Apr 30, 2019

“Industry funded and education focused supporting all marine businesses of all sizes”

In 2018 Boating Ontario launched the MarineWorx Development Fund which supports the advancement of Ontario’s marine workforce by providing funds to both new and existing talent in the boating industry.  Funding is available on the technical side of our trade as well as marina management and dealer sales professionalism programs. In addition, MarineWorx aims to help members in their recruitment efforts by increasing the quantity and quality of young enthusiastic talent. MarineWorx was developed to help address the workforce shortages that the boating industry has been facing as the shortage expands from not only marine technician shortages but shortages on all specialized positions such as parts and service advisors, sales professionals among others.

Boating Ontario members have seen over 45 staff directly benefit from MarineWorx funding. At the same time, the over $15,000 provided for education support has served to advance knowledge, training and staff retention in all areas. We gratefully acknowledge and thank industry sponsors and MarineWorx contributors for their support.

Boating Ontario member businesses can take advantage of funds through MarineWorx with a simple application form.  Funding is available for programs at Georgian College, Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), Association of Marina Industries (AMI), American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) & Certified Professional Yacht Brokers (CPYB). Gaining access to these funds is easy and starts with a membership with Boating Ontario. Recipients must be must either work for or be referred by a Boating Ontario member and participate in one of the identified programs. For more information visit www.boatingontario.ca .

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Duane McKay at 1-888-547-6662 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Kaitlin Marine CorpStory: Greg Nicoll

Over 30 years ago, Bill Daniell, President of Kaitlin Corporation had a vision to create a series of master-planned resort style communities in Clarington Ontario. On June 19th was the Grand Opening Celebration of the Bowmanville Marina, (formerly known as the Port Darlington Marina) now owned by The Kaitlin Corporation.

There has been a great deal investment in the marina with the complete refurbishment of the Inns and suites, restaurant and event space with a capacity to host 30 to 300 people to suit a wide range of events. 

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