NMEA LogoThe West Coast Boatyard Association is hosting their annual NMEA training in Vancouver this spring with discounts for members and apprentices.

ABYC LogoDelivered through Georgian College at their Midland, Ontario campus, this represents a convenient and well-timed opportunity to gain ABYC Marine Systems Certification. The course runs from December 18 - 20, 2018.

Barcelona Boat ShowThe Barcelona International Boat Show was held October 10 - 14, 2018, and Boating Industry Canada News Week was there for you. Over 250 exhibitors displayed 700 boats, including an impressive display of 165 large boats in the water.

 

 

Pinecraft BoatsAt the Quebec Job Creator Awards Gala, held on October 24, 2018 at the Quebec City Convention Centre, Princecraft Boats Inc. was awarded the 2018 Quebec Job Creator Award, in the category Champion for Centre-du-Québec area.

Mercury Marine Waterski TeamThe Rock Aqua Jays water ski team in Janesville, Wisconsin – with triple 300hp Mercury Racing outboards on the transom and help from two other ski teams – has established a Guinness World Record for the largest human pyramid on water skis.

Brock ElliotKV Private Equity has announced that they have acquired the business of Canadian Campion Marine. Founded in 1974 and located in Kelowna, BC, Campion manufactures a large range of recreational fiberglass boats that are distributed globally via local dealer partners. 

Georgian CollegeThis two-day theoretical course covers legislation and safe operation principles for lifting devices in a marina environment.

BIC LogoTo know your current plans for keeping your business, or putting it on the market, helps shape the future of our industry and quantifies the need for new business owners and future employees.

Boating Ontario ConferenceAre you registered for the annual Boating Ontario conference? Only 1 day left to get your early-bird discount! Register before the end of day on October 31st and save $50 per delegate.

Boating BC Marina SeminarRegistration is open for the 2018 Boating BC Conference presented by Mercury Marine. If you work in the marine industry in BC, don’t miss out – it’s the West Coast industry’s event of the year! 

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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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INNOVATION KEY TO MARINE INDUSTRY GROWTH

Innovation is KeyMETSTRADE 2018 opened November 13th with an inspiring keynote presentation from Hervé Gastinel, Group CEO of the €1.28bn turnover international boatbuilder, Groupe Beneteau. He took the opportunity to emphasize the critical importance of innovation in product development, customer service and manufacturing transformation.

Gastinel explained how he had introduced a ‘Transform to Perform’ program focusing the 10 boatbuilders in Groupe Beneteau’s portfolio on innovation across these key areas.

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TIWAL UNVEILS A NEW POCKET SAILER DREAM BIG, PACK SMALL

Tiwal Pocket SailerFollowing the success of the Tiwal 3 (nearly 1,000 boats sold), Tiwal will be presenting their latest little boat at Boot Düsseldorf: Tiwal 2, the inflatable sailing dinghy which is even lighter, more compact, and is ready to sail in 15 minutes. Tiwal intends to make the Tiwal 2 the essential toy aboard cruising boats.

Designed and developed by Marion Excoffon, the Tiwal 2 inflatable sailing boat will be unveiled at Boot Düsseldorf from 19th to 27th January 2019. This small, inflatable, single-handed 2.80 m dinghy is equipped with a loose-footed sail of 5.6m².

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