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Richard has over 40 years experience in Canada's pleasure boat industry. He was a major boat retailer and co-owner of two marinas. He is a past President of the Ontario Marina Operators Association, past director of Allied Boating Association of Canada, a co-founder of the Marine Technology Recreation Program at Georgian College, and a part-time teacher in that program. He is author of the best-selling book, "Handbook of Boating Essentials," and was co-organizer of dozens of poker runs for high performance boats in both Canada and Eastern United States. He has travelled across North America testing and writing about boats, the people, and the industry. Richard is one of Canada's most prolific boat writers with over 500 published boat tests, reviews, and articles.

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Jan 17, 20246 min
The James Bond-Inspired Superyachts of John Staluppi
John Staluppi likes anything mechanical, especially if it has speed.  He quit school at sixteen to start working as a mechanic at a local...

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Dec 12, 20236 min
Innovators in Boating - John L. Hacker & Hacker-Craft
As a boaer, you have probably heard of Hacker-Craft and their superbly built classic wooden boats.  But like me, before I researched...

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Nov 29, 20237 min
The Birth of Motorboating
Adding a motor to a boat is said to have started in the late 1700s when Scottish inventor James Watt, often erroneously credited with the...

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Nov 7, 20236 min
Innovators in Boating - Larry Smith & Scarab
You may never have heard of Larry Smith, but I would bet the farm that, as a boater, you have heard of Scarab. SoCal engineering graduate...

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Oct 27, 20239 min
Innovators in Boating - The Meloon Family & Correct Craft
The mid-1920s real estate boom in Central Florida must have looked appealing to the Meloon family living in Ossipee, New Hampshire -- a...

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Sep 26, 20236 min
Innovators in Boating - Johnny Morris & Tracker Boats
The White River Marine Group is said today to be the world’s largest boat manufacturer by volume. Its nine well-known brands include...

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Sep 6, 20239 min
Tom Gentry’s Quest to Set the Trans-Atlantic Speed Record
Being a boater, you may have heard the term “Blue Riband” as the award presented for the fastest surface crossing of the Atlantic Ocean....

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Aug 1, 20239 min
Innovators in Boating - Richard "Dick" Genth the Corporate Fixer
The boating industry is chock full of the most interesting of people -- hard working, dedicated individuals and families who have often...

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Jul 18, 20239 min
Innovators in Boating - Offshore Legend Allan “Brownie” Brown
The boating industry is chock full of the most interesting of people -- hard working, dedicated individuals and families who have often...

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