Jean Paul ChapeleauIn view of the severe economic crisis linked to Covid-19, Groupe Beneteau is accelerating its reorganization in order to be more responsive and efficient.

Ronstan New FacilityAfter 15 years at 45 High Point Avenue, Ronstan will be moving its USA headquarters just 2 miles down the road to 1170 East Main Road in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

great Boating season aheadOn the heels of cabin fever becoming a reality for many newly working at home adults, recreational boating has emerged as a tremendous accessible and available activity for Ontario families seeking to get outdoors.

 

 

 

Guide 2020 CouvertureA digital edition of  the Guide du Tourisme Nautique 2020, the St. Lawrence River cruising guide is now online. This new edition features new drone photos documenting pleasure craft harbors and anchorages.

Steve McPherson and Perry WoodmanOn May 29th, Navy Point Yacht Sales and Breezeway Yachts announced the formation of a new yacht sales partnership in Ontario and the greater Toronto area.

Coral MappingThe Commonwealth Secretariat is joining forces with Vulcan Inc. to help member countries manage their ocean spaces via cutting-edge mapping technology. 

Connor IndustriesOn March 5th, NMMA Canada was pleased to attend an announcement at Connor Industries, which received a repayable $1 million contribution from FedNor, the federal government’s economic development organization for Northern Ontario. The funds will be used to purchase new equipment and increase productivity.

Sea Swag - New OwnersTwo experienced boaters meet a custom bedding designer and magic happens – Sea Swag Custom Boat Bedding (formerly Anchor’s Away Custom Boat Bedding) is a new company combining years of custom boat bedding development with energetic customer service. 

Stay home and go Boating

Stories are coming out about strong boat sales both in Canada and in the US where COVID-19 has changed the vacation plans for many people – possibly for years to come.

 

 

Ins Hurricane Season 2020Some Canadian boaters take their boat south for the winter, but the timing of when you are there is important. BoatUS how-to hurricane preparation videos are easy to watch any time.

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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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