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! 

Brett HartFor the first time ever, a Canadian representative was crowned champion at the Yamaha World Technician Grand Prix, held at Yamaha Motor Corporation’s headquarters in Iwata, Japan on October 17.

ABYC Standards WeekThe ABYC 2019 Standards Week will be taking place January 7-11th, 2019, in Seattle. Standards are the core of ABYC - they are continuously researched, developed, and revised by over 400 voluntary marine professionals from all fields of the industry. 

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CATALINA YACHTS ACQUIRES TRUE NORTH LINE OF DOWNEAST POWERBOATS

True NorthOne of the most versatile cruisers on the market today, True North Powerboats was recently acquired by Catalina Yachts. True North Powerboats have the timeless, rugged Downeast aesthetic, with a hull design that handles the roughest conditions. With more than 30 years as one of the premier yacht builders in the United States, True North was a leader in resin infusion technology, a construction method that results in lighter, stronger hulls. True North initiates Catalina’s entry into the growing market segment of Downeast-style powerboats and promises traditional style with great performance and Catalina value.

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FELL MARINE AWARDED MARINE SAFETY PRODUCT OF THE YEAR BY THE CANADIAN SAFE BOATING COUNCIL

Fell MarineThe 2018 Canadian Safe Boating Awards (CASBAs) were held on January 20th in Toronto, at the Westin Harbour Castle. At this gala event, the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC), its members and stakeholders in recreational boating safety assembled to honor the people, programs, organizations and marinas that help to make boating in Canada safer and better for all of us, and to keep the environment clean.

FELL Marine received the Marine Industry safety award for the MOB+ wireless man overboard system. This award recognizes FELL for having introduced a product that significantly improves boating safety.

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