blank 06/24/16 01:20PM Benefit, Events, Raceboat, South Tahoe Boats, Wooden Boat Show

South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic
July 29-30, 2016; Tahoe Keys Marina - South Lake Tahoe, California

South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic 2016

The Annual South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic (STWBC) is a vintage boat show for charity that features famous boats from the 1920s through the 1970s.

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blank 05/16/16 09:56AM ACBS, Events, Vintage Boat Show

ACBS-Toronto 36th Annual Vintage Boat Show
July 9-10, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

ACBS Toronto Vintage Boat Show 2016

Greavette: 85 Years — Heading Home to Gravenhurst. Celebrating the work of Tom Greavette who began building boats in Gravenhurst in 1931. More than 100 vintage boats in water and on land. Vendors, Field of Dreams, and Flea Market. Admission includes free admission to Muskoka Discovery Centre and discounted one-hour cruise on board Wenonah II. 2016 marks the 150th anniversary of the launch of the original Wenonah. Further details available at

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blank 05/13/16 10:32AM Antique Boats, Boat Cruise, Boat Show, Events

2016 Portage Lakes Antique Boat Show
June 25, 2016; Akron, Ohio

North Coast Ohio Chapter ACBS Wooden Boats

On Tap at the Harbor, Akron, Ohio

The antique and classic boats will be shown on Saturday between 9am-3pm, then they will cruise to the awards banquet at historic Turkeyfoot Island Club. Launch, retrieval, and trailer parking will be provided.

For More Information:
Visit the Portage Lakes Antique Boat Show Website
North Coast Ohio Chapter of ACBS - Gil Maringer, event chair - call 216-310-7475

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blank 05/06/16 12:34PM Product Spotlight, Pursuit Boats, Readers Pics

Pursuit Boats Debuts S 408 and DC 295
Press Release

Pursuit Boats recently debuted their new
S 408 and DC 295 to an exclusive group of marine media professionals during
the 2016 Miami International Boat Show. The S 408 and DC 295 round out an
exciting lineup of four new Pursuit products over as many months, including
the well received OS 355 and C 238 both introduced in October 2015.

“It’s an exciting time for Pursuit Boats as we debut both of these great new
products at the 2016 Miami International Boat Show. We are proud to
continue to bring the best boats to market and you can expect our new product
development to persist and provide state-of-the-art features that bring your
boating experience to new levels of enjoyment,” George Hetzel, Vice President
of Sales, Pursuit Boats.

The S 408 beckons big-game fi sherman and families alike. As the largest
Pursuit to date, the S 408 boasts a true center console footprint with the added
advantage of Pursuit’s Sport line of amenities. A stout helm, rugged hardtop,
large cabin space and tremendous seating choices around the cockpit mark the
S 408 a leader in her category. The aft facing mezzanine seat maximizes visibility
and excitement for passengers. The transom entertainment center features
practical outdoor kitchen amenities perfect for grilling your catch or entertaining
friends and family. Entering and exiting the water is a breeze through the sideboarding
door. Head into the cabin through the yacht style sliding door; below
deck features a large, comfortable space with well-appointed enclosed head,
high-end interior upholstery fi nishes, and multiple yacht caliber details. More
comfort mean more passengers and when it comes to delivering the largest new
Pursuit to date, consumers will not be disappointed to share the experience with
family and friends.

The Pursuit DC 295 builds on an award winning product design that has
delivered unparalleled style, performance and amenities in the popular dual
console category. The 295 fi ts nicely between the DC 325 and DC 265 sharing
a timeless style that few competitors have been able to achieve. The integrated
hardtop, a crystal-clear laminated windshield, convertible seating arrangements
and product specifi c storage are a few of the highlights arriving in this luxury
dual console. The port-side storage compartment features specifi c storage racks
for boards, rods, lines and unique full access from the cockpit entry and forward
bow compartment. The storage solutions are matched perfectly to the boats
design as a sport utility vehicle for the water. Paired with dependable Yamaha
outboards, the DC 295 conveys a message of superior design, engineering and
construction synonymous with Pursuit.

“As a company, we are committed to delivering great new luxury boats with an
innovative spirit and authenticity to our heritage. Quality, timeless style, durability
and performance are all evident in these new models plus advanced new
features,” Tom Slikkers, CEO and President, S2 Yachts.

The new S 408 and DC 295 deliver superior performance and unrivaled features;
learn more at

Pursuit Boats are manufactured in Fort Pierce, Florida in lengths of 23 to
40 feet. They come in Center Console, Dual Console, Offshore, Sport and Sport
Coupe confi gurations. For more information, please visit www.pursuitboats.
S2 Yachts also manufactures Tiara Yachts, headquartered in Holland, Michigan,
producing inboard powered luxury yachts in the 31 to 50 foot class. Tiara’s lines
include the Open, FlyBridge, Convertible, Coupe and new Q Series. Tiara and
Pursuit are subsidiaries of S2 Yachts, Inc., one of the oldest privately held boat
manufacturers in the United States.

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blank 05/05/16 11:45AM Events, Free Sailing Lesson, International Boat Show, Paddlesports, San Diego Boat Show

San Diego Boat Show 2016
June 16-19, 2016; San Diego, California

Sheraton Hotel & Marina/Spanish Landing Park, Harbor Island

San Diego Boat Show Image

The San Diego Boat Show has a history of being the best boat show in the area. The Southern California Marine Association (SCMA) presents the San Diego International Boat Show. The show is fashioned by an organization of marine industry members with over 55 years of knowledge and commitment. Those attending are guaranteed the highest quality along with a very diverse assortment of boats, yachts and marine products offered by the boating industry.

If your schedules permits, take advantage of the free daily seminars that are scheduled about various topics ranging from cruising and navigation to powerboats sailboats, engine repairs, maintenance and seminars on the best financing options.

Try It Cove – There’s more than one way to catch a wave!
Catch some rays…get some exercise… and have fun on the water. Padddlesports are among the world's fastest growing water sports—and you can find out why for yourself at this year's show.
Head to Try it Cove to sample a variety of activities—from stand-up paddle boarding to kayaking, canoeing and more! Be sure to bring your suit and a towel; we'll provide the equipment and changing room.

Tastes & Sounds of Summer
When you are ready for a break from shopping the boat show or looking for a perfect place to catch the sunset, visit the Fiddler's Green Tiki Bar on the docks.
Grab a bite to eat at the BBQ hosted by the Rotary Club La Mesa, enjoy a glass of craft beer at Anchors & Ales Beer Garden or a snack at one of the gourmet Food Trucks. Relax & listen to live entertainment island/boat music performed by a steel drum band.

FREE Sailing Lesson—Sailing Simulator
Experience how a boat reacts to wind and waves and learn how to use the tiller with the help of an ASA-certified instructor. Designed and built by a nuclear physicist, the sailing simulator recreates the actual movement of a boat under sail so you can get a feel for the water, without getting wet. It’s a unique training platform for sailors of all abilities—whether you’re just learning how to sail and or an experienced sailor who wants to practice under different sailing conditions.

Sailing Simulator video  
The simulator was featured at the America's Cup where more than 1000 people learned how to sail. Don't miss your chance to climb aboard and take a test sail!

Kids' Zone—Fun Nautical Activities
Little skippers will love the Kids’ Zone where they can draw a nautical picture to take home as a souvenir, enjoy activities at Try It Cove and playing bag “bait” toss at the Progressive® Insurance booth for prizes.
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blank 05/03/16 02:28PM Boat Cruise, Boat Parade, Boat Show

Alogonac Boat Show 2016
June 25, 2016; Agonac Harbour, Michigan

Michigan Chapter ACBS International Boat Show
Algonac Harbour Club Marina

  • Tour of Algonac Cast Products
  • Tour with Algonac Historical Society in downtown Algonac
  • Boat Parade

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blank 05/02/16 08:26AM BoatUS, Powerboaters, PWC Drivers, Safety Education

Virginia Powerboaters & PWC Drivers Need Boating Safety Education by July 1
BoatUS Foundation Online Course Cost: $0

NEWS from BoatUS

The BoatUS Foundation has a free online course that keeps Virginia powerboaters safe and also meets mandatory boating safety education requirements.

ALEXANDRIA, Va., – On July 1, all Virginia operators of motorboats over 10HP and personal watercraft will need to comply with a 2007 state law by taking a boating safety education course. To help them easily meet the requirement, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers a no cost, online course that can be taken at home and paused and restarted at any time at

“The boating safety education requirement began in 2007 and is now fully implemented on July 1 for all ages of operators” said BoatUS Foundation Director of Education Amanda Suttles Pérez. “Our online course is great for busy schedules and is the only free online boating safety course approved by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.”

Boaters who successfully pass the course can print their own Certificate of Completion or order a plastic boater education card for a $10 fee. This course completion certificate or card must be kept within a boater’s possession when boating along with picture identification. Passing the course could earn a discount on a boat’s or PWC’s insurance policy.
The course includes interactive animations, videos and photos to give boaters an education that goes well beyond the basics of boating. Videos demonstrate important safety devices such as visual distress signals, how to get help in an emergency, how to prevent and extinguish fires aboard your boat, and tips on how to fit a life jacket to a child.
To see a range of online courses, go to

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blank 04/28/16 03:51PM ACBS Boat Show, Boat Show, Events

Lake Hopatcong Chapter 42nd Annual Boat Show
June 17-18, 2016; Mt. Arlington, New Jersey

Lake Hopatcong Chapter ACBS

The 42nd Annual Show is a whole weekend of Boats and Boating

Mt. Arlington, New Jersey, is where the Lake Hopatcong Chapter 42nd Annual Boat Show begins on Friday. The Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club hosts the show sponsored by the Lake Hopatcong Chapter, the first chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society.
There will be a judged show on Saturday, June 18, 2016. The show is open free to the public from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

For complete details and contact information, visit the website.
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