MarShieldWell known Canadian marine industry producer of lead keels, MarsMetal has seen significant success with their MarShield division that applies the company’s skills in fabrication using lead, to a nuclear reactor overhaul. In a recent article by Gary Yokoyama, in The Hamilton Spectator newspaper, Kevin Milne, MarShield president, discussed the Burlington company’ opportunities in Ontario's multibillion-dollar plan to refurbish its nuclear reactor fleet. MarShield provides radiation protection equipment to energy companies, hospitals, labs and treatment centres, the military, emergency response and law enforcement.

IMI LogoThe International Marina Institute (IMI), a training subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), is launching a summer webinar series, starting July 16, 2013. Webinars on topics related to marina operations and regulations will occur every Tuesday at 1:00pm (Eastern) until August 20.  For Canadian industry members, some subjects, like the webinar on July 16 will deal with U.S. subjects such as “Demystifying the Healthcare Act,” which will not benefit Canadian operators.

AMTAThe Atlantic Marine Trades Association has announced that a Nova Scotia provincial Certificate of Qualification exam for the Marine Service Technician trade is now available to people who have substantial experience working in the occupation. Skilled tradespeople working in the industry are encouraged to write the examination. Having sufficient numbers of tradespeople certified in the occupation will allow companies to hire more Nova Scotians to participate in apprenticeship training programs.

Rossiter BoatsThanks to the dedication of New England, Mid Atlantic, and South Florida representatives, and a growing list of Dealers from the Great Lakes to Florida, the number of boaters enjoying the Rossiter experience has increased exponentially again in 2013 for the reasons best captured in the following quotes from boaters and dealers alike: “I just wanted to take a minute to thank both of you for all the help you have given us. The last few boats we sold had a significant amount of customizing. I was a little concerned that the boats would not be built the way they were ordered. That was NOT the case. The boats were built exactly as we requested by our customers, and they were delivered to us on schedule… I know as a dealer the

NMMAThe National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), has announced that recreational boating in the U.S. has an annual economic value of $121 billion. The industry’s rising tide supports 964,000 American jobs and 34,833 businesses, generates $40 billion in annual labor income and drives $83 billion in annual spending. The NMMA, on behalf of the U.S. boating industry, released these findings as part of its annual U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, a collection of data and analysis on the state of the U.S. recreational boating industry. The Canadian Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract was

ABYCABYC and ABBRA Will Co-host Webinar to Address Inventory and Profits for Maritime Companies and Individuals. The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) and the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) will co-host their second webinar, Optimizing  Inventory, as part of an educational series that helps any maritime company, boat builder, manufacturer, marina or yard facility, and the service technician manage their inventory while improving profitability. The webinar will be led by Stephen Bullard, Senior Sales Director, PierVantage Marine Management Solution.  Bullard has more than 20 years in the marine service management, has logged more than 15,000 miles sailing the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and is a 100 ton master captain.

Structure MarineLocated about 400 miles northeast of Quebec City, the Gaspesie peninsula and les Iles-de-la-Madeleine present some of the most picturesque scenery in maritime Canada. Beckoning passengers aboard ships cruising the St. Lawrence River, both ports boast covered landing facilities as elegant as they are functional. Engineered by Structurmarine, they provide comfort and safety for travelers moving from ship to shore. Les Iles-de-la-Madeleine welcomes cruise passengers from August to October, and Gaspesie from May to October. Authorities at both ports sought to upgrade their docks and improve the experience for tourists who come ashore via shuttle boats to shop, view local attractions and sample legendary regional cuisine.

BRPBRP Inc. (TSX: DOO) has reported its financial results for the first quarter ended April 30, 2013. All financial information is in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. The complete financial results are available at www.sedar.com. BRP Inc., completed its initial public offering last month, and began trading on the Toronto stock exchange under the symbol 'DOO'. BRP is reporting quarterly financial results for the first time. “We are pleased to report our first results as a public company and we take this opportunity to welcome our new shareholders to BRP. Our first quarter puts us on track for a strong performance this year,” remarked President and CEO José Boisjoli. “Our revenues from our Year-Round

Fusion ElectronicsFusion, a leader in marine audio, has announced the overwhelming success and adoption of its innovative and award-winning FUSION-Link technology. Following a twelve-month effort to establish itself as the entertainment standard with boatbuilders, marine electronics developers and other third party manufacturers, FUSION products and technology have been implemented by industry leading brands in all categories. The company’s True Marine entertainment systems have been adopted by dozens of boatbuilders including Bavaria Yachts, Boston Whaler, Caribbean, Contender, Ebb-Tide, Fairline, Fontaine Pajot, Grady White, Lowe Boats, Mastercraft, Matrix, Monterey, Princess, Ranger Tugs, Regal,

VIBS 2014In collaboration with Canadian Boat Shows, Inc., BCMTA administration and Board members have participated in meetings with VIBS exhibitors to review and select the best show dates for 2014. The need for such an in-depth review was based on this year’s survey results, which identified exhibitor concern with increased costs associated with the show being open on the statutory Family Day holiday, and a growing concern that even with modifications to the show’s schedule, any overlap with Family Day long weekend is a risk to the show’s attendance – the latter of which is also confirmed by consumer survey responses.

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“In 2018 Vanquish Boats transitioned into a semi-custom builder, helping to expand our positioning as the premium brand in class,” Huntley explained. “This move also allowed us to be more creative with our clients with regard to fulfilling their wants and needs for special features.”

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