

Neighbors, 5-year-old head off boat tragedy

A cool-headed 5-year-old girl and some resourceful neighbors teamed up to avert what could have been a boating tragedy involving a White Bear Lake fam
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June 08, 2010
News
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Senators push for boat-dealer exemption in reform bill

A bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators last week sent a letter to Senate Banking chairman Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., and House Financial Services c
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June 07, 2010
News

Speak your mind, win a hat

PDB magazine readers can win a hat by participating in a short survey.
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June 07, 2010
News
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Volvo Penta warns of engine damage from Gulf oil

As the effects from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion continue to spread, engine manufacturer Volvo Penta of the Americas issued a statement reg
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June 04, 2010
News
MARK BOONE - NewsChannel 36

Boaters protest proposed rules for Mountain Island Lake

More than 100 boat owners and lake residents filled a meeting of the Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission Wednesday, as the panel considers a new re
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June 04, 2010
News
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First Glastron boat rolls off new production line

The Recreational Boat Group, a division of Platinum Equity affiliate Project Boat Holdings, announced that the first Glastron boat has come off the ma
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June 04, 2010
News
George Webster for CNN

Five far-flung tourist gems you can only get to by boat

It's a long way to travel for a glass of beer. The Old Forge pub in Knoydart is on a small peninsula off the west coast of Scotland and it's only acc
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June 04, 2010
News
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Florida seeks federal money for fishing industry

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is asking for federal assistance to help the state's fishing industry and its supporting community endure the impact of the
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June 03, 2010
News
Melissa Preddy - businessjournalism.org

Are boat sales joining the 2010 auto, home rebound?

Along with car sales reps and RV lots, boat dealers had a pretty grim 2009 as consumers shied away from big-ticket purchases. Boating Industry, the t
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June 03, 2010
News
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Health insurance the topic of ABBRA roundtable

Health insurance professional Robert Driscoll will speak at a June 29 roundtable discussion hosted by the American Boat Builders & Repairers Associati
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June 03, 2010
News
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NMMA board votes to end redirection of Grow Boating funds

As the industry explores recasting its Discover Boating campaign, the NMMA's boat manufacturers divisional board voted June 1 to end the redirection o
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June 02, 2010
News
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Analysis sees steady increase in boat demand

The latest analysis from the Cleveland-based market research firm Freedonia Group predicts an industry rebound from depressed 2009 boat sales with dem
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June 02, 2010
News
Elizabeth Ellis - Trade Only Today

NMMA head to speak at Regal factory showroom

Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, will address business leaders at the summer general meeting of the Marine I
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June 02, 2010
News
Kristy Bateman - staringfrog.com

Why Choose a Pontoon Boat?

Why buy a pontoon boat? First of all, it is the only boat that is known as a "Party Boat". However, if you need additional reasons there plenty. This
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June 01, 2010
News

Lake commission holding hearing on boat restriction plan

The Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission will hold its second public hearing on proposed boat size restrictions on Wednesday, June 2, at Mount Holly
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June 01, 2010
News
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NOAA expands Gulf fishing ban again

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration again expanded the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico.
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June 01, 2010
News
Kathy Antoniotti - Beacon Journal staff writer

Summer boosts revenue on lakes

Portage Lakes State Park in Ohio will draw as many as 50,000 visitors seeking fun in the sun to its 13 lakes this summer.
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