SALTXSalt-X has become a new member of Boating Atlantic. The Salt-X product is a concentrated rinsing/flushing agent designed exclusively to remove salt residue/crystals from any surface! SALT-X can be used for rinsing shipboard equipment...

Mercury New 400hp VeradoMercury Marine has announced the launch of the 400hp Verado outboard engine today, February 14th. This is the company’s highest horsepower Verado branded outboard engine in its portfolio.

Garmin High Res Relief ShadingGarmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), announced on February 14th, that it has added high-resolution relief shading to its exclusive BlueChart g3 Vision and LakeVü g3 Ultra cartography products for coastal and inland fishing and boating.

Dockmate Wireless Docking SystemDockmate, manufacturer of advanced wireless remote controls for yachts, announced today enhanced functionality for its state-of-the art Dockmate solution.

Albin Water HeaterOnboard hot water used to be the exclusive purview of large vessels with inboard engines. With Albin Pump Marine's new 5.8-gallon Premium Electric Square Water Heater, owners of smaller boats can enjoy the same luxury. Ideal for galleys, showers and transom wash-downs, it debuts at the Miami International Boat Show.

Sailtimer Wind InstrumentsSailTimer Inc. made the first-ever masthead anemometer that could transmit to smartphone apps. It has always been wireless and solar-powered, which means there are no wires to install down the mast and through the boat.

Trotac WallaceWith the Vancouver International Boat Show just around the corner I contacted Campbell and Alex at Trotac Marine to find out which new products will be highlighted at their booth this year.

ASA ElectronicsThe the all-new 2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty combines greater trailering capability with technologies designed to provide customers with a world-class towing experience.

Mercury 5hp Propane EngineMaking it’s global debut at the Toronto International Boat Show January 18 to 27th, the new Mercury 5hp Propane FourStroke delivers no-hassle portability, reliability and convenience running on alternative clean-burning fuel – whether it’s powering aluminum boats, inflatables or sailboats.

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Ben PilonBy Rob MacLeod – The Informed Boater

Ben Pilon, CEO of Kingston Anchors and its parent company BPE Group of Companies (BPEGroup.ca) in Kingston, ON grew up in manufacturing. By the age of 15, Ben was sweeping floors in his parents company. After graduating from University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree, Ben’s first thought was to go into manufacturing. What he found was, Canadian banks were less receptive than he had hoped, so he started BPE Development at age 24.

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“I would like to congratulate and thank everyone who made this achievement possible,” said President Nick Stickler. “Boston Whaler is committed to the well-being of our employees — safety is more than just a priority, it’s a part of our culture. It’s a commitment to each other that we renew every single day.” 

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“The Brunswick Integrated Manufacturing Center is an important element of our overall capacity and productivity plans,” said Huw Bower, Brunswick Boat Group president. 

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