Boating Ontario Clean BoatingFor dedicated boaters, the quality and care of our marine environment is key. Following the immensely successful Clean Marine Program launched by Boating Ontario in 1995, the association has now come out with their Clean Boater Program.

Rick Layzell

At the June 6th Boating Ontario Golf Tournament, Rick Layzell CEO of Boating Ontario announced a new initiative called the MarineWorx Development Fund.

Sold Out Golf TournamentOn June 6th, 2018, Boating Ontario welcomed a sold-out field of 124 golfers at Innisbrook Golf Course in support of Ontario Sailing, CNIB Lake Joseph Centre and the newly launched Boating Ontario MarineWorx Development Fund.

Walker Bay Delux DLX3Walker Bay Boats, has launched the new Supertender 325 Deluxe Console for Spring 2018, rounding off this RIB line to four different models. 

Back Cove Yachts 340 OutboardLaunching later this summer, the all-new Back Cove Yachts 34O will be powered by a pair of Yamaha Motor Company 300's, with optional 350 hp Yamaha or Suzuki's available. 

YBAAUYBAA's annual low-cost YBAA University (YBAA U) events are offered each summer, providing yacht sales professionals with full-day educational programs...

IBEX RegistrationRegistration is now open for the 28th International Boat Builders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), being held October 2-4 at the Tampa Convention Center.

Polynt Application CentreIn the face of the growing shortage of marine industry workers, we were impressed with the education session hosted May 22 to 24 by Polynt-Reichhold and Composites One at the Polynt Composites Application Centre in North Kansas City.

IMBC Call For PresentersPresentations should be designed for entry-level to advanced levels of experience without overt company or product promotions.

Safe Boating Courtesy CheckSome years ago now, Canada’s National Safe Boating Awareness Week and the American National Safe Boating Week were harmonized to be held at the same time; this year it’s May 19–25 and events and media activities will be shared across the border.

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CANADIAN BOAT SHOWS APPOINTS OFFICIAL PRINT AND DIGITAL SHOW GUIDE PUBLISHER FOR 2019

tibs vibs 400Canadian Boat Shows has announced AD ASTRA Media as the official publisher for the 2019 Toronto and Vancouver International Show Guides. “The 2018 Show Guide Editions included a suite of digital solutions and features that enhanced the experience for the reader and users of the guides while giving advertisers and partners metrics not available before said Cynthia Hare, Toronto Show Manager, plus we were able to send a digital copy to a combined list of 100,000 + boaters prior to the events.”  READ MORE

 

 

 

GEORGE’S MARINE AND SPORTS HAS OFFICIALLY CHANGED TO PRIDE MARINE GROUP

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The Pride Marine Group are excited to announce that George’s Marine and Sports has officially changed to Pride Marine Group.

The locations include:

Pride Marine Group - Kingston

Pride Marine Group - Ottawa

Pride Marine Group - Eganville

When you visit these locations, you will be greeted by the same friendly crew you’ve come to know, with the same product options (including Power Sports), and some new brands including Sea Ray, Chris Craft and Nautique. READ MORE

 

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MARINE INDUSTRY MOURNS THE LOSS OF ROBERT DESIRE SPIETAELS

Bob Spietaels 400Boating Industry Canada is saddened to advise you of the passing of Bob Spietaels on Wednesday May 30.  Bob and his wife Wendy have owned Marina Shores in Long Point for the past 45 years.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday June 5 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at the Jeffrey W. Glendinning Funeral Home, 36 Front St., Port Rowan.  A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday June 6 at 11 AM. READ MORE