The 2015 Ottawa Boat & Sportsmen’s Show celebrated its 40th anniversary this year with over 250 boats on the show floor, a dedicated area to the sports fishing community, and exciting interactive features. This event kicked off the boat buying season for exhibitors and boating enthusiasts, welcoming over 20,000 visitors Exhibitors noted that attendees were engaged buyers which provided strong sales leads over the course of the four day event.  

“Pirate Cove Marina had another great presence at the 2015 Ottawa Boat and Sportsmen’s Show. The crowd that came out for the four day event was thoroughly interested in boating and fishing.  Our boat sales and upcoming marina season reflect such interest with more people getting involved in the sport.  We are looking forward to a beautiful and warm summer filled with time on the water,” said Brett Ramsey of Pirate Cove Marina

“So many people visited the 2015 Anglers’ Village area that were interested in learning more about both organized fishing opportunities in the eastern Ontario and what they could do to ensure the sustainability of their favourite fishing waters. Representatives from the five area fishing clubs were kept busy answering questions from prospective members, and distributing free Blue Fish Canada shoreline clean-up kits and fishing stewardship guides,” said Lawrence Gunther, founder of Blind Fishing Boat.

“Legend Boats, once again found success at the 2015 Ottawa Boat and Sportsmen Show. The buyers that were on site were very educated and qualified. With all of the major dealers, and brands on site, it’s a great venue for consumers to see everything and then some – all under one roof. Our valued dealers Orleans Boat World and Perth PowerSports rely on this show as the primary kick off to their season.  The number of sales, leads and impressions made at this event, proves the show’s worth as the year continues forward,” said Jesse Davis of Legend Boats

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The provincial marine associations from across the country, collectively representing over 80,000 jobs and $9.2B in national annual economic impact, announced the formation of a new national association whose mandate will be to represent the interests of recreational boating including recreational boat retailing and brokering, boat and engine & trailer sales, accessories, slip rentals, service, storage, fuel sales and more. Headquartered in Penetanguishene, Ontario, the newly formed Canadian Marine Retailers Association (CMRA) will focus on national issues facing the sector.

“The formation of a national voice to address the many aspects of our sector that affect the jobs and lives of Canadians from coast to coast is something many of our provincial associations have been calling for, for years,” says Brett Ramsey, President of Boating Ontario. “This is a positive step to ensuring issues facing our sector are represented to decisionmakers in the federal government.” READ MORE

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Stainless steel combines long-lasting corrosion resistance with an attractive, classic appearance to enhance any deck. That’s why Hubbell Marine uses it in its premium Stainless Steel Flip Covers to protect electrical terminals from impacts, weather, even curious children and pets.

Both styles of Hubbell Marine Stainless Steel Flip Covers, and associated hinge pins, springs and mounting hardware, are built from heavy-duty polished 316 stainless steel. The easy-to-clean covers are enhanced by durable elastomer base gaskets and EVA back gaskets for weatherproof reliability. READ MORE