Marine Web site news roundup


Several marine companies announced new or redesigned Web sites.

Newcoast Financial Services, a leading financial firm specializing in the marine industry, launched a new Web site.

The site has been designed to educate boating and yachting customers on how Newcoast Financial can provide specialized financing programs to meet their unique needs.

"Whether they are purchasing a sportboat, megayacht, sailboat, or refinancing their current loan, we make sure our customers are offered the most competitive rates plus all the options they deserve in their financial packages," said James Kelaita, president of Newcoast Financial Services, in a statement.

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Safe Haven Systems launched a new Web site at

The company's state-of-the-art site provides product information, complete with photos, downloadable specification sheets and videos of the lifts in action.

The streamlined Web site links visitors to its entire environmentally friendly line, including the Retreat Series, Harbor Series, Solar Hybrid options, Hideaway and Jet-T lifts. A "Contact Us" page and FAQ section make it easy to order or ask questions.

Users can also subscribe to the Safe Haven newsletter or learn more about the Doggie Donation Program.

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Digital Era Media released a new version of, a boat-for-sale Web site for Canada.

"We have been using for over two years now. We have found this site delivers quality leads, specifically on recent model trade-ins," said Scott MacCrimmon, co-owner of Ed Huck Marine, in a statement. "Revenue earned from just one large-dollar brokerage sale pays for a season of exposure on this site, and we've been able to consistently track results."

There are more than 20,000 boats listed for sale on, with current traffic levels exceeding more than 100,000 unique boating customers a month.