Natural MarineAlex Milne Associates Ltd, considered an innovator in the Canadian marine business for over 50 years, has moved to new larger manufacturing and warehouse premises in Concord/Vaughn area in the northern region of Toronto.

NMMA Full LogoThe long simmering issue of derelict and abandoned vessels will not go away without significant clean-up costs.

BRNKL AppBarnacle Systems Inc. has reinvented how people check on their boats. Their product, BRNKL (pronounced barnacle), is like a “home security system for your boat”...

BoatUSA sign of the times, the U.S. Coast Guard reports that it’s common for recreational boaters today to use cellphones to call during a boating emergency. 

Most Watched VideoIf you judged boaters by what they like to watch, you may think they prefer sitting on anchor all day. But just because “How to Drop and Retrieve Your Anchor” was the number-one watched Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) video of 2018...

Miami Boat ShowTwo of Miami’s Epic Shows are partnering on their first-ever joint marketing campaign to promote the five biggest days in boating. 

Mercury 80thMercury Marine will celebrate its 80th anniversary throughout 2019, reflecting on its strong heritage of innovation and leadership in the marine industry.

GuritOn 21st December 2018, Gurit (SIX Swiss Exchange: GUR) announce the successful closing of the divestment of all shares in the Company`s PVC production site in Qingdao, China.

SearayFourteen prestigious Sea Ray® Dealers were recognized for Unsurpassed Service -unsurpassed service, incomparable business operations, and unwavering professionalism are just three of the many qualifications Sea Ray dealers, the most awarded dealer network in the country, must achieve to be named a Top 100 Dealer by Boating Industry.

Sea Ray 60thFor 59 years, Sea Ray has set the standard and pushed the limits of performance and craftsmanship to elevate the boating experience. 

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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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