Vesper Wins Product ExcellenceVesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, announced today the WatchMate XB-8000 smartAIS has been awarded the Product of Excellence Award by the 2020 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Conference and Expo in the AIS category. The awards were presented virtually on Saturday, September 26, 2020.

Navigare YachtingNavigare Yachting is delighted to announce the relocation of its charter base in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to Nanny Cay Resort and Marina, on Tortola. 

MaretronDuring the 2020 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Business Meeting held on September 26, a total of 19 marine products received top awards. The Maretron® N2KBuilder®  NMEA 2000® network design software was a winner in the new category of Marine Specialty Products.

IBEXThe new IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience, launched by IBEX LLC, held virtually September 29 – October 2, 2020 ended the week with positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors alike.

Dometic GroupDometic’s Vancouver facility has received RINA Approval and Certification for its Optimus 5000 Electronic Power Steering System (EPS). The approval opens the door for growth in yachting and commercial marine markets for Dometic.

DAME R&DEntries are now open for a special one-off DAME competition to be awarded at the virtual METSTRADE Connect event on 10 December 2020. The DAME R&D Excellence in Adversity Award will celebrate the efforts of global equipment manufacturers that have kept design at the forefront of their development efforts during the pandemic challenges of 2020.

NMMA CanadaDespite the successful season enjoyed by many boating businesses, there are risks looming on the horizon for the recreational boating industry. For example, this past August President Trump announced a 10% tariff on raw Canadian aluminum being imported into the United States.

Four Winns and GlastronFour Winns and Glastron were honored to present The Boat Warehouse with the prestigious Large, Cambridge Lighthouse award for being the largest volume dealer with multiple locations. The award was presented at the dealership in Kingston, Ontario on Monday, August 24, 2020.

Polyform FendersPolyform US is introducing new Pink Fenders to “Protect What Matters”. For the first time in recent history, we will be bringing awareness and funds to the fight against breast cancer in a new arena. 

George BellwoarThe National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) presented its 2020 Mel Barr Award to George Bellwoar, Perko Incorporated vice-president of sales and marketing. Named in the memory of marine rep Mel Barr, one of the founders of NMRA and its first president, the award recognizes an individual who has contributed to the improvement of the marine industry.

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