It seems that everyone has an email inbox where every new email piles in on top of the previous ones in an unending cascade of time pressure.

Cody McGheeA lifelong marine and powersports enthusiast with three years under his belt as a member of Yamaha’s marketing team, Cody McGhee brings his varied experience with the company and a passion for outdoor recreation to his new role as Marketing Coordinator – Marine & Special Markets.

Maple Leaf MarinasMaple Leaf Marinas (MLM) is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of three full-service marinas located on Georgian Bay. Dave Rozycki, President of MLM, remarked that “Our Spring 2021 acquisitions of Payne Marine (Pointe au Baril), Moon River Marine (Mactier) and Georgian Shores Marina (Owen Sound) are perfect complements to our growing portfolio...

Japanese ManufacturersOn April 27th, 2021, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Yanmar Power Technology Co., Ltd., and Japan Engine Corporation formed a consortium of Japanese engine manufacturers to pursue joint development of hydrogen fueled marine engines for ocean-going and coastal vessels towards establishing a world-leading position in hydrogen engine technologies.

Canadian ParliamentCanada’s marine trade associations are all working together to help fight the Liberal government’s Luxury Tax and attached here is a pre-made letter that you can send to your MP to add weight and credibility to their efforts to block this tax.

Boating BCBoating BC Association applauds the funding announcement by Environment Minister George Heyman committing $9.5 million to coastal clean-up efforts. Boating BC Association has been working with Transport Canada for the past three years raising awareness and providing resources for abandoned and end-of-life vessels in coastal waters.

Last week in News Week Digest, we talked about the NMMA Canada Day on the Hill where we opposed the threat of a new luxury tax on boats.

Crown BatteryIn honour of Earth Day on April 22, 2021, Crown Battery Commits to 100% Renewable Energy for Manufacturing in 2021. Batteries have the opportunity to slash carbon emissions and reduce pollution.

GarminLast week, Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced results for the first quarter ended March 27, 2021.

Cruisers YachtsKCS International, Inc., parent company of Cruisers Yachts, significantly expanded its manufacturing and production capacity with the acquisition of the nearby Pulaski, Wisconsin manufacturing facility that formerly built Carver and Marquis brand yachts.

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MarineMax recently announced the acquisition of American boatbuilder KCS International, Inc., ...
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Offer your local media outlets valuable public information about marinas and safe boating during ...
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Canada-based Vision Marine Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: VMAR) (“Vision” or the “Company”) is ...
Our sister publication, Canadian Yachting OnBoard is an online digest that gets in front of about ...
National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada and the provincial Marine Trade ...
Canadian Yachting (CY) Media is pleased to announce their newest Team Member, John Matheson to the ...
With the presidency of Joe Biden well underway in the United States, climate change and clean ...
Dr. Shrink, Inc. is one of the largest suppliers of shrink wrap across the globe, and while ...

The Importance of a Sea Trial

 

Sea TrialI am frequently asked if I think it's important that a marine surveyor attend a Sea Trial when one of our clients is buying a used boat. In very simple terms, not including your marine surveyor on a Sea Trial is a failure to complete the full marine survey. Many buyers believe they are obtaining a marine survey in order to make sure they can get insurance on the vessel they are buying.

Once the buyers receive their marine survey reports however, most realize that the surveyor sees deeper into the condition of the vessel. Often, the surveyor finds a number of items that that the prospective buyer has overlooked. 

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Boating Industry Canada News Week

 

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Marine Products

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The Wave WiFi MNC1250 is an advanced wireless network controller featuring gigabyte ports and dual ...
From afar, boats look clean as they glisten in the sun; up close, it's another story. But with ...
Weekends and beautiful weather mean one thing for drystack marina staff: the non-stop moving of ...
No matter how clean it is, a dank and musty boat or RV is unwelcoming. But it's easy to remove ...
Over time, boats will lose their original luster. UV rays, dirt, salt and moisture will all take ...
Flooded marine 12V deep cycle batteries need regular topping-off with distilled water to ensure ...
Scandvik Inc. has expanded its range of DC electric table pedestals with the addition of a ...
Mercury Marine®, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), recently launched SmartCraft ...
Dometic Marine has introduced an updated, next-generation Pro-Trim Engine Trim Control System with ...
Blue Guard Innovations announces the introduction of its boat monitoring and control ...

VERATRON DEBUTS SMALLEST N2K GNSS ANTENNA

Veratron N2K GNSS AntennaAt a mere 2.4" in diameter, the Veratron GO is the smallest NMEA 2000® certified GNSS antenna on the market. Truly plug-and-play, the high-performance integrated GPS, GLONASS and Galileo receiver is available in two navigation models and a Bluetooth version for monitoring onboard networked systems.


Starting off the series is Veratron GO GPS, the satellite-only version. Alternately, Veratron GO Data offers a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) gateway that enables users to monitor engine, battery, navigation and other vessel performance data on Veratron's new NavDash mobile app.

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People

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Vesper Marine, manufacturer of innovative marine safety and communication products, has ...
James was first introduced into boating in 1980, in the town of Port Severn. Almost ...
The industry is saddened to announce the passing of Doris Baxter-Forbes, founder of Monto Reno ...
Patty Lawrence to Manage International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference Education ...
Boating Industry Magazine today announced that Lauren Beckstedt, Chief Marketing Officer, ...
Western Marine Company is pleased to announce the hiring of Colin Clark to the crew at ...
Mike has been an integral member of the Georgian Bay boating community for over 28 years. Beginning ...
Regal Boats is pleased to announce that Jake Kuck has been promoted to Vice President of North ...
BENETEAU is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Smith as the new President of ...
Marine Marketers of America (MMA) today announced the election of new officers and ...

James Neophytou joins North South Nautical Group

James NeophytouJames was first introduced into boating in 1980, in the town of Port Severn. Almost immediately he developed a passion for boating and purchased his first boat, a 15’ Kodiak with a 50hp Johnson.

It wasn’t long before James got the ‘itch’ to move to a bigger boat. He and his family spent several years cruising the beautiful waters of Georgian Bay in their 23 Reinell. Unfortunately, a busy work schedule forced James to take a break from boat ownership. He knew though, that one day he’d return.  

 

 

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