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  • Navigating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if you're a family

    Navigating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if you're a family
    How do you keep spouses and kids happy at the boat show? You go where you know they'll see things that they like. If you're serious about buying a boat, but they're not interested in the process, leave the negotiations for another day. You and the family...
  • Navigating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if you're a serious boater

    Navigating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if you're a serious boater
    The best thing about the boat show for someone serious about buying a boat is the opportunity to comparison shop. Imagine being able to go car shopping and being able to check out three different makes of automobile in one dealer's showroom. That's the...
  • Navigating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if you're a boater and non-boater couple

    Navigating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if you're a boater and non-boater couple
    You love being on the water, but your partner would rather be somewhere else. Should the two of you go to the boat show together? Of course you should. Your partner might not care about boats, but it's fun to take in the sights and people-watch. And...
  • The Harbor Report: Why is business so slow?

    It could just be me fighting through the ups and downs in today's marine industry marketplace, but as I run into work companions, it seems that most of us in Newport Beach look like we have just completed a triathlon. As I look around the harbor, I...
  • Optimism is high as boat show opens

    As the 28th Palm Beach International Boat Show opened Thursday, organizers were upbeat about expectations, noting that exhibits were sold out and advance ticket sales were up about 12 percent from last year. For many exhibitors, strong buyer interest at...
  • The Harbor Report: Fixing up for the races

    Spring is approaching, and the boats have returned to Newport Harbor. With this year's Islands Race, Cabo and Transpac all on the horizon, a large number of race boats have gathered here in Newport Beach for their annual maintenance. The most interesting...
  • With some changes, pontoon boats make comeback in the United States

    With some changes, pontoon boats make comeback in the United States
    Back this hitch up into the water Untie all the cables and rope Step onto the astro turf Get yourself a coozie Let's go…. Long before the pop-country group Little Big Town introduced its No. 1 hit, "Pontoon," last summer, pontooning had...
  • No boating bailout

    No boating bailout
    Maryland's boating industry suffered badly in the economic downturn and has yet to fully recover, so it's no surprise that many in the boat business are once again looking for help from Annapolis. Unfortunately, the latest proposal — to cap the...
  • Bring the boats back to Maryland by capping the excise tax

    Bring the boats back to Maryland by capping the excise tax
    The General Assembly has an opportunity this year to give a big boost to Maryland's struggling marine industry while also generating additional tax revenues for the fund responsible for upkeep and improvements to the region's waterways. It's time us to...
  • Sandy didn't hamper Caribbean 1500 from setting sail from Hampton

    As a nor'easter made its way toward the eastern shore of the United States, 43 boats traveled down the coast for the Caribbean. The Caribbean 1500 kicked off its 23rd year of cruising and its second year at Hampton Public Piers on Saturday as 165 crew...
  • Best places to kayak near Baltimore

    Best places to kayak near Baltimore
    Though it's been a recreational sport since the mid-1800s, kayaking is currently enjoying a major moment in the sun — or shade, as the case may be. The Baltimore region is home to dozens of kayaking clubs and groups, each full of friendly...