Toronto Boat Show New StaffToronto Boat Show Sales Manager Matthew (Matt) Rook and CBS Controller Jennifer Findlay join the Canadian Boat Shows team! A strong sales professional with a legacy of cultivating effective client relationships and generating creative solutions and steady business growth, most recently Matt was with Richelieu Hardware, and prior to that, Insight Sports Ltd., a leading North American sports media and entertainment company. An avid cottage boater and sports enthusiast, Matt looks forward to meeting many who share his passion for the water and the greens at tomorrow's Boating Business Charity Golf Tournament!

Martyr's ShrineThe Martyrs Shrine went on board this summer as they hosted the first Blessing of the Boats and Waterways at the Parkbridge Marinas. A major celebration in many parts of the world, the blessing of Fishermen and the fleet is an ancient tradition going back hundreds of years.  For the first time in Midland, Peter Bisson the Provincial of the Jesuits of English Canada and priests from Martyrs Shrine boarded a yacht at Marker M20 at Unimim Park on Saturday, June 8th at 1:00 p.m. and offered an invocation over the waters.   Frank Morneau, a summer resident of Thunder Beach, has kindly made his 65’ Linwood Huckins “La Belle Helene” available for this special occasion.

Port Credit Boat ShowNow celebrating its 23rd year, the Port Credit In-Water Boat Show continues to attract an ever increasing enthusiastic audience of seasoned and novice boaters.   Hosted at Port Credit Harbour Marina in Mississauga, ON, the Port Credit In-Water Boat Show is strategically located in the heart of Lake Ontario boat country.  Within 20 minutes from downtown Toronto, 10 minutes from Oakville, 2 hours of South Western Ontario; Muskoka; Georgian Bay and the South Eastern Ontario, the Port Credit In-Water Boat Show is easily accessible by highway; public transit and water. Not just a ‘new’ boats show, the Port Credit In-Water Boat Show has always featured a healthy percentage of used power and sail boats.   Well

Spray LakeIn case you haven't already heard, Pride and Nautique have partnered up with Spray Lake and The Ranch Wakepark to help grow the watersports industry in Ontario.  Located at 18205 Keele St in Newmarket, just 20 minutes north of Toronto!  For more info on the lake, check out www.spraylake.ca.  Today we are pleased to invite you to some big events coming up soon at Spray Lake. Appreciation Day - Friday June 14th
11am - 7pm  You are invited to Spray Lake for a day of fun.  We will be offering a watersports show between 2pm and 4pm, complimentary food, great music and the opportunity to ski and wakeboard at discounted rates.

NMEAThe National Marine Electronics Association has announced that the 2013 NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo will be held September 25–28 in San Diego, California, at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina. The event follows a highly successful NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo in Orlando last fall.  “Our upcoming NMEA Conference & Expo in San Diego will be the first in many years held adjacent to a large marina,” said Bruce Angus, executive director of the NMEA. “We haven’t held the event in San Diego since 2008. That, combined with this great setting, makes us believe we will see very strong participation.”

Beneteau-Swift-Trawler-34SOracle Team USA announced that it has selected Beneteau America as the team’s official hospitality vessel supplier. Beneteau will provide its Swift Trawler 34, 44 and 50 for Oracle Team USA’s hospitality use leading up to and during the 34th America’s Cup. “It is an honor to support Oracle Team USA in their campaign to bring home another victory in the 34th America’s Cup. This is a unique opportunity for a select few organizations, all leaders committed to the highest level of excellence, to unite behind an iconic racing team, and Beneteau is proud to be among them,” says Beneteau America President Laurent Fabre.

Navico Wins AwardNavico, a world leader in recreational marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G brands — announced that it has won the 2013 New Zealand Hi-Tech Award in the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Best Contribution to the New Zealand Hi-Tech Sector from a Multinational Company category. Judged by a panel of local and international high-profile business luminaries including Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, the award celebrates Navico’s contribution to the country’s landscape in terms of its investment in the industry’s continued growth and success. The awards seek to provide a premier showcase and networking opportunities for the producers of high technology. Navico took the top honor in its category over finalists Microsoft and Sprint International.

Sabre 42The advent of pod drives for recreational motor yachts has taken place over a relatively short period in time. Sabre offers six models in the current motor yacht range and all models are available with pod drives; in fact only two of the six, the Sabre 54 Salon Express and Fly Bridge, can be offered with straight shafts. Our transition from shaft driven to pod driven models is almost complete. For those who are still not convinced here's an explanation of the benefits. Commercial vessels such as tugs and cruise ships have been using pods for some time. For the tug boat operator, the ability to direct thrust in any direction as required, is a huge benefit. Pods are far more efficient than conventional drives when operating in close quarters. For the cruise ship

Toronto Yacht Services, Volvo PentaToronto Yacht Services is now an Authorized Volvo Penta dealer for warranty, service, parts and also for engine sales and installation for the full range of Volvo Penta gasoline sterndrive engines, diesel stern drives, Volvo Penta saildrive, and inboard diesel from 1 to 13 litres (12 to 900hp) . Of particular interest to owners with newer power yachts, Toronto Yacht Services will handle Volvo Penta IPS of all types from twin to quadruple installations. Toronto Yacht Services will also be providing mobile service from Toronto to Hamilton.

Mike Stenberg - Dr.ShrinkPremium international shrink wrap supplier, Dr. Shrink, Inc. is proud that its president/CEO/founder Michael Stenberg is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award in Michigan and Northwest Ohio. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Award recipients will be named at a black-tie gala on June 20 at the MGM Grand, Detroit.  Dr. Shrink, Inc. is a small company that was started by Michael and his wife Jill Stenberg in Manistee, Michigan in April of 1992. They had a related

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