Ron Huibers InterviewAmong the many innovations on display at IBEX 2018, the International BoatBuilders Exposition and Conference, were the latest from Volvo Penta. Andy Adams caught up with Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the America’s to hear about their new joint development with Webasto, The Breeze.

Sam DanzlerJoin industry expert Sam Dantzler and discover why the customer experience is paramount from the initial sales process through the follow-up and service departments; from the emotion created in the marketing department and every other touch point along the way.

Danlaks HeadshotAre you ready? On October 17th, Ontario’s government will legalize the use of Cannabis. Join Boating Ontario members as David Laks outlines some of the hot button questions facing our industry. 

Nasblas GPS Forensic CourseABYC has recently partnered with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) to offer members subject matter previously only available to marine law enforcement officers. And limited space is available!

Georgian CollegeThe American Boat & Yacht Council is offering a Marine Systems Certification at Georgian College on December 18th 2018 from 8:30am - 530pm.

Boating Atlantic The Boating Atlantic/Atlantic Marine Trades Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 1PM. The meeting will be held at the Mahone Room, Oak Island Resort, 36 Treasure Dr, Western Shore in Nova Scotia.

 

 

Ibex Innovation LogoBoating Industry Canada Editor Andy Adams was at The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) this past week, and attended this exciting awards ceremony at the Annual Industry Breakfast.

Yamaha OutboardCraig writes, “Representatives from a significant number of boat builders, law enforcement agencies and boat dealers attended Yamaha’s gala outboard engine event in North Vancouver last week. 

Boating Ontario ConferenceThe Annual Boating Ontario Conference is coming up this November 26th - 28th at the Blue Mountain Resort. 

ABYC LogoThe American Boat & Yacht Council is offering a Marine Systems Certification at Georgian College on December 18th 2018 from 8:30am-5:30pm.

 

 

 

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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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