Campion Boats 45th AnniversaryBoating Industry Canada got to speak with Brock Elliot, President of Campion Marine Inc. to follow up on their 45th anniversary event, which we touched on last week. 

 

 

 

St Johns New BrunswickA study released July 31st, highlights the need to increase awareness among New Brunswick youth about career opportunities in the oceans industry, including aquaculture, shipbuilding, boatbuilding, tidal energy, and ocean technologies.

Yamaha Technician Brett HartGo Canada! It took four attempts spanning eight years, but persistence paid off for Calgary’s Brett Hart when he was crowned champion of the 2018 Canadian Technician Grand Prix, held at Yamaha Motor Canada’s head offices in Toronto on Tuesday, July 24.

STEP LogoThe S.T.E.P. Purchasing Conference, put on by the National Marine Distributors Association, provides a centralized location for manufacturers to introduce new products and programs into the distributor marketplace.

ABYC Inc LogoThe American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced that registration is open for the third annual Marine Law Symposium. The symposium will be held Jan. 8, 2018, at the Renaissance Hotel in Seattle, Washington.

NMMA Full LogoThis past week, NMMA Canada in cooperation with Canada’s marine trade associations sent this very carefully worded letter to minister Chrystia Freeland on behalf of the marine industry across Canada. 

Yamaha Tech Grand Prix 2018 400On Tuesday, July 24, the top Yamaha technicians in Canada will compete in the 2018 Canadian Technician Grand Prix, an intense contest that will challenge the mechanical, electronic and customer service skills of Canada’s best Yamaha dealer service staff.

Earlier this month, 125 Boating Ontario members took a few moments to share their company’s commitments to creating meaningful career paths for service technicians. 

IMI LogoThe International Marina Institute (IMI), a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), is offering a one-day Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery Conference on Monday, October 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. 

RCYC StaybilletyThe Royal Canadian Yacht Club is saying #ComeOnIn! The sailing club, through Sail Canada, is partnered with StayBillety to assist sailors and fans with housing for the 2018 Sail Canada Youth Sailing Championships which is taking place from August 24th-31st, in Toronto.

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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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NEW KID ON THE BLOCK - CANADA’S ARCTIC TALL SHIP, NORTH STAR INDUCTED INTO THE NW PASSAGE HALL OF FAME

North StarCanada's Arctic tall ship, North Star of Herschel Island, was inducted into the NW Passage Hall of Fame at the Annual Arctic Awards Gala at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. The ship is currently moored at the Vancouver Maritime Museum's Heritage Harbour.

North Star is the last of the sailing ships involved in Canada's Arctic fur trade, originally owned and operated by two Inuit trappers from 1935 until 1961 she was subsequently chartered by both the Diefenbaker and Pierre Trudeau governments to assert Canadian Arctic sovereignty.
 
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BLUE GUARD INNOVATIONS SMART SWITCHES & SENSORS DEBUT AT METSTRADE

Blue Guard's Smart SwitchesThe Blue Guard Innovations (BGI) range of smart switches and sensors will be exhibited for the first time in Europe at METSTRADE, 13-15 November at Amsterdam RAI.

The innovative, patented range of solid state smart switches and sensors detect oil and fuel as well as water in the bilge and engine compartments, preventing them from accidentally discharging overboard.

The flagship product in the BGI range, the BG-One, (shown here) was the winner of the product innovation award in the Mechanical Systems category at IBEX last month...

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NEW VOLVO PENTA’S OCEANX HIGH-TECH CORROSION PROTECTION WITH FORWARD DRIVES

Volvo-Penta Forward DriveVolvo Penta today announced that it is now offering the revolutionary OceanX corrosion protection coatings as an option with its Forward Drive systems.

The durable titanium-ceramic OceanX coating, which is applied using a state-of-the-art electro-deposition process and covers the entire drive assembly, makes the Volvo Penta drives four times more resistant to galvanic corrosion.

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Christophe LavigneGroupe Beneteau is announcing Christophe Lavigne’s appointment as President of US brands Four Winns, Glastron, Wellcraft and Scarab. This appointment takes effect immediately.

Christophe has been Vice President of Engineering and Customer Service in Cadillac (Michigan, USA) for the past eleven years, leading engineering and product development for all four brands. He is a twenty-five-year veteran of the marine industry and has spent most of his career in Canada and the United States. The acquisition in 2014 of RBH by Groupe Beneteau marked the start of an intense period of product renewal for all four brands that was successfully led by Christophe.

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