Nation’s first law requiring carbon monoxide detectors on boats takes effect

Yesterday a new state law took effect in Minnesota requiring carbon monoxide detectors on certain boats. The law, known as “Sophia’s Law,” now requires marine-certified carbon monoxide detectors on all covered motorboats with an enclosed area for sleeping and a galley with a sink and toilet compartments. The detectors can be either hardwired or battery …
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2016 Strictly Sail Pacific Boat show takes over new location

The 2016 Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show, the west coast’s largest sail boat show, will cruise into its new location, the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor on the waterfront in Richmond, California, from Thursday, April 7 through Sunday, April 10. This four-day sailing spectacular will feature all that is hot in the world of sailing […]
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Marine and Composites Industry Career Day takes place April 2

The 11th Annual Career Day in early April is a one-stop shop for individuals interested in working in the marine or composites industries, two business sectors poised for growth. Hosted by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) and IYRS School of Technology and Trades, Career Day takes place on Saturday, April 2 at the IYRS Newport […]
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CEO panel takes on industry topics and challenges at NMEA Conference

SEVERNA PARK, Md. – As part of the NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo this fall, a diverse panel of chief executive officers representing marine electronics companies based in the U.S. and abroad will discuss key issues and challenges facing the industry at the Baltimore Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel on Sept. 29 from 1:30 […]
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Retired Coast Guard Chief takes the helm at TowBoatUS Cape Cod

ONSET, Mass. – Capt. Shawn Brule, who retired from the U.S. Coast Guard last August after 22 years of service, is the new owner of TowBoatUS Cape Cod, an on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters. “I’ve always known I would own a boat towing company at some point in my life,” said Brule, […]
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Nation’s boating under the influence enforcement initiative takes place this weekend

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 24, 2014) – This weekend thousands of law enforcement officers from every U.S. state and territory will be participating in Operation Dry Water, conducting heightened boating under the influence (BUI) enforcement patrols and reaching out to recreational boaters to raise awareness about the dangers of BUI. Operation Dry Water is the nation’s […]
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