Mustang SurvivalMustang Survival is pleased to announce a three year exclusive sponsorship program with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Boat Operations And Training (BOAT) Program’s Officer Water Survival Course.

As part of the BOAT program’s Officer Water Survival course, maritime law enforcement officers will receive hands-on experience to prepare for survival in the water – either by an unexpected fall or during an altercation. As part of the sponsorship, students in the OWS course will be outfitted with Mustang Survival PFDs designed for the Public Safety and Law Enforcement category.

NOAAAs part of their recent newsletter, the NMMA shared that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Fisheries Service released the results of its rapid appraisal effort on the impacts of Superstorm Sandy on the commercial and recreational fisheries of New Jersey and New York.
The assessment considered impacts and uninsured losses for the bait, for hire, dealer, harvester, marina, and processor sectors. Uninsured losses for the two states are estimated to range from $155 to $198 million, with the average insurance coverage in New York at 35% and in New Jersey at 24%, indicating that insurance coverage for the fisheries sectors in the region was insufficient. Five million dollars in fisheries relief funding was included in

Mercury MarineMercury Marine announced the company has added 21 dealers to its North American dealer network during the month of March. The new additions span the continent and include five dealers in Canada and sixteen in the United States.
 
Four of the new Canadian Mercury dealers are:

Skyline MarinaSkyline Marina has announced that they will be showing new Meridian Yacht models at their Open House event on April 13th, 2013. The models on display will be the Meridian 341 and Meridian 391 Sedan Bridge, as well as a Meridian 441 Sedan Bridge.

Skyline Marina also has a 541 Sedan Bridge model arriving later in May of 2013.  In addition, there will be new 2013 and redesigned Sea Ray models on display including the Sea Ray 210 and 230 Select models, the 370 Sundancer, Sea Ray 370 Venture (Named Boating Magazine’s “Boat of the Year”), Sea Ray 410 Sundancer and 510 Sundancer.

Ocean Cruising ClubThe Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) has introduced a bursary (scholarship or grant) programme, the aim of which is to foster the development of ocean cruising by enabling young people to gain experience of long distance sailing. The bursary will facilitate the introduction of youngsters to experienced sailors and contribute towards the costs of the voyage.

For 2013, two highly qualified members of OCC have volunteered their time and berths on their vessels for the programme.  The OCC has commensurately committed a budget for two young sailors of any nationality between the ages of 18 and 25 to help defray the costs of participation.

Boat USHere is an idea Canadian marinas and yacht clubs could pick up and benefit from. It's the BoatUS 2013 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program and the goal is to achieve a 50% average reduction in cigarette litter.

In the latest message to their members, BoatUS said, boaters are keeping their butts out of the water - and we’re not talking about the kind in swim trunks. In just the past four years the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has helped nearly 200 marinas around the country tackle the problem of cigarette litter, and it is now looking for more marinas to join its 2013 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. Marinas in the U.S.

Bryn Perry - True North YachtsTrue North Yachts is delighted to welcome Bryn Perry aboard as a Sales Consultant. Originally from the UK, Bryn has been sailing for over 15 years. He is Senior Sailing Instructor with the RYA and has Raced 420’s at a national level as part of a keel boat match racing team whilst in school. Before moving to Canada in 2010 he worked for Sealine Motor Yachts in the UK and spent two years working on the Hamble River, recognized as the home of British Yachting, for the Harbour Masters Authority. Bryn was also lucky enough spend a summer teaching sailing in Sardinia.

Tim Bell - SeaguardTim Bell has been named export sales manager for Seaguard Italanodi S.r.l., a marine anode manufacturer and now master distributor for Canada Metal (Pacific) Ltd. Bell's new responsibilities are in addition to his existing role as sales and marketing manager Europe for Octopus Products autopilot drives, which CMP manufactures.

Seaguard Italanodi, established in 1972, specializes in cathodic protection systems and related products such as anodes.  As the master distributor for CMP it can now also offer Martyr anodes, Titan chain and accessories, and Rocna anchors. "I see great potential to build sales in Europe for this

Renewable Energy Conference 2013The 2013 Renewable Energy Conference takes place on April 16 and 17 at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax, NS.

Storage is the theme of this year's conference featuring eight sessions and three keynote speeches. In addition to the agenda sessions, delegates have the opportunity to visit the exhibit showcases situated in the conference's Market Café, a café style refreshment area. It offers delegates the opportunity to view the latest in products and services from exhibiting sponsors in a "Business to Business" networking atmosphere.

Nano FoulTwo different nano coatings, that work on a molecular level, and are effective for up to 20 years, for fiberglass, metal, aluminum , wooden boats and sound painted surfaces are now available in Canada.

These clear Natural Marine  “ Nano Foul Release” coatings, applied in minutes to almost any surface, will help keep boat hulls cleanable in both salt and fresh water environments. Clean hulls as required with deck brush or sponge.

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