Boot Dusseldorf logoDespite ice, snow and airport strikes, the recent staging of boot 2013 Düsseldorf, 44th International Boat Show Düsseldorf, in Germany attracted 226,300 visitors (45,000 came from 50 countries other than Germany). A total of 1,674 exhibitors from 63 nations showcased their yachting innovations and new water sports equipment and reported good business.
 
“The existing circumstances could not have been less favorable for a trade fair event which is mostly targeted at end users. On more than half of the event days, the weather made it very difficult to get to the show. Many international guests who had booked flights had to cancel their visit to boot. But we still met the expectations of our exhibitors,” stated Werner Matthias Dornscheidt, President and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf. “The first days and the second weekend were extremely well attended. And the visitors who came had the economic potential to give the industry the boost it had been hoping for.”

West Marine LogoEvent Invites Innovative Vendors to Pitch New Products to West Marine.  West Marine (Nasdaq:WMAR), the country’s largest retailer of boating supplies and accessories, today announced its New Product Review Day on Friday, March 8, 2013.  The event will be held at the Company’s Watsonville, California based Support Center located at 500 Westridge Drive.
West Marine’s New Product Review Day allows prospective inventors and vendors to pitch new products to West Marine Category Managers for consideration and the chance to be sold in West Marine retail stores, and through its other channels of business includingwestmarine.com.  “West Marine is eager to meet innovators of new boating, fishing and sailing

Recreational BoatingCanadian recreational boating industry reports thirteen percent increase in new boats and engine sales totaling $2 billion
 
The Canadian recreational boating industry began to see the tide turn for new boat and outboard engine sales with an estimated thirteen percent increase from October 2011 through September 2012 compared to the same period the previous year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) second annual 2012 Canadian Statistical Abstract. The Abstract reveals statistics on Canada’s recreational boating retail sales, participation and boater demographics, the overall retail market, imports/exports and economic factors which impact the industry.
 
“An increasingly stable U.S. economy combined with a modest increase in Canadian consumer confidence helped contribute to healthy growth within the Canadian recreational

Renewable Energy Conference 2013The Renewable Energy Conference 2013 (REC) explores several new storage concepts being designed to help renewable energy become a more competitive and sustainable supply for consumers. We know wind and solar energy developers are courting many of the latest technologies including pump storage utilizing underwater ballons or underground caverns, but what's next? What challenges will these new technologies face when aligning with existing infrastructure? Is storage truly the "missing link" to developing renewable energy projects?

Back again for its 8th year the Renewable Energy Conference "STORAGE" April 16 & 17, 2013

BC Place logoLate last week, the show managers sent out a message to all exhibitors saying there could be a possible labour disruption at BC Place, one of the venues for the Vancouver International Boat Show. Show organizers felt it was important that exhibitors hear information directly from Canadian Boat Shows or BCMTA related to communications on this topic.
 
Members of the BC Government and Services Employees Union (BCGEU) have provided strike notice to BC Place, allowing their membership to be in a legal strike position on/after Monday, January 28, 2013.

Marlow Hunter logoMr. David E. Marlow, Chairman of Marlow Acquisitions, LLC has announced that the rebirth of “America’s Trawler” will take place at the Miami International Boat Show next month, February 14-18, with the unveiling of the NEW Marlow Mainship 32. “I am excited, filled with pride and enthusiasm to bring this fine brand back to the boating public with a new 32’ sedan trawler filled with features that exceed today’s boaters demands,” stated David. This followed the all NEW Marlow Hunter 40 introduced at the Annapolis Show in October setting the standard for quality and comfort in the 40’ sailboat range.

Marlow Acquisitions, LLC purchased all the assets of Hunter Marine Corporation and selected assets including the molds, tooling, and branding rights to Mainship in August of 2012. The NEW Marlow Mainship 32 will be built by Marlow Hunter at its’ manufacturing facility in Florida, the Hunter sailboat brand has been built for 40 years without an interruption.

ABBRA awards Bill MungerABBRA Honours William “Bill” Munger, Founder/Owner of Rhode Island’s Conanicut Marine Services With Prestigious
Dennis Snow President’s Award at the Association’s 2013 Boatyard Business Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL

At the just concluded Boatyard Business Conference Awards Dinner & 70th Anniversary Celebration, the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) named William “Bill” Munger the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Dennis Snow President’s Award.  The Award is given for significant and lasting contributions to the boatyard and marine service/repair industry, and Bill Munger joins a distinguished group of industry leaders to have received this honour.

Ray MarineRaymarine has announced that its apps for RayControl and RayRemote are to remain FREE for users to download until April 7th, 2013.
 
The RayRemote and RayControl apps, which enable users to control e and c-Series multifunction displays wirelessly from any smartphone or tablet, are available for Apple iOS, Android and Kindle Fire, and can be located via the Apple iTunes App store, Google Play Store for Android, and through the Amazon Android Marketplace. The applications have been incredibly successful and popular both by users and the marine industry. The RayControl app was shortlisted at this year’s Dame Award, a worldwide award for design excellence in the marine industry.

Wavecraft-Steve SmithWavecraft USA, maker of the Waveblade handheld marine power tool, appointed Steve Smith as the company's new CEO.  Wendy Benge, Wavecraft USA's director of marketing and sales, made the announcement.  Smith's role will be global but will focus on the USA.
Smith brings over 30 years of business background in sales and marketing to Wavecraft USA, including serving as Vice President, Europe for Polaroid Corporation, headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  He also offers a wealth of experience gained from living and working around the globe.  "Steve's expert direction and guidance will enable us to utilize our full resources as we plan for growth in additional markets," said Benge.


ABYC logoThere are many questions and concerns surrounding health care reform and the Affordable Care Act. Our next webinar will address its impacts on small, medium and large marine industry businesses with the aim of going beyond the –hype, hyperbole and misinformation. In a 90 minute session presented by Mark Abba, General Manager, Employee Benefits Division of MHG Insurance Brokers we will outline what the new law actually says, or does not say and offer useful tips on how to best capitalize or cope with the changes.

This 90 minute webinar is scheduled for Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 1:00pm. Add this upcoming event to your calendar today. Webinar registration is $89 for members of either ABYC or ABBRA. Visit ABYC to sign up and use the promo code ABBRA.

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Association of Marina IndustriesSave the date for the 2022 AMI Conference & Expo in Daytona Beach, FL on February 1-3, 2022. Plan ahead and book your room at the host hotel to receive your discounted rates!

The Association of Marina Industries Conference & Expo is THE leading marina and boatyard conference. It is geared specifically toward marina and boatyard owners; operators and managers; as well as dock masters, harbormasters, boat builders and repairers, and industry consultants. 

 

 

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Simrad AppThe latest Simrad® app debuted this week for the marine electronics leader celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The updated app includes a premium offering complete with new mapping features, advanced functionality and mirroring and control of Simrad® multi-functional displays from your smartphone or tablet. It is available on both the Apple Store for iOS and Google Play for Android.

The app is free to download and offers a rich experience that includes free up-to-date nautical charts from C-MAP®, personal waypoints, routes and tracks, latest marine weather, personalization and much more. 

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Rariton Sanitation HoseBetween the odor and working in confined spaces, replacing an onboard sanitation line is never a pleasant job. With Sani/Flex Odor Shield Marine Hose from Raritan Engineering, the task can be completed quicker and with fewer expletives. Incredibly strong, it has class-leading flexibility.

The 1.5" version of Sani/Flex Odor Shield has a bend radius of 3.15". The 1" model has an impressive 1.97" rating. Combined with its suppleness, it's super-easy to snake the hose around the tightest corners.

 

 

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