Monterey BoatsMonterey Boats is honored to welcome Quartermaster Marine to the Monterey Boats dealer family!
“Monterey Boats is excited to begin this journey with Quartermaster Marine,” said Monterey’s Director of Sales, Kim Loenichen. “The addition of Quartermaster Marine into our Monterey Boats dealer family will reinforce our brands reputation as being the very best in the marine industry today.”
Quartermaster Marine is a premier recreational boating sales and service company located in Prince Edward Island, Canada. And according to Jason Craig at Quartermaster Marine, they are also very excited to be part of the Monterey Boat’s family. Jason Craig stated, “We feel that the Monterey line will be a very nice addition to our business with the many models available”.

NMEANot everyone can make it to the September NMEA Conference in San Diego but there are Canadian training opportunities available in Halifax, on  August 28/29/30! The location will be the Future Inns Halifax Hotel and Conference Centre in Halifax. You can  still join the upcoming Halifax.  Educational Training Sessions: NEW Basic Marine Electronics Installer, Wednesday, August 28th, NMEA 2000 Training, Thursday, August 29th

NMEAOnly 7 weeks left before the annual NMEA conference and expo begins in San Diego!  Here are a few reminders for those who have and who haven't yet registered and things to think about in planning your visit:
1.    Booths
There are a limited number of booths.  If you develop marine electronics, the conference is THE place to get your message to the trade.
 2.    Registrations
If you have not yet registered, do so soon!  The early bird deadline has been extended.
If you plan to take the NEW MEI (Jan. 2013), NEW AMEI (Sept. 2013), or NEW NMEA 2000 (Sept. 2012) certificate courses, please register soon to

West Marine Blue FuturesWest Marine, the world’s largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, has released its BlueFuture® 2012 Sustainability Report.  BlueFuture® encompasses West Marine’s company-wide efforts focusing on sustainability, including improving and protecting the marine environments, reducing the company’s carbon footprint and encouraging people to enjoy being out on the water. From  Pure Oceans, the company’s private label brand of “green” boating products, to giving millions of dollars in grants over the years to marine-based non-profits — West Marine continues to demonstrate its commitment to preserving our waters and ensuring that future

ACBSBilled as the greatest antique and classic race boat show in Canadian history, the Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS) Toronto chapter held their annual boat show at the Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst, Ontario, July 4-7, 2013.
Also at the same location is the Muskoka Boat and Heritage Center with a host of historic marine displays to add to the day’s enjoyment. If you like old boats this is the place to be!

Sailing Safety AppIt was the Canadian Search and Rescue crews who came up with the idea. Obviously they are trying to do themselves out of more rescues than they need - an iPhone App that they hope will keep down the number of sailors who get into trouble. The new iPhone App designed by British Columbia search and rescue crews will help sailors and other boaters stay safe on the water right through this summer.
Developed by Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM-SAR), the free Safe Boating App has a range of resources to help all boaters with voyage planning, weather, communication, and emergencies.

David de Eyre Golf TournamentThe Boating Ontario Dealers are hosting their 6th Annual Golf Tournament, the David de Eyre Classic in honour of David de Eyre and we invite you to participate. If you have been a part of the marine industry for some time, no doubt you most likely crossed paths with David de Eyre. He was a legacy in the marine industry with his ownership of Clift’s Marine Sales. David was a successful business man and in his prime built Clift’s to be Canada’s largest yacht broker with over 400 listings with several offices throughout Ontario.

Sod ChristeningJuly 27th, 2013, saw the launching of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 08, Delta, new Type 1 Fast Response boat at Captain’s Cove Marina in Delta. VIP’s participating in the event and offering their congratulations, were the Honourable Kerry-Lynne Findlay, PC, QC, MP for Delta-Richmond East, and National Minister of Revenue, Vicki Huntington, MLA for South Delta, and Captain Joanne McNish, Regional Director Fleet, Canadian Coast Guard. Hans Verbeek, RCM-SAR Southern Area Representative, read greetings from Delta Mayor Lois Jackson and RCM-SAR President Jim Lee. Norm Dyck, a long time member of Station 08, acted as Master of Ceremonies and provided

Georgian Bay Regatta - Hope BayThe Georgian Bay Regatta kicked off it's annual week of daily racing on Georgian Bay at the Georgian Yacht Club in Owen Sound on Sunday July. After the official registration at the club the participants all attended the Welcome Dinner at the Owen Sound Legion. The initial race on Monday started out with light winds and some light rain. As we reached the mouth of Owen Sound the winds built to about 10 knots and the reach to White Cloud Island took about 3 more hours and anchored in Little Port Elgin Bay for the annual Rafting Party.

IBEXComposites One, Magnum Venus Plastech, and the Closed Mold Alliance will demonstrate several composite manufacturing techniques during the live demonstrations and outdoor exhibits at the 2013 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX). Organizers stated that this demonstration and others would give attendees another perspective on recent trends and advancements in the marine industry. At the Composite Pavilion, attendees can witness four different closed mold processes, including “prepreg” (pre-impregnated composite fibers), a recent advancement in closed mold technology. Seeing the same part built four ways on the same mold will allow spectators to compare and

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