ICOMIAThe EU Hybrid Marine (HyMar) Project - a collaborative research project led by the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) funded under the EU's Seventh Framework Research Program – won the ‘Ocean Going and Coastal Division Technology Award’ at the Royal Thames Yacht Club’s Mansura Trophy Awards Ceremony on Thursday 21 March 2013 at the Royal Thames Yacht Club.

The primary aim of the HyMar project was to provide reliable and practical information about the effectiveness of marine hybrid propulsion in small craft. Extensive, practical testing of many different design concepts over the last three years has led to the development of a range of innovative

BRPBRP has announced that it has expanded its marine engines portfolio by offering an in-board jet propulsion system, using its Rotax 4-TEC 1503 engine. BRP's Marine Propulsion Systems division in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, formerly the Outboard Engine division, will now assemble Rotax inboard propulsion systems in addition to Evinrude outboard engines.

The heart of the jet propulsion system is the proven Rotax 4-TEC 1503 engine that is currently used in Sea-Doo watercraft.  The Rotax 1503 power pack is available exclusively to boat builders and includes the 4-TEC 1503 engine, controls, fuel and jet pumps, along with the exhaust, electrical,
propulsion and cooling systems.

IMI LogoThe International Marina Institute (IMI), the training subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), is now accepting exhibitor and sponsorship registration for its Drystack Conference, October 27–28, 2013, at the B Ocean Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

“The exhibits at the Drystack Conference offers industry suppliers the opportunity to talk directly to marina decision makers,” AMI Chair Gary Groenewold, CMM, states. “Plus, it provides our members with information regarding the products and services that can help them run their businesses more efficiently. Creating these types of connections is an important goal of AMI.”

Moncton 2013 Boat ShowThe owners of the Moncton Boat Show, Master Promotions Ltd. are pleased to announce that the 2013 edition of New Brunswick’s largest boat show was a resounding success!
 
Attendance was up over 12% and broke the 10,000 mark during the course of the three day event. Saturday attendance was outstanding and the atmosphere almost electric in the Moncton Coliseum.

WajaxRecently Volvo Penta named Wajax Power Systems as a Power Center for commercial diesel engines in Canada.
 
Wajax Power Systems is a leading Canadian distributor of heavy-duty engines, transmissions and power generation equipment. With over 150 years of experience, its 28 locations provide complete power solutions for industries across Canada. As a Power Center, Wajax will be responsible for aftermarket parts, service, warranty support and new engine sales for Volvo Penta 9L-16L engines in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, as well as Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces.

Footloose Catamaran ChartersFootloose Sailing Charters is pleased to announce the addition of more of its most popular yacht, the Footloose 4600, a 4-cabin catamaran custom-built by Robertson & Caine, into its fleet.

This spacious and well-appointed yacht is available for charter from Footloose’s base in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Cheryl Powell, COO of Footloose, added, “This is a significant addition to our fleet, and we’re excited to now offer our customers more of such a spacious, comfortable performance cruiser for their sailing vacation at Footloose’s great charter rates.”

Danny KeighanVolvo Penta has announced a key appointment to boost its sales organization in Canada. The company has appointed Dan Keighan as Regional Sales Manager for eastern Canada.
 
Keighan, an eight-year veteran with Volvo Penta, will have responsibility for sales in the provinces of eastern Canada from Quebec to Newfoundland. He will be based out of Montreal, Quebec.


Maritime Marine MuseumThe Maritime Museum of British Columbia invites nominations for the 2013 SS BeaverMedal for Maritime Excellence, an award that recognizes outstanding contributions to the marine sector.
 
The Museum encourages nominations of anyone who has contributed to British Columbia’s marine environment, which include but are not limited to, science, technology, business, application of maritime skills, nautical heritage and culture, and academic contributions.
 
“This is the second year the Museum is asking British Columbians to recommend someone whose work has made a major contribution to our

Boaties Baking PanNew from Salish Boat Supply is the Boaties Baking Pan™. The baking pan is designed to fit in your oven and for one handed use, making removal from the oven easier when under way.

The compact detachable handle is always cold when used and stows neatly away with the pan.  The heavy gauge aluminum pan has an even and stable heat transfer, and at 12” x 8” x 2-3/8”, it has a volume of over 2 quarts.  Double coated non-stick surface ensures easy cleaning and long life.

BIC Marine CareersBoating Industry Canada magazine continues with its support of the marine industry in Canada by posting current marine career postings Canada-wide.
 
Canada’s marine industry needs a growing number of people to enter the business and for many years now, potential employers have posted excellent career opportunities with Boating Industry Canada magazine online. If you know of a bright and dedicated person who is looking for a solid and rewarding future, please share this newsletter with them.

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