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TowBoatUS Beaufort, N.C. cleans up marine debris

Marine debris cleanup

The town of Beaufort, North Carolina, and the adjacent Rachel Carson Reserve knew they had a problem with abandoned vessels. For years, a pristine set of barrier islands had become an illegal dumping ground for old boats, tires and other debris. Local on-water boat towing and assistance company TowBoatUS Beaufort not only wanted to help remove the mess, but owner Capt. Lee Sykes offered ...

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Elevate Virtual-First is live

Boating Industry Elevate Summit

The second annual Boating Industry Elevate Summit in Atlanta is still a ways off, but the virtual component of Elevate is now live, providing a new engagement opportunity for marine industry leaders across the nation. Registering gives you access to exclusive content and presentations as well as the ability to connect and network with other recreational boating community members. In ...

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Boating Industry Consumer Panel wants you

Boating Industry Consumer Panel

Are you a boating enthusiast like us – somebody who looks forward to quality time on the water with family or friends as an exciting and/or relaxing escape from the rigors of daily life? If you answered “Yes” to that question, we’d like to invite you to help determine the future of boating, because there are boat makers, accessory manufacturers ...

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Newport International Boat Show cancels 2020 event

Newport Exhibition Group announced that its annual boat show scheduled to take place September 17-20, 2020 at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, R.I., has been cancelled. Due to spikes in new cases of COVID-19 across the United States, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, stated that, although Phase III of re-opening would have included no cap on the number ...

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Virtual Elevate conference launches July 1

Boating Industry Elevate Summit

Boating Industry's second annual Elevate Summit conference doesn’t get underway until November 16 – 18th in Atlanta, but the free virtual conference launches July 1. We are going to have data analysis and content and engagement from our speakers and research team, information about new and exciting products and services from our sponsors and more. If you think of Elevate ...

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FCC order could threaten reliability of boater’s GPS units

Keep GPS Working Coalition

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), says a decision by the Federal Communications Commission to give mobile satellite services operator Ligado Networks, a private equity company, the green light to build and operate a land-based industrial 5G (fifth generation) wireless network will negatively impact the reliability of the nation’s Global Positioning System and harm boating safety. Ligado’s slice ...

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Propspeed announces new business resource center

Propspeed Business Resource Center

Propspeed announced the launch of its new online portal - the Propspeed Business Resource Center (BRC). This portal offers sales teams and marine businesses a fully stocked “tool belt” that is accessible 24/7. Propspeed’s partners will be able to learn how to increase their sales per customer through the full range of underwater coatings, including Propspeed, Foulfree and Lightspeed. “Propspeed’s ...

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Wake sport presentation shifts to safety advocacy

During his presentation "For the Love of Wake Sports" at the Discover Boating Experience during six 2020 NMMA boat shows, Zenon Bilas noticed a worrying trend among the audience. Few consumers knew anything about safety as it relates to wake sport driving and equipment. Bilas has set a course to change this. "There's very little information available on how to ...

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C-MAP launches new site for recreational boaters

C-MAP announced the launch of the new C-MAP website catered to recreational boaters. C-MAP said the new website, www.c-map.com, features content covering the entire C-MAP range, is optimized for mobile devices and delivers an enhanced user experience – making it easier for consumers to find the chart they need via new location, chart or device compatibility searches. Consumers who want to ...

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Sea Tow member survey forecasts 2020 boating behavior

Sea Tow Foundation

As summer kicks into high-gear, the burning question across the boating industry has been – “what should we expect this season?”   In early June, Sea Tow Services International, Inc. – the leading provider of on-water assistance for boaters nationwide – surveyed 5,000 of its members in an effort to better understand the forthcoming actions of boaters and how habits may or may ...

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