Renewable Energy Conference 2013The 2013 Renewable Energy Conference takes place on April 16 and 17 at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax, NS.

Storage is the theme of this year's conference featuring eight sessions and three keynote speeches. In addition to the agenda sessions, delegates have the opportunity to visit the exhibit showcases situated in the conference's Market Café, a café style refreshment area. It offers delegates the opportunity to view the latest in products and services from exhibiting sponsors in a "Business to Business" networking atmosphere.

Nano FoulTwo different nano coatings, that work on a molecular level, and are effective for up to 20 years, for fiberglass, metal, aluminum , wooden boats and sound painted surfaces are now available in Canada.

These clear Natural Marine  “ Nano Foul Release” coatings, applied in minutes to almost any surface, will help keep boat hulls cleanable in both salt and fresh water environments. Clean hulls as required with deck brush or sponge.

SmartplugSmartPlug has announced that their products are now available across the U.S. through the GSA Advantage website, www.gsaadvantage.gov.

The GSA Advantage program enables over 200 agencies, including local, state and federal governments to easily purchase SmartPlug products. The GSA, founded in 1949, serves as a centralized delivery system of services and products to the government. With GSA Advantage, buyers have instant access to high quality products, services, and solutions from approved commercial vendors.

Newport CupInternational Corinthian Competition Returns to Newport.  From the first edition in 2009, the resounding success of the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex reignited the tradition of international Corinthian competition between yacht clubs. The biennial event – returning to Newport from September 7-14, 2013 – fuses five days of intense racing with a glamorous social schedule to deliver an unrivaled event for competitors from around the globe.

NMMAOn March 25, 2013 the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) as a part of The Engine Products Group, comprising the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Alliance), The Association of Global Automakers, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute and the National Marine Manufacturers Association; filed a petition for certiorari asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the DC Circuit Court of Appeals’ August 2012 decision that none of the trade associations or parties had standing in the case. 

The group is challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to

DDr.Shrinkr. Shrink is expanding its annual Recycling Run. The run now covers locations within 200 miles of Toronto plus four new states in the U.S.The company even custom-designed a new website, www.recycling-run.com, and EZ Fill Bags just for the run.

These bags are 40% bigger than previous bags and feature a large-mouth opening. This allows users to fit more shrink wrap into every bag. Each bag costs only $5 to collect, transport, bale and recycle. Participants must buy the EZ Fill Bags from Dr. Shrink and fill it with shrink wrap only, no strapping, buckles, vents or other contaminants. A video showing how to properly prepare the bags is available on the Recycling Run website.

ABYC logoFor marine industry professionals looking to upgrade their skills, Raven Marine is pleased to host the following ABYC

Certification courses at Mosquito Creek Marina, 419 West Esplanade in North Vancouver, British Columbia.
•    Marine Systems Certification – May 7 to 10, 2013
•    Electrical Certification – June 11 to 14, 2013
•    Marine Corrosion Certification – September 24 to 27, 2013

NMMAThe 2013 conference speakers include Congressman Ryan, Senator Manchin, recreational boating industry leaders and regulatory officials and as we know, what happens in the American market will have an effect on the industry in Canada.
 
On March 25, 2013, The 2013 American Boating Congress (ABC)  announced its lineup of speakers, featuring an influential group of policy specialists and industry authorities, as well as legislative and regulatory officials including Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV).

ICOMIAThe EU Hybrid Marine (HyMar) Project - a collaborative research project led by the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) funded under the EU's Seventh Framework Research Program – won the ‘Ocean Going and Coastal Division Technology Award’ at the Royal Thames Yacht Club’s Mansura Trophy Awards Ceremony on Thursday 21 March 2013 at the Royal Thames Yacht Club.

The primary aim of the HyMar project was to provide reliable and practical information about the effectiveness of marine hybrid propulsion in small craft. Extensive, practical testing of many different design concepts over the last three years has led to the development of a range of innovative

BRPBRP has announced that it has expanded its marine engines portfolio by offering an in-board jet propulsion system, using its Rotax 4-TEC 1503 engine. BRP's Marine Propulsion Systems division in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, formerly the Outboard Engine division, will now assemble Rotax inboard propulsion systems in addition to Evinrude outboard engines.

The heart of the jet propulsion system is the proven Rotax 4-TEC 1503 engine that is currently used in Sea-Doo watercraft.  The Rotax 1503 power pack is available exclusively to boat builders and includes the 4-TEC 1503 engine, controls, fuel and jet pumps, along with the exhaust, electrical,
propulsion and cooling systems.

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Glomex TV

Televisions on a boat are increasingly commonplace. With the simple-to-install Glomex Avior VT300 Omnidirectional TV/FM antenna from GA Communications, it's never been easier to bring analog and digital broadcasts onboard—at a price that's hard to ignore.

The most noticeable feature of the Avior VT300 antenna is its compact white, anti-yellowing radome. At only 4" dia. x 8" H and 8.8 oz., it's specifically made for smaller boats that can't accommodate large TV antenna domes and only need short range reception, depending on height and conditions. The amplifier allows the antenna to have an increase in gain with a 24.5 dB average to receive vertical and horizontal polarized TV signals simultaneously from 360°. 

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Airmar hires Suzanne Hawley as Brand Manager

Susanne Hawley

The Leader in Ultrasonic Technology and Multi-sensor Solutions Continues to Grow in Talent and Innovation. AIRMAR® Technology Corporation, a world leader in ultrasonic transducers and Chirp technology, has named Suzanne Hawley as the Brand Manager for the company’s wholly owned distributor, Gemeco Marine Electronics Specialists, located in Lake City, SC.

Hawley comes to Airmar with extensive marketing and PR experience in the marine electronics industry including 20 years as the owner of Hawley Communications, a consulting agency focused on creative marketing solutions for businesses in the recreational boating industry.

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