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MarineMax From The Helm Boating Broadcast is an entertaining take on the boating and yachting lifestyle. Tune in to the video podcast that connects boat owners, innovators, and leaders in the boating industry.

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Something BIG Removed from the Pacific Ocean

Marine Industry News recently published an article about The Ocean Cleanup, a group of scientists helping to reduce waste in our world's waters. The project’s ocean-cleaning "System 002" has now collected 101,353kg (223,445lbs) of plastic over 45 extractions, sweeping an area of the ocean of over 3,000 square kilometers – comparable to the size of Luxembourg or Rhode Island. The group operates in The Great Pacific Garbage Patch spanning waters from the West Coast of North America to Japan. The group's success has led to an expansion to "System 03," which is expected to capture plastic at a rate potentially 10 times higher than "System 002" through a combination of increased size, improved efficiency, and increased uptime. 

Boston Whalers #BeABetterBoaterSweepstakes is open

MarineMax has partnered with Boston Whaler and Guy Harvey to create the “Be a Better Boater Sweepstakes!” In the height of boating season it is important to protect the water and marine life around you. For the sweepstakes, people are asked to snap a picture to show how they are doing their part. You could win: 2 Guy Harvey tumblers, 2 Guy Harvey hats, 2 Guy Harvey t-shirts, and a Guy Harvey signed print. The sweepstakes closes at 11:59 p.m. CT on August 31, 2022.

"Travel the Seas” with Cruisers Yachts 

It's almost Labor Day and for some regions, that means winterization and pulling the dock out of the water. If you're still itching to get into a new boat this year, some great opportunities are happening right now! MarineMax recently launched the “Travel the Seas” promotion that will include a new “Extended Protection Plan” for select model year 2022 Cruisers Yachts. Take advantage of this end-of-season offer and join the boating lifestyle to explore the open water or anchor at your favorite spots.  

Bezos’ Yacht Leaves Yard in Middle of Night 

The good citizens of Rotterdam in The Netherlands won’t have to throw eggs at Jeff Bezos’ enormous new $500 million yacht after all. At 3:00 AM, the 417-foot yacht was towed from the Oceanco yard where it was being built to another Dutch yard where it will be finished. As a result, it did not have to go under Rotterdam’s iconic Koningshaven Bridge, “De Hef.” Hear the backstory from the last episode of Boating Broadcast. We're keeping an eye on the development of Bezos' new yacht to see the final product. Reported to be the largest sailboat in the world and the largest yacht in Holland, with three masts, reaching 229 feet up in the air. 

Seeing Clearly with Maui Jim 

Stacey Dunn, Sunglass Evangelist and Training Manager for Maui Jim sunglasses joins us again to show us how to pick out the best pair and shares insider tips and tricks on maintaining your favorite Maui Jims. We begin by discussing what goes into making a premium pair of sunglasses like patented polarization, frame construction and materials, and high-quality lenses, including readers and prescription sunglasses. Then we learn more about the Maui Jim Warranty, the Maui Jim Difference, and how to maintain your premium sunglasses. Shop for sunglasses online at or call your local MarineMax store to see if they carry the brand. You can also watch last year's episode to get a better introduction to the Maui Jim brand and Stacey's role with the company.
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