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River Festivals

Let’s face it, 2020 was not the best of years for nearly everything — including events. Luckily, with the official 2021 boating season just around the corner, events are back — and that means the sound of boats on the water and people on the banks of river festivals around the Heartland. Take a look […] Read More

The Complete Listing of Marinas and Locks on the Inland and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways

World’s Longest Continuous River Race

Kansas City, Mo. — Starting point for the annual Missouri American Water MR340 — the World’s longest continuous river race. Launched in 2004 during a time when social media consisted of niche forums attached to websites, the race still maintains its grassroots origins and in some ways mirrors the small town Americana path that it […] Read More

MarineMax Acquires Cruisers Yachts

MarineMax, the largest recreational boat retailer in the world, has announced the acquisition of Wisconsin based Cruiser Yachts. The acquisition is set to provide an additional 216,000 square feet of manufacturing and production space to continue to meet the rising demand of their premiere 33’ to 60’ cruisers — a hallmark of American-made Yachts. The […] Read More

Hannibal Riverfront Project Making Strides

Updated: 4/29/202 This Riverfront is now open to recreational and commercial use. In late 2020, Hannibal put the finishing touches on the $6.6 million project. Overall, this development serves as a blueprint to what is possible regarding a multimodal riverport for a medium sized town on one of America’s waterways — that both serves commercial […] Read More

‘Airbnb Of Boats’ Unveils US Site

According to a news release out of their U.K. office, Borrow A Boat, Britain’s leading boat rental marketplace, has officially launched in the US with a dedicated website www.borrowaboat.com/en-US. Known as the ‘Airbnb of boats’, Borrow A Boat has pioneered peer-to-peer boat charter since starting in the UK in 2017, and the new US site marks […] Read More

Certificate Of Documentation Changed To 5 Years

SPRINGFIELD, Va., April 14, 2021 — According to a recent news release by BoatUS, of the nation’s nearly 12 million registered recreational boats, those owners who federally document their vessels, or about 165,000 boats, will be spared the hassle of renewing their U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation every year as a result of recent rule […] Read More

Boat Sales Reach 13-Year High

With heightened interest in outdoor recreation activities and ways to social distance, consumer demand for new boats surged across the country in 2020. According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), that represents North American recreational boat, engine and marine accessory manufacturers, retail unit sales of new powerboats in the U.S. increased last year by an estimated […] Read More

The Complete Listing of Marinas and Locks on the Inland and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways

Green Turtle Bay Set To Host 2021 True Course Captain’s School

During the month of April, Green Turtle Bay in Grand Rivers, Ky. is set to host the 14th annual series of Captain’s Courses. All courses are U.S.C.G. approved without a test required at the Coast Guard. Topics cover advanced education, enhanced boating skills, current regulations and confidence at the helm. These courses include pleasure craft […] Read More