Mercury 80thMercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, was named Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year in the Mega category at the annual awards ceremony in Milwaukee.

Maretron LogoProtection products announces the complete consolidation of the Maretron brand into the Carling Technologies portfolio of marine electronics products.

BRP Innovation AwardBRP created a new segment in the personal watercraft industry and won its unprecedented ninth National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award for PWC at the 2019 Miami International Boat Show for its Sea-Doo FISH PRO.

Maritime MuseumThe Maritime Museum of BC has received funding from the Victoria Foundation to provide programs, walking tours, and admissions free to those experiencing marginalization within the Greater Victoria region.

Margriet Mitchel John ArmstrongCanadian Yachting’s John Armstrong is pictured with Margriet Mitchell, Manager of Marketing for Jeanneau and Prestige of the Americas, standing in front of Jeanneau’s new NC 37, which has made its debut at the Miami International Boat Show.

Dream Boat ClubDream Yacht Charter, the world's leading yacht charter company, continues its strategy of diversifying its services in 2019 by introducing Dream Boat Club in North America in partnership with leading boat manufacturers Beneteau and Zodiac Nautic.

Desmasdons Boat Works AwardDesmasdon’s Boat Works has won 4th place in the MRAA “Great Dealerships To Work For” program. Established in 1946 in Pointe au Baril on Georgian Bay, Ontario, Desmasdon’s Boat Works is located in the heart of the 30,000 Islands — a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and the world’s largest freshwater archipelago.

Executive Yachts FerrettiCanadian Yachting magazine's John Armstrong was on the Ferretti Yacht Group booth at the Miami Yacht Show, pictured above are the Executive Yacht Group on board a Pershing 9 X

Boston WhalerBoston Whaler received several notable industry awards during this year’s Miami International Boat Show, earning recognition for product innovation, customer satisfaction and marketing excellence.

Mark Owens Vice President Design EngineeringBlackfin Boats is proud to announce that the recently debuted Blackfin 332CC was chosen as the winner of the 2019 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show innovation awards for Center Consoles/Walkaround Fishing Boats.

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IMPACT PROFILE: BEN PILON, KINGSTON ANCHORS

 

Ben PilonBy Rob MacLeod – The Informed Boater

Ben Pilon, CEO of Kingston Anchors and its parent company BPE Group of Companies (BPEGroup.ca) in Kingston, ON grew up in manufacturing. By the age of 15, Ben was sweeping floors in his parents company. After graduating from University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree, Ben’s first thought was to go into manufacturing. What he found was, Canadian banks were less receptive than he had hoped, so he started BPE Development at age 24.

Working on what would become a strength of each of BPEs investments, Ben started by bringing together a unique team that grew and evolved.

Read more about Ben Pilon......

 

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