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Traditional Boats of the Irish


Author: Michael Perulli

Currach on the shore of Achill Island

Currach on the shore of Achill Island

As St. Patrick’s day approaches – the day when everyone is Irish – a boating enthusiast might wonder: “I know how to drink like the Irish, but how do I boat like the Irish?” We did some research and made a list of four traditional Irish boats to share with you this March 17th: Continue reading


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Creating Amazing Family Boating Memories


Author: Guest Author

diane 1This is a guest post by Diane Seltzer. Diane is an avid boater, marketing director for SureShade sunshade systems, founder of BoaterLifeOnline.com and author of the children’s book The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl.

These days busy families are always looking for ways to connect more… to slow things down and share those special moments together as a family. And that’s one of the reasons why our boat has become such an important part of our lives. Continue reading


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17 Innovative Products from the Miami Boat Show


Author: Kelly Kaylor

The 2015 Miami International Boat Show wrapped up Monday and honored at this year’s show were 17 new products presented with 2015 Innovation Awards.

Drumroll, please. And, the winners are …

Alternate Drive Technology: Forward Drive (Volvo Penta) Volvo PentaDeck Equipment & Hardware: Rub Rail Mounted LED Light (Taco Metals)
Docking & Fendering Equipment: StormFender (StormFender LLC)
Mechanical & Electrical Systems: Connext Helm Control System (Yamaha Watercraft)
Inboard EnginesIndmar Products, ROUSH Charged Raptor
Outboard Engines: Evinrude E-TEC G2 (BRP U.S. Inc.)
Consumer Safety Equipment: ForwardScan (Simrad-Navico) Simrad Navico_NSO with ForwardScanWatersports EquipmentLilliPad Diving Board (LilliPad Diving Boards)
Consumer Electronics, Apps & SoftwareSonarCharts and SonarCharts Live (Navionics)
Center Console & Walkaround Fishing Boats: 53’ Suenos (Hydra-Sport)
Cuddy Cabin and Bowrider Boats: Horizon 440 Bow Cruiser (Four Winns) Four WinnsDeck Boats: 320 Vantage (Boston Whaler)
Jet Boats: Aerial Surf Platform (Chaparral Boats)
Personal Watercrafts (PWCs): Yamaha RiDE System (Yamaha Watercraft)
Pontoon Boats: Angler Qwest (Apex Marine, Inc.)
Tow Boats: X23 (MasterCraft Boat Company) MasterCraft_X23_Environmental Award: Mussel Mast’R Aquatic Invasive Species Filter System (Wake Worx, LLC)