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Birmingham Boat Show

Mobile State Docks, AL January 23 @ 12:00 PM - January 26 @ 5:00 PM

The Birmingham Boat Show was the first public event ever held at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center in 1972. Exactly 20 years later to the day, the Boat Show was the first Event held in the new expanded East Exhibit Hall. The show is now the Oldest and largest in… SEE MORE

New York Boat Show

New York (The Battery), NY January 22 - January 26

WHAT: Discover why life is better with a boat at the 2020 Progressive® Insurance New York Boat Show®, docking at the Javits Center January 22-26, 2020. Boat hop and shop more than 350 boats ranging from center consoles and luxury yachts to wakesports boats and family runabouts, plus thousands of new… SEE MORE

Baltimore Boat Show

Baltimore, MD January 23 - January 26

The Progressive® Insurance Baltimore Boat Show once again sets sail for the Baltimore Convention Center for the largest indoor boat show in the MD, D.C., and Chesapeake Bay region on January 23-26, 2020. This year’s show will be expanded by 32,750 square feet, for a total of 211,750 square feet, bringing more… SEE MORE

The Charleston Boat Show

Charleston, SC January 24 @ 12:00 PM - January 26 @ 5:00 PM

The Charleston Boat Show started 39 years ago and has evolved into the event that kicks-off the Lowcountry’s boating season.  Taking place each January, this annual happening includes everything from powerboats to small jon boats, skiffs, cruisers, yachts and ski boats.  There is something for everyone’s taste and budget.  It’s a… SEE MORE

Latest Boating News Filter

BoatUS Press Release.

Brothers Come Home From the Sea For New Calling

1/15/2020 by US Harbors

CHARLESTON, S.C. – When he was young, Thomas Griffin says he looked up to his older brother, Joseph “Bert” Abeyta. Though Abeyta is 13 years senior, the siblings always shared a tight bond. With a long lineage of commercial fishermen and ship captains in their family, it was no surprise… SEE MORE

Anchoring.com Anchor Selection Guide.

Boating 101: How to Choose the Best Boat Anchor Type

1/15/2020 by US Harbors

Information Provided by Anchoring.com. There are a number of boat anchors available, constructed of different materials, and often with confusing names. This article will discuss the most popular types of boat anchors, how to choose the best anchor for your boat, the most common material types, and also give an overview of… SEE MORE

Refinishing & Customizing New Sabre 66 Hulls

1/7/2020 by Great Island Boat Yard

GIBY painted two brand-new Sabre 66 hulls this fall. While the second vessel was in our care, the GIBY fiberglass and metal teams also cut, manufactured, and installed custom side-entry hull doors and fabricated metal rails to accommodate the alteration. The doors were painted, mounted, and aligned before the carpentry… SEE MORE

Outfitting an Outremer 59 5X

1/7/2020 by Great Island Boat Yard

An Outremer 59 5X travelled from Florida to Maine this summer to tackle several significant projects. The GIBY team addressed an extensive summer punch list - performing over 200 hours of work - to bring the boat up to its new owner’s specifications. During the visit, the new boat owner… SEE MORE

Twin Outboards Versus Triple Outboards

12/30/2019 by US Harbors

By Jim Hendricks. Outboard-powered cruisers have never been more prevalent than they are today, owing largely to the growth of outboard motors themselves. The Yamaha 425 XTO Offshore V-8, for example, stands near the pinnacle of available outboard oomph and technology, and is well-suited for boats such as the Pursuit… SEE MORE

Image Courtesy of Elena Nappi / cnn.com.

The Luxury Yacht That Turns Into A Submarine

12/13/2019 by US Harbors

By Tamara Hardingham-Gill. It looks like something straight out of a James Bond movie, but this concept might just signal that the future of superyachts is sub-aquatic. Dreamed up by Italian-based naval architect Elena Nappi, the hybrid vessel can travel on both the surface of the sea and underwater. Known as the… SEE MORE

Cold Water Paddling & Fishing Safety

12/13/2019 by US Harbors

By Bruce Ingram. The most dangerous incident of my paddling career occurred on the James River when a friend and I overturned in his canoe. Earlier, my water temperature gauge had registered 54 degrees and the air temperature 65 degrees. When I fell in, I felt as if a sledge… SEE MORE

New Submarine to be Named the USS Massachusetts

12/6/2019 by US Harbors

By Peter Jasinski. For the first time in over 50 years, the name Massachusetts will be given to an active Navy vessel. The most recent iteration of the USS Massachusetts, the South Dakota-class battleship docked at Fall River’s Battleship Cove, has represented the Bay State on the high seas since… SEE MORE