Boating Ontario Conference 2013You could be a lucky winner of a free registration to the 2013 Boating Ontario Conference & Trade Show at Deerhurst Resort. It's easy to enter this contest! Tell Boating Ontario, in a few sentences, WHY you would like to attend the Boating Ontario Conference & Trade Show.  They will choose the three best entries and will pay for the winners to attend the event that runs from Sunday December 1st to Tuesday December 3rd, 2013. Here are the details for the 2013 Boating Ontario Conference & Trade Show:

Naden Pink BoatA Northern Ontario boat building company is supporting the campaign to find a cure for breast cancer by building and donating a boat – a pink boat of course – that will be raffled off in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure - North Bay. The complete the package, valued at over $7,000, will consist of a 14’ Pink Naden Fisherman, a Tohatsu 15hp 4-stroke engine, a Yacht Club Trailer manufactured by Easy Hauler and donated by Baywood Enterprises in North Bay, 2 Salus Marine PFDs for the winner and her or his partner and a boat cover donated by Temagami Marine.

BavariaBAVARIA has recently decided to separate from Grand Soleil, after two successful years. Grand Soleil was purchased in October 2011 out of a “Concordato Preventivo” procedure, a consensual composition with creditors which started almost a year before.The acquisition was executed on the backdrop of a recovering market after the 2008-09 recession and an ambitious development plan in terms of new products and markets.  
Grand Soleil added a strategic complementary product range to the Bavaria Group. Over €40 million were invested to restructure and re-launch the company through the course of two years. These massive capital investments resulted in a far better and more efficient business: new products, improved market presence, improved dealer network and more efficient production.

Tall Ship UnicornThe Tall Ship Unicorn is one of the fleet of Tall Ships that will be participating in the Great Lakes 1812 Tour this summer. Sailing as the only all-female crewed tall ship in the world, Unicorn sails the sea with proven on-board leadership programs for teenage girls and women. Holland-built in 1947 from German U-boat metals, Unicorn partners with Sisters Under Sail, a New Jersey based non-profit corporation established in 2005 dedicated to helping teen girls and women build confidence, develop leadership skills, and witness first-hand what women can do together when focused on a common goal. Since inception, its empowerment program has put more than 300 women and 500 girls from the

Georgian Bay RegattaThe Georgian Bay Regatta (GBR) is one of the most unique sailing events in Ontario. On an annual basis for the past 27 years, a fleet of 40 to 50 boats have participated in this week-long adventure of racing and cruising various areas of Georgian Bay. As the itinerary of the GBR encompasses a combination of daily distance races, course races, nightly anchorages and visits to the various ports-of-call on the shores of Georgian Bay, it draws the interest of all levels of sailors to this yearly summer event.  The Regatta began with the Georgian Bay International Challenge Cup in 1986 and continues the tradition of friendly racing and competition that is

ASA ElectronicsASA Electronics, an international manufacturer of premium audio and video electronics and appliances has partnered with the Independent Boat Builders, Inc. to be the video supplier of choice. Independent Boat Builders, Inc. (IBBI) is the leading marine buying group, with a reputation for financial stability, innovation, and integrity from their membership. IBBI currently has 20 members, located in the United States and Canada. Cumulatively, IBBI manufacturers sell more boats in the U.S. than any other entity. “Our new partnership with ASA will be a good addition for our members.  Their team is very enthusiastic about their products and their video product

Chapparal BoatsAt the Berrien County Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet Chaparral Boats, Inc. was awarded Industry of the Year. “We were honored to win the Industry of the Year award for our employees, dealers and suppliers” said Chaparral President, Jim Lane.

“The Industry of the Year award recognizes local businesses large and small that have made a significant impact on our community either by expanding or improving their business, therefore improving the economy and quality of life for all in the community” said Chrissy Staley, Executive Director of the Berrien County Chamber of Commerce.

MarShieldWell known Canadian marine industry producer of lead keels, MarsMetal has seen significant success with their MarShield division that applies the company’s skills in fabrication using lead, to a nuclear reactor overhaul. In a recent article by Gary Yokoyama, in The Hamilton Spectator newspaper, Kevin Milne, MarShield president, discussed the Burlington company’ opportunities in Ontario's multibillion-dollar plan to refurbish its nuclear reactor fleet. MarShield provides radiation protection equipment to energy companies, hospitals, labs and treatment centres, the military, emergency response and law enforcement.

IMI LogoThe International Marina Institute (IMI), a training subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), is launching a summer webinar series, starting July 16, 2013. Webinars on topics related to marina operations and regulations will occur every Tuesday at 1:00pm (Eastern) until August 20.  For Canadian industry members, some subjects, like the webinar on July 16 will deal with U.S. subjects such as “Demystifying the Healthcare Act,” which will not benefit Canadian operators.

AMTAThe Atlantic Marine Trades Association has announced that a Nova Scotia provincial Certificate of Qualification exam for the Marine Service Technician trade is now available to people who have substantial experience working in the occupation. Skilled tradespeople working in the industry are encouraged to write the examination. Having sufficient numbers of tradespeople certified in the occupation will allow companies to hire more Nova Scotians to participate in apprenticeship training programs.

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