You can help your customers avoid costly paint jobs or protect the finish of their newly painted boats with the Paint Protection System and the Polishing System from Sea-Shield. ...more
Blackburn Kube motor lead disconnects, from Thomas & Betts, give your technicians a fast, snap-together connection that makes changing electric motors quicker and cleaner, the company says. ...more
One group is spearheading the fight to ensure there’s no repeat of the late 1960s, when Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River burned and Lake Erie became the poster child for the nation’s water-pollution problems. Click here for more.
The Coast Guard’s latest figures show that the rate of decline in boat registrations slowed last year. That’s good news as the industry continues toward calmer waters. By the way, have you ever wondered where old boats go to die? Click here for more.
Consumers find them fun to drive — that’s the obvious appeal of jetboats. They are quick, responsive and maneuverable. ...more
Because so many National Marine Bankers Association members felt the brunt of Hurricane Sandy last October, the group plans to focus on disaster preparedness at its annual marine lending conference in September. ...more
The Recreational Fishing Alliance sent a letter Thursday to Roy Crabtree, the Southeast regional administrator for the National Marine Fisheries Service, and several members of Congress, accusing the federal fisheries agency of violating federal law. ...more
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit committed to the education, welfare and morale of Coast Guard members and their families, announced that the Coast Guard Remember movement, which raises funds to support the foundation's Fallen Heroes Scholarship Program, will hold the majority of its events this weekend. ...more
This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news about National Safe Boating Week activities in Ohio and Maryland on Saturday. ...more
Sea Tow International said Thursday that the Sea Tow Foundation's Life Jacket Loaner Station program, in existence nationwide since 2007, will open National Safe Boating Week, which starts Saturday, by accepting a $20,000 donation. ...more
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced in its newsletter that popular speaker Sam Dantzler is returning to the 2013 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in November. ...more
The Norwegian Sea Rescue Association recommended the British-made Exposure Marine X2 searchlight for the professional and recreational marine market by adding it to the group’s existing range of recommended safety equipment. ...more
Letter from the Editor
Samuel Zemurray was known as “Sam the Banana Man,” and one of the business tenets of this Russian immigrant who would become a mogul in that tropical fruit trade was: ...more