Association Maritime Du QuebecThe Québec Marine Association (known by its French acronym, AMQ) and the Transat Chair in Tourism of ESG-UQAM asked for your help last year to gather data on people's boating habits. Your assistance at that time was greatly appreciated.

NMMA US Power BoatsWe’ve talked extensively in the past weeks in Boating Industry Canada about the booming American market, specifically how the American Boating Market has grown. 

Tourism Industry Association of Ontario LogoHas your business been impacted by the amendments to Ontario's employment standards, labour relations & occupational health & safety legislation (Bill 148)?

 

 

 

AMI SurveysThe Association of Marina Industries (AMI) 2018 Financial and Operational Benchmark Study. This study was last conducted in 2000 by IMI. 

 

 

 

ICOMIA LogoThe International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has released the latest edition of its Recreational Boating Industry Statistics. 

 

 

 

Transport-Canada-Logo-175.jpgTransport Canada has released the Pleasurecraft Licensing statistics for August 2018

DolphinsDr. Richard Connor, Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, has embarked on a journey to Shark Bay in the western part of Australia where he has studied a wild population of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins since 1982.

Transport-Canada-Logo-175.jpgTransport Canada has released the Pleasurecraft Licensing statistics for July 2018

Transport Canada LogoTransport Canada has released the Pleasurecraft Licensing statistics for May 2018

AMI LogoOpen to both Canadian and American marinas, the Association of Marina Industries’ Marina Economic Calculator is a powerful tool that marina operators can use to calculate the impact of their marina on the economy around the marina. 

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The Maritime Museum of BC is pleased to announce that it will be launching the exhibit ...
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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 ...

IMPACT PROFILE: BEN PILON, KINGSTON ANCHORS

 

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.

Working on what would become a strength of each of BPEs investments, Ben started by bringing together a unique team that grew and evolved.

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It’s hard to believe Sea-Doo introduced the first, and to this day, only on-water braking ...
On April 16th, Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) announced the signing of their Public ...
Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) has announced that its Boat Group will establish its Merritt ...
Safety recall, service bulletin, product correction bulletin, service advisory: What do these terms ...
Woodard and Company is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded Canadian ...
Boston Whaler’s dedication to employee safety has resulted in a major milestone: As of February 20, ...
Brunswick Corporation today promoted Christopher Drees, president – marine parts and accessories, ...
Keeping Boaters Safe for 50 Years - The Rigging Shoppe is a family owned and operated marine ...
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 ...

BOSTON WHALER CELEBRATES TWO MILLION HOURS WITHOUT A LOST TIME INCIDENT 

Boston Whaler Safety AwardBoston Whaler’s dedication to employee safety has resulted in a major milestone: As of February 20, 2019, the company logged two million hours without a lost time incident. These accident-free hours represent approximately 12 months’ time. 

“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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BRUNSWICK BOAT GROUP TO ESTABLISH INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING CENTER

Brunswick CorporationBrunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) has announced that its Boat Group will establish its Merritt Island facility in Florida as an Integrated Manufacturing Center.  Since the wind-down of Sea Ray Sport Yacht and Yacht production operations at the site last year, the facility has been transitioning to become a hub of operations to support the growth and development of Sea Ray, Boston Whaler and other Brunswick boat brands.  

“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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Raymarine's ClearCruise Augmented Reality (AR) system was chosen as the best marine ...
On January 27th in Cortina d’Ampezzo Italy, Boat International Media hosted the Superyacht Design ...
West Marine, the world’s largest boating supply retailer, has hired retail executive Ken ...
Groupe Beneteau is announcing Christophe Lavigne’s appointment as President of US brands Four ...
Weems & Plath President Peter Trogdon has announced a “Change of Watch” at the company he ...