Operation nets more BUI citations in 2010


Marine law enforcement across the country was successful in Operation Dry Water 2010, the second nationwide crackdown on persons boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators reports.

This year's effort, held June 25-27, saw a jump in the number of agencies that took part, as well as the number of boaters and vessels contacted.

This year, participation was seen in all 50 states, as well as six U.S. territories. More than 40,000 vessels were contacted this year, compared to about 17,400 last year.

Officers gave out 322 BUI citations this year, compared to 283 in 2009.

The next Operation Dry Water is scheduled for June 24-26, 2011.

Click here for the full release.


Two Boosts for Boating and Fishing

MBIA’s Metro Boat show show draws a crowd, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expands boating and fishing opportunities.

Norwalk Boat Show Opens Today

The NMMA show runs through Sunday at Norwalk Cove Marina in Norwalk, Conn.

Raritan Expands Team

Patrick McNeel joins the New Jersey-based manufacturer as a marine equipment product developer.

Industry Mourns Walter “Bing” Burns O’Meara

The longtime publisher of Lakeland Boating magazine has died at 81.

NMMA Announces Hall of Fame Inductees

Regulator Marine’s Joan Maxwell and Bill Watters of Syntec Industries will be honored at IBEX.

Brunswick Acquires SemahTronix

The supplier of wiring harnesses and other electrical assemblies will be part of Brunswick’s growing Advanced Systems Group.

Mercury, Navico Join Electric Race Series

The Brunswick Corp. subsidiaries will provide an e-powertrain and electronics for the new E1 Series, which will feature electric hydrofoil boats.

Rollick and Lightspeed Team Up on Dealer Support

The partnership will give LightspeedEVO dealers access to Rollick’s consumer analytics.

End of an Era

Leon Slikkers retires from Tiara while a new boat is planned.