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Apr 19 2015

Arcadia is a 1972 38’ Egg Harbor Sport Fisherman.  She has a fiberglass hull with a wood top deck, similar to many boats of that generation.  Her owners are a military family who has been transferred to Florida and are offering a unique opportunity to the right individual(s).  Her current owners purchased her in 2010 from a famous German artist from Manhattan that enjoyed her for years at the dock while she rest idle since he had no prior boating experience. 

The previous owner invested a lot of money into having a large section of the bow deck cut out and replaced, as well as having the fly bridge rebuilt with divinycell to avoid any future issues with the wood.  Since the current owners have had her they have continued to replace portions of the wood top deck.   They have had custom fabricated mahogany top cap built to be installed on the gunwale which is waiting in the cabin for finish installation

Read more: Arcadia
Apr 16 2015

The Town of Babylon is hoping more people will be out on the water kayaking this year as they promote the use of their nautical trails or otherwise called Blueways.

They have created a map outlining 25 miles of Great South Bay Kayak routes which is now linked to the Town of Babylon web site.  Signs identifying launch points will go up at five town locations before Memorial Day, along with one in the Village Of Amityville.  A Kayak race modeled on the town’s summer bike and run events is also being planned for September. 

Blue Ways have opened in recent years or are planned in the towns of Huntington, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay and in Hempstead.  One of the largest, the South Shore Blueway Trail is scheduled to open early this summer.  It stretches from the western border of the town of Hempstead to the Nassau-Suffolk county line.

Read more: Kayaking In Babylon
Apr 03 2015

 Where are you planning on vacationing this summer?

How about a Bareboat Charter on the Erie Canal? Wikipedia describes a bareboat charter as an arrangement for the chartering or hiring of a ship or boat, whereby no crew or provisions are included as part of the agreement, instead, the people who rent the vessel from the owner are responsible for taking care of such things.

Read more: Bareboat Charter On The Erie Canal
Mar 29 2015

The New York Boater is all about New York, and especially about businesses who call New York home.  This month we feature a New York Boat Builder who is building a unique pontoon boat that would be perfect on any of the thousands of ponds and lakes within NY, especially the ones where you are limited to electric engines.

Built in the small upstate village of Bainbridge, Pond Craft offers one model of their boat with lots of options for a truly customized product.   The Pond Craft Pontoon Boat is 12’ Long, with a 6’ beam.  Built of all aluminum including the deck.  The pontoons are 20” high using .090 thick aluminum.  Their standard model is set up for fishing with two swivel seats.  The Pond Craft can handle a weight capacity of 1,000 pounds and will handle up to a 15hp gas motor.

Read more: Pond Craft Custom Built Pontoon Boats
Mar 22 2015

Have you ever considered powering your boat with Natural Gas?  Well that opportunity may be coming to a marina near you.  If you’re fortunate enough to have your boat docked in your back yard, how about the ability to fuel your boat safely at your own dock.

Blue Gas Marine based in Apex North Carolina is currently marketing a hybrid system that once installed on your boat allows for the use of compressed natural gas to be used on outboard or inboard gasoline or diesel engines.  Their system allows you to switch between the fuels your boat currently uses automatically  

Read more: Blue Gas Marine

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1. Modular Concepts Group...
    Category: Boat Service
    City: Hancock
    Website: www.systemsbuiltsolutions.com
2. Knapik's Marine
    Category: Boat Dealers & Brokers
    City: Amsterdam
    Website: www.knapiksmarine.com
3. Nautech Marine Services
    Category: Boat Service
    City: Wilson
    Website: www.wnyboatrepair.com
4. Susies Boat-tique
    Category: Boat Interiors
    City: Rochester
5. Captain Bill’s Marina
    Category: Marinas
    City: Watkins Glen
    Website: www.senecaharborstation.com
6. Week Daze Sport Fishing
    Category: Charter Boats
    City: Buffalo
7. Fuzzy Guppies
    Category: Boat Dealers & Brokers
    City: Waterloo
    Website: www.fuzzyguppies.com
8. Erie Canal Cruises
    Category: Charter Boats
    City: Herkimer
    Website: www.eriecanalcruises.com
9. Tonawanda NY
    Category: Communities Along The Canal System
    City: Tonawanda
    Website: newyorkboater.com/in-the-news/159-boating-in-the-tonawanda-s
10. Wave Restaurant &...
    Category: Dock & Dine
    City: Port Jefferson
    Website: www.danfords.com/restaurant.cfm
11. Dunhams Bay Sea Ray
    Category: Boat Dealers & Brokers
    City: Latham
    Website: www.dunhamsbaysearay.com
12. Glen Harbor Marina
    Category: Marinas
    City: Watkins Glen
    Website: www.glenharbormarina.com
13. Giacomo Jacks
    Category: Dock & Dine
    City: Amityville
    Website: www.giacomojacks.com
14. Captain Jack's Boating...
    Category: Boater Safety
    City: Sewaren
    Website: www.nyboatingsafetycertificate.com
15. Empire Point Marina
    Category: Boat Dealers & Brokers
    City: Island Park
    Website: www.empirepointmarina.com
16. Rising Tide Fuel
    Category: Mobile Fuel Deliveries
    City: Long Island
    Website: www.risingtidefuel.com
17. Empire Point Marina
    Category: Marinas
    City: Island Park
    Website: www.empirepointmarina.com
18. NY Boat School
    Category: Boater Safety
    City: Whitestone
    Website: www.nyboatschool.com
19. Hewlett Point Yacht Club
    Category: Yacht Clubs
    City: East Rockaway
    Website: www.hpyachtclub.org
20. Fairport NY
    Category: Communities Along The Canal System
    City: Fairport
    Website: newyorkboater.com/in-the-news/what-s-new-in-boating/100-15-d
21. Captain JJ
    Category: Boater Safety
    City: Macedon
    Website: www.captainjj.com
22. Captain JJ
    Category: Finger Lakes
    City: Macedon
    Website: www.captainjj.com
23. Captain JJ
    Category: Boater Safety
    City: Macedon
    Website: www.captainjj.com
24. Lyons
    Category: Communities Along The Canal System
    City: Lyons
    Website: newyorkboater.com/in-the-news/166-boating-in-lyons-ny.html
25. Engine House Inc.
    Category: Marine Engines and Parts
    City: Farmingdale
    Website: www.enginehouseny.com
26. Progression Boats
    Category: Boat Builders
    City: Copiague
    Website: www.progressionboats.com
27. Superboats
    Category: Boat Builders
    City: Lindenhurst
    Website: www.superboatonline.com
28. Canal Princess
    Category: Charter Boats
    City: North Tonawanda
    Website: www.porchesofpendleton.com

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