Boat prices have increased 10% this year as demand increases. Demand increased during the pandemic as boats were seen as a safe way to spend time outdoors. The same expedition industry woes are to blame for shortages of other commodities such as wood and furniture. Boats are increasingly expensive and harder to find in the …

To achieve fairness and ensure that the public facilities at Johnson Pier in Pillar Point Harbor are properly maintained, the San Mateo County Port District is considering a new license and fee program for those who sell seafood to the public . The Port District met on June 10 to discuss options for the Fee …

This is good news and bad news for Creve Coeur’s Gary Hart. The longtime fisherman is happy that more and more people are playing the sport. But that makes it feel a bit stuck, even on the 92 mile expanse of Lake of the Ozarks. “I’m a guy who loves loneliness when I fish, and …

Marc Dorfman has been sailing for over 23 years. He is a licensed US Coast Guard captain and certified sailing instructor by the American Sailing Association. He moved from Los Angeles to Miami during the pandemic. “When COVID hit LA, they really shut down the city. And they stopped all the work I was doing …

A new boat rental company hopes to make a splash on Lake Guelph this summer. “People are looking for a new outlet to put their energy in and boating is perfect for that,” said Curtis James, co-owner of Guelph Outdoor Adventures. “It will be a real breath of fresh air for everyone.” Guelph Outdoor Adventures …

A few days after the fire destroyed the business, friends, family and employees began to rebuild. NAPA COUNTY, California – Chad Frazier’s family have managed the Markley Cove Marina and Lake Berryessa Watersports Rental since 1955. “When the stay-at-home orders were lifted last summer, we prepared for the best season ever as more and more …

Jeff Bezos isn’t the only one spending big on a new boat. Boat sales and rentals increased in 2020 as Americans sought out summer activities suitable for pandemics, and it doesn’t appear that interest has declined further this year. Charity Garey, co-owner of Lakeshore Marina in Chattanooga, Tennessee, told WRCB-TV that they were fully booked …

Boats tied to buoys on Lake Tahoe. Provided INCLINE VILLAGE, Nevada – A boat rental company that has placed a number of unauthorized buoys on Lake Tahoe has agreed to pay a hefty fine. The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Board of Directors and Legal Committee on Wednesday both unanimously approved a settlement agreement with the …

KITCHENER – With many people thinking about safe outdoor activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, local canoe and kayak rental stores are already booming. Some stores in the Waterloo region have said they have been allowed to reopen under the latest relaxed restrictions, but others are taking their time to ensure the proper security protocols are …

LAKE PLACID – The owner of a local real estate agency has applied for permission to operate a new boat rental business on Mirror Lake. Peter Day, owner of Martha Day Realty, applied to the City-Village Joint Review Panel for approval to operate a boat rental business behind the storefront of Martha Day Realty on …