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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KOHLER LAUNCHES NEW PREMIUM AFTERMARKET GENUINE OIL LINE FOR USE IN GENERATOR APPLICATIONS

Kohler Oils 400KOHLER is introducing a new line of aftermarket genuine oil engineered specifically for generator applications. The premium oils are available in three formulations for different fuel types and are optimized for use in industrial, mobile, marine, and home generators. The fully-synthetic line was specially engineered to help generators run at peak performance, reducing downtime and helping to lower total cost of ownership compared with conventional oils used in the same applications.

“Generators have to run when they’re needed – there’s no room for downtime,” said Patricio Iligaray, Manager of Aftermarket Parts for Kohler Power Systems.READ MORE

  

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george cuthbertson 400We were saddened to learn that George Cuthbertson, founder of Cuthbertson & Cassian (C&C) Yachts, passed away on October 3, 2017 at his home in Toronto.

Truly one of the greats in Canadian boat design and boat building, George created an amazing and perhaps unequalled legacy of both outstanding boats and outstanding marine professionals; the list of people who worked with him and their accomplishments in the ensuing years, would make any Canadian proud.

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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