VIBS Attendance 2019A cold weather front that consumed the Lower Mainland during the past week and brought a rare snowfall to the downtown core on Sunday, didn’t deter boating enthusiasts from attending the Vancouver International Boat Show this year.

Award Team Indmar 23L EcoBoostEvery manufacturer in the marine industry wants to be known for developing marine products that shock and surprise customers and the industry.

Raceix Partners with BeneteauBENETEAU, has announced a Development Partnership Agreement (DPA) with Irish marine technology company Raceix at the Miami International Boat Show. 

Twin DiscTwin Disc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWIN), a global leader in power transmission technology for marine and land-based applications, announced that effective March 4, 2019...

MMAMarine Marketers of America (MMA) announced the winners of its 2018 Neptune Awards for Marine Marketing Excellence during the Miami International Boat Show, February 14th, 2019.

EvinrudeOn February 14 at the Miami International Boat Show, Evinrude, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and the National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA) announced that Evinrude will donate two million dollars’ worth of Evinrude ETEC G2 3.4L V6 outboard engines to the ABYC Foundation...

Boating OntarioWith boating season just around the corner, Boating Ontario’s Regional Meetings are getting set to drop anchor at a location near you. For 2019 there are 10 locations within 2 hours of over 98% of our membership.

HIBS Wrap UpAtlantic Canada’s largest boat show returned to the Halifax Exhibition Centre last week February 7th through 10th, celebrating success following an increase in show traffic and added attractions.

NMMA LogoNMMA recently ramped up efforts to promote NMMA Certification to boaters and potential boaters, helping NMMA Certified members stand out among the competition.

Marquis Carver 46As part of the recent sale of its Larson Boat assets to Polaris Industries, the Pulaski, Wisconsin builder of Marquis, Carver and Lexus Yachts has announced a strategic reorganization.

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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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