Les SparksWe are delighted to tell you that Les Sparks is celebrating his 45th anniversary with Mercury Marine this year! Amelia Morris from Boating Industry Canada News Week got the opportunity to speak with Les directly about his 45-year career with Mercury Marine.

Bob Spietaels 175Boating Industry Canada is saddened to advise you of the passing of Bob Spietaels on Wednesday May 30. 

Navigare Logo 400Navigare Yachting announces the appointment of Maryline O’Shea as Marketing Manager for Navigare Yachting in North America. She will lead the promotion of the company’s charter and yacht ownership programs.

Navico Steve RaeNavico – the world’s largest manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad® and B&G® brands – announced today the appointment of Steve Rae to the position of Country Manager for Canada. 

Western Marine Logo 400Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America, Inc. recently honored its 2017 leading performers. David Wollard, senior director of leisure markets, presented four outstanding companies with Top Customer Awards.

Susan Bonivitch Volvo PentaVolvo Penta of the Americas announced today that Susan Bonivich has been promoted to director of marine leisure market sales. She succeeds Tony Kelleher who was recently promoted to vice president of customer support for Volvo Penta of the Americas.

Americas Boating Club 400The United States Power Squadrons, now re-branded as America’s Boating Club, the country’s largest nonprofit boating organization has announced a biennial change in leadership, with the swearing in of the 2018 National Bridge.

Ashleigh Andrews Boating OntarioBoating Ontario is very pleased to welcome Ashleigh Andrews to their team in her new role as Membership and Communications Coordinator.

Nicole Vasilaros NMMA 400For the first time in more than ten years, the NMMA is represented on the U.S National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC), with the appointment of Nicole Vasilaros.

Jonathan LeeWe were saddened last week to learn that well-known Canadian boating writer Jonathan Lee has been hospitalized following a severe stroke. 


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tibs vibs 400Canadian Boat Shows has announced AD ASTRA Media as the official publisher for the 2019 Toronto and Vancouver International Show Guides. “The 2018 Show Guide Editions included a suite of digital solutions and features that enhanced the experience for the reader and users of the guides while giving advertisers and partners metrics not available before said Cynthia Hare, Toronto Show Manager, plus we were able to send a digital copy to a combined list of 100,000 + boaters prior to the events.”  READ MORE





Georges Marine Sports Pride Marine Group 400

The Pride Marine Group are excited to announce that George’s Marine and Sports has officially changed to Pride Marine Group.

The locations include:

Pride Marine Group - Kingston

Pride Marine Group - Ottawa

Pride Marine Group - Eganville

When you visit these locations, you will be greeted by the same friendly crew you’ve come to know, with the same product options (including Power Sports), and some new brands including Sea Ray, Chris Craft and Nautique. READ MORE