NMEA logoThe National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has just released an extensively upgraded version of NMEA 2000®, the industry's open architecture network standard. New Edition 3.00 replaces version 2.20 and includes updates and additions to the NMEA Network Message Database, NMEA 2000® Main Document, and NMEA 2000® Appendices A and D.
 
"While the NMEA Standards Committee created many improvements in the overall standard, significant changes occurred in the NMEA

Network Messages Appendix B, which contains the Network

Halifax Boat Show 2013The Halifax International Boat Show returns February 21 – 24, 2013 at Exhibition Park in Halifax. This event encompasses the largest and most sought after brands of boats and boating equipment in Eastern Canada and it’s all under one roof.

The Halifax International Boat Show is the largest boat show in Eastern Canada. Exhibited boats range in size from 6' to over 30' and include runabouts, cruisers, motor yachts, sail boats, sailing dinghies, pontoon boats, bass boats, inflatables, RIBS and personal water craft.

“For nearly four decades this show has not disappointed,” says Show Manager Scott Sprague. “This high caliber event

CPYB logoPat Sturgeon offers this February 13th seminar as the first in a series of eleven Open only to CPYB Designated Yacht Sales Professionals.

This e-Seminar will kick-off the series by discussing tips and techniques for the best ways to rescue a client or deal that may be slipping away.  We all know how frustrating it can be when all of your efforts to bring a deal to the table start to smolder and the deal is in jeopardy of burning up and disappearing from sight.


When: Wednesday, February 13th at 12:00 - 1:00 pm Eastern

VIBS logoEmbracing BC’s new statutory Family Day holiday, the 2013 Vancouver International Boat Show kicks off this Thursday, February 7 and runs through Monday, February 11, showcasing the newest boats and boating products and services from more than 250 exhibitors. With new features, speakers, and attractions at both the indoor venue at BC Place and the in-water venue at Granville Island, this year’s show proves once again why VIBS truly is Western Canada’s premiere boat show.
 
Whether you’re new to boating or a long-time seadog, this year’s show, with its brand new dates and extended hours, makes it easier than ever for guests to get their boating season started. The addition of a third seminar stage at BC Place means attendees can now enjoy triple the entertainment and educational programming from top experts in the field; find

Chaparral BoatsPride Marine Group Innisfil, Chaparral's flagship location, is proud to be hosting a Friday night VIP

Cruiser Night and Cruiser Weekend Event, for the weekend of February 8th to 10th.

This will be an opportunity for boaters to view the lineup of Chaparral Cruisers and Robalo Boats in

the comfort and warmth of the Private Indoor Showroom without crowds or distractions. 

BC Place logoThe show organizers are very happy to report there is no longer a threat to the Vancouver Boat Show as a result of the labour mediation process between BC Place and BCGEU.
 
While an employment agreement has not yet been reached, it has been confirmed there will be no threat of job action during the Vancouver Boat Show, or the move-in and move-out.
 
This positive news comes following five very long days of mediation, and a decision today to break from mediation until after the event.
 
The parties have put in a tremendous effort and have been able to come to an agreement on the non-monetary changes to the collective agreement.

Halifax Boat Show 2013Chart a Course For Huge Savings! Shop for your next adventure at the Halifax International Boat Show, running from February 21 to 24, 2013 at Exhibition Place in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  This year's show is presented by the Atlantic Marine Trades Association (AMTA).

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West Marine logoWest Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, is proud to announce the winner of its fourth annual Green Product of the Year Award on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the West Marine booth at the Miami International Boat Show. An important component of West Marine’s BlueFuture® initiative to help create a sustainable future, the award hopes to encourage green product development throughout the marine industry.
In addition to the Green Product of the Year, West Marine will feature their top picks for the most innovative new products for 2013.  Plus, show attendees can enter to win a $1000 Gift Card at the West Marine booth at the Miami International Boat Show.

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

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