ABYCThe American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has published its 60th supplement of Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft, which provides the marine industry with the latest in boat building and repair standards.

Supporting CharityWhile it has long been a very respected practice for businesses to support a charitable cause, it seems to us that the pain and sacrifices that many people have made recently as we all deal with COVID-19, has put a spotlight on the importance of giving and generosity.

OrcaDuring these difficult COVID-19 times, it isn’t just humans who need to practice physical distancing; Southern Resident killer whales need space too. Everyone boating on B.C.’s coastal waters has an important role to play to keep these endangered mammals safe.

Jill SniderCanadian Yachting Media is pleased to announce the appointment of Jill Snider to the position of Vice President effective immediately.

Top 10 Boat Names 2020While a boat’s name can be as varied as the owner at the helm, certain themes do stick out, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS).

SOY Winner ObelisksSea-Dog Line, Star brite® and Gold Eagle are winners of the 2020 National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA) Supplier of the Year Awards.

Riviera Australia Factory RemodelAustralia’s largest luxury motor yacht builder, Riviera, is expanding its 14-hectare production facility to meet international and domestic demand and the company’s growing number of new motor yacht models.

Maple Bay MarinaMaple Bay Marina is pleased to announce the opening of the new boat yard under new management. The Marina is welcoming Chris Watson to manage the facility, which will be opening September 1, 2020.

IBEX InnovationThe NMMA has announced that the prestigious Innovation Awards are transitioning to a virtual format as IBEX 2020 moves to an online experience.

Beneteau OceanisBoating Industry Canada News Week has just been informed that Groupe Beneteau has taken the difficult decision to hibernate its boatbuilding activities at their Marion plant located in South Caroline (USA).

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STOP INVASIVE SPECIES SPREAD - SEE HOW EASILY YOU CAN “CLEAN, DRAIN, DRY” YOUR WAKEBOAT

 

Clean, Drain, DryFor owners of all types of boats that are trailered from one lake to another within Canada, (and perhaps to waters in the USA when the borders open again) please take the steps to clean, drain and dry your boat and trailer to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species. If you plan to venture into the USA with your boat and trailer, you may be required to follow specific cleaning protocols.

We should always do this here in Canada as well, even if there are no specific laws requiring it. 

 

 

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BOATERS BENEFIT FROM PEACE OF MIND ON LAND AND SEA WITH GARMIN ONDECK REMOTE CONNECTIVITY SOLUTION 

Ondeck ConnectivityComprehensive system lets users track, monitor and remotely control up to 5 switches on their vessel from virtually anywhere. Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), leading marine electronics manufacturer, has announced its new OnDeck™ System, a remote monitoring and management solution that gives boaters 24/7 access to critical and timely information about their vessel.

When paired with the ActiveCaptain® app, OnDeck keeps users connected to their vessel by monitoring the boat’s battery status, bilge activity, door/hatch sensors, GPS location and more. For extra peace of mind...

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Maple Leaf Marinas has announced that Peter Hart has joined the company as General Manager of ...
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