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.

Mayor Margaret QuirkTownship of Georgina Mayor Margaret Quirk and Andy Adams discuss the Jackson's Point Harbour redevelopment plan.

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LOWER LOCK GATE PAINTING - FENELON FALLS LOCK 34, TRENT-SEVERN WATERWAY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

Fenelon Falls LockAs a part of an historic investment program along the Trent-Severn Waterway, the lower lock gates at Fenelon Falls Lock 34 were painted this winter. Painting and routine maintenance helps to extend the life span oflock gates by protecting against rusting, corrosion, and natural wear. This work has now been completed. The site has now been turned over to Parks Canada maintenance teams once again, to complete seasonal maintenance tasks in advance of the opening of the navigation season on May 18, 2018. READ MORE

 

 

 

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2018 BOAT BUILDER AWARDS

METS Boat Builder Awards 2018 400The 2018 edition of the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, in association with Raymarine, is now open for nominations in 10 categories that highlight key facets of the industry, from innovation and collaboration, through to future investment and performance by individuals.

Entry is free and easily accessed via the improved boatbuilderawards.com website, which offers clear explanations of each category.

Nominations can be made by individuals or companies on their own behalf. Or by any other industry professional who believes a boat builder, supply chain partner or individual should receive recognition. READ MORE

 

ALBIN MAKES ON BOARD HOT WATER AN AFFORDABLE LUXURY

Albin Pump

Hot water on board a boat is no longer an unaffordable luxury. Offered in a wide range of capacities and configurations, Albin Pump Marine's efficient Premium Water Heaters are engineered to ensure the highest water quality in a rugged, long-lasting marine housing.

Available in 120V or 230V, both drawing 850W, Premium Water Heaters run off AC current from shore power or a generator, or the engine's coolant exchanger. They heat quickly and efficiently. Sized to fit most installation spaces, they're direct replacements for common Isotemp models. READ MORE

 

 

 

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CANADIAN BOATING WRITER JONATHAN LEE HOSPITALIZED

Jonathan LeeWe were saddened last week to learn that well-known Canadian boating writer Jonathan Lee has been hospitalized following a severe stroke. The former editor of Boatguide, Boating Business and Ports Cruising Guides remains in critical care at Hamilton General Hospital, where it is hoped he will ultimately make a full recovery. Industry colleagues may send cards care of the Hamilton General Hospital stroke unit. In lieu of flowers, donations on Jonathan’s behalf to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. READ MORE