Freight Ship Incident in Lake Superior Prompts Evacuation and Investigation
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by Jarrett Matthews
1w ago
The Michipicoten, a freighter ship filled with taconite, a type of low-grade iron ore. A freighter ship sailing through Lake Superior encountered a harrowing incident over the weekend, as reported by the U.S. Coast Guard. The vessel, known as the Michipicoten, collided with an unidentified object submerged beneath the lake’s surface, prompting immediate response efforts to prevent further escalation. The distress call reached the Coast Guard Great Lakes district around 6:53 a.m. on Saturday, indicating that the 689-foot-long freighter had collided with an object approximately 35 miles southwe ..read more
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Mercury Marine Introduces 8 and 9.9hp EFI FourStroke and 9.9hp EFI ProKicker™ Outboards – Launching Endless Summer Boating and Fishing Adventures
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by Jarrett Matthews
1w ago
FOND DU LAC, Wis., (June 7, 2024) – Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), today introduced 8 and 9.9hp EFI FourStroke and 9.9hp EFI ProKicker outboard engines. These new outboards feature an advanced Mercury electronic fuel injection system designed to provide boaters, fishing enthusiasts and pro anglers with easy starts and efficient performance.  “In recent years, Mercury Marine has pushed the envelope at the top of the outboard performance range with our 350-400 and 600hp Verado engines, but at the same time, we have focused on developing the next generation ..read more
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Navetta 53 – The Absolute Momentum
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by Jarrett Matthews
2w ago
Press Release – The Absolute Navetta 53 epitomizes the perpetual evolution Absolute. The Navetta 53’s defining keyword, “Momentum”, encapsulates the brand’s relentless pursuit of innovation in the design and manufacture of cutting-edge yachts, offering the liveability and comfort generally found on much larger yachts. Meticulous attention to sophisticated exterior lines seamlessly merges with the unmistakable craftsmanship of Absolute’s interiors.  Absolute style and quality The distinctive aesthetic of Absolute’s Navetta 53 is polarized by design touches such as the stylish open gunwal ..read more
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Maple Leaf Marinas Expands Reach with Acquisition of Port Sandfield Marina
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by Jarrett Matthews
2w ago
Muskoka, ON – Maple Leaf Marinas recently marked a significant milestone by acquiring its 20th marina location: the iconic Port Sandfield Marina located in Muskoka at the junction of Lake Joseph and Lake Rosseau. With a heritage spanning over 70 years, Port Sandfield Marina has been a vital part of Muskoka’s boating culture, known for its exceptional service and top-notch facilities. This strategic acquisition, completed in April 2024, heralds an exciting new chapter for the marina, under the continued stewardship of its longstanding owners, Jonathan and Nada Blair. Jonathan and Nada, whose ..read more
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Raymarine Collaborates With ePropulsion For Industry-First Integration of Electric Motors With Axiom Chartplotters
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by Jarrett Matthews
2w ago
Hudson, NH: Raymarine — global leader in high-performance marine electronics for the recreational boating, marine first responder and law-enforcement market — recently announced that it has joined forces with ePropulsion, the global leader in marine electric propulsion systems and services. Through this revolutionary collaboration, boaters now can display engine data from their ePropulsion electric motors directly on Axiom displays, without the need for additional gateways or add-on interface boxes. ePropulsion is the pioneering electric engine manufacturer to adopt the new NMEA 2000 standar ..read more
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Berlin’s oldest passenger vessel enters a new green era powered by Torqeedo
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by Jarrett Matthews
1M ago
Torqeedo’s Customized Solutions team converted the 138-year-old Kaiser Friedrich to electric power, saving over 150 liters of diesel per operating hour. The massive, 100-ton steamer is powered by twin Deep Blue 50i motors and a 400 kWh Deep Blue battery bank. The historic 150-passenger vessel will enter regular service on 13 May 2024 Berlin, Germany (13 May 2024) –Kaiser Friedrich, a vessel steeped in history, was built in 1886. It recently marked its return to service with a ceremonial christening in central Berlin. In a bid to preserve its legacy, its owners refitted the historic 30-mete ..read more
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Mercury Racing Introduces New Outboard for Formula 1 Powerboat Racing
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by Tamara Taylor
1M ago
Mercury Racing introduced a new 250-hp outboard for tunnel-boat racing that made its debut at the Formula 1 Powerboat Championship series event at Port Neches Riverfest in Texas. The new 4.6-liter V8 model joins the Mercury Racing Apex Series of competition engines, which includes the 60 APX, 200 APX and 360 APX. The 250 APX is the second V8 four-stroke outboard produced by Mercury Racing for tunnel boat racing and features a double overhead cam/four-valve powerhead with a 64-degree cylinder angle and circuit racing specific 12” midsection. It is rated at more than 250 horsepower, o ..read more
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Siren Marine Expands Industry Leading Connected Boat Experience to Canada, Signs KingFisher as First Canadian Boat Builder Partner
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by Jarrett Matthews
1M ago
Yamaha Motor Canada and Siren Marine are expanding the connected boat experience within the Canadian market. Dealers and boat builders in Canada can now use the industry’s leading marine IoT (Internet of Things) experience for monitoring, tracking, controlling and providing maintenance information on the next generation of Connected Boats. (Graphic: Business Wire) TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yamaha Motor Canada and Siren Marine today announced the launch of the Siren Connected Boat Experience in the Canadian market. This expansion allows consumers, dealers and boat builders in Canada to util ..read more
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Family-Friendly Poker Runs Roar Across Ontario in 2024
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by Jarrett Matthews
1M ago
The 2024 Poker Run season is quickly approaching! Don’t miss your opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of these exhilarating events. In the heart of a vibrant Canadian summer, the waters of Ontario come alive with the exhilarating spectacle of poker runs hosted by Poker Runs America. With three spectacular events lined up, anticipation crackles in the air, drawing boating enthusiasts and families alike to the shores of some of Ontario’s most scenic locations. The first event, the Bay of Quinte Poker Run & Rendezvous, kicks off in Belleville, Ontario, on July 12-13, 2024. The conc ..read more
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Ship2Mates™ Launches First-of-its-kind Multi-services App
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by Jarrett Matthews
2M ago
Connecting Boating Enthusiasts and Essential Marine Services. Press Release – Ship2Mates has introduced a dynamic new application designed to connect the boating community with an array of marine services through a simplified e-commerce platform. Tailored to meet the specific needs of boat owners and marine service providers, the app facilitates seamless interactions within local boating circles. Initially starting as a social network exclusive to boating enthusiasts, Ship2Mates has evolved to incorporate e-commerce functionalities, creating a marketplace where users can discover and e ..read more
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