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Cutwater Marine Announces Pocket Yacht Company

Cutwater Marine Sales recently announced the formation of Pocket Yacht Company – A full service marine dealer located in the Annapolis, MD area serving the entire Mid Atlantic Region. Cutwater Marine Sales recently acquired Chesapeake Ranger Tug.


This acquisition helped form the new full service Pocket Yacht Company dealer for the Chesapeake Region.

Mark Schulstad and Tony Schulstad, partners in the venture are excited with this expansion. “We have seen our customers’ approach to boating change over the past few years and we want to make it easier for them to enjoy the water.” said Mark Schulstad. “People use their boats differently today than they did in years past and we understand that.” Pocket Yacht Company is a full service marine dealer serving the mid Atlantic region providing a unique buying experience for their customers. With over 35 years of combined marine experience, Pocket Yacht Company delivers quality, versatile cruising products ranging from 21’ to 35’ with a feature set unmatched by comparable sized vessels. Factory direct pricing, diesel power and on board accommodations define Pocket Yacht Company’s business model.

Mark Mansfield sales manager for Ranger Tug and Cutwater Marine said, “We are very happy to have Pocket Yacht Company represent Ranger Tug and Cutwater in the Chesapeake Region. Mark Tony have an impeccable track record with us and have been very successful over the years. We are excited and know that Mark and Tony will represent our brands well.” Ranger Tug Cutwater Marine are manufactured in the Pacific Northwest.

Pocket Yacht Company will be very active in the Maritime Community in the Chesapeake. They will continue to be active participants in the area events as participants and supporters of last month’s 2012 Trawler Fest in Baltimore – September 28th through September 30th. They will also be represented with a full display at the 2012 Annapolis Power Boat Show later this week – October 11th through 14th.

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Overturned boat blocks traffic – WALB


The Georgia State Patrol assisted traffic flow near the intersection of Clark Avenue and GA 300, near the new Walmart, beside the Verizon cellular store.

A pickup truck was pulling a trailer loaded with an aluminum boat, and the boat rolled over, trailer and all.

The driver of the pick up truck pulling the fishing boat was headed east on Clark Avenue.

One of the tires on the trailer came off the rim.

Only one lane of traffic was affected, and the area is now clear.


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Hope on horizon for Maid of the Mist

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) – Over the past few months, it’s been far from smooth sailing for the Maid of the Mist. A change in ownership threatened to ground the popular tour boats. But help could be coming from Albany.

Through 2013, the Maid of the Mist fleet will be allowed to dock on the Canadian side of the Falls. But after that, when Hornblower takes over in 2014, the American company will no longer be allowed to us the Canadian docks to house their boats, putting the iconic tourist attraction in jeopardy.

According to a spokesman for Governor Andrew Cuomo, with millions of visitors each year to Niagara Falls USA, the tour boat company is vital for the Buffalo-Niagara region. Now the state is stepping in to try and keep the boats sailing from the American side of the Falls.

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John O’Hear, owner of Bedore Tours, which sees 20,000 sightseers each year, is thrilled by the news. He says his business would take a hit if Maid of the Mist boat vanished from NYS.

“Ultimately, yeah, it would definitely impact Niagara Falls, NY,” O’Hear said.

The Glenn family, who owns Maid of the Mist, is eyeing the old Shoellkoph Power Plant as a potential docking station in 2014. A state spokesman says all options are being considered and nothing has been ruled out of the picture.

The Glenn family lost a bidding war in the spring to California-based Hornblower Cruise Lines, which will take over on the Canadian side and take over the Canadian docks. Without the docks, the Glenn family’s long-running business would likely crumble.

The Glenn family would not comment. Hornblower has said they are also interested in taking over tours on the American side of the Falls once the Glenn family’s contract is up.


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