Sod ChristeningJuly 27th, 2013, saw the launching of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 08, Delta, new Type 1 Fast Response boat at Captain’s Cove Marina in Delta. VIP’s participating in the event and offering their congratulations, were the Honourable Kerry-Lynne Findlay, PC, QC, MP for Delta-Richmond East, and National Minister of Revenue, Vicki Huntington, MLA for South Delta, and Captain Joanne McNish, Regional Director Fleet, Canadian Coast Guard. Hans Verbeek, RCM-SAR Southern Area Representative, read greetings from Delta Mayor Lois Jackson and RCM-SAR President Jim Lee. Norm Dyck, a long time member of Station 08, acted as Master of Ceremonies and provided

Georgian Bay Regatta - Hope BayThe Georgian Bay Regatta kicked off it's annual week of daily racing on Georgian Bay at the Georgian Yacht Club in Owen Sound on Sunday July. After the official registration at the club the participants all attended the Welcome Dinner at the Owen Sound Legion. The initial race on Monday started out with light winds and some light rain. As we reached the mouth of Owen Sound the winds built to about 10 knots and the reach to White Cloud Island took about 3 more hours and anchored in Little Port Elgin Bay for the annual Rafting Party.

IBEXComposites One, Magnum Venus Plastech, and the Closed Mold Alliance will demonstrate several composite manufacturing techniques during the live demonstrations and outdoor exhibits at the 2013 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX). Organizers stated that this demonstration and others would give attendees another perspective on recent trends and advancements in the marine industry. At the Composite Pavilion, attendees can witness four different closed mold processes, including “prepreg” (pre-impregnated composite fibers), a recent advancement in closed mold technology. Seeing the same part built four ways on the same mold will allow spectators to compare and

UK SailmakersUK Sailmakers international (UKi), the owner of the UK Sailmakers name, trademarks and proprietary sailmaking software, has just been purchased by a large group of UK Sailmakers’ loft owners. with the individual lofts becoming owners of the brand, the global group of over 50 lofts will grow stronger and attract more lofts to the group in major sailing centers around the world. This will be a unique business model in sailmaking that will tie together the individually owned lofts more closely. with the lofts becoming partners in the company, there will be more personal capital invested in making the group stronger as profits from the company will be

ICOMIA 2013The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has launched its “new and improved” 2012 Recreational Boating Industry Statistics. ICOMIA has been producing its ‘Statistics Book’ for almost 20-years - but this year’s Book is very different. “We agreed that after almost two-decades it was time to move the production of the Book from in-house to an external agency” explains Tony Rice, ICOMIA Secretary General, “And so our newly appointed design-consultant Dima Ivanov, Director of diversified marketing agency Liquid Scope Limited, created a complete revision for the 2012 edition”.

Boating DogsSome dogs were born for the water, others less so. The key to boating with dogsis taking it slow and making safety #1. Here are eight tips that you can share with your dog-owning customers this summer:
Before you go:
Get a good fitting life jacket and have the dog wear it a few times around the home before they get on a boat. Any pet life jacket should have a handle to easily lift the animal out of the water. Here's a buying guide for dogs of all sizes: www.BoatUS.com/doglifejacket.

Four Winns Horizon 290Rec Boat Holdings has rolled out the new 2014 Four Winns model year line up to more than 30 of their International dealers this week, representing 22 countries from around the world. The company will introduce the new line to its North American dealer network at a special Leadership Conference scheduled for August 4-6th. The latest addition to the Four Winns brand is the all-new Horizon 290 bowrider. The 29-foot luxury sport boat comes packed with features and amenities, providing a full day of on-water cruising with maximum comfort.

Volvo-Penta V8-430Boating Industry Canada and Canadian Yachting magazine travelled to Sweden last month for a preview of the new Volvo Penta products. The company has now announced their new V8 gasoline engine for the leisure marine market. This new V8-430 is a high-performance engine based on the award-winning V8-380 design launched by Volvo Penta last year. “The new generation of V8 engines from Volvo Penta is the result of intense development work and represents a real technological leap forward in the field of gasoline sterndrive engines for marine use,” said Ron Huibers, President, Volvo Penta of the Americas. “The V8-430 is based on

ABYCThe Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association will hosts an ABYC Marine Electrical Certification course in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia this December 9 through 12, 2013; starting at 8:30am daily. Designed for those with a minimum of 3-5 years practical experience in the field of marine electrical design, service or installation, students new to the marine electrical field should not consider this class but rather one of our Basic Marine Electrical Systems.

Dry Ice BlastingRecently, the famous statue, Rising, located on Toronto’s University Avenue’s, received a magical transformation using dry ice blasting - a process that could be very useful to boat yards. Dry ice blasting has the ability to gently clean and restore a vast range of structures and machinery. EcoJet demonstrated their new “dry ice blasting (DIB)” technique, to restore and clean the esteemed Zhang Huan’s art sculpture, Rising, located at Richmond and University in Toronto. The large-scale exterior sculpture measures about 20m x 20m, weighs approximately 22 tons and resides just north of Adelaide Street on University Avenue. Rising was installed only a year ago, but even having been exposed for

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