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Boating Industry Canada - February 2017

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During the heat of summer, many boat owners turn on their air conditioning units. Whether portable ...
Xantrex has expanded its popular Freedom series with the launch of four new models. The new series ...
Volvo Penta is pleased to announce the launch of its strongest marine engine ever at the Sydney ...
Moving a trailer with serious weight requires raw power. But the larger the tow vehicle, often the ...
For tournament anglers, keeping their catch alive means avoiding point deductions and potential ...
When bright, clear light is needed for walkway, task and general ambience use, but space is tight, ...
Aquila and Mercury have recently collaborated to offer a joystick piloting application for a power ...
Following the success of the Swift Trawler 34, which dominated the long cruise segment for nearly 8 ...
FLIR Systems, Inc., has announced the expansion of its Raymarine Axiom™ Multifunction Display (MFD) ...
Interior boat designers often mix and match plumbing equipment to accommodate space. The Tecma ...

VOLVO PENTA D13 1000 400

Recently, John Armstrong of Canadian Yachting magazine traveled to Maine to sea trial the exciting new MJM 35z.

MJM Yachts was founded in 2002 by Bob Johnstone, who also co-founded J Boats, Inc., the world's leading brand of performance sailboats (14,000 worldwide). Asked why the move to power, Bob, who is 83, replied, "Seems my wife and I had gotten older and our boats had to reverse roles. I'll always enjoy a daysail on the latest 'J.' But our quality cruising time is now on a motorboat." 

This was the concept behind the development of their line of power yachts and we talked with Bob Johnstone on video about his...READ MORE

VOLVO PENTA LAUNCHES ITS MOST POWERFUL MARINE ENGINE EVER – D13 1000 HP, AT THE SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

VOLVO PENTA D13 1000 400

Volvo Penta is pleased to announce the launch of its strongest marine engine ever at the Sydney International Boat Show. The newly designed D13 engine sees the company move into the 1000hp engine range for the first time. The D13-IPS1350 further strengthens the exciting new line-up, delivering more power and increased durability for yachts up to 120 feet. Volvo Penta’s complementary IPS pod drive, which is also being revealed at the show, has been upgraded to match the higher power of the engine. 

Volvo Penta has also enhanced its Inboard Performance System (IPS) pod design, to match the class-leading performance of its latest and most powerful diesel engine – the D13-1000. The upgraded IPS 30 pod is the largest in the range. READ MORE

SAFER AIR CONDITIONING WITH THE SMARTPLUG

Smart Plug 400During the heat of summer, many boat owners turn on their air conditioning units. Whether portable or installed, they have serious power requirements that can strain and overload outdated, twist-type shore power systems. A safer approach is to use the revolutionary SmartPlug. 

Available in 30 or 50 amp models, the SmartPlug consists of an inlet and cordset with connector. What sets it apart from traditional shore power equipment is the unique pin and clip design that provides more metal-to-metal contact. This dramatically reduces the chance of fire due to resistance and overheating from the loads an air conditioner can place on the system. Plus, its asymmetrical plug with spring-loaded locking clips slides straight in, making it easy to do when tired or it's dark. READ MORE

VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL MARINA WELCOMES STEVE SINCLAIR AS DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS - FIRST YACHT TO BE WELCOMED TO THE NEW MARINA IN MID-AUGUST

Steve Sinclair 400Marina management expert Steve Sinclair has been appointed as director of operations for the new Victoria International Marina.

Sinclair will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the marina, including welcoming guests, provisioning and servicing yachts, and working with the concierge team to anticipate owner and guest needs and requests.

“We are incredibly excited to have Steve Sinclair join our team, knowing that his combined knowledge of marina management and the west coast waters of BC will be an amazing asset to the operation of the new Victoria International Marina,” says Craig Norris, CEO of Community Marine Concepts...READ MORE

FINANCIAL POST REPORTS - HOW BRP CAUGHT A BIG WAVE, WHILE BOMBARDIER WAS LEFT TREADING WATER

BRP Logo 400In a recent story in the Financial Post, writer Alicja Siekierska reported that BRP's stock is at all-time highs, it has a new dividend and an ambitious growth plan, meanwhile the former parent limps along.

We thought our readers would find this story interesting. It’s a reflection of BRP innovation and the strength of the boating market. 

On April 3, 2003, José Boisjoli gathered the 2,000 employees at Bombardier Inc.’s historic recreational product division in Valcourt, Que. to break some big news: The core unit upon which the aerospace and transportation giant had been built was being sold. READ MORE