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Nov 2020

We have a large sand problem that has been festering inside Johns Pass for nearly my entire lifetime. This issue is now coming to a head as it continues to grow and worsen. That issue is sand encroaching into Johns pass forming a large beach along the North West side of the pass. This new beach...

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How many recreational boats are registered in the United States? Boating is a popular activity around the world, and in certain areas of the United States (like here in Florida), it seems more common than not that someone owns a boat. While Florida is one of the leaders in recreational boat ownership, let’s take a...

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Curtis Stokes & Associates, INC. and Southwest Florida yachts, INC. form partnership Curtis Stokes & Associates, Inc. and Southwest Florida Yachts, Inc. are pleased to announce formation of a partnership to jointly offer yacht sales, charter, training and management for their respective clients. Under this new partnership Barb Hansen, owner of Southwest Florida Yachts, will...

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Apr 2020

Protect Imperiled Manatees And Their Habitat This April 22nd marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, a worldwide movement to support environmental protection. At Save the Manatee Club, we often hear from people who love manatees and want to do their part to protect them, and Earth Day is a great time to get involved....

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Apr 2020

Marine vendors join forces for Nineteen for 19 fundraiser Nineteen companies who make marine-related merchandise have come together to raise money for those affected financially by the coronavirus pandemic. Nineteen for 19, organized by , a maker of waterproof electronics cases, is a fundraiser to benefit Modest Needs Foundation, a nonprofit that provides emergency relief...

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When you think of inflatable boats, what comes to mind? For many prospective boat buyers, inflatable boats aren’t often considered because they are a newer option in the boating market. There are many advantages to rigid inflatable boats, which we’ll highlight below. If you’re interested in taking a closer look at an inflatable boat in...

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If you know your boat, the rules of the water, and have completed the necessary boating courses, we hope you’ll never have to know the information in this blog. The fact is, the US Coast Guard counted nearly 4,3000 boating accidents in 2017, which accounted for 658 deaths, 2,629 injuries, and approximately $46,000 in property...

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While many prospective boat owners know exactly what they’re looking for in a boat, many others find themselves faced with tough decisions about the type of boat they want. While powerboats and sailboats are very different, each has a set of benefits that are very different from the other. Additionally, both will cost about the...

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