Carl Wolf Merritt AlvesDo you perform a Daily Marina Assessment at your marina? I gained a greater appreciation for the importance of a Daily Marina Assessment when I attended the Marina 101 seminar put on by IMI, the International Marine Institute at IBEX in Tampa on September 18.

Tactical Custom BoatsTactical Custom Boats in Vancouver, BC has announced the sale of its first vessel in its new line of high-performance, tactical tough™ aluminum hull, all-weather boats.

Maritime Museum LogoOn October 5th, 2017 the Maritime Museum of BC will be the host venue for the launch of Refugium: Poems for the Pacific, an anthology of poems that explore poets’ deep concern for the Pacific Ocean and the creatures within, edited by the City of Victoria’s Poet Laureate Yvonne Blomer.

Randy CaruanaMercury Marine’s Vice President - North & Central America and Asia Pacific(By Jonathan Lee)

Maritime Museum LogoThe Maritime Museum of BC is thrilled to announce the launch of a new speaker series titled “Nautical Nights”.

Ontario SailingEveryone is invited to join Ontario Sailing to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday and the sport of Sailing at the 15th Annual Celebration of Sailing Fundraiser on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Lakeshore Yacht Club.

Steve DantonioActivity and positive energy continued throughout the conclusion of the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) which included networking events, special education sessions, and new product launches.

Ibex LogoThis morning the winners of the 2017 Innovation Awards were announced during the annual Industry Breakfast at the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX). 

Hurricane SeasonAs of Monday morning September 11, after watching the force of Hurricane Irma in real time as it plowed through Florida, having already decimated the charter fleets and towns throughout the Caribbean...




Doug SmokerA trio of 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.


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Ashland’s solvers are making waves again. The company has launched a new white gelcoat to help boat manufacturers improve the efficacy and usability of their products in demanding marine applications. Maxguard™ EZM marine white gelcoat offers easier application in complex molds and excellent weathering performance.

In addition to its application properties, this gelcoat achieves the high level of ultraviolet (UV) and blister resistance required by the world’s top boat builders to deliver an alluring finish desired by consumers.