Rick Layzell and Rob DavidsonCheck out this quick video – Andy Adams of Boating Industry Canada talked to Rob Davidson, Program Coordinator for the Marine and Small Engine Program and Apprenticeships for Georgian College, and Rick Layzell...

 

 

Boating Ontario ConferenceTuesday is where it is at. If you haven’t got enough reasons to join us and make memories out of moments, here are four more! 

NMEA LogoThe West Coast Boatyard Association is hosting their annual NMEA training in Vancouver this spring with discounts for members and apprentices.

ABYC LogoDelivered through Georgian College at their Midland, Ontario campus, this represents a convenient and well-timed opportunity to gain ABYC Marine Systems Certification. The course runs from December 18 - 20, 2018.

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.

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THOM DAMMRICH RECEIVES WSIA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Thom DammrichThe Watersports Industry Association (WSIA) presented NMMA president Thom Dammrich with its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award during the association’s annual Summit earlier this month. The Lifetime Achievement Award is WSIA's highest honor and recognizes an individual whose career has been dedicated to the progression and promotion of towed water sports. 

The 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented by WSIA's Kevin Michael and Larry Meddock, who both spoke highly of Dammrich, “This man commands respect of every room he goes into. He has great intellect, great advice, and great wisdom.” 

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17 for 17: GRADY-WHITE EXCELS AGAIN IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION RECOGNITION

Grady-White BoatsLong-known in the industry as a leader in customer satisfaction, it’s no surprise Grady-White Boats has again been named a recipient of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award. In its 17th year, the award is the trade association’s top recognition for customer satisfaction with new boats. The 2018 honor represents Grady-White’s 17th consecutive award in the fiberglass outboard boat division each and every year the award has been presented.

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