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Understanding the value of the marine survey

For many, their first entry into the world of boating is the purchase of a pre-owned boat. So how do you tell what kind of value you are getting for your money? How do you know that the boat...

South Shore Yacht Club’s 80th Queen’s Cup: A Proud Heritage

By Sam Graubner, South Shore Yacht Club The Queen’s Cup Race is sailed for one of the oldest trophies in world yachting, with a history that dates back to the British Victorian era. Queen Victoria first offered the cup as...

Bella Mente Racing Prepares for 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (January 8, 2019) – Launched in September 2018, the new 72-foot Maxi yacht Bella Mente looks to be on course for attaining successes not unlike those achieved by its three previous namesakes owned...

THE YEAR of the WOMAN – IN BOATING!!!

By Bruce Claflin - We’ve seen it on the news and heard it over the airwaves, 2018 was the year of the woman. It really is about time to ramp up the recognition...

ERICKSON MARINE CELEBRATES 50th ANNIVERSARY

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine Erickson Marine of Hastings is celebrating an anniversary this year. Fifty years in the Boating and Marine business. This is no small feat for a business, to be successful for 50 years. In our world...

Correct Craft’s Ralph C. Meloon honored by Water Ski Hall of Fame with special...

ORLANDO, FL (May 1, 2017) Ralph C. Meloon, son of Correct Craft founder Walter C. Meloon, has been honored with a Special Lifetime Tribute by the Water Ski Hall of Fame. “Mr. Ralph” was recognized at the 35th Annual Water...

Area boaters hit the links for a cause

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine A few short weeks ago approximately 70 area boaters left the Rivers and Lakes in exchange for the golf course to raise money for a cause. The cause, Folds of Honor. The event, The St. Croix...

From Wisconsin to the world

Not unlike many stories, the Cruisers Yachts story starts from humble beginnings, struggles through change and adversity, and ultimately emerges as a model for success. The story starts simply enough near the northern Wisconsin town of Peshtigo. It’s early 1904,...

Spotlight on Stillwater: The Twin Cities destination river town

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine Raise your hand if you haven’t been to Stillwater. Most boaters have visited Stillwater on many occasions, and most others have ‘made a day’ out of drifting through Stillwater’s picturesque streets and quaint village shops. What...

Simple family boat trips: Just like comfort food

Whether it’s mac and cheese or a classic pot roast dinner, good comfort food puts you at ease. It brings you back to your happy place, where easy bliss and nostalgia automatically improve whatever you’re doing. A good boat...

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