St Johns New BrunswickA study released July 31st, highlights the need to increase awareness among New Brunswick youth about career opportunities in the oceans industry, including aquaculture, shipbuilding, boatbuilding, tidal energy, and ocean technologies.

Yamaha Technician Brett HartGo Canada! It took four attempts spanning eight years, but persistence paid off for Calgary’s Brett Hart when he was crowned champion of the 2018 Canadian Technician Grand Prix, held at Yamaha Motor Canada’s head offices in Toronto on Tuesday, July 24.

STEP LogoThe S.T.E.P. Purchasing Conference, put on by the National Marine Distributors Association, provides a centralized location for manufacturers to introduce new products and programs into the distributor marketplace.

ABYC Inc LogoThe American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced that registration is open for the third annual Marine Law Symposium. The symposium will be held Jan. 8, 2018, at the Renaissance Hotel in Seattle, Washington.

NMMA Full LogoThis past week, NMMA Canada in cooperation with Canada’s marine trade associations sent this very carefully worded letter to minister Chrystia Freeland on behalf of the marine industry across Canada. 

Yamaha Tech Grand Prix 2018 400On Tuesday, July 24, the top Yamaha technicians in Canada will compete in the 2018 Canadian Technician Grand Prix, an intense contest that will challenge the mechanical, electronic and customer service skills of Canada’s best Yamaha dealer service staff.

Earlier this month, 125 Boating Ontario members took a few moments to share their company’s commitments to creating meaningful career paths for service technicians. 

IMI LogoThe International Marina Institute (IMI), a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), is offering a one-day Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery Conference on Monday, October 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. 

RCYC StaybilletyThe Royal Canadian Yacht Club is saying #ComeOnIn! The sailing club, through Sail Canada, is partnered with StayBillety to assist sailors and fans with housing for the 2018 Sail Canada Youth Sailing Championships which is taking place from August 24th-31st, in Toronto.

GravenHurst Boat ShowWe had the pleasure of speaking to Mike Gridley, Show Chairman of the Gravenhurst Antique Boat Show, which took place this past weekend, on July 7th as part of the Toronto Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society.

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Mercury Marine Named Brunswick Safety Award SiteCapitol Engineering, a division of Mercury Marine has been awarded the 2017 Brunswick Chairman’s Safety Award, honoring more than five consecutive years without lost time.

The award, presented annually to sites that achieve excellence in safety while reducing injuries and enhancing safety programming, is one of only four facilities across all of Brunswick to receive the award for 2017. To qualify, sites must also demonstrate a sustainable cultural commitment to safety, along with broad-based employee engagement in safety activities.

“Safety in everything we do is a message that is built into the fabric of our culture at Mercury Marine,” said Jim Sutton...READ MORE

 

SKIPPERBUD’S JOINS BENETEAU POWERBOATS DEALER NETWORK

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Beneteau’s Powerboats Division. SkipperBud’s will add the Gran Turismo, the Monte Carlo and the Swift Trawler lines to dealership portfolios in Eastern Michigan and Ohio.

“This is a natural evolution for SkipperBud’s, Beneteau is already a wonderful partner. SkipperBud’s has been a large Four Winns, Glastron, and Scarab dealer throughout the Midwest for many years. We are excited to expand our product offerings in these markets.” Mike Pretasky, JR., President.

The 2019 model year inventory is on the way! Look for the Gran Turismo 40 and 46 in showrooms very soon. This fall the Swift Trawler 35 will make her debut in SkipperBud’s Midwest locations. READ MORE

TRANSDUCERS USA INTRODUCES EXPANDEDLINE OF TONELIGHT™ SERIES WARNING INDICATORS

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Transducers USA, has announced the expansion of their Tonelight™ Series of warning indicators to include a family of new models with stainless steel housings. These panel-mounted devices feature a unique combination of audible and LED warning signals. Tonelight annunciators emit both sound and flashing lights, which is especially desirable in environmental conditions with high levels of ambient noise. READ MORE

 

 

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