This year, our focus is on helping you, the boater, get the absolute most out of your season. To start with, we're launching an all-new website. By Thursday morning, we'll be flipping the switch to serve you all the info you never knew you needed in one convenient place.
Our new website not only is more pleasing and easier to navigate, we're loading it with handy resources including an all-new mobile interface optimized with the information you may need in a hurry when you're on the water.
How many times have you been delivering the boat to or from the yard only to be surprised by a barge in the river? How many of you remember what to call the railroad bridge when requesting a bridge lift? (It's "NS5 over the Calumet", btw). On our new mobile site, you'll have quick access to the information you need when you're on the water at your fingertips. Not only do we have quick instructions for bridge hailing, we've embedded live ship tracking so you can see every barge, bulk carrier, tug boat, and even yachts equipped with AIS in real time.
For the sailboat racers, how often have you managed to get the whole crew down to the boat, get off the dock on time with sandwiches ready, only to realize that you forgot the sailing instructions for the day in the car and you're not sure which starting area to head to? We're keeping a collection of all the sailing instructions and racing area maps on the mobile page and we've even optimized them to load quickly and reliably for when you're out in the lake with only a scant bar of 2G service.
Visit us in Booth 126, near the Beneteau Display, to check it out and offer suggestions for other features we may be able to add in the future.