February 29, 2012
News
Mark Hunter - theadvocate.com

BR boat show a great sell

Jason and Trace Lawless, ages 6 and 5, raced each other up a short flight of steps onto a makeshift dock Saturday morning so they could board some of
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February 29, 2012
News

Teens Afloat program provides low-cost life vests

The BoatUS Foundation's Teens Afloat program is accepting applications from interested non-profit groups that offer on-the-water education for teens t
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February 29, 2012
News
Trade Only Today

Unsinkable boats recast as life rafts for apocalypse

Fans and owners of the defunct sailing yacht builder Etap have noticed something peculiar on the official Etap Yachting website. Although no new Et
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February 28, 2012
News
Boating Industry

BoatUS: Speak up about GPS interference by March 1

The Boat Owners Association of the United States is encouraging boat owners across the country to continue submitting comments to the FCC concerning t
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February 28, 2012
News

Pontoon boats hot at Roanoke boat show

Shoppers hoping to step aboard a certain, shiny Bryant runabout at the Webster Marine display got turned away Sunday afternoon. A sign on the boat
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February 27, 2012
News
Bob Boughner

Detroit Boat Show rides wave of recovery

After a six-year downturn, the boating industry is on the rise in Michigan. The recent Detroit Boat Show rode on a wave of tentative recovery, featuri
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February 25, 2012
News
Boating Industry

RBFF launches PSA campaign to promote boat registrations

The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation recently announced a new campaign that uses humor to promote fishing licenses and boat registrations b
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February 25, 2012
News
Chris Curle - www.marconews.com

Smooth sailing tips for `mature' boaters

We qualify as "mature" but we're not sure we can claim to be boaters. We have no snazzy Sea-Doo, no super sailboat, no sexy Stingray, not even a quain
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February 23, 2012
News
Trade Only Today

Boat sales show bounce in January

The U.S. boatbuilding industry began 2012 much the way it ended the previous year, with strong sales gains in two aluminum boat categories and the lar
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February 23, 2012
News
Trade Only Today

BRP unveils Evinrude promotions

BRP announced a series of retail promotions with several leading boatbuilders for its Evinrude E-TEC engine lineup. Consumers can take advantage of th
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February 22, 2012
News
BoatingIndustry.com

Marine industry begins hiring, carefully

The marine industry is hiring again, Neal Harrell of Brooks Marine Group told Boating Industry in an interview, but not like they ever have before. Th
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February 22, 2012
News
www.BoatingIndustry.com

NMEA releases boat electronics buying guide

The National Marine Electronics Association has released a six-page guide to help boaters identify the right place to purchase boating electronics, wh
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February 20, 2012
News
Steve Adams The Patriot Ledger

Boat sales expected to hit highest level in 5 years

Recreational boating sales are expected to rise to their highest level since 2007 as consumer confidence improves. The increased optimism is reflected
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February 20, 2012
News
Tom Uhlenbrock www.lakenewsonline.com

Day trippin': Missouri park is hidden jewel

The long, silvery body of a large fish broke the glassy surface of Pomme de Terre Lake just as Earle Hammond brought his pontoon boat to a halt at his
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February 18, 2012
News
Trade Only Today

MIAMI VIDEO: Take in the sights and sounds

The Soundings Trade Only team hit the ground running as the Miami International Boat Show opened Thursday. Here's a look at some of the happenings.
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February 17, 2012
News
Boating Industry

15 companies honored for innovation in Miami

Fifteen marine products were honored today for innovative achievement by the National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers Internation
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February 17, 2012
News
Michael Braun- www.news-press.com

Boating industry sees smooth sailing ahead

Officials connected to the Miami International Boat Show are beginning to smile a bit more these days. The happier faces are caused by glimmers of bet
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February 17, 2012
News
Tim Plouff - fenceviewer.com

New England Boat Show opens in Boston

Prognosticators are looking for any signs that consumer confidence is growing, any small indicators that the economy might be expanding. Certainly
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February 16, 2012
News

Honda Marine announces plan to launch all-new electric shift throttle system

Honda Marine introduced today a plan to introduce a Honda branded electronic shift and throttle system for its popular V6 outboard engines. The new
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February 16, 2012
News
Scott Muska - www.delmarvanow.com

Pontoon boat grand door prize at boat show

Boat show exhibitors from Delmarva and the surrounding area will set up in Ocean City's Roland E. Powell Convention Center this weekend for the 29th a
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February 16, 2012
News
Emily Zoladz - www.mlive.com

What's being unwrapped for the Grand Rapids Boat Show

A steady stream of shrink-wrapped boats slid into the DeVos Place garage today. Pontoons, Ski boats, Deck boats, Wave Runners and even a Sealegs Amphi
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February 15, 2012
News
Trade Only Today

Industry gathers for big Miami events

Some of the industry's biggest boat shows open this week as Miami welcomes the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail, as
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February 15, 2012
News
Jason Claffey - exeter.patch.com

New boat tour business for Exeter?

A man who wants to offer boat tours of the Squamscott River wants town officials to amend current rules to allow him to do it. Keith Noyes recently
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February 15, 2012
News
Tim Plouff

New England Boat Show Opens in Boston through Feb. 18

Opening day crowds, braving a wintry weekend debut, were solidly positive as this year's version of New England's largest indoor boat show kicked off
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February 14, 2012
News
Matt Markey - www.toledoblade.com

Boat shows will dispatch thoughts of winter

What promises to be a seasonably cold February weekend should not temper the enthusiasm of the boating crowd in the area, because they will be present
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February 14, 2012
News
Trade Only Today

Los Angeles show reports attendance boost

The 56th annual Los Angeles Boat Show, which took place Feb. 9-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, saw an increase in attendance of 10 percent fr
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February 13, 2012
News
Boating Industry

E15 study bill passes House committee

A House committee voted this week to approve a fund for a "comprehensive assessment of the scientific and technical research on the implications of th
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February 09, 2012
News
Trade Only Today

BoatUS sponsors vessel safety check program

The Coast Guard and U.S. Power Squadrons expect to complete more than 200,000 voluntary vessel safety checks this year, and BoatUS will sponsor the pr
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February 08, 2012
News

BoatUS: Butanol presents viable alternative to ethanol

Because of problems associated with the use of ethanol in marine engines, the Boat Owners Association of the United States is suggesting butanol as a
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February 07, 2012
News
Rebecca Fox - www.odt.co.nz

Invaders hitching a lift on boat hulls

A population of an invasive marine crustacean that "hitch-hikes" on the hulls of boats is living quietly in Otago Harbour. Caprella mutica or skele
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February 07, 2012
News
Trade Only Today

Minnesota considers invasive-species training for boaters

Minnesota's 800,000 boat owners would have to pass a course on how to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species before they could trailer their b
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February 02, 2012
Feature
Dennis Anderson - www.goerie.com

A gadget for every boat owner

The recent Minneapolis Boat Show offered plenty to keep innovation buffs easily entertained. Some examples: -- Tucked into a booth against the show
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February 02, 2012
News
Trade Only Today

Craigslist adds boat-dealer category

Craigslist recently added a "Boats by Dealer" category to its site. Although a section on Craigslist for "Boats" previously existed, many dealers h
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February 01, 2012
News
John Marks - www.lakewyliepilot.com

Largest regional boat show marks 40 years in Charlotte

Local marine businesses are banking on a big weekend once the calendar flips to February. They're hoping area boat enthusiasts will see it as the sa
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February 01, 2012
News

Yamaha Marine Group launches YamahaOutboards.com

Yamaha Marine Group announced today it has launched its reengineered YamahaOutboards.com website to provide consumers and dealers with an enhanced onl
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