Raritan EngineeringRaritan is pleased to report that the discharge of the Electro Scan™ is actually 14 fcu/100 ml or less and that their Electro Scan meets the Transport Canada regulations for discharge in Canadian coastal waters including “designated sewage areas.”

The Canada shipping Act 2001 with annexed Regulations for the prevention of pollution from ships and for dangerous chemicals SOR/2012-69 states that any vessel with toilet facilities must have a holding tank “or” a Marine Sanitation Device (MSD) that meets the requirements of Sections 88 or 90 of SOR/2012-69 regulations, section 90 addresses MSD’s.


NMMA CanadaThe National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced the release of a study which reveals that Canada’s core recreational boating industry contributed an estimated economic impact of $5 billion and 67,000 jobs throughout Canada in 2012. The “core” recreational boating industry consists of boat and accessory manufacturers, boat and accessory dealers, marina operators, repair and maintenance shops, schools and boat clubs, and various other related companies.

CSBC LogoNorth American Safe Boating Awareness Week will take place across Canada from May 18th to May 24th, 2013. The purpose of this initiative is to promote safe and responsible boating practices to the estimated 16 million recreational boaters in Canada while significantly reducing boating-related fatalities.
 
To help increase awareness of Safe Boating Awareness Week, on May 18th, 2013, boating safety educators, marine enforcement officials, politicians, media and the general public in Canada and around the world will gather to beat last year’s World Record Life Jacket event called Ready,


Discover Boating CanadaYou are invited to join the all-industry webinar on May 23, 2013 as Discover Boating Canada launches their 2013 summer marketing campaign. This 30 minute webinar will provide a look at the marketing efforts on tap for the busy boating months ahead, including online advertising, social media, and public relations.

Sign up to take part and learn more about how you and your staff can get involved in the industry-wide movement to welcome more people to the water.

NMMA Day on the HillOn May 1, 2013, a group of more than 25 leaders from Canada’s recreational marine industry arrived on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to raise awareness for several of the most pressing issues affecting the boating industry. National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada board members and the heads of several marine trade associations gathered in the nation's capital to attend meetings with nearly two-dozen MPs from ridings across Canada, policy makers and members of Transport Canada.

Joe FarrishIn order to meet the rising demand in Ontario for boat-handling clinics, BoaterSkills.ca recently announced the addition of instructors to assist in training boaters on waters to the north and east of the GTA.

BoaterSkills.ca, founded in 2011 by RYA Yachtmaster and Master Instructor Craig Hamilton of Port Credit, Ontario, is getting ready for what is shaping up to be a very busy season on the water and in the classroom.
 
“In 2012 we saw a tripling of the number of clinic requests from boaters across the GTA and Cottage Country who want help with docking, close

Kirby TorchIn the last few months Bruce Kirby, the Canadian designer of the Laser sailboat, the world's most successful racing dinghy ever, and the one-design boat that powers arguably the largest and most significant class in racing, has revealed that for some time, he has not been paid the royalties owed to him by the builders who had contracts to build Kirby's design. Yet, the authorities in the Laser class association with the apparent cooperation of ISAF, the International Sailing Federation have continued to issue official plaques to these unauthorized Laser boats. The series of events would seem to undermine the whole concept of one-design sailing and racing. Here's Bruce Kirby's own explanation of the current events - Andy Adams Editor

In an attempt to rescue the Laser Class from its downhill course of the past few years I have reluctantly decided that a name change, or re-branding is necessary.  During the past three or four years dealers have had difficulty getting timely delivery of boats, and in particular, of parts.  We have had

Marine Fuel AppNorthport Systems have partnered with MarineFuel.com, to provide the MarineFuel App on the iTunes App Store for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch FREE for download.

MarineFuel.com is the ONLY provider with a full directory of marina availability and services in North America that also offers real-time fuel prices, discounts, and on-demand fueling and marina assistance with the premium level subscription.

Mark Logan-Poralu MarinePoralu Marine, Marina Designer and waterfront developer has most recently added Mark Logan to their sales team. He will be working as the new Regional Sales Representative for the Ontario and the Great Lakes area.

Since entering the market in Ontario, we have found it imperative to have feet on the ground as our products are expanding quickly through this region the company said in a statement. With projects from 50 – 5000 berths installed worldwide, no project is too big or small. In an ever-changing industry Poralu Marine has become one of the world leaders in docks and marina equipment. Our philosophy “People and their organisation make all

ABBRAABBRA, the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association in partnership with the Rhode Island Marine Trade Association (RIMTA) recently held an intensive and successful three-day Marine Service Manager course from April 9th- April 11th in Portsmouth, Rhode Island at the Hinckley Yachts Portsmouth Service Yard.

The course had 20 boatyard professionals registered from over nine states and international locations including: Vancouver, Canada, Grenada, Maine, Maryland, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, North Carolina, and Florida.

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