Feb 18, 2020

NMEAThe National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has made a major change in its Master Dealer Program that gives marine electronics dealers another option for obtaining the coveted Master Dealer status. Under this option, two dealer employees who obtain NMET (National Marine Electronics Technician) certification will help the dealership qualify as a Master Dealer. Previously, a Master Dealer had to have at least one CMET (Certified Marine Electronics Technician) on staff to qualify.

The Master Dealer Program is a key component in NMEA's pledge to the boating public that NMEA dealers have the knowledge and expertise to deliver superior customer service. It focuses on three main areas: technical proficiency, ongoing education, and customer service. To qualify, dealerships must meet requirements for technical education and the proper use of specific test equipment, in addition to having at least one CMET or two NMETs on staff. Additionally, a point system based on technical courses that are completed successfully by the staff is used to determine a dealership's eligibility.

"Allowing the NMET certification opens up an opportunity for technical NMEA dealers who focus 100% on recreational installs to become Master Dealers, as they do not need the FCC commercial requirements," said Mark Reedenauer, NMEA President & Executive Director. "One of the biggest member benefits for Master Dealers is the 5% manufacturer discount coupons that are issued only to qualifying Master Dealers."

The NMET exam is a proctored 150-question test with a two-hour time limit and a requirement that the applicant correctly answer 80% of the questions. The test can be taken at any local library, test center, the NMEA office or the NMEA Conference & Expo. There are no direct study materials associated with the NMET exam at this time. Experiential knowledge of troubleshooting and installing complex marine electronics systems is the basis of the exam. The NMET exam question pool, now nearly 500 in all, has been expanded and modernized by experts in the areas of radar, sat comm, sat TV, autopilots, AIS, displays, computers, heading devices, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, VHF, DSC, SSB and NMEA data. Pricing for the NMET exam is $100 for NMEA members and $300 for non-members.

For more information on taking the NMET or becoming a NMEA Master Dealer call (410) 975-9425, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.nmea.org.

Featured Articles

  • Prev
Due to the ongoing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian Boat Shows has made the ...
Do you know a young person who is having trouble getting traction as they start out in life? It has ...
CARAVAN SALON 2020 has demonstrated the success of Düsseldorf trade fairs - exhibitors report ...
“Limestone” is a heritage Canadian boat brand that has earned a loyal following over the past ...
International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference Invites Participants to Take Part ...
Marine Industries Association of South Florida and Informa U.S. Boat Shows Announce County and City ...
We have been working closely with ICOMIA Marinas Group, as well as other industry professionals, ...
For owners of all types of boats that are trailered from one lake to another within Canada, (and ...
Registration is now open for International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference ...
PORTS Managing Editor, Rob MacLeod, is on the road for the next two weeks visiting Marinas and ...

STOP INVASIVE SPECIES SPREAD - SEE HOW EASILY YOU CAN “CLEAN, DRAIN, DRY” YOUR WAKEBOAT

 

Clean, Drain, DryFor owners of all types of boats that are trailered from one lake to another within Canada, (and perhaps to waters in the USA when the borders open again) please take the steps to clean, drain and dry your boat and trailer to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species. If you plan to venture into the USA with your boat and trailer, you may be required to follow specific cleaning protocols.

We should always do this here in Canada as well, even if there are no specific laws requiring it. 

 

 

Read More


 

Boating Industry Canada News Week

 

Every Tuesday we publish a fresh Digest with informative articles pertaining to the Canadian boating and marine industry. Stay up to date with the latest products, research and industry developments.

Missed an Issue of Boating Industry Canada News Week? If you're looking for a specific issue, or simply want to catch up on previous issues, check out our Boating Industry Canada News Week Archives.

Not signed up for News Week? Subscribe here

 

 

 

 

 

Marine Products

  • Prev
Some stereo manufacturers repackage automotive devices and call them marinized. Not so with ...
There are countless accessories for boats, leaving many owners bewildered as to which to choose to ...
TACO Marine has entered one of its new products in the competition for an IBEX 2020 Innovation ...
Comprehensive system lets users track, monitor and remotely control up to 5 switches on their ...
The next generation of marine and awning fabrics is here. Available in 3 different product ...
Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the world’s leading ...
Exposed to the elements, outdoor fabrics tend to get exceptionally dirty. Replacing them for ...
Whether afloat all season or stored on the hard, salt spray, wind-blown dirt and the sun's UV rays ...
Lowrance has announced  the expansion of its award-winning Lowrance Ghost freshwater ...
When it comes to durability in harsh marine environments, stainless steel is one material that ...

BOATERS BENEFIT FROM PEACE OF MIND ON LAND AND SEA WITH GARMIN ONDECK REMOTE CONNECTIVITY SOLUTION 

Ondeck ConnectivityComprehensive system lets users track, monitor and remotely control up to 5 switches on their vessel from virtually anywhere. Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), leading marine electronics manufacturer, has announced its new OnDeck™ System, a remote monitoring and management solution that gives boaters 24/7 access to critical and timely information about their vessel.

When paired with the ActiveCaptain® app, OnDeck keeps users connected to their vessel by monitoring the boat’s battery status, bilge activity, door/hatch sensors, GPS location and more. For extra peace of mind...

Read More


 

People

  • Prev
Maple Leaf Marinas has announced that Peter Hart has joined the company as General Manager of ...
Bernard “Bernie” Luttmer (b. March 20 1945) passed away peacefully with his family at his side on ...
Navico – parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad Yachting, B&G and C-MAP brands – recently ...
The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the essential source of technical information ...
Rob Parmentier has been named President & CEO of Sailfish Boats.  Prior to this ...
North South Nautical Group Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Peel as a yacht ...
Brunswick Corporation has announced that Yami Hu, Boston Whaler Director of Strategic ...
Propspeed, leading innovator of underwater asset coatings, announced today it has hired Matt ...
Julian Potter has joined E-Plex, the leading brand of multiplexing technology for vehicle ...
The Canadian boating industry lost one of the great ones this past week. Cameron Wardlaw sadly ...