Bavaria YachtsA private equity fund advised by the Berlin-based investment company CMP Capital Management-Partners will acquire the entire business of Bavaria Yachtbau and will continue its operations.

Scrubbis Davis LogoScrubbis AB of Sweden is proud to announce a North American distribution partnership with renown marine experts Davis Instruments Corporation of the U.S.A.

Beneteau MercuryBeneteau is pleased to announce a partnership with Mercury Marine where boaters will now be able to enjoy the Antares and Barracuda series equipped with Mercury Marine V-6, 3.4L four-stroke outboards in North American markets.

Beneteau Oceanis 46.1Beneteau pre-launched their latest sailboats September 4th in Newport, RI. This occasion was ideal for Press and VIP Clients to attend this intimate and exclusive event. In addition, it was a great opportunity to meet the Beneteau’s Design Team who came especially from France.

 

 

Class Afloat DeckshotOn September 7th, an international crew of 60 students from 15 countries boarded the majestic Dutch tall ship, Gulden Leeuw, and set sail from Amsterdam as part of Canada’s own experiential learning opportunity, Class Afloat.

Regal BoatsRegal Boats CEO Duane Kuck recently announced winners of the company’s prestigious 2018 Top Dealer Awards, recognizing the best overall retail performers worldwide in both sales and service categories. Several Canadian dealers were awarded!

Mobile MarineGlastron led off the 2019 model year with their Dealer Conference in sunny Sarasota, Florida where they announced the 2019 awards to the top dealerships and their representatives from around the world.

 

 

 

Group Beneteau Dealer AwardsFollowing the close of the 2019 Groupe Beneteau Dealer Conference, the four Cadillac-built brands in attendance couldn’t have asked for a better representation of product and turnout of personnel.

Bruce KirbyOn Thursday last week, at age 88, Bruce Kirby has been invested into the Order of Canada for his contributions to the sport. 

3V8SThe North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) has awarded Mercury Marine’s V-8 engine block as the winner of the Aluminum - Over 10lb category for the 2018 Die Casting Competition.  The award honors Mercury’s launch of the all-new V-8, 4.6L FourStroke outboard lineup. 

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