Hot racing BVI Spring Regatta 400The British Virgins took a huge hit last fall from Hurricane Irma. The force was much stronger than previous hurricanes and really wrecked the place.

MJM YachtsWith quad Mercury Verados, the MJM 53z is designed to reach speeds of 50 mph while offering the benefits boaters enjoy from sport boats: shallow draft, minimum maintenance, and easy handling around the docks. 

Safety First MarineIt’s true…research has discovered that 40% of boaters set out without legally required safety equipment. Keep Your Customers Safe!

Rick Layzell Orillia Regional Meeting 400Boating Industry Canada News Week attended the March 27th Boating Ontario Regional Meeting in Orillia and we were pleased to see that the strong attendance we reported at the March 8th Hamilton meeting, has continued.

AMI LogoThe International Marina Institute (IMI), a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), is offering its popular Intermediate Marina Manager (IMM) program in beautiful, sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico, from June 17-21, 2018.

ABYC LogoSpecial offer for LAST 10 spots available! For the final registrations, the Francis Marion Hotel is giving $50 vouchers to use at their restaurant & bar, spa, parking, hotel fees, etc! 

CEO Rick Layzell Boating OntarioInterest in Boating Ontario’s 2018 spring regional meetings appears to be very high among marina operators and the boating trade, with record attendance reported at each of the first three regional meetings.

Hanse yachtsOn February 20th,  2018, Privilège launched the first sailing catamaran into the water (at Port Olona) completely built after the takeover from HanseYachts. 

NMEA Advanced Installer Training CourseThe National Marine Electronics Association’s (NMEA) Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI) Training course is totally new for 2018 and will be taught for the first time this year at the NMEA training event in Nashua, NH, on March 8. 

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LOWER LOCK GATE PAINTING - FENELON FALLS LOCK 34, TRENT-SEVERN WATERWAY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

Fenelon Falls LockAs a part of an historic investment program along the Trent-Severn Waterway, the lower lock gates at Fenelon Falls Lock 34 were painted this winter. Painting and routine maintenance helps to extend the life span oflock gates by protecting against rusting, corrosion, and natural wear. This work has now been completed. The site has now been turned over to Parks Canada maintenance teams once again, to complete seasonal maintenance tasks in advance of the opening of the navigation season on May 18, 2018. READ MORE

 

 

 

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2018 BOAT BUILDER AWARDS

METS Boat Builder Awards 2018 400The 2018 edition of the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, in association with Raymarine, is now open for nominations in 10 categories that highlight key facets of the industry, from innovation and collaboration, through to future investment and performance by individuals.

Entry is free and easily accessed via the improved boatbuilderawards.com website, which offers clear explanations of each category.

Nominations can be made by individuals or companies on their own behalf. Or by any other industry professional who believes a boat builder, supply chain partner or individual should receive recognition. READ MORE

 

ALBIN MAKES ON BOARD HOT WATER AN AFFORDABLE LUXURY

Albin Pump

Hot water on board a boat is no longer an unaffordable luxury. Offered in a wide range of capacities and configurations, Albin Pump Marine's efficient Premium Water Heaters are engineered to ensure the highest water quality in a rugged, long-lasting marine housing.

Available in 120V or 230V, both drawing 850W, Premium Water Heaters run off AC current from shore power or a generator, or the engine's coolant exchanger. They heat quickly and efficiently. Sized to fit most installation spaces, they're direct replacements for common Isotemp models. READ MORE

 

 

 

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CANADIAN BOATING WRITER JONATHAN LEE HOSPITALIZED

Jonathan LeeWe were saddened last week to learn that well-known Canadian boating writer Jonathan Lee has been hospitalized following a severe stroke. The former editor of Boatguide, Boating Business and Ports Cruising Guides remains in critical care at Hamilton General Hospital, where it is hoped he will ultimately make a full recovery. Industry colleagues may send cards care of the Hamilton General Hospital stroke unit. In lieu of flowers, donations on Jonathan’s behalf to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. READ MORE