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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blank 04/27/16 10:09AM Classic Yachts, Events, Yacht Association, Yacht Show

Classic Yacht Association Weekend
June 17-19, 2016; Seattle, Washington

Classic Yacht Association Weekend

Spend Father’s Day weekend in the shadow of Pike Place, Seattle, Washington.

We look forward to seeing everyone June 17-19, 2016 when over 50 Classic Yacht Association yachts will be on display in the Bell Harbor Marina, set against stunning downtown Seattle, Elliott Bay, and the Olympic Mountains.
This Classic Yacht Association Weekend is FREE and open to the public!

Bell Harbor Marina

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blank 04/26/16 08:38AM Benefit, Boat Auction, Boat Show, Events, Wooden Boats

Wooden Boat Show and Boats-to-Tools Auction
June 17-19, 2016; Grand Marais, Minnesota

North House Folk School

It's the biggest celebration of the year! Try your hand at a workshop or course; be inspired by the stories of boat builders, sailors and travelers; and plan your next adventure. It's a fun, family-oriented educational event--curiosity is welcome.  Grab a paddle and journey North!

Festival Highlights

-Harbor Side Wooden Boat Display | Boats-to-Tools Auction
-Wooden Boat Speaker Series | Craft Demonstrators
-Lake Superior Chowder Experience | Steam Bent Brunch
-Solstice Pageant on Saturday at 8 pm | Members Annual Meeting

Featured Speakers

Featured speakers are Brian Miller and Randy Gosa of The Lost Forty who will share traditional folk songs adapted from field recordings and manuscripts of singers from the Great Lakes region along with stories about the source singers, contextual information about the songs and projections of historical photos.

Featured Instructor

Our Featured Guest Instructor is Swedish woodworker Beth Moen, While on campus, Beth will teach two courses (see below) and speak during the event. Beth is the primary instructor of the woodworking program at the Sätergläntan Institute of Handcrafts in central Sweden and is regarded as one of the premier woodworkers in Sweden.

Boats-to-Tools Auction

Get a glimpse of some of the emerging 2016 auction items!

Great Auk
"Great Auk" 19' long by 19" wide at the cockpit. Plans came from CLC.

We’re on the Lookout – From Boats to Tools!

Do you have a slumbering wood canvas canoe in your garage?

Has your collection of antique (or modern!) tools reached capacity and it’s time to let go of a few?

Is that pile of cozy northern quilts just a little too tall?

Why not give your treasures a second life by donating them to the Boats to Tools Auction at North House Folk School?

A classic element of the Wooden Boat Show, the Boats to Tools Auction tells the adventure of life in the North.

Funds raised go toward brigning the international speakers, first-rate coursework, and regionally revered special events to North House’s campus in Cook County every year.

North House is accepting donations of types:
-Boats of all types / Boating Supplies / Boating Books
-Woodworking Tools / Woodworking Supplies / Woodworking Books
-Outdoor Gear / Camping Supplies / Outdoor Related Books
-Traditional Craft

The Wooden Boat Show has become a tremendously successful North Shore tradition, welcoming 2500+ visitors to campus.

Each year the festival includes a speaker series, craft demonstrations, wooden boat display, a life-sized puppet pageant and silent auction.

The Boats to Tools Auction takes place June 18 during the Wooden Boat Show.

Thank you!

Download more info at

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blank 04/22/16 08:41AM Antique Boat Festival, Classic Boat Festival

2016 Antique & Classic Boat Festival
June 17-20, 2016; St. Michaels, Maryland

Antique and Classic Boat Festival

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Showcasing a Variety of Antique & Classic Boats, including: Chris-Craft, GarWood, Glaspar, Century, Donzi, Wheeler, Glastron, Larson, Matthews, Lyman Bertram & Trumpy

ACBS-Judged Show of Preserved & Restored Wood as well as Classic Fiberglass Boats

FREE Saturday Seminars (after admission to the CBMM)
plus the “Field of Dreams”  •  Nautical Flea Market •  Kid's Activities

Plus...Our "Show within the Show"
~ The Arts at Navy Point ~
featuring Maritime Artists, Craftsmen & Vendors
If you’re interested in bringing your boat for judging, selling a boat or motor in our “Field of Dreams”, participating in any of our optional events,or just need more information about this event, please visit:

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