Wonders of Wildlife Museum Opens

Wonders of Wildlife Museum Opens

The largest and perhaps most immersive fish and wildlife attraction in the world will celebrate its grand opening on National Hunting & Fishing Day, September 21. The new Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium in Springfield, Mo., is the brainchild of...
The Future of Paper Charts

The Future of Paper Charts

Despite language that has caused concern among some boaters, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Charting Plan has no designs for “sunsetting” paper navigational charts anytime soon. “The draft plan does not offer a timeline for...
West Marine Awards BlueFuture Grants

West Marine Awards BlueFuture Grants

After receiving a record number of applications in its spring 2017 grant cycle, West Marine has announced the 25 nonprofit organizations that will receive $1,500 grant awards this summer. The winners are all community-based organizations dedicated to getting young...
Malibu Acquires Cobalt

Malibu Acquires Cobalt

Malibu Boats, Inc. has announced that it will acquire Cobalt Boats, a privately held manufacturer of premium sterndrive and outboard boats in Neodesha, Kan. Founded in 1968, Cobalt is the market leader in the mid- to large-sized sterndrive boat market and has recently...
Walstrom Opens Traverse City Location

Walstrom Opens Traverse City Location

Walstrom Marine has announced the opening of a new location in Traverse City, Mich. The boat sales and service center in northern Michigan currently has locations in Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor and Cheboygan. “This has been a desire of Walstrom Marine for a long time,”...
NOAA 2017 Hurricane Predictions

NOAA 2017 Hurricane Predictions

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season from June 1 to November 30 this year. Forecasters predict a 45-percent chance of an above-normal season, with a 70-percent likelihood of 11 to...