Sabre 42The advent of pod drives for recreational motor yachts has taken place over a relatively short period in time. Sabre offers six models in the current motor yacht range and all models are available with pod drives; in fact only two of the six, the Sabre 54 Salon Express and Fly Bridge, can be offered with straight shafts. Our transition from shaft driven to pod driven models is almost complete. For those who are still not convinced here's an explanation of the benefits. Commercial vessels such as tugs and cruise ships have been using pods for some time. For the tug boat operator, the ability to direct thrust in any direction as required, is a huge benefit. Pods are far more efficient than conventional drives when operating in close quarters. For the cruise ship

Toronto Yacht Services, Volvo PentaToronto Yacht Services is now an Authorized Volvo Penta dealer for warranty, service, parts and also for engine sales and installation for the full range of Volvo Penta gasoline sterndrive engines, diesel stern drives, Volvo Penta saildrive, and inboard diesel from 1 to 13 litres (12 to 900hp) . Of particular interest to owners with newer power yachts, Toronto Yacht Services will handle Volvo Penta IPS of all types from twin to quadruple installations. Toronto Yacht Services will also be providing mobile service from Toronto to Hamilton.

Mike Stenberg - Dr.ShrinkPremium international shrink wrap supplier, Dr. Shrink, Inc. is proud that its president/CEO/founder Michael Stenberg is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award in Michigan and Northwest Ohio. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Award recipients will be named at a black-tie gala on June 20 at the MGM Grand, Detroit.  Dr. Shrink, Inc. is a small company that was started by Michael and his wife Jill Stenberg in Manistee, Michigan in April of 1992. They had a related

IBEXShow organizers announce registration is now open for the 2013 International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), to be held from September 17-19 at the Louisville Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. All qualified marine professionals are invited to register for this trade-only event by visiting the new IBEX website. The 2013 IBEX Show offers a full schedule of 75 seminars, presented by industry experts on a variety of subjects vital to the marine trades. Topics range from in-depth looks at specific products; discussions on methods of boatbuilding, repair, surveying, and design; as well as issues of boatyard

Lunenburg Yacht ClubPat Nelder at the Atlantic Marine Trades Association sent us this video link to the CBC Halifax site where broadcaster Colleen Jones visits the Lunenburg Yacht Club to investigate a new high-school sports program that brings more teens into sailing. It seems that in spite of the famous sailing heritage throughout Atlantic Canada, a significant number of teens have never had the chance to experience sailing first-hand.

Bentley HodgeMarineMax Vacations is pleased to announce that Bentley Hodge has been promoted to the role of Base Manager at the company’s charter base in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.  “We are excited to have Bentley move into this role and manage our base operations in the British Virgin Islands” said Raul Bermudez, Vice President of MarineMax Vacations. “Bentley’s extensive industry experience and his drive for excellence in customer service have paved the way for this well-deserved promotion.  Most recently, Bentley served as our Customer Service Manager and has been an asset to the base operations and the entire MarineMax Vacations team.” Lex Raas, President of MarineMax Vacations also commented, “Bentley truly lives the MarineMax culture of

House of CommonsNational Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced that on Thursday May 23rd, 2013, Member of Parliament (MP) Dan Albas, Okanagan-Coquihalla, made reference to his meetings with members of NMMA in the House of Commons during a debate on Bill S-12. In his remarks, Albas cites concerns made by members of NMMA as evidence for the need to improve trade for Canadian industries. NMMA Canada is pleased that our annual meetings in Ottawa for Day on the Hill created momentum in government and that the concerns of our members are being voiced by Members of Parliament in the House of Commons.


ABYCThere is still time to get into the ABYC Electrical Certification Course held through Raven Marine, North Vancouver. The ABYC says that this electrical certification course with instructor Kevin Ritz is designed and intended for those with a minimum of 3-5 years practical experience in the field of marine electrical design, service or installation. Students new to the marine electrical field should consider our basic electrical programming options. The successful certification candidate should be familiar with all of the ABYC electrical standards, although the applicable standards will be reviewed as a part of the course. Course content is broken out into 14 topic areas that will be presented over a three and ½ day period. The three-hour

Tara Sands - CDICDI Electronics, supplier of outboard ignition components, is pleased to welcome Tara Sands as the Sales and Marketing Coordinator. Tara will work with the Sales and Marketing team in a variety of areas that will increase brand awareness in the marine industry.Tara brings a vast amount of knowledge in the areas of marketing and graphic design to the manufacturing operation in Huntsville, Alabama. “We are very excited to welcome Tara to our team at CDI,” explained Thomas James, Sales and Marketing Manager for CDI Electronics. “Her marketing and

CPS Flag RelayTo honour its 75th anniversary the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron has undertaken a journey west to Vancouver Island, BC and East to Avalon, Nfld.  On May 28th the flag made its stop at Penetanguishene, ON and was presented by Andy Myers, Power Squadron Commander for Penetanguishene. 1938 was the year that Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) started its journey. Three members of the Windsor Yacht Club took the Junior Piloting Course at the Detroit Power Squadron in 1937 and instructed the first course in Windsor in 1938.  In honour of this 75th milestone in our history, two specially designed CPS anniversary flags arrived by boat from the United States depicting where we grew from.  These flags were

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