Mercury Marine logoMercury Marine announced that Patti Trapp has been promoted to the position of Director of Quality.
 
In her new role, Trapp is responsible for setting quality system standards and implementing them across all Mercury Marine functions.
 
“Patti’s in-depth process expertise and engineering background are crucial for this role,” said John Pfeifer, Mercury Marine’s vice president of global operations.  “Plus, her passion for quality and building quality into the process used to make the product is key to continuous improvement in everything we do.”

NMEA logoOutstanding Training opportunities offered by the NMEA February 26, 27, 28, 2013 Toronto, ON area.

Please join us at our upcoming Educational Training Sessions:

NEW Basic Marine Electronics Installer, Tuesday, February 26th

NMEA 2000 Training, Wednesday, February 27th

Advanced Marine Electronics Installer, Thursday, February 28th

Brownell Trailers logoBrownell Trailers™, manufacturer of hydraulic boat trailers and ROK® Boat Stands, will be featured in booth 403 at the 2013 Vancouver International Show, February 7-11 at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Established in 1954, Brownell Trailers is the world’s premier manufacturer of fully submersible hydraulic trailers and the first choice of professionals for boat hauling equipment. Built for longevity, strength, safety, efficiency and reliability, a Brownell trailer produces labor savings and eliminates space problems by gunnel to gunnel storage.
Unlike painted boat stands, ROK Boat Stands are rustproof, with fully galvanized bases and cast steel galvanized handles. Stackable and nestable with other major boat stand brands,

Boot Dusseldorf logoDespite ice, snow and airport strikes, the recent staging of boot 2013 Düsseldorf, 44th International Boat Show Düsseldorf, in Germany attracted 226,300 visitors (45,000 came from 50 countries other than Germany). A total of 1,674 exhibitors from 63 nations showcased their yachting innovations and new water sports equipment and reported good business.
 
“The existing circumstances could not have been less favorable for a trade fair event which is mostly targeted at end users. On more than half of the event days, the weather made it very difficult to get to the show. Many international guests who had booked flights had to cancel their visit to boot. But we still met the expectations of our exhibitors,” stated Werner Matthias Dornscheidt, President and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf. “The first days and the second weekend were extremely well attended. And the visitors who came had the economic potential to give the industry the boost it had been hoping for.”

West Marine LogoEvent Invites Innovative Vendors to Pitch New Products to West Marine.  West Marine (Nasdaq:WMAR), the country’s largest retailer of boating supplies and accessories, today announced its New Product Review Day on Friday, March 8, 2013.  The event will be held at the Company’s Watsonville, California based Support Center located at 500 Westridge Drive.
West Marine’s New Product Review Day allows prospective inventors and vendors to pitch new products to West Marine Category Managers for consideration and the chance to be sold in West Marine retail stores, and through its other channels of business includingwestmarine.com.  “West Marine is eager to meet innovators of new boating, fishing and sailing

Recreational BoatingCanadian recreational boating industry reports thirteen percent increase in new boats and engine sales totaling $2 billion
 
The Canadian recreational boating industry began to see the tide turn for new boat and outboard engine sales with an estimated thirteen percent increase from October 2011 through September 2012 compared to the same period the previous year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) second annual 2012 Canadian Statistical Abstract. The Abstract reveals statistics on Canada’s recreational boating retail sales, participation and boater demographics, the overall retail market, imports/exports and economic factors which impact the industry.
 
“An increasingly stable U.S. economy combined with a modest increase in Canadian consumer confidence helped contribute to healthy growth within the Canadian recreational

Renewable Energy Conference 2013The Renewable Energy Conference 2013 (REC) explores several new storage concepts being designed to help renewable energy become a more competitive and sustainable supply for consumers. We know wind and solar energy developers are courting many of the latest technologies including pump storage utilizing underwater ballons or underground caverns, but what's next? What challenges will these new technologies face when aligning with existing infrastructure? Is storage truly the "missing link" to developing renewable energy projects?

Back again for its 8th year the Renewable Energy Conference "STORAGE" April 16 & 17, 2013

BC Place logoLate last week, the show managers sent out a message to all exhibitors saying there could be a possible labour disruption at BC Place, one of the venues for the Vancouver International Boat Show. Show organizers felt it was important that exhibitors hear information directly from Canadian Boat Shows or BCMTA related to communications on this topic.
 
Members of the BC Government and Services Employees Union (BCGEU) have provided strike notice to BC Place, allowing their membership to be in a legal strike position on/after Monday, January 28, 2013.

Marlow Hunter logoMr. David E. Marlow, Chairman of Marlow Acquisitions, LLC has announced that the rebirth of “America’s Trawler” will take place at the Miami International Boat Show next month, February 14-18, with the unveiling of the NEW Marlow Mainship 32. “I am excited, filled with pride and enthusiasm to bring this fine brand back to the boating public with a new 32’ sedan trawler filled with features that exceed today’s boaters demands,” stated David. This followed the all NEW Marlow Hunter 40 introduced at the Annapolis Show in October setting the standard for quality and comfort in the 40’ sailboat range.

Marlow Acquisitions, LLC purchased all the assets of Hunter Marine Corporation and selected assets including the molds, tooling, and branding rights to Mainship in August of 2012. The NEW Marlow Mainship 32 will be built by Marlow Hunter at its’ manufacturing facility in Florida, the Hunter sailboat brand has been built for 40 years without an interruption.

ABBRA awards Bill MungerABBRA Honours William “Bill” Munger, Founder/Owner of Rhode Island’s Conanicut Marine Services With Prestigious
Dennis Snow President’s Award at the Association’s 2013 Boatyard Business Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL

At the just concluded Boatyard Business Conference Awards Dinner & 70th Anniversary Celebration, the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) named William “Bill” Munger the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Dennis Snow President’s Award.  The Award is given for significant and lasting contributions to the boatyard and marine service/repair industry, and Bill Munger joins a distinguished group of industry leaders to have received this honour.

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