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.

GravenHurst Boat ShowWe had the pleasure of speaking to Mike Gridley, Show Chairman of the Gravenhurst Antique Boat Show, which took place this past weekend, on July 7th as part of the Toronto Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society.

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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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