May 15, 2018

BIC-Employer-of-Choice-Award-Logo-400.jpgThe Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Award is the industry's only Made-in-Canada recognition for the recreational marine industry.

This award program helps address some of the major challenges facing the marine industry today  – attracting and retaining top talent. The seasonal nature of the industry and remote work locations are making it even harder to hire and keep staff. To reverse these trends, employers need to start developing “employer of choice” strategies that, not only attract and retain, but also engage and inspire their workforce.

Why become an employer of choice?

Promoting an industry wide employer of choice brand that focuses on improving engagement and retention sends a positive message to future employees, suppliers, partners and customers. When you get right down to it, it’s just good for business.

Kerrwil Publishing (Boating Industry Canada and Canadian Yachting), Canada’s leading national marine publisher has partnered with CCEOC Inc. to bring this unique award to the market. Winners will receive a beautiful trophy presented at the Toronto and/or Vancouver Boat Shows and be profiled in a special edition of Canadian Yachting. There will also be special recognition through web exposure, social media and News Week the industry’s weekly eNewsletter. There are two award categories with multiple winners in each category. Categories include:

  1. Dealers & Marinas
  2. Marine Business: Manufacturers, Suppliers, Service Providers, Retailers and Distributors

Organizations eligible to take part must meet the following criteria:

  • Compete in the Canadian boating industry
  • Have a physical presence in Canada
  • Have 15 or more full time employees
  • Have been in business for 1 year or more
  • Private or publicly traded company
  • Government, NGO or non-profit

The Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice award program helps employers to position and brand themselves in the market to attract the type of employee that best fits into their organization. It provides businesses and organizations the opportunity to get the recognition they deserve and build a more profitable business. To learn more or to register, please call 416-886-7007 or go to http://ccemployerofchoice.com/BICEOC.html  

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FUGAWI ANNOUNCES THEY WILL NO LONGER SELL DOWNLOADABLE CHARTS

Fugawi logoIn their recent newsletter on November 7, Fugawi has announced that downloadable charts sales will be available ONLY until November 30, 2018.

As of Friday, November 30, 2018 Fugawi.com will no longer sell downloadable charts, renewals, or content for use with navigation software and apps.

For those who have existing subscriptions, the site will be operational until December 31, 2019 and your Fugawi.com account will remain accessible.

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NEW KID ON THE BLOCK - CANADA’S ARCTIC TALL SHIP, NORTH STAR INDUCTED INTO THE NW PASSAGE HALL OF FAME

North StarCanada's Arctic tall ship, North Star of Herschel Island, was inducted into the NW Passage Hall of Fame at the Annual Arctic Awards Gala at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. The ship is currently moored at the Vancouver Maritime Museum's Heritage Harbour.

North Star is the last of the sailing ships involved in Canada's Arctic fur trade, originally owned and operated by two Inuit trappers from 1935 until 1961 she was subsequently chartered by both the Diefenbaker and Pierre Trudeau governments to assert Canadian Arctic sovereignty.
 
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BLUE GUARD INNOVATIONS SMART SWITCHES & SENSORS DEBUT AT METSTRADE

Blue Guard's Smart SwitchesThe Blue Guard Innovations (BGI) range of smart switches and sensors will be exhibited for the first time in Europe at METSTRADE, 13-15 November at Amsterdam RAI.

The innovative, patented range of solid state smart switches and sensors detect oil and fuel as well as water in the bilge and engine compartments, preventing them from accidentally discharging overboard.

The flagship product in the BGI range, the BG-One, (shown here) was the winner of the product innovation award in the Mechanical Systems category at IBEX last month...

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NEW VOLVO PENTA’S OCEANX HIGH-TECH CORROSION PROTECTION WITH FORWARD DRIVES

Volvo-Penta Forward DriveVolvo Penta today announced that it is now offering the revolutionary OceanX corrosion protection coatings as an option with its Forward Drive systems.

The durable titanium-ceramic OceanX coating, which is applied using a state-of-the-art electro-deposition process and covers the entire drive assembly, makes the Volvo Penta drives four times more resistant to galvanic corrosion.

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Christophe LavigneGroupe Beneteau is announcing Christophe Lavigne’s appointment as President of US brands Four Winns, Glastron, Wellcraft and Scarab. This appointment takes effect immediately.

Christophe has been Vice President of Engineering and Customer Service in Cadillac (Michigan, USA) for the past eleven years, leading engineering and product development for all four brands. He is a twenty-five-year veteran of the marine industry and has spent most of his career in Canada and the United States. The acquisition in 2014 of RBH by Groupe Beneteau marked the start of an intense period of product renewal for all four brands that was successfully led by Christophe.

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