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2016 Captain's Class coming to Louisville Again!


As we head into the winter months, we’ve got the perfect thing to keep you engaged in boating!  How about getting you captain’s license? For the 8th year in a row, we’ve... More

2015 Kentucky River Statistics


As we wrap up the 2015 boating season, we reached out to our friends in Frankfort to get a recap of the Kentucky River’s activity this year.  You may recall that Locks 1-4 were opened for... More

USCG Issues Safety Alert Regarding Vessel Lighting


The United States Coast Guard released an official Marine Safety Alert warning boaters about the unapproved recreational and commercial navigation lights.  In addition, the use of decorative lighting... More

Merco Marine Provides Docks for River Destinations


​Merco Marine, a dock manufacturer located in Wellsburg, WV, was an integral part of two new facilities along the Monongahela and Ohio Rivers.  Merco has provided all of the docks for the new... More

New Docks in Wellsburg Hope to Attract Boaters


The City of Wellsburg received 140’ of new floating boat docks that were installed near the boat launch ramp in north Wellsburg.  Specifically, the city purchased seven new 8’ x 20’... More

Madison Update


Mike at the Rivercrest Marina in Madison wanted me to make sure people know that they are fully up-and-running, with fuel available 24/7.  Like everywhere else, their depths have been impacted... More

Kentucky River Update


You may recall that we ran a special on the KY river’s locks opening and the June 26th special event in Frankfort.  In case you missed it, we’ll re-post the link here: LINK ... More

Madison’s Rivercrest Marina Survey


The Madison Riverfront Committee located in Madison, Indiana is doing due diligence with regards to Rivercrest Marina. The Madison, Indiana Rivercrest Marina is an inland marina located mile marker... More

Trip to Frankfort and the 2015 River Blast


Last month, we shared the good news that we’ll be able to navigate the Kentucky River to Frankfort this summer.  Although the locks will be open at the end of May, the city of Frankfort... More

BoatLocal.com Calendar of Events Filling Up


While the weather is cold outside, start planning your summer boating activities with the BoatLocal.com Events Calendar.  The calendar is a one stop shop for listings of all boating related activities,... More

Kentucky River Trip Planning


The engineers from the lock and dam projects on the Kentucky River have some good news to report.  While construction took a little longer than planned, things should be pretty-well completed on... More

Warm Up With Sea Ray of Cincinnati Pre-Boat Show Party and Sales Event


As the fridgid temperatures blanket the Midwest, there is one way to get warmed up… checking out some new boats!  For those you that don’t want to wait for the boat show or don’t... More

Seven Tips to Get More Out of a Marine Survey


With boat shows just around the corner, many boaters will be purchasing new and used boats in the next few months.  Here are a few tips from Boat Owners Association of The United States on... More