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Boat dealers here in Northern Michigan and across the country are seeing an increase in people buying new boats, especially after stay-at-home orders lift. “Customers want to boat and they want to boat today,” said Walstrom Marine President Tom Ervin. “We have already sold out a few product lines until the end of the year.” …

Summer waters are wide open and more Americans than ever are heading to sea. Now that coronavirus-related boating restrictions have been lifted in all 50 states and the pandemic has canceled various summer plans, including camps, sporting events and vacations, the boating industry is seeing a spike in interest to get out on the water. …

Anyone who lives near the shores of the Chesapeake and its tributaries can’t help but notice it: boating is fun. Mid-bay boaters recently said Bay Bulletin that the local waters have been so busy, it feels like July 4th. With the coronavirus response limiting travel and activity, boat owners who typically don’t go out as …

Syracuse, NY – Boat dealers in central New York City are benefiting from a rising tide in sales, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Dealers say people who canceled travel plans this summer due to the pandemic are buying boats at an all-time high. Pool dealers reported a similar increase in sales. Bill Newcomb, owner of …

With double-digit unemployment and shelter-in-place restrictions keeping potential clients at home, Bay Area yacht broker Geli Burgin was certain 2020 would be a bad summer for the boat industry. And it started that way – in March, at the start of the shutdown, the Burgin Boat Dealer Group only had two vessels under contract. “We …

The rivers are rising and Colorado’s paddle shops and boat builders are reporting record sales as more families take a paddle in the state’s waterways. COVID-19 IN COLORADO The latest from the coronavirus outbreak in Colorado: MAP: Cases and deaths in Colorado. TEST: Here’s where to find a community testing site. The state is now …