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    Sunday, November 25, 2007 Launches! is proud to announce the debut of The site is still under construction but we are excited about the future and believe that this meaningful endeavor will be the first of its kind to make a serious impact on the marine industry. We will continue to bring you the latest news, products, and innovations on eco-friendly boating and marine supplies. Thanks for all your support!

    First Carbon Neutral Fishing Tournament

    January 10-13 Miami Beach Marina will hold the worlds first fishing tournament which will offset its emissions in an attempt to be carbon neutral. "The Sailfish Tournament," organized by Dan Kipnis and Eric Peeples will mitigate emissions from boats through donations from sponsors Merrill Stevens Yachts and the Ruwitch Foundation donating money to The tournament is being held to raise awareness of the Green Button project which asks boaters to donate a few cents more at marina pumps to help offset emissions. For more information go to the

    Monday, November 19, 2007

    First Solar Powered Transatlantic Crossing by Boat

    This year Sun21 became the first solar powered boat to complete a transatlantic crossing. The vessel, built and sponsored by the Swiss Transatlantic21 Association, traveled a total of 7000 miles from Seville, Spain to New York City without using a drop of fuel. The vessel averaged 107 nautical miles a day, comparable to a sailboat of similar size. To read more about this historic event or view footage of the crossing go to

    Monday, November 12, 2007

    Congratulations to Four Fish Inn and Marina in Jensen Beach!

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), along with the Clean Boating Partnership, today designated Four Fish Inn and Marina as a Florida Clean Marina and Clean Boatyard. Four Fish Inn and Marina is the eighth Clean Marina and fourth Clean Boatyard in Martin County. For more on this story go here

    For more information on the FDEP CLean Boating Partnership go to