mercury-logo-2017-400.jpgMercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, has made a few strategic changes to its executive leadership team to better strengthen its organizational capabilities around the world.

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.

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The International Marine Institute (IMI), the training subsidiary of the Association of Marina ...
ABYC has partnered with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) ...
A new Canadian House of Commons International Trade Committee report finds that retaliatory tariffs ...
Climb aboard sailboats on display in the water and on land at the Annapolis Spring Sailboat ...
Bob Pappajohn, the owner of M&P Mercury received Boating Industry Canada’s Employer of Choice ...
At the 2019 Toronto International Boat Show, Canadian Yachting magazine editor Andy Adams had the ...
A revolutionary “assisted docking” system that provides a glimpse into the future of boating ...
Georgian College through their Midland, Ontario campus is offering a three-day ABYC Electrical ...
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On January 22nd, NMMA Canada inducted Brock Elliott, retired president of Campion Marine, into ...

CANADIAN HOUSE OF COMMONS TRADE COMMITTEE REPORT HIGHLIGHTS IMPACT OF RETALIATORY TARIFFS, URGES SWIFT RESOLUTION

 

NMMA CanadaA new Canadian House of Commons International Trade Committee report finds that retaliatory tariffs are taking a toll on Canada’s economy and calls on the government to work with the U.S. on resolving the issue. The study – titled “Section 232 of the United States Trade Expansion Act: Implications of Tariffs for Canada” – includes specific mentions of the recreational boating industry’s hardships from aluminum and steel tariffs and subsequent retaliation measures – a key win for the industry, which NMMA Canada and the Provincial Marine Trade Associations helped secure through written submissions and advocacy efforts. The Canadian government now has 60 days to respond to the committee’s report.

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The Watersports Industry Association (WSIA) presented NMMA president Thom Dammrich with its 2019 ...
COVE is excited to announce that IBM Canada has joined the ocean business park as a tenant, one of ...
Long-known in the industry as a leader in customer satisfaction, it’s no surprise Grady-White ...
The two organizations share mutual goals when it comes to the pursuit of public engagement about ...
BRP created a new segment in the personal watercraft industry and won its unprecedented ...
As part of the recent sale of its Larson Boat assets to Polaris Industries, the ...
For over 40 years, Awlgrip has led the market in professional decorative yacht coatings, with ...
One of the most versatile cruisers on the market today, True North Powerboats was recently ...
After last year’s large-scale efforts to stage the 2018 BVI Spring Regatta in the wake of Hurricane ...
Mercury Marine presented its 2018 Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) award to a record number of ...

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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