NMMA CanadaNMMA Canada is looking to apply for the CanExport Associations grant (formerly the Global Opportunities for Associations/GOA grant) again this year to support Canadian marine manufacturers. This grant would cover up to 75% of the costs for new, or expanded international business development activities.

PORTSThe Canadian Yachting team is hard at work updating the cruising guides that everyone loves.  Aerial photography was completed in July for Georgian Bay, researchers diligently updated the guide with fresh information and now our creative team and printers are getting ready for the brand new editions.

Boating Ontario Conference 2019The 2019 Boating Ontario Annual Conference, held at the Sheraton on the Falls, was a resounding success. The three-day conference saw the largest attendance in our history and the introduction of several networking moments...

 

 

Private EquityAt this time, there is more money in the system than anyone can imagine. The major Private Equity Funds are focused on investing in, acquiring in the Boating and Marine industry in Canada. 

 

 

 

Powerboat Registration ReportNMMA has announced its September New Powerboat Registrations Report showing new powerboat retail sales in the U.S. market down 0.9 percent on a rolling 12-month year-over-year (R12M YOY) basis and up a healthy 5 percent on a rolling three-month year-over-year (R3M YOY) basis through September.

Dead BoatsFor the first time in my career in the boating industry I am getting more and more calls from people wanting to dump their old boats. Some of the reasons are

High water damageThis is an urgent message from several News Week readers that action needs to be taken immediately, to lower the water levels in the Great Lakes. 

Women in TextilesAfter an incredible inaugural event, the Women in Textiles Summit will once again join experienced and emerging leaders to discuss current challenges, diverse perspectives and creative approaches. 

NMEAThe National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced the lineup and dates of their marine electronics installer training classes for 2020. Included are the Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI), Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI), Basic NMEA 2000® Network Installer and Advanced NMEA 2000® Network Installer courses.

ABYC GeorgianThe Georgian College Midland, Ontario campus will hold an ABYC Systems Certification course coming up on December 17th to 19th.

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TORQEEDO POWERS ALL-ELECTRIC HARBOUR WATER CLEAN-UP BOAT

Torqeedo PowersThe Waste Cleaner 66 – billed as the world’s most powerful all-electric boat designed for cleaning up pollution in inland waterways and harbours – will be unveiled by EFINOR’s Sea Cleaner subsidiary at the International Nautic Boat Show in Paris-Porte de Versailles 7 to 15 December. 

The unique vessel is powered by a Torqeedo 25kW Deep Blue motor with a 40 kWh Deep Blue battery, which provides up to eight hours of endurance at a cleaning speed of two knots.

 

 

Read More about the All-Electric Harbour Clean-Up...........

 

 

ROYAL VICTORIA YACHT CLUB SECURES HIGHEST ECO-RANKING IN CLEAN MARINE BC RECERTIFICATION OF ITS CADBORO BAY MARINA 

Clean MarineThe Royal Victoria Yacht Club’s Cadboro Bay marina has earned the highest certification in Clean Marine BC, a voluntary eco-certification program for recreational boating facilities that is run by Georgia Strait Alliance.

To be eligible for Clean Marine BC certification, boating facilities must meet environmental standards set by the program and are awarded a ranking that ranges from one to five anchors. These anchor ratings reflect operational practices and initiatives that help to reduce the impact of recreational boating in local fresh and saltwater throughout British Columbia.

Read More about Royal Victoria Yacht Club..............................

 

 

 

OCEAN SAFETY PRESENTS UPDATED OCEAN ISO LIFERAFT CONTAINER

Liferaft CanisterOcean Safety has developed a new container for its Ocean ISO Liferaft, reducing weight and making the raft easier to handle, a critical factor when launching it over the side of a vessel. The Ocean ISO is one of the most popular liferafts on the market and the latest design evolution of the container is developed from years of customer feedback, industry expertise and research.   

This new Ocean ISO container had its debut at the METSTRADE 2019 show.

 

 

Read more about the ISO Liferaft Container............