Friday, August 30, 2013

Labor Day Boating Safety Reminder

Getting the message about boating safety is more important than ever on Labor Day weekend... 

Labor Day boating accidents
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We have seen several emails and notifications from the Coast Guard and other organizations about boating safely over the summer, and they have really ramped up as we have approached this holiday weekend.

Most of the text-based press releases were loaded with startling statistics and bullet points, but truthfully a lot of them went in one ear and out the other. However, one particular message which we received from a law firm in Texas really grabbed our attention.  Following is just the boating-related portion of the info-graphic we received, which was titled, "4 Elements of a Safe Labor Day Celebration"

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Boating with Babies

Thinking of cruising with kids? Read this first... 

Boating with kids
Life jacket, shade, and snacks are must-haves for boating with kids. ©
We've shared tips for having pets on board, as well as boating in bad weather, but what about boating with babies? (or better yet, boating with babies in bad weather?)

Monday, August 05, 2013


America's Cup returns to major US television network for the first time in over 20 years... 

America's Cup on TV
Photo © ACEA / ACTV
This weekend marks the first time the America's Cup is returning to network television in the United States in more than 20 years with NBC. Coverage begins with Semifinal races 3 and 4 of the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America's Cup Challenger Series, starting on Friday, August 9th on the NBC Sports Network.

Friday, August 02, 2013

Boating on the Radio

Bob's No Wake Zone Radio Show discusses boating from the heart of the country... 

Bob's No Wake Zone Radio Show
Bob of Bob's No Wake Zone Radio Show. Photo:
If you ever scanned the radio dial listening to people talk about celebrity gossip, sports, news and politics, and wished you could listen to folks talk about boating, we found a radio show that's perfect for you.

Bob's "No Wake Zone" Radio Show covers just about everything about boating, or as the show's website puts it, "kayaks to cruise ships - ropes and knots and megayachts." The show broadcasts locally throughout the Lake of the Ozarks area in Missouri, and, like most popular radio shows these days, streams live on the internet all over the world so you can listen from ANYWHERE. This is a good weekend to tune in, as our friends from Dogs Ahoy will be included on this weekend's edition of the show.

The show airs on Saturdays, from 7 - 8 a.m. Central Time (that's starting at 8 am here in New England). You can listen to the live show or check out archives online at

Boats on the Beach

Sealegs announces the North American release of its new luxury boats with wheels...

Sealegs boat on the beach
That's no trailer... Those wheels are part of the boat!

Any boater that has ever wished they could drive their boat right out of the water and across the beach like James Bond will appreciate this announcement from Sealegs, the world’s leading manufacturer of boats that travel on both land and water.

Today, Sealegs announced the launch of two new boats that can easily be launched from beaches, lakefronts, riverbanks and other land areas with direct access to water. Read on after the next photo for more details and a video...

Sealegs on the water
The new Sealegs Cabin Boat cruises at up to 45 mph on the water.