Nov 20, 2017

ABYC logoThe 2nd Annual ABYC Marine Law Symposium is a premier training event that will prepare you to navigate the legal aspects of recreational boating accidents.

Highlights include:

Learn from 5 interesting and relevant accidents and lawsuits that have implications for dealers, manufacturers, surveyors, accident investigators, expert witnesses, and attorneys

Marine law enforcement will walk through the types of accidents they respond to, responsibilities, reporting, what experts/attorneys have access to (and don't have access to), and what will they provide if they are on the stand

Insurance experts and manufacturers representatives will discuss the nuances of the relationships you have (or need) to protect you in the event of a lawsuit or errors/omissions in your reporting

Learn the language of litigators and insurance companies.

To our News Week readers, this is an American event and to know better if this has value to our Canadian readers, we asked Michael Vollmer for his assessment, having been very involved in boating safety and marine accident investigations for many years. He told us, “I attended last year and thought it was wonderful; not focused on the law per se, but rather on collecting evidence, assessing it and developing a plausible explanation of the events.”

For Canadians in the insurance, boat charter and rental, legal and marine industry, this could be a very valuable learning opportunity. Learn more at the ABYC website: www.abycinc.org or register at http://marine-law-symposium.webflow.io

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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

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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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