Aug 29, 2017

Doug Smoker

 

Two Canadian dealers were recognized at the Smoker Craft Inc. 2018 model year dealer meeting, held earlier this month at the company’s manufacturing facility in New Paris, Indiana.

Edmonton, Alberta-based Marine Management, and Waubaushene, Ontario-based Marsh’s Waubaushene Marine were each recognized among the company’s top 20 dealers at the event, which attracted representatives from more than 250 different Smoker Craft dealerships worldwide. Visiting dealers were treated to an in-depth look at the company’s 2018 model year for its Smoker Craft, Starcraft, Sylvan and SunChaser brands, with 159 boats on display and a further 18 in the water at a nearby lake.

“We had a record number of dealers with us this year,” said Smoker Craft Inc. president, Doug Smoker – a fitting result in a year which has seen the company achieve a number of new production and sales milestones as well as CSI awards for its aluminum, pontoon and fibreglass products. “2017 marked the sixth consecutive year that we marked double-digit growth,” said Smoker. “The first quarter of 2017 was the largest first quarter in our history. And the second quarter of 2017 was the largest quarter in our history. So far this year we’ve had four record months of production.” Smoker Craft Top 20 Dealers 400

Smoker Craft Inc. manufactures a diverse lineup of aluminum fishing boats, pontoon boats and fibreglass runabouts and surf boats for worldwide distribution. The company, with more than 600 employees, boasts a global dealer network in excess of 400 locations. 

Smoker Craft showed a large number of new product for its 2018 model year, including: all-new Pro Sportsman and Phantom models, along with redesigned Pro Angler XL and Ultima models in its Smoker Craft line; all-new SX and redesigned EX pontoons, new 176 Titan, 178 Renegade and 188 Renegade aluminum fishing models, new MDX deck boats and new SCX and StarStep surf boats in its Starcraft line-up; an all-new Geneva pontoon line under its SunChaser banner; and a new high-end M-Series pontoon line for Sylvan.

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DAVIS DEBUTS CARBON FIBER WIND VANES

Davis Carbon Fiber Wind Vanes

 

 

Whether learning to sail in an Optimist, perfecting technique in a Laser or taking line honors in the latest sportboat, the ability to visualize apparent wind angle and read the shifts is critical to sailing well. Traditional wind indicators tend to be fragile and easily bent or broken. Davis Instruments introduces Blacksmith Wind Vanes, made from super lightweight 3D carbon fiber and duraluminum to withstand the rigors of hard racing. For Opti sailors, an equally durable, carbon-free class legal version is offered. READ MORE

 

  

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METSTRADE KEYNOTE BY MARK D SCHWABERO - GROWTH GOOD, BUT THE WORLD IS CHANGING

Mark Swabero Metstrade2017 400The keynote speaker of the 30th anniversary METSTRADE Show Breakfast Briefing, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of US-based Brunswick Corporation, Mark D Schwabero, set the tone of his talk by reminding a packed audience in RAI Amsterdam on the morning of November 15, of the need for companies to evolve continually to meet changing market opportunities.

Schwabero provided a brief glimpse into how Brunswick had evolved over its 172-year history, from making billiard tables, to being the world’s largest record recording company with Al Jolson on its board, to the $4.5bn company it is today, with 80 per cent earnings in marine and 20 per cent in the fitness market. READ MORE

 

ABYC MARINE ELECTRICAL CERTIFICATION (ONTARIO, CANADA)

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This 4 day course is designed for the marine professional with at least 3 – 5 years’ experience working with marine electrical system design, installation or repair and will provide the student with a comprehensive and focused look at the key ABYC standards. The successful certification candidate should have some familiarity with ABYC electrical standards.

When: December 11-14, 2017.

Where: Ontario, Canada
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Contact Sandy Brown at 410-990-4460 x101 or sbrown@abycinc.orgRegister today! READ MORE