Boating AtlanticThe Boating Atlantic/Atlantic Marine Trades Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 1PM. The meeting will be held at the Mahone Room, Oak Island Resort, 36 Treasure Dr, Western Shore in Nova Scotia.

Canada Metal (Pacific) logoIronbridge Equity Partners acquires majority stake of Canadian marine equipment manufacturer.

 

 

 

Ron Huibers InterviewAmong the many innovations on display at IBEX 2018, the International BoatBuilders Exposition and Conference, were the latest from Volvo Penta. Andy Adams caught up with Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the America’s to hear about their new joint development with Webasto, The Breeze.

Sam DanzlerJoin industry expert Sam Dantzler and discover why the customer experience is paramount from the initial sales process through the follow-up and service departments; from the emotion created in the marketing department and every other touch point along the way.

Danlaks HeadshotAre you ready? On October 17th, Ontario’s government will legalize the use of Cannabis. Join Boating Ontario members as David Laks outlines some of the hot button questions facing our industry. 

Nasblas GPS Forensic CourseABYC has recently partnered with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) to offer members subject matter previously only available to marine law enforcement officers. And limited space is available!

Georgian CollegeThe American Boat & Yacht Council is offering a Marine Systems Certification at Georgian College on December 18th 2018 from 8:30am - 530pm.

Boating Atlantic The Boating Atlantic/Atlantic Marine Trades Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 1PM. The meeting will be held at the Mahone Room, Oak Island Resort, 36 Treasure Dr, Western Shore in Nova Scotia.

 

 

Ibex Innovation LogoBoating Industry Canada Editor Andy Adams was at The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) this past week, and attended this exciting awards ceremony at the Annual Industry Breakfast.

Yamaha OutboardCraig writes, “Representatives from a significant number of boat builders, law enforcement agencies and boat dealers attended Yamaha’s gala outboard engine event in North Vancouver last week. 

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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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