Kate ZabriskieZombies in the workplace are soul-sucking, money-draining, productivity-killing entities that chip away at an organization’s spirit and its engagement levels one convert at a time.

NMMA LogoEarlier this month, NMMA Canada participated in a stakeholder consultation with the Ministry of Environment to discuss the government’s proposal to increase the renewable content (e.g. ethanol) in gasoline to 15% as early as 2025 in Ontario.

Laser racingManagers of the world’s most popular racing sailboat class are seeking new builders to complement their existing network of manufacturers, the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) announced today.  

MRAA Dealer WeekThe Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has opened exhibit and sponsorship reservations for its newly reimagined annual conference, Dealer Week.

Superyacht VillageIn a monumental move that continues to build upon the enhancements to the largest in-water boat show in the world, the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will unveil Superyacht Village, a new dedicated marina and on-land exhibition space that will display the most spectacular yachts in the show.

AMIStarting March 2019, members of the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) may earn Continuing Education Units toward their CMAA certification and Certified Marina Manager designation by attending the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) professional marina managers courses.

Moncton Boat ShowThe region’s largest fishing, hunting and outdoors events are returning to the Moncton Coliseum this March 29 to 31: the New Brunswick Sportsmen’s Show, Moncton Boat Show, and the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum.

Spring Commissioning ChecklistWith boatyards, backyards, marinas, and clubs now coming to life, spring commissioning time has arrived. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has a Spring Commissioning Checklist...

Boating Ontario Trailer License AnnouncementFollowing months of negotiations and meetings on the subject, Rick Layzell, CEO of Boating Ontario and Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation for Ontario, held a media conference at the spring Cottage Life Show on March 21st to announce a solution for marinas and boat dealers who sell and service recreational boats using company trucks.

 

 

 

Robin McKeownThe International Marine Institute (IMI), the training subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) awarded marina professional, Robin McKeown with her Certified Marina Manager (CMM) designation in December, 2018.

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ICOMIA SUPERYACHT REFIT GROUP REACHES TEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

ICOMIA Refit GroupIn early May, the ICOMIA Superyacht Refit Group were hosted by MB92 Barcelona, for the biennial meeting of the group. This marked the ten-year anniversary since the first meeting of group, which was also initiated in Barcelona. 

The ICOMIA Superyacht Refit Group represents quality refit, repair and maintenance yards and aim to collectively improve quality within the group, follow professional working standards and meet specified environmental best practices. The group has produced documents such as the Code of Practice and the ICOMIA Superyacht Refit Standard Framework Contract which aim to improve certainty in refits. 

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2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW’S “BUY A BOAT & WIN $10,000” CHEQUE PRESENTED

Buy a Boat Winner

On Friday May 3rd, the winner of the 2019 Toronto International Boat Show’s “Buy a Boat & Win $10,000” contest received their cheque at Gordon Bay Marine in MacTier, ON.

Jason & Lori Hunt of Cambridge, ON,  Lake Huron boaters, bought a 16’ Bayliner Element at the recent TIBS show and the $10,000 went towards the purchase of their boat. 

 

 

 

 

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