NOAAAs of August 8, 2019, NOAA forecasters monitoring oceanic and atmospheric patterns say conditions are now more favorable for above-normal hurricane activity since El Nino has now ended. Two named storms have formed so far this year and the peak months of the hurricane season, August through October, are now underway. 

Elena LangdonSo, you’ve been tasked with organizing a company event or educational meeting, or you’re looking into starting one for your professional circle, and now you’re wondering whether you have what it takes.

New RulesBoating around British Columbia’s coastal waters is an opportunity to see and enjoy the beautiful ecosystems and wildlife in the Pacific Northwest, but there are new rules for boating in proximity to killer whales that you may not know about. 

IBEX Networking EventsThe International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced that during the Show held October 1-3 at the Tampa Convention Center, it will offer visitors the chance to participate in a number of social and entertainment special events throughout the week.

Additive Manufacturing WorkshopCAMX this year is featuring the first ever Additive Manufacturing for Composites Workshop on September 25. The event is designed to explore the connection between 3D printing and fiber reinforcement. 

Kelowna Yacht ClubKelowna Yacht Club is the first facility in the province’s Interior region to be awarded Clean Marine BC certification, a voluntary eco-certification for marinas, harbour authorities, yacht clubs, and boatyards.

 

 

 

Hourston Glascraft at Port HardyThe world’s oldest continuously operating fibreglass boatbuilding company is Hourston Glascraft in North Vancouver.

Bobby Cragg - Tim WilkesGetting his Peterson 29 Foxy Lady ready for what will be his 53rd consecutive Chester Race Week - likely the regatta’s longest unbroken competitive run - 73-year-old Halifax criminal defence attorney Robert Cragg clarifies that he skippered all 52 consecutive regattas since his first in 1967 aboard the 37-foot Chester C-Class sloop Eclipse (hull #7).

FlibsThe 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), the largest in-water boat show produced by Informa Markets, is celebrating its 60th annual premier exhibition of yachts, boats, marine products, and accessories. 

IBEX logoThe IBEX Early Bird deadline is August 15th. Register early to save 15% and secure your tickets for the IBEX Seminar Series, packed with education from the industry's most trusted professionals in 8 Specialized Tracks...

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BRP COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF TELWATER, AUSTRALIAN LEADER IN ALUMINUM BOATS

Acquisition of TelwaterOn August 1st, BRP (TSX:DOO; NASDAQ:DOOO), announced the completion of the previously-announced acquisition of 80% of the outstanding shares of Telwater Pty, Ltd ("Telwater"), Australia's leading manufacturer of aluminum boats and trailers. 

As BRP’s third boat acquisition, Telwater’s addition to the Marine Group is another step in helping create a strong offering and foundation to expand into new markets, with the objective of transforming the marine industry as it did for powersports. 

 

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THE MOORINGS AND SUNSAIL UNVEIL MASSIVE INVESTMENT IN CHARTER OPERATIONS IN 2019

The Moorings and Sunsail investmentTravelopia Yachts, the world’s premier yacht charter business and parent company to charter brands The Moorings, Sunsail and Footloose, has announced unprecedented investment into its charter products in 2020. 

Following the devastation of Hurricane Irma in the fall of 2017, Travelopia moved quickly to re-establish operations in its flagship Caribbean destinations, reopening in the British Virgin Islands in December of 2017 and in St. Martin in February of 2018, with an ongoing investment of over $130 million into its charter business.

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