Andy Adams and Ron HuibersBoating Industry Canada had the opportunity to sit down and interview Ron Huibers, President and CEO of Volvo Penta of the Americas, Fred Lachlan, National Marine Sales Manager of Volvo Penta Canada, and Chris Chapman, Canadian Dealer Sales Manager of Volvo Penta, at the Toronto International Boat Show. 

Boating Ontario LogoThe Boating Ontario Association Board of Directors and Staff will be hosting a strategic planning session at the end of January 2018.

Nautical Nights Cherisse Du PreezThe Maritime Museum of BC is thrilled to host our fourth Nautical Nights Speaker Series featuring Cherisse Du Preez. 

Employer Choice Award2018 175On Friday, January 12th, at the Toronto International Boat Show, the Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Award program presented awards to the first winners in this important employee development program.

John LeeNamed for John Lee, founder ofJ J L Events and long-standing IFAI member who passed away October 2016, this new award was inspired by his legacy of service, dedication to IFAI and his willingness to share and give back.

ABYC LogoABYC will host two non-certification marine training seminars during the Toronto Boat Show. Additionally, two Marine Systems Certification classes are scheduled in February

IMI LogoThe International Marina Institute (IMI), a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), is offering its popular Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) program from February 18 – 22, 2018, in Austin, Texas, in partnership with the Marina Association of Texas (MAT).

ABYC Logo 2017There is a growing shortage of marine techs all across Canada and the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has a potential solution to attract more young people into the industry.

NMEA LogoThis advanced installer class is designed for the Marine Electronics Installer (MEI) who wishes to achieve competency in advanced topic areas and concepts. 

Safety TipsThe Boating Ontario Conference held in Collingwood, Ontario November 25 to 27, included a number of very practical sessions geared for marina owners. 

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EDUCATING MARINA MANAGERS IN NORTH AMERICA WITH BOATING BC & IMI

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The International Marina Institute (IMI), a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), is working with their affiliate partner Boating BC Association to bring our much sought-after Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) Course to Nanaimo, British Columbia, December 2-6, 2018.

“I am delighted to not only be bringing the IMM course back to the West Coast but to also be bringing it to our neighbors in Canada. Education is the key to success of any business and IMI is always looking for new regions to train marina industry professionals,” said Merritt Alves, IMI training coordinator. READ MORE

 

 

ABYC AND BOAT MANUFACTURERS WORK TO MINIMIZE THE SPREAD OF AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES

ABYC AQUATIS INVASIVE SPECIESThe American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has published a technical information report that provides information regarding Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) with consideration to the design and construction of boats, trailers, engines, components, and accessories in order to minimize the spread of AIS. The report reviews current AIS inspection and decontamination processes and provides best practices and recommendations for manufacturers to reference.

“Developing the AIS technical report was a great collaborative effort between the boating industry and the resource management community,” said Brian Goodwin ABYC technical director. READ MORE

 

TRANSDUCERS USA INTRODUCES EXPANDEDLINE OF TONELIGHT™ SERIES WARNING INDICATORS

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Transducers USA, has announced the expansion of their Tonelight™ Series of warning indicators to include a family of new models with stainless steel housings. These panel-mounted devices feature a unique combination of audible and LED warning signals. Tonelight annunciators emit both sound and flashing lights, which is especially desirable in environmental conditions with high levels of ambient noise. READ MORE

 

 

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