May 27, 2010
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Crowds come out for Jersey show

The recent Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo saw a 75 percent increase in attendance over the inaugural show held last September, according to organizers.
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May 27, 2010
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Jennifer Muzinic - sbj.net

Houseboat Hangouts

Some homeowners choose houses near the water to take advantage of recreation and relaxation. But for others, simply having access to the lake isn't en
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May 27, 2010
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MRAA issues call to action on dealer exemption

The Marine Retailers Association of America is calling on its members to support inclusion of boat dealers in the final version of the financial refor
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May 26, 2010
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NOAA expands Gulf fishing ban

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has extended the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to match the Louisiana state waters clo
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May 26, 2010
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Winner of houseboat vacation announced

Jones Valley Resort/Houseboats.com announced Troy and Charlie Burns won the $16,500 vacation giveaway aboard the 65-foot Titan rental houseboat.
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May 25, 2010
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2010 NMEA International Marine Electronics to be Held in Seattle

Building your marine electronics business as the market recovers is one of the themes for the upcoming National Marine Electronics Association's (NMEA
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May 25, 2010
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Beth Rosenberg - Trade Only Today

Boat exemption amendment survives Senate vote

The Brownback amendment, which would exempt boat, auto and RV dealers from the oversight of a new consumer financial protection agency, was supported
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May 25, 2010
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JOEL CURRIER - ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

Boaters urged to be cautious

Rich Vogler has taken no chances on the water this spring. He remembers vividly how the swollen Mississippi River punished his cruiser several years b
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May 25, 2010
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Consumer confidence gains in May

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index increased in May, its third consecutive monthly gain. The index now stands at 63.3, up from 57.7 in Ap
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May 25, 2010
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The Associated Press

Snowmelt to raise Lake Powell, keep shortcut open

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says snowmelt will raise Lake Powell to levels higher than last summer, keeping a notable boating shortcut open. Lake
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May 24, 2010
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Bank of America stops indirect retail lending through dealers

Bank of America discontinued its indirect retail lending through marine dealers earlier this week, but will continue to offer direct consumer financin
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May 24, 2010
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Boat exemption amendment is out - for now

The Brownback amendment, which would have exempted boat, auto and RV dealers from the oversight of a new consumer financial protection agency, failed
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May 24, 2010
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BP's next attempt to stop oil leak set for Wednesday

A BP executive is defending his company's attempts to stop a massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico amid growing frustration and suggestions that the
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May 20, 2010
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Boat exemption amendment still up in the air

The Brownback Amendment, which would exempt auto, boat and RV dealers from a Senate bill proposing the formation of a Consumer Financial Protection Bu
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May 20, 2010
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Intellian ships its 10,000th marine satellite antenna

Intellian, the world's technological leader in marine satellite antennas, announced today that it has shipped its 10,000th marine antenna system in ju
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May 20, 2010
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Sarah Sloan - Perth Sunday Times

It's an idyllic life on a houseboat

Huseboats are an affordable housing alternative for people seeking a waterfront home as their permanent residence or holiday house. Mandurah Boat Sal
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May 20, 2010
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The Copenhagen Post

New houseboats set for Copenhagen

Those dreaming of owning a houseboat on the waterways of Copenhagen can now realise their dream as the authorities put new houseboat berths up for ren
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May 19, 2010
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Floorplan financing for Fountain dealer network

Liberty Associates announced a new floorplan financing program for the Fountain Powerboats' dealer network.
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May 19, 2010
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RAY WEISS - Daytona Beach News-Journal

Man hopes improved houseboat proves more seaworthy

Living aboard a houseboat on land wasn't David Ansley's plan. By now, the 85-year-old widower figured he'd be out on the water someplace in Florida
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May 18, 2010
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Marine event roundup

Today's roundup includes news from Nation's RiverBass Tournament, WaterFest, the South Florida Boat Show and Sale, West Marine and the Leukemia and Ly
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May 17, 2010
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CRC buys product line from Kwik Tek

CRC Industries acquired the Salt Terminator product line from Kwik Tek, the company announced. The transaction is effective immediately.
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May 17, 2010
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FLIR to keep Raymarine employees, facilities

The more than 400 employees of Raymarine Group have been transferred to FLIR Systems as part of the sale announced Friday and FLIR has no intention of
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May 17, 2010
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BoatUS

How Old Are Your Charts?

Nautical charts, whether paper or electronic, can become quickly outdated as storms and currents alter waterway topography or aids to navigation chang
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May 14, 2010
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FLIR Systems acquires Raymarine

FLIR Systems announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement with the administrator of Raymarine plc to acquire all of the outstanding shar
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May 14, 2010
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Jersey show sees increase in attendance

Nearly 2,000 people attended the recent Strictly Jersey Boat Show, held April 30-May 2 at South Jersey Marina in Cape May.
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May 14, 2010
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Online Captain's License Training Programs Available

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has teamed up with Mariners Learning System to offer BoatUS members a way to enhance their boati
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May 13, 2010
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Adam Edwards - www.telegraph.co.uk/

Buy a piece of boating history

Snobbery is integral to boating. It is not just the sailing yachties who refer to those with motor boats as ''stinkies'' or the fact that those with l
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May 13, 2010
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Couplemate introduces new product to the market

Couplemate Trailer Parts of North America rolled out its Durahub Bearing Protectors in the U.S. and Canadian markets.
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May 13, 2010
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Marine journalism community loses a member

Well-known boating writer and editor Roy Attaway died May 9 of a stroke. He was in his early 70s. Attaway worked as a reporter and editor for The B
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May 12, 2010
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Sam DeBord

Big News in the Seattle Houseboat World--Financing is Now Available!

There's a big bit of news for houseboat buyers and sellers in Seattle--we've finally got financing for houseboats/barges in rental marinas such as Sea
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May 12, 2010
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MRAA seeks Senate support for dealer amendment

The Marine Retailers Association of America is asking its members to contact certain U.S. senators in support of the Brownback Boat Dealer Amendment.
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May 12, 2010
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NMMA boating abstract available Friday

The 2009 Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract will be available Friday for download to renewed NMMA members for the 2010-11 membership cycle.
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May 10, 2010
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Members sought for National Boating Safety Advisory Council

The Coast Guard is seeking applications for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council.
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May 07, 2010
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A new player enters floorplan financing

M&T Bank is entering marine wholesale finance, perhaps the first bank to break into floorplan lending in years.
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May 06, 2010
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AutoMotionTV debuts new app for showing boats

AutoMotionTV unveiled a new marketing application for Apple mobile devices that it said provides a fast, cost-effective platform for boatbuilders to d
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May 06, 2010
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Cruising Boaters Could Find Tax Bills Under the Welcome Mat

Staying too long in one place can ruin a good thing. At least that's the case with boaters making lengthy journeys, who are finding themselves targets
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May 06, 2010
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Jim Flannery - Trade Only Today

EPA addresses discharges at American Boating Congress

The Environmental Protection Agency expects to publish by next winter a proposed rule for best management practices for non-sewage discharges from rec
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May 06, 2010
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Intellian U.S. announces three-year warranty on i-Series antennas

Intellian U.S. announced today that it has increased its warranty to an industry-pioneering three years on all i-Series TV antenna models sold in Nort
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May 06, 2010
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Tips for cleaning boats affected by Gulf oil spill

With the Gulf Coast facing what could be the largest oil spill in U.S. history, paint manufacturers Interlux and Awlgrip are offering tips for cleanin
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May 05, 2010
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Luxury automaker turns to luxury yachts

The designers at Mercedes-Benz will be styling other products in the future, including yachts, the company says.
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May 04, 2010
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Deserving Family to be Awarded $16,000 Vacation

Redding, California. Jones Valley Resort, a member of houseboats.com, announces a vacation giveaway to one needy family.
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May 04, 2010
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NMBA report seeks to broaden marine lending

A new review of marine lending by the National Marine Bankers Association makes a realistic assessment of the recession's impact on the boating and fi
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May 03, 2010
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Boatbuilder SkipperLiner closes its doors

Wisconsin-based custom houseboat and yacht builder SkipperLiner Industries Inc. shut down operations Friday.
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