St Johns New BrunswickA study released July 31st, highlights the need to increase awareness among New Brunswick youth about career opportunities in the oceans industry, including aquaculture, shipbuilding, boatbuilding, tidal energy, and ocean technologies.

Yamaha Technician Brett HartGo Canada! It took four attempts spanning eight years, but persistence paid off for Calgary’s Brett Hart when he was crowned champion of the 2018 Canadian Technician Grand Prix, held at Yamaha Motor Canada’s head offices in Toronto on Tuesday, July 24.

STEP LogoThe S.T.E.P. Purchasing Conference, put on by the National Marine Distributors Association, provides a centralized location for manufacturers to introduce new products and programs into the distributor marketplace.

ABYC Inc LogoThe American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced that registration is open for the third annual Marine Law Symposium. The symposium will be held Jan. 8, 2018, at the Renaissance Hotel in Seattle, Washington.

NMMA Full LogoThis past week, NMMA Canada in cooperation with Canada’s marine trade associations sent this very carefully worded letter to minister Chrystia Freeland on behalf of the marine industry across Canada. 

Yamaha Tech Grand Prix 2018 400On Tuesday, July 24, the top Yamaha technicians in Canada will compete in the 2018 Canadian Technician Grand Prix, an intense contest that will challenge the mechanical, electronic and customer service skills of Canada’s best Yamaha dealer service staff.

Earlier this month, 125 Boating Ontario members took a few moments to share their company’s commitments to creating meaningful career paths for service technicians. 

IMI LogoThe International Marina Institute (IMI), a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), is offering a one-day Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery Conference on Monday, October 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. 

RCYC StaybilletyThe Royal Canadian Yacht Club is saying #ComeOnIn! The sailing club, through Sail Canada, is partnered with StayBillety to assist sailors and fans with housing for the 2018 Sail Canada Youth Sailing Championships which is taking place from August 24th-31st, in Toronto.

GravenHurst Boat ShowWe had the pleasure of speaking to Mike Gridley, Show Chairman of the Gravenhurst Antique Boat Show, which took place this past weekend, on July 7th as part of the Toronto Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society.

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EDUCATING MARINA MANAGERS IN NORTH AMERICA WITH BOATING BC & IMI

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The International Marina Institute (IMI), a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), is working with their affiliate partner Boating BC Association to bring our much sought-after Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) Course to Nanaimo, British Columbia, December 2-6, 2018.

“I am delighted to not only be bringing the IMM course back to the West Coast but to also be bringing it to our neighbors in Canada. Education is the key to success of any business and IMI is always looking for new regions to train marina industry professionals,” said Merritt Alves, IMI training coordinator. READ MORE

 

 

ABYC AND BOAT MANUFACTURERS WORK TO MINIMIZE THE SPREAD OF AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES

ABYC AQUATIS INVASIVE SPECIESThe American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has published a technical information report that provides information regarding Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) with consideration to the design and construction of boats, trailers, engines, components, and accessories in order to minimize the spread of AIS. The report reviews current AIS inspection and decontamination processes and provides best practices and recommendations for manufacturers to reference.

“Developing the AIS technical report was a great collaborative effort between the boating industry and the resource management community,” said Brian Goodwin ABYC technical director. READ MORE

 

TRANSDUCERS USA INTRODUCES EXPANDEDLINE OF TONELIGHT™ SERIES WARNING INDICATORS

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Transducers USA, has announced the expansion of their Tonelight™ Series of warning indicators to include a family of new models with stainless steel housings. These panel-mounted devices feature a unique combination of audible and LED warning signals. Tonelight annunciators emit both sound and flashing lights, which is especially desirable in environmental conditions with high levels of ambient noise. READ MORE

 

 

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