Transport Canada

Transport Canada wants to modernize the VORR and manage Long-term Anchoring

Nov 28, 2023 By Andy Adams You have until December 11 t…

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CMRA

Canada’s Marine Retailers Band Together to Form New Canadian Marine Retailers Association

Nov 28, 2023 The provincial marine associations from ac…

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Canadian Marine Advisory Council meetings November 14 and 15, 2023 – What I heard

Nov 21, 2023 From the left: Bruce Hayne, Boating BC, Jo…

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The Searial Cleaners by Poralu Marine

Nov 21, 2023 The Searial Cleaners are a range of techno…

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Labour Shortages in Canada’s Marine Transportation Sector

Nov 14, 2023 As editor at Boating Industry Canada News…

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Set sail for success at the 2023 Annual Boating BC Conference, where we’re all about Winning Together!

Nov 14, 2023 Join hundreds of delegates who have alread…

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Federal Government Empowers Minister of Transport to Curb Watercraft Usage 

Nov 7, 2023 In their October newsletter, NMMA Canada al…

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Come to the 2023 Annual Boating Ontario Conference where we will be Standing Strong Together

Nov 7, 2023 Join hundreds of delegates who have already…

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Mercury Marine’s Eric Nelson Elected Chair of the NMMA Canada Board of Directors

The Canadian division of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) recently announced the election of new officers to its Board of Directors.

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Bryton Marine Group

Impact Profile: Bryton Marine Group

Boating Industry Canada recently had the chance to sit down and speak with Stuart McVitty, COO of Bryton Marine Group.

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Canadian Boating

Canadian Yachting changes name to Canadian Boating

Kerrwil Media Limited (KML) is excited to announce the unveiling of new names and new logos as part of its extensive rebranding initiative.

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IBEX Innovation Awards

IBEX Announces Winners of the 2023 Innovation Awards

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced  the winners of the 2023 IBEX Innovation Awards Program. 17 products were recognized during the Industry Breakfast and Awards Presentation.

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The Level Up! Career Fair is underway across Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development, has once again launched “hands-on” career fairs to attract students from Grades 7 to 12 interested in the skilled trades.

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Watch for High-end Switch

The Sea-Doo Switch pontoon boat line has been a smash hit since it exploded onto the market in August of 2021. For 2024, an all-new flagship builds on that success and raises the Switch to an all-new level.

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Oceanis 37.1

Step Aboard new and premiering boats in Annapolis this fall

Over the years, the Annapolis Boat Shows have developed a reputation as an excellent venue to debut boats. This year, the Annapolis Powerboat Show (October 5-8) and the Annapolis Sailboat Show (Oct 12-15) will again feature a great selection of premiering boats from manufacturers from around the world.

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Boot Düsseldorf 2024 heading for top results

boot Düsseldorf 2024 is heading for a top result. The international market leaders will again be participating at the world’s largest yachts and water sports show and boot will continue its excellent pre-pandemic results.

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ABYC Student Career Day

ABYC hosting Student Career Day at IBEX

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Foundation is partnering with the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) to host Student Career Day Thursday, Oct. 5, in Tampa, Florida.

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Boating Ontario Conference 2023

Top 10 Reasons to Register for the 2023 Boating Ontario Conference

NEW – A sales training opportunity for the entire industry!  ALL ATTENDEES will benefit by participating in the “Value Based Selling Experience” from Colleen Francis.  This program is designed for parts, service and of course sales personnel.

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ICOMIA

Final call for registrations to the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference in Portugal

With only a few weeks to go until the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference in Portugal, there is a final call for registrations. Tickets for this event are limited by room capacity so early booking is recommended.

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Sea-Doo Spark Trixx

All Smiles, All the Time

Sea-Doo cranks up the fun factor with all-new Spark PWCs and the most powerful production personal watercraft ever made.

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Margaritaville

Changes in Latitudes – Fair Winds: Jimmy Buffet

When news broke that Jimmy Buffet had died, we immediately reached out to Parrothead, Greg Smith. So committed is Greg he named his boat after a character from Where is Joe Merchant?

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AMI Conference

Registration is now open for the 2024 AMI Conference & Expo!

Registration is now open for the 2024 AMI Conference & Expo to be held Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2024 at the Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Ride Engineering at IBEX 2023

Perfect Storm presents: “RIDE ENGINEERING: A Multi-pronged Approach to Shock Reduction” at IBEX ’23

Perfect Storm is proud to present: “RIDE ENGINEERING: A Multi-pronged Approach to Shock Reduction” at IBEX ’23. This enlightening marine professional’s seminar is scheduled for October 3, 2023, at 4:00 PM, in Room 117 at IBEX in the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida.

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Final week register for the Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice Award!

The Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Award is the industry’s only “Made-in-Canada” recognition for the recreational marine industry, coast to coast.   

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Groupe Beneteau continues to evolve and reaffirms its commitment to the ecological transition of boating

Our readers will be interested in this sweeping statement of corporate strategy and evolution  released September 12th by Groupe Beneteau. It’s an impressive view of the future for the marine industry. – ED

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Boating Ontario is thrilled to officially announce the return of The Level Up! Career Fair

The Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development, is once again launching “hands-on” career fairs to attract students from Grades 7 to 12 interested in the skilled trades. 

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Winter blues

Guide your customers to a better boating experience with interesting education

Let your customers know they can enjoy boating activities all year, and go further and do more with their boats next season, by taking interesting and confidence-building boating courses.

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IBEX 2023 Education Conference

IBEX 2023 Education Conference to highlight the latest trends from industry experts

Early Bird Deadline to Register is August 30 for World-Class Education Offerings – The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), North America’s largest trade event for marine industry professionals, has announced the schedule of world-class technical education included in the IBEX Education Conference…

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Kelowna Wildfires

Boat owners called into action during extreme wildfires in Kelowna but later were told to stay off the lake

Marine Industry News UK reported over this past weekend that boat owners in Canada were prompted into action after extreme wildfires engulfed the city of Kelowna and its surrounding land, but later the boaters were facing the wrath of emergency services.

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IBEX 2023

Pardon our mix-up

In their excitement to get the word out about this year’s IBEX, show organizers shared the incorrect dates in an earlier press release by mistake. Please accept their apology if this created any confusion. The dates for this year’s IBEX are October 3-5, 2023 in Tampa, FL.

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IBEX 2023

It’s all at your favorite marine event – Hundreds of Suppliers. Endless Opportunities

You know what to expect at IBEX. North America’s largest marine event attracts top suppliers from every part of the industry — giving you access to the full spectrum of advancements that are defining the future, from ground-breaking composite materials to next-generation monitoring and security solutions.

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MFA

Registration is now open for the MFA Great Lakes Regional Workshop

Registration is now open for the MFA Great Lakes Regional Workshop hosted by ATA’s Marine Fabricators Association (MFA).

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MFA

Join Us for the MFA Pacific Northwest Regional Workshop in September!

Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) invites you to attend their upcoming Pacific Northwest Regional Workshop happening Sept. 22–23 at Oyster Creek Canvas in Bellingham, WA.

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Yanmar Fuel Cell

Yanmar to commercialize Maritime Hydrogen Fuel Cell System to decarbonize ships

On August 1st, we received the following announcement from Yanmar Power Technology Co., Ltd. (YPT), a subsidiary of Yanmar Holdings. We wanted to share this with our readers because although we focus on pleasure craft more than commercial vessels…

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TIBS Early Bird

Toronto International Boat Show reminder – return your Space Application & Deposit by August 15 to receive the Early Bird Rate!

2023 TIBS exhibitors have already received their renewal applications for the 2024 show. Make sure to check your email inbox!

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Dometic

Corporate Profile – Dometic Outdoor Global Marine Division

Dometic Outdoor Global Marine Division is one organization that has set the bar high globally on quality standards in all aspects of its operation. From its human resources practices to its product development and manufacturing standards, the company strives for 110% in all it does.

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Dealer Week 2023

Registration is now open for the 2023 MRAA Dealer Week

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) announced this week that dealer registration is now open for the 2023 MRAA Dealer Week Conference & Expo, to be held Dec. 4-7 in Tampa.

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ABYC and USCG Announce Risk Mitigation Webinar: Navigating Compliance in the Age of Evolving Technology

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) have announced a date and opened registration for the next free online USCG/ABYC Risk Mitigation Series.

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Boating Ontario Conference

More than a membership: How Boating Ontario Association Members Benefit from Boating Ontario Association’s Support and Advocacy

The Boating Ontario Association is the voice of over 520 member businesses whose very businesses focus on the recreational boating industry in Ontario.

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What3Words

Stay Safe on the Water with what3words and a Float Plan

Introducing a new tool that assists in location, navigation, safety and emergencies when out on the water. what3words is a free app that is used to identify a location anywhere in the world.

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CYM All Platforms

Top 10 Reasons to Advertise Your Boating Biz with CY Media

1) CY now has SIX print and digital boating focused boating brands, for you to advertise in with options in E-news, websites, guidebooks, print & more…

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Navy Point

Special business opportunity – 25 late-model powerboats available

Twenty-five well-kept, late-model powerboats and related safety equipment are immediately available in the southern Ontario area. This is a unique opportunity to establish a new boat rental service, or to stock up on late-model used boats for immediate resale and delivery.

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IBEX Sustainable Experience

Announcing the 2023 IBEX Sustainability Experience

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced the 2023 IBEX Sustainability Experience – technology and education designed to create a sustainable boating future.

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Severn II Rescued

It took a full day and lot of expertise, but according to owner Cedric Gyles Jr, the historic 8M, Severn II, is back to the surface and on her way to the repair shop. The Severn crew and likely the entire Toronto sailing community is hugely relieved to see the 90-year-old classic back from the depths.

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Kevin Stopp

Marine Industry Career Path: Kevin Stopp

Introducing the next individual in our marine career path series, Kevin Stopp, Design Leader at Dometic. Kevin comes from an impressive engineering background with a strong passion for boating and has advanced through his time with Dometic. Here is Kevin’s interview.

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What is CAN Bus

What is CAN Bus and how does it work?

From their July 13, 2023 newsletter, Actisense has provided this great educational resource to help people understand what CAN Bus is and how it works. 

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Captain James Middleton

Adventuring Around Vancouver by Water with C-Tow Captain James Middleton

What started out as a request for C-Tow’s Vancouver Captain, James Middleton, to take me around the greater Vancouver area by boat, turned into the best real Vancouver boating experience that a Great Lakes girl could ask for.

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Marina Safety Tips

Important marina safety tips from ESA, the Electrical Safety Authority

Here are a few important marina safety tips from ESA, the Electrical Safety Authority. The ESA is mandated by the Ontario Government to regulate and promote electrical safety in Ontario.

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Elizabeth Perron

The enjoyable experience of working at a marina

Having now worked at Queens Cove Marina for over a month, here is everything that I’ve learned, loved and laughed at.

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ABYC supports future industry talent at SkillsUSA National Competition

This past week the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) was participating in and judging student Marine Service Technology competitions at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, June 19-23 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Rob Davidson discusses the value of the Georgian College Marine Program

A career in Canada’s marine industry can easily lead to a great lifestyle and a comfortable living in our elegant and desirable cottage country. A career as a Marine Technician is a great entry to owning your own business too.

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Kerrwil Media Limited and “Water Ways TV” Production Company announce sales partnership

Bullitage Media Inc is pleased to announce it has partnered with Kerrwil Media (o/a Canadian Yachting Media) effective immediately to take the lead on our advertising sales as Water Ways TV expands to six provinces on Global TV for Season 2, airing in Fall 2023.

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Georgian College student Xander Powell wins gold at Skills Canada competition

Students from the Midland campus of Georgian College have previously won silver and bronze in Skills Ontario competitions, but no student has ever won gold until now.

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IBEX Education Conference

IBEX Show Education Conference Information

From the Pre-Conference Sessions and Seminar Series to Speakers and Tech Talk Workshops, the educational offerings at IBEX are second to none. Now is the time to review their education schedule and start planning your time at IBEX, October 3 to 5, 2023 in Tampa, Fla.

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AMI

AMI’s Basic Marina Management Course is Virtual – August 2-23, 2023

AMI’s virtual Basic Marina Management Course meets 2x per week (via Zoom) from 1pm – 4pm EST on Wednesdays and Thursdays for 4 weeks

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Ronstan Orbit Winch 400

Rekord Marine Announces a Great New Winch for Performance Sailors

Ronstan’s Orbit Winches™ are the new benchmark in high performance alloy winches. With a combination of fresh design thinking and proven manufacturing expertise, Orbit Winches™ weigh significantly less and offer lower line entry heights than any other winch in their class. Remarkably easy to service, they require no tools for disassembly or maintenance.

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Lakefront Promenade Marina Completes 2-Year Infrastructure Project with Kropf Industrial

Lakefront Promenade Marina is located on Lake Ontario in a large, protected harbour on Mississauga’s waterfront. They have recently completed a two-year infrastructure project leaving seasonal and transient boaters with a beautiful modern 175-slip facility.

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The Landing School

The Landing School launches new “Boatyard Management” program

The Landing School is pleased to announce the launch of a new academic program which will have a significant impact on the Marine Industry. Starting this fall, The Landing School will offer Boatyard Management, a program focused on management in the Marine Industry.

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Overcurrent Protection Guide

ABYCs Complete Guide to Overcurrent Protection – Online Learning Sale – Save 20% until June 15, 2023

Fuses and breakers come in all shapes, sizes, formats and ratings. Wading through all of the different options can be mind boggling when designing an electrical system or upgrading and servicing existing systems.

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BICEOC Employer of Choice Award Program

The recreational marine industry in Canada is vibrant, vast and innovative. It is a tremendous economic driver in the communities where boating is enjoyed. But like any other sector, to grow and stay competitive, it needs a steady supply of dedicated, hard-working employees. This has been a major challenge in this sector.

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Inclusive Workplaces and Effective Mentorship Programs

Quadrant Marine Institute announces new courses in Inclusive Workplaces & Effective Mentorship

A master tradesperson will learn until the day they put down their tools. The reality of the Marine Service Industry is that our workbench will always see new equipment, products, and tools. Our workplaces will also see new people, and at Quadrant Marine we want to make sure you have the tools to retain, and onboard new employees!

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ABYC

ABYC Interactive Online Courses

Plan your own career path and learning with the convenience of ABYC’s Interactive Online Courses.

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Marine Industry High School Pilot Project – Part 2

Earlier this spring, Wendy and Brett Ramsey kicked off a pilot project in Eastern Ontario high schools. The whole idea of this project is to address the issue that the marine industry is facing a shortage of younger people coming into professional roles.

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Transport Canada

Have your say on the proposed changes to Small Vessel Regulations for licensing a pleasure craft

You can have your say on the proposed changes to the Small Vessel Regulations. The proposed changes to the Small Vessel Regulations for licensing a pleasure craft have been published in the Canada Gazette, Part I. You have until July 12, 2023 to provide comments and feedback on these proposed regulations.

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Marine Students Participate in 2023 Skills Ontario Competition

The 2023 Skills Ontario Competition was held at the Toronto Congress Centre May 1 – 2. The competition draws over 40,000 students, competitors and visitors over the course of two days. This is Canada’s largest skilled trades and technologies competition that features over 76 different contests alongside elementary workshops. 

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BICEOC 2023

Make this the year to become an “Employer of Choice” business

With the Employer of Choice designation, your business will better attract top talent and you will gain the tools and techniques to inspire your employees to go the extra mile!

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The National Yacht Club Renovates its Marina

The National Yacht Club is one of Canada’s oldest institutions on Toronto’s waterfront dating back to 1890. The historic club is just finishing a $5 million project replacing their docks with Poralu Marine for the upcoming season. 

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Marie France McKinnon

Marie-France MacKinnon to lead NMMA Canada as new Executive Director

NMMA recently announced the appointment of Marie-France MacKinnon as Executive Director for NMMA Canada. MacKinnon officially joined NMMA Canada on May 1 and will oversee the Association’s strategic and advocacy efforts in Canada.

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Marine Industry High School Pilot Project Kickoff

A major point of discussion in the marine industry recently is the issue facing the shortage of the younger demographic in professional roles. There’s a strong need for this issue to be addressed but the question is, where to start?

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Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons launches www.BoatLicenceCanada.ca

www.BoatLicenceCanada.ca is the Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card course you will want to recommend to your friends and customers!

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Elizabeth Perron

Ideas for hiring high school students, from a high school student

High school students are the perfect applicants for marina work, but how does the marina attract those high school students?

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Canadian Yachting Media Toronto Boat Show Contest Winners

The Toronto International Boat Show was a great success this year, bringing over 65,500 consumers through the gates of the Enercare Centre. Canadian Yachting Media had a strong presence at the show and had a fantastic time meeting everyone at the booth.  

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Canadians Win

Incredible comeback for the Canadians to Win the New Zealand Sail Grand Prix!

After hitting their podium in their first two events in this, CAN SailGP’s inaugural season, winning results have been scarce for the Canadians. But this weekend, the Canadians were the ones to watch this weekend, consistently moving up the leaderboard and challenging the hometown favourites.

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Nathaniel Stabenow

Marine Industry Career Path: Nathanial Stabenow

Introducing the next graduate in our Boating Industry Canada News Week marine career path series, Nathanial Stabenow from the East Coast of Canada.

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RTCM

Join us for the 2023 Annual Assembly of the RTCM

Join us for the 2023 Annual Assembly of the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM). The assembly and conference will be held in Jacksonville, Florida, USA at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel and Conference Center June 13th through June 16th, 2023.

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NMMA Canada

NMMA Proactively Lobbies on Mandatory Life Jackets, Boating Access & Restrictions

In their March 22,2023 member newsletter, NMMA Canada described how the association has been proactively lobbying on two regulatory files that could have a major impact on the boating industry.

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NAMS

NAMS holds successful 60th National Conference

The National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS), renowned organization of certified, qualified marine surveyors, has announced the success of its 60th Anniversary National Conference. The event was held February 26-28, at the Embassy Suites hotel in San Diego, California.

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AMI Course

Upcoming AMI Intermediate Marina Management Course

The Upcoming Intermediate Marina Management Course on June 11- 15, 2023 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL is the last one until the fall.

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Discover Boating Webinar

Join the Discover Boating Live Webinar – Next Generation Boaters

New Research: Understanding the Barriers and New Opportunities of Next Generation Boaters. THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2023

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Marine Industry Career Path: Wendy Ramsey

Boating Industry Canada is kicking off its Marine Industry Career Path series once again. For the first installments this year, we have two subjects to highlight. Introducing Wendy and Brett Ramsey!

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Marine Industry Career Path: Brett Ramsey

Boating Industry Canada is kicking off its Marine Industry Career Path series once again. For the first installments this year, we have two subjects to highlight. Introducing Wendy and Brett Ramsey!

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The Maritime Museum of BC Announces 19th Annual Massive Marine Garage Sale

It’s back! The Maritime Museum of BC, along with sponsor the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) and support from CFB Esquimalt and Trotac Marine, is excited to announce that it will hold its 19th annual Massive Marine Garage Sale on Saturday, March 25 at Pier A at the Breakwater District at Ogden Point, 185 Dallas Road. 

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Take advantage of the ABYC Certification Interactive Online Courses

ABYC Instructor leads LIVE online sessions with Q&A; Recordings of each session available the next day; Online proctored certification exam

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NMEA training from West Coast Boatyard Association returns!

West Coast Boatyard Association is hosting 4 days of in-person NMEA training from March 28 to 31, 2023  in Vancouver.

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The Invasive Species Centre is seeking your support with efforts to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species through overland watercraft hauling

Aquatic invasive species such as zebra mussels are an ecological and economic threat to lakes and water bodies in Canada. Following Clean, Drain, Dry procedures for watercraft and recreational equipment are simple steps that everyone can do to ensure compliance and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

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Quebec Boat Show March 16-19

The Quebec Boat Show opens this weekend collocated with the Quebec City Outdoor, Hunting, Fishing and Camping Show taking over five halls at the Centre de Foires Expocite.  The newly expanded 2023 essentially incorporates two shows to round out a full spectrum of outdoor hobbies.

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Thousands attend BC Sportsmen’s Show 30th Anniversary Edition

TRADEX gathered outdoor enthusiasts by the thousands at the 30th annual BC Sportsmen’s Show. From March 3rd to 5th, hunters, fishers, boaters and outdoorsmen alike got a taste of the 2023 season. Over 25,000 visitors walked the show floor over the 3-day event.

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Toronto Sportsmens Show

Toronto Sportsmen’s Show returns for an exciting 75th Anniversary 2023 Edition

One of Canada’s most recognized events for outdoor enthusiasts is making its annual return to The International Centre this Spring. The event, which has been a success for over 70 years and welcomes hundreds of exhibitors and guests, is scheduled for March 16 – 19, 2023. 

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Experience Georgian College

Georgian College course – Safe Lifting-Marina Operators

This theoretical course provides an overall framework of Safe Lifting for Marina Operators; supervisors and employers; in order to work within legislative requirements in the Province of Ontario.

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AMI Education

Free Webinar for AMI Members – Know the numbers: A look at industry data

In this session, AMI’s Legislative and Outreach Coordinator, Eric Kretsch, will examine industry statistics gathered using AMI’s portfolio of marina industry surveying. AMI operates four surveys, the Marina Industry Economic Outlook, Wage Rate, Financial Benchmark, and Rates and Infrastructure survey.

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AMI Education

Begin the journey to become a Certified Marina Manager (CMM)/Certified Marina Operator (CMO)!

The Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) course is AMI Training Institute’s most popular course which focuses on marina operations, policies, and procedures.

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USCG ABYC

ABYC and USCG announce Risk Mitigation Webinar: Staying Current with Electrification

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) have announced a date and opened registration for the next free online USCG/ABYC Risk Mitigation Series.

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ABYC Tech

ABYC Announces 2nd Annual International Marine Service Technician Week

April 24-29, 2023 is dedicated to the recognition and celebration of marine service technicians. To bring awareness and recognition to the hard-working marine service professionals who keep boats safe, reliable, and enjoyable, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) announced a save the date for “International Marine Service Technician Week,”…

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VIBS

Strong attendance greeted the return of the Vancouver International Boat Show

After a three-year pause, attendance for the 60th edition of the Vancouver International Boat Show was strong – with almost 28,000 visitors to the BC Place and Granville Island locations over the five-day event.

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Calgary Boat Show

2023 Calgary Boat and Outdoors Show Attracts Thousands

The Calgary Boat and Outdoors Show returned after a 3-year hiatus last weekend as over 12,700 outdoor enthusiasts from across the province gathered to the BMO Centre to express their excitement for the show’s return.

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NMEA

NMEA March 2023 Marine Electronics Installer Trainings

NMEA is excited to offer the following marine electronics installer training certification classes in the month of March. There will be a mixed offering of virtual and in person classes. Students are encouraged to sign up early as classes may sell out.

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ABYC Online Learning

ABYC offers Online Learning Bundles

ABYC Online Learning is rolling out a new way of registering for courses that can save you up to 20%. By bundling similar courses together, you can get more of what you need and save.

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ABYC Online Interactive Courses

ABYC Certification Class Calendar – Interactive Online Courses

*ABYC instructor leads LIVE online sessions with Q&A *Recordings of each session available the next day *Online proctored certification exam…

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Reserve Your Spot

Reserve your MST spot now!

This year at Quadrant Marine Institute we’re proud that our training is being used as far as Bella Bella, Invermere, and Québec. Our recent improvements have made it easy to access the MST program at any distance, while at the same time we’ve strengthened the hands on education needed in learning a trade.

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Boating Ontario MarineWorx Cheque Presentations at Georgian College

On Monday, February 6th team members from the Boating Ontario Association paid a visit to students in the Marine Engine Mechanic program at Georgian College’s Midland Campus.  

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Boating Ontario

URGENT call for all marine industry professionals to respond to Transport Canada mandatory PFD proposals

All of Canada’s marine trade associations are seeking input from their members on Transport Canada’s mandatory life jacket / PFD discussion. 

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Moncton Boat Show 2023

The Moncton Boat & Sportsmen Show Is Coming March 24 – 26, 2023!

The Moncton Boat & Sportsmen Show is coming to the Moncton Coliseum, March 24 – 26, 2023! The Moncton Boat & Sportsmen Show is BACK and with a new name (formerly the Moncton Boat Show & New Brunswick Sportsmen & Fly Fishing Show).

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“OOOpps we have Easter Egg on our Faces, we made an error in the BIC Calendar!”…

The new 2023 Boating Industry Canada calendar by Canadian Yachting Media, was mailed out in November, packaged with the December 2022 issue of Canadian Yachting Magazine and then we distributed many to appreciative readers at the Toronto International & Vancouver International Boat Shows…

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Winners Announced for the 2023 Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Awards.

CCEOC Inc. and Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Awards.

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NMRA

Apply now for NMRA 2023 Marine Trades Education Scholarships

The application period is now open for the 2023 National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) Marine Trades Scholarship program.

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Standing room crowd at the NMMA Canada State of the Industry Breakfast

It was a standing room crowd at the NMMA Canada State of the Recreational Boating Industry Breakfast on Tuesday January 24th and I was again honored to be the opening host.

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BICEOC 2023

Winners Announced for the 2023 Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Awards

CCEOC Inc. and Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Awards. 

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TIBS

In-person Toronto International Boat Show is back!

Celebrating its 65th Anniversary, the Toronto International Boat Show is back as an in-person event! The show opened Friday January 20th and will run until Sunday January 29th at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place. 

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ABYC

ABYC Certification Class Calendar

Interactive Online Courses * ABYC instructor leads LIVE online sessions with Q&A * Recordings of each session available the next day * Online proctored certification exam…

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TIBS

The Toronto International Boat Show is Back and Celebrating 65 Years!

Opening January 20 – 29, 2023, Canada’s premier boating marketplace returns as an in-person show at the Enercare Centre for the first time since 2020! 

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Georgian Courses

Marine Systems Certification – January 31, 2023—February 3, 2023

There are hundreds of systems on modern day boats. The ABYC Systems certification teaches you how to design, maintain, install and repair these systems with the confidence you need to succeed in today’s marine industry. This certification is the gold standard within the industry addressing air conditioning to zinc anodes.

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VIBS

Less than one month until the Vancouver International Boat Show makes its much-anticipated return!

The Vancouver International Boat Show will be celebrating its 60th edition when it returns in just three weeks – providing attendees with a first look at the 2023 boating season’s premiere boat models and accessories along with presentations and workshops led by boating experts.

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Brunswick Launches New Electric Outboards, Boats at CES

Brunswick Corporation took the interesting step of launching an all-new range of Mercury electric outboard motors and a completely new boat brand designed with electric propulsion in mind last week – not at a boat show, but at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

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ABYC Surtech Virtual Conference

Have you Registered yet for ABYC’s SUR/TECH?

SUR/TECH is ABYC’s popular virtual event providing continuing education for marine surveyors, technicians, and other industry professionals. Join us live online February 7-8 (for one or both days) and earn up to 10 CEUs!

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Register now! NMMA Canada’s State of the Industry Breakfast Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Register now to avoid disappointment. NMMA Canada’s State of the Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 is now more than 50% sold out.

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ATA Canada Workshop in Quebec, Feb. 9, 2023

Plan to attend the ATA Canada Workshop on Feb. 9, 2023, in Quebec. “This is a long overdue networking and educational opportunity for the ATA Canada membership, after the pandemic lockdowns we have experienced over the last two plus years.

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Register now for the AMI Virtual Intermediate Marina Management Course – Jan. 4-26, 2023

The Course meets virtually 2x per week (via Zoom) from 1pm – 4pm EST on Wednesdays and Thursdays for 4 weeks.

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NAMS announces dates of 60th Annual National Conference

The National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS), renowned organization of certified, qualified marine surveyors across the country, has announced the dates for its 60th Annual National Conference.

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Calgary Show 2023

Calgary Boat and Outdoors Show returns with 2023 edition

The Calgary Boat and Outdoors Show returns with a vast array of products. Join Calgary’s top outdoor enthusiasts for an exciting kick-off to summer event. The BMO Centre will host the region’s largest outdoor showcase.

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IMM Virtual Course

Virtual Intermediate Marina Management Course Jan. 4-26, 2023

Begin the journey to become a Certified Marina Manager (CMM)/Certified Marina Operator (CMO)! The Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) course is AMI Training Institute’s most popular course which focuses on marina operations, policies, and procedures.

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Mercury Marine’s Les Sparks to retire after 50 years

In a recent Mercury CEO Letter, David Foulkes wrote, “I have recognized some people who announced their retirement after three and sometimes four decades of service to our Company.

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BOOT

boot Düsseldorf 2023: blue innovation dock brings international expertise on board

From 21st to 29th January, boot Düsseldorf will kick off for the first time with the blue innovation dock (bid) in Hall 10 of the fair. On all nine days of the fair, the focus will be on future-relevant topics such as sustainability in boat building, alternative drives or the innovative design of modern marinas.

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Registration Opens for ABYC’s SUR/TECH Virtual Conference

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced the agenda and opened registration for its SUR/TECH virtual conference, Feb. 7-8, 2023, offering continuing education for marine surveyors, technicians and other marine industry professionals.

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ATA Canada

Register now for ATA’s Canada Workshop

Register your spot by Jan. 30 and SAVE $50. ATA’s Canada Division encourages you to attend a one-day workshop focused on the Canadian textile market. This workshop takes place Feb. 9, 2023 at Lasalle Canvas Inc., in Quebec, CA.

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KC Stock

K.C. Stock, Cruisers Yachts previous owner, dies at 84

It is with a heavy heart that Cruisers Yachts has announced the death of its long-time owner Kenneth Charles (K.C.) Stock, who passed away on November 28, 2022. Born April 6th, 1938 in Oconto, Wisconsin. K.C. from a young age had a knack as an entrepreneur.

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ABYC Standards Week

Register today for the ABYC Standards Week in New Orleans, January 9 to 13, 2023

In-person events are back! There is no denying the energy boost we get from attending industry events—seeing our colleagues, getting updated on what’s been happening, and then returning to the office re-invigorated with useful information, resources and connections.

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Ottawa Boat and Outdoor Show

Ottawa Boat and Outdoors Show expands with 2023 Edition

The Ottawa Boat Show returns with an expanded array of products. Join Ottawa’s top outdoor enthusiasts for an exciting kick-off to summer event. Formerly known as the “Ottawa Boat Show,” this year’s show brings along an impressive outdoor addition. The EY Centre will transform into the region’s largest boating and outdoor event.

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Halifax Boat Show 2022

Halifax’s Largest Boating Event sails into the city this February

Atlantic Canada’s premiere boating event is set to return to the Halifax Exhibition Centre, February 2-5, 2023. The Halifax International Boat Show has been much anticipated since its last edition in 2020.

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St. Petersburg Boat Show

Experience the largest boat show on the Gulf Coast, presented by Progressive

The St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show returns January 19-22, 2023! Explore an impressive selection of powerboats and sailboats in-water & on-land, including a 40,000 sq. ft. tent housing an extraordinary display of marine gear and accessories.

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April Scarlett

Marine Industry Career Path: April Scarlett

Introducing the next graduate in our marine career path series, April Scarlett. A former Ontario resident, April was enticed by the Pacific Ocean and everything it has to offer.

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MRRA Dealer Week

MRAA Dealer Week starts December 5

MRAA’s Dealer Week, the largest annual marine dealer education event kicks off on Monday, Dec. 5, in Austin, Texas. The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas hosts Dealer Week each year to unite boat retailers, manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and more professionals…

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IBEX Education Conference

IBEX Education Conference announces 2023 Call for Proposals

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced that the IBEX Education Conference Call for Proposals (CFP) has opened.

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NMEA posts 2023 Marine Electronics Installer Training Course Schedule

For 2023, the National Marine Electronics Association has a great lineup of both in-person and virtual marine electronics installer training events.

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Mercury Marine V10 outboards

Mercury Marine introduces the industry’s first V10 outboards — the all-new 350 and 400hp Verado engines

On November 15th 2022, Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), introduced the industry’s first ever V10 outboard with the official launch of its all-new 5.7L 350 and 400hp Verado® outboard engines.

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Kelly, Chris, Charlie

The 2022 CC Marine Trade Show was a family affair

Charlie Bulmer, his wife Chris and daughter Kelly lead a team of 22 staffers as they hosted their 2022 CC Marine Trade Show. They warmly welcomed their family of customers to the CC Marine Trade Show held at Casino Rama on November 7th.

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Boating BC Conference Winds of Change

The 2022 Boating BC Conference, Winds of Change opens November 22

In just one week, we will be hosting the 2022 Boating BC Conference, Winds of Change presented by Mercury Marine. The conference takes delegates through a rich program of the latest industry news and trends. Tangible takeaways will help grow recreational marine businesses in all sectors across our province.

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Boating Ontario Conference

Boating Ontario Conference starts November 28

If you haven’t registered for the conference yet, Boating Ontario thought we should remind you about some of the highlights of what we have planned for you at this year’s conference.

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ABYC Online Learning

Free Micro-Courses for Members & Certified Technicians!

Increase your industry knowledge and accumulate CEUs! These courses are for members and certified technicians – you will need to login to access.

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FLIBS Indoor

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show was five-days of success

“The 63rd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) ushered in a five-day exhibition of chart-topping achievements for the marine industry.

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Darn It Exhibit

Darn It! Our Maritime Make and Mend Culture opens at the Maritime Museum of BC

The Maritime Museum of BC is thrilled to announce that it will be home to an exhibit titled Darn It! Our Maritime Make and Mend Culture from 8 November 2022, to 1 April 2023.

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Hutchings Marine Products Ltd., Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Ralph and Eleanor Hutchings, the founders of Hutchings Marine Products Ltd., began business in 1972 making mooring lines in their basement located in Port Carling, Ontario. Little did they realize just how much the “Rope Man” would evolve over the coming decades.

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Boating BC Conference Winds of Change

“Winds of Change” is the theme of the Boating BC Conference Nov. 22 / 23

Thank you to those who have already purchased tickets to the 2022 Boating BC Conference, Winds of Change presented by Mercury Marine. In just a few weeks, we will learn from leading experts in business development, customer retention and industry best practices over two days of in-person sessions, keynotes and social activities.

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Toronto Sportsmens Show

Toronto Sportsmen’s Show returns for the 75th Anniversary 2023 Edition

One of Canada’s most recognized events for outdoor enthusiasts is making its annual return to The International Centre this Spring. The event, which has been a success for over 70 years and welcomes hundreds of exhibitors and guests, is scheduled for March 16 – 19, 2023. 

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Register now for the Boating Ontario Conference

Here are just some of the highlights at this year’s conference:

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BioFouling Management Report

Recreational craft and invasive species – how to manage biofouling to stop the spread

Killer shrimps, sea squirts and the spiny water flea are all examples of invasive alien species that have been introduced to new areas in various parts of the world by recreational craft such as boats, yachts and other small craft. 

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ABYC

Advanced Marine Electrical Certification Course – now available on-demand!

ABYC’s Advanced Marine Electrical Certification is ideal for those working on the cutting edge of electrical systems. Whether you are working with 3-phase electrical systems or troubleshooting advanced systems, this certification will give you the knowledge and confidence to be the best in the field.

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IBEX 2022 Innovation Awards

IBEX announces winners of the 2022 Innovation Awards

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced on October 20th, the winners of the 2022 IBEX Innovation Awards Program. The program is managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI).

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ICOMIA 2023

Register your interest to attend ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2023 in Portugal

Hosted by the Portuguese Association of Ports and Marinas (APPR), the next edition of the prestigious ICOMIA World Marinas Conference will take place on the 9-11 October 2023 in Vilamoura Marina at the heart of the Algarve in Portugal.

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ABYC opens registration for 2023 Standards Week

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the non-profit organization that develops safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of boats, has opened registration for its annual Standards Week, January 9-13, 2023, in New Orleans, LA.

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BICEOC

Top 12 Characteristics of Great Leadership

“Lead me, follow me or get out of my way”, is a famous quote from General George S. Patton. In the 80’s, former Chairman of Chrysler Corporation, Lee Iacocca shortened it to: “lead, follow or get out of the way”. No matter how you phrase it, it still applies in today’s fast paced, globally competitive market.

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Volvo Penta and CMB Tech

Volvo Penta and CMB.TECH partner on dual-fuel hydrogen engines

Building on a successful collaboration, Volvo Penta and CMB.TECH wish to announce a partnership agreement designed to accelerate the development of dual-fuel hydrogen-powered solutions for both on-land and at-sea applications.

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Fort Lauderdale

The 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is making a splash at The Broward County Convention Center

The Broward County Convention Center will be at the forefront of the 63rd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), which will take place October 26-30.

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Deerhurst Resort

Come together as an industry for the 2022 Annual Boating Ontario Conference!

November 28th to 30th at Deerhurst Resort, join over 200 delegates who have already registered to attend the 2022 Boating Ontario Conference. We have secured an UNBELIEVABLE room rate for you in the main building of just $129 per night!!…just try to find that rate anywhere in Ontario.

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ABYC Online Learning

Essentials of Outboard Service – Online Learning Sale – Save 20% until Oct. 31, 2022

This course covers what every technician should examine during an outboard service. We’ll follow inspections of the gear case, fuel system, propeller, oil injection system, and more.

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BICEOC

Canadian Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice Award

You work hard to run a great business and cultivate a culture of performance and customer service. This is your chance to be recognized on the national stage in front of all your peers.

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ABBRA Conference 2023

ABBRA 2023 Annual Conference

The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association is pleased to announce it will hold its annual conference at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL. January 30 – February 1, 2023.

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Andrew McDonald

Marine Industry Career Path: Andrew McDonald

The next graduate in our Marine Industry Career Path series is one of Canadian Yachting Media’s very own, Andrew McDonald! Andrew most recently graduated from Georgian College in Ontario and has years of great experience in all aspects of the marine industry. 

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Boating Ontario

Registration is now open for the Boating Ontario Conference and Christmas Awards Gala

After a long and busy summer, Boating Ontario invites you to get away from it all and escape to Deerhurst Resort for an engaging, educational and rejuvenating conference.

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AMI Marine Conference

Registration for the leading Marina Conference is now open!

The AMI Conference & Expo 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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ABYC Foundation to host Student Career Day at IBEX

As part of its ongoing efforts to engage future marine technicians, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Foundation has partnered with the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) to host an inaugural Student Career Day on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Tampa, FL.

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ABYC Surtech Virtual Event

ABYC – Sur/Tech Call for Proposals

ABYC’s Sur/Tech is returning in 2023! Dedicated to providing continuing education and technical training to the marine industry, Sur/Tech attracts manufacturers, surveyors, installers, repair technicians, engineers, consultants, and educational institutions.

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BICEOC 2022

The Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Awards are now open to all organizations with 5 employees or more!

CCEOC Inc. and Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest are pleased to announce the Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Awards are available to all organizations with 5 or more employees!

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NMEA Expo 2022

Register now! 2022 NMEA Marine Electronics Conference October 3-7 Anaheim, Ca

The 2022 NMEA Marine Electronics Conference & Expo will be the largest industry trade event in the world focusing on marine electronics. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in technical and education sessions offered by manufacturers and by the NMEA.

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IBEX Innovation Awards

IBEX 2022 announces judging panel for Innovation Awards

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced the distinguished list of judges for the 2022 IBEX Innovation Awards Program. The program is managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI).

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Registration for the 2023 AMI Conference & Expo is now open

The AMI Conference & Expo, Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2023 at the Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, FL 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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ABYC and USCG Announce Online Risk Mitigation: Series 3

Free registration is now open for “Defect Notification and Product Recalls” on Nov. 9, 2022

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Nominate Your Boating Heroes Today – CANADIAN SAFE BOATING AWARDS

The Canadian Safe Boating Council wants to acknowledge these heroes and showcase their commitment to safe boating.

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ATA Webinar

Free Webinar – Taste of IFAI Expo 2022

We invite you to a Taste of Expo! Our webinar will feature 3 experts giving us a short preview of their education session from IFAI Expo.

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SoFlo Boat Show

SoFlo Boat Show to drop anchor at Miami Marine Stadium in May 2023

A new kind of boat show will come ashore just in time for summer 2023 that will offer the kind of entertainment and energy Miami is known for.

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Electric Shock Drowning – the invisible hazard in the water

The following information is supplied to us by ESA (the Electrical Safety Authority) and the AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction) as a valuable reminder to the marine industry about safety and protecting your customers and your business.

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Boating BC Conference

Plan to attend the Boating BC Conference

Boating BC is looking forward to hosting their Boating BC Conference in November. Marina Night will be held on Nov. 21 and the Conference will be held on Nov. 22-23. The association will have some exciting things in the works and they look forward to sharing it with you soon.

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Quadrant Marine MSM Course

Quadrant Marine Institute: Marine Service Manager Training & Certification

Marine service managers face unique challenges in their day-to-day operations. They need industry-specific training to build capacity and capability in their companies. 

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Victoria Classic Boat Festival

The Maritime Museum of BC’s 43rd Annual Victoria Classic Boat Festival returns this Labour Day Weekend!

The Maritime Museum of BC, and sponsor Canoe Cove Marina and Boatyard, with support from the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority and the BC Fairs, Festivals, and Events Recovery Fund grant from the Province of British Columbia, will be hosting the 43rd Annual Victoria Classic Boat Festival this Labour Day Weekend, from September 2nd-4th.

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AMI Marina Tour 2022

Marina & Boatyard Study Tour – Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Marina & Boatyard Study Tour is offering a Fort Lauderdale, Florida area Marina & Boatyard Study Tour ahead of the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show dates. This two-day mobile training course that takes participants on an exclusive tour of marinas for an in-depth look at the operations of several types of facilities.

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Tampa Convention Center

IBEX 2022 to showcase Evolving Electrification Trends and Technologies

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced it will highlight advances in electrification technology through the addition of new education and product components to the Show, to be held September 27-29, 2022, at the Tampa Convention Center.

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Campion Explorer 682

It’s official – Campion Marine shuts down on August 31

Canada’s largest fibreglass boat builder closes the door on its Kelowna plant while owners explore contract manufacturing options for future operations.

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ABBRA

ABBRA’s Annual MSM will be held virtually in November 2022.

The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association’s (ABBRA) annual Marine Service Managers Course will be held virtually in November 2022. ABBRA offers the only extensive leadership training for boatyard operators that provides an industry-recognized credential (Certified Marine Service Manager) for qualified applicants.

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Nautisme Québec

The Bateaux à flot de Montréal and Québec City are back in force in September 2022!

The Nautisme Québec team is pleased to announce that the docks are full of boats, both at the Old Port of Montreal and at the Port of Quebec! Never seen before to attract boating enthusiasts!

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IBEX 2022 Seminar Series

IBEX 2022 Seminar Series discounted pricing ends Aug 25

Tuesday – Thursday, September 27 – 29, Seminar Hall – The Seminar Series offers fundamental skills to cutting-edge advanced training for the boatbuilding, design, and repair industry.

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AMI

AMI’S Marina & Boatyard Study Tour – Oct. 24-25, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

AMI’s Marina and Boatyard Study Tour is a mobile training course that takes participants on exclusive tours of marinas to provide an in-depth look at the operations of different types of facilities.

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NMMA Boat and Sportshow

NMMA Boat and Sportshow Trade Registration Live for 2023 Shows

Boat/SportshowsTrade registration for NMMA’s 2023 Discover Boating boat and sportshows is now available to industry representatives and stakeholders.

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AGM

CPS-ECP AGM and Conference 2022 October 24 – October 30

Did you realize that you do not need to be a member of the Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons to attend their Annual General Meeting and Conference?

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Boating BC

Boating BC’s Marine Career Committee gears up

Boating BC’s recently expanded Marine Careers Committee has been meeting to plan out strategies and campaigns to attract skilled workers and apprentices to our industry.

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NAMS

NAMS announces dates of 2022 fall New England Conference

The National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS), renowned organization of accredited, qualified marine surveyors across the country, has announced the dates for the 2022 New England Fall Conference, to be held October 27 and 28, 2022, in Newport, Rhode Island.

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MFA Marine Workshop

Improve your fabrication skills – register now for MFA’s Southeast Marine Workshop

Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) invites you to attend the upcoming Southeast Marine Workshop happening Sept. 16–17 at Canvas Designers in Riviera Beach, FL. This workshop offers exclusive educational opportunities as well as hands-on training in a shop setting.

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IFAI Expo 2022 Overview Webinar

Free for Members and Non-Members on August 17, 2022 from 1–2:00 EDT. Sign up to attend the IFAI Expo 2022 Overview Webinar and find out the latest information on IFAI Expo 2022 in Charlotte…

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Watch the Candela C-7 foiling boat fly over the waves

Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest has a reciprocal arrangement with BoatTest.com to share editorial and recently, BoatTest founder Jeff Hammond went to Sweden and visited the Candela boat plant to actually experience their C-7 model and to shoot a video.

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Darrah James

Marine Industry Career Path: Darrah James

Introducing Darrah James, the next graduate in our Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest Canadian marine education series. Darrah works on the east coast of Canada in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia for Rock Solid Composites as a certified Boat Builder.

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VIBS

Space Application Process begins for the 2023 Vancouver International Boat Show

Canadian Boat Shows and Boating BC have announced that the 2023 Vancouver International Boat Show space application process is now open. The show will be held February 1-5, 2023 at BC Place & Granville Island.

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IBEX

IBEX 2022 releases schedule for world-class education conference

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced the schedule of world-class technical education included in the IBEX Education Conference, to be held during the Show, September 27-29, 2022, at the Tampa Convention Center.

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Canadian Parliament

CRA releases Luxury Tax Guidance and opens registration for businesses

NMMA Canada President Sara Anghel has sent the following message to their members; Despite all the advocacy work of the last 2.5 years, (by all of Canada’s marine trade associations – ED) the federal government is proceeding with the luxury tax on new boats over $250,000 which comes into effect on September 1st.

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NMEA 2022

Register Now! 2022 NMEA Marine Electronics Conference October 3-7 Anaheim, Ca

Registration is now open for the 2022 NMEA Conference that will be held at the Sheraton Anaheim Park Hotel on October 3 – 7, 2022. The exhibition portion of the event will be held October 4 and 5 from 1:30 to 6:30 PM.

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IBEX

IBEX 2022 announces new networking opportunities to connect industry professionals

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced that it has scheduled a slate of networking and special events to bring together industry professionals during the Show, to be held September 27-29, 2022, at the Tampa Convention Center.

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ACBS Gravenhurst Show 2022

ACBS Toronto’s 2022 Vintage Boat Show in Gravenhurst was a hit!

The Antique and Classic Boat Society Toronto chapter (ACBS Toronto) returned to a live event on Saturday July 9th in Gravenhurst, Ontario and the results exceeded all expectations.

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Boating BC

Quadrant Marine Institute Apprentices! Don’t forget to apply for your Marine Service Industry Bursary! Deadline July 31, 2022

Thanks again to Boating BC for sponsoring the bursary. If you need financial assistance to pay for training, the deadline for the Marine Service Industry Bursary is coming soon!

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ABYC Webinars

ABYC Foundation launches Webinar Series for Educators and industry leaders

The ABYC Foundation Educator Training Conference switched formats this year from a two-day virtual experience to a subscription-based monthly webinar series geared toward enhancing education and training for future and existing marine technicians.

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AMI Education

2022 Intermediate Marina Management Course by AMI Training Institute

Begin your journey to become a Certified Marina Manager (CMM)/Certified Marina Operator (CMO) by taking the 2022 Intermediate Marina Management Course by AMI Training Institute.

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CC Marine Distributors’ Charlie Bulmer celebrated his 90th Birthday July 13, 2022

The amazing and energetic Charlie Bulmer of CC Marine Distributors celebrated his 90th Birthday on July 13th with a Barbeque lunch for all his employees.

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Sharon Matthews-Stevens

Sharon Matthews-Stevens wins 1st Place in TMAC Awards for Best Landscape photo in Canadian Yachting magazine feature

On June 25th, TMAC, the Travel Media Association of Canada hosted 200 TMAC Members and Guests, to acknowledge excellence in Travel Media at their Awards Gala Dinner.

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Advertise in PORTS The Cruising Guides and get four years of benefit

PORTS The Cruising Guides are the essential companion to boating and cruising in Ontario.

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IBEX 2022

Registration opens for IBEX 2022

Registration is now available for the IBEX 2022 show! Attracting professionals from all sectors of the marine industry, IBEX will offer visitors access to more than 600 exhibitors from 14 countries spread throughout three exhibit halls, docks, and outdoor displays. Read more about IBEX 2022.

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ABYC On Demand Certification

New ABYC On-Demand Certification!

In case you missed it, ABYC has launched a new format for the ABYC Advanced Marine Electrical. Now on-demand, this online certification contains new videos, readable content for those working on the cutting-edge of electrical systems, and chapter review quizzes.

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Greg Smith

Marine Industry Career Path: Greg Smith

The third graduate in our Canadian marine education series is an Ontario resident, Greg Smith.

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BIC Employer of Choice

The Best Brand Recognition for building The Best Employer Reputation

It’s easy to join the Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) program. Apply today!

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ABYC On Demand Course

ABYC Releases On-Demand Advanced Electrical Certification Course

The ABYC course is designed for marine professionals working on the cutting-edge of electrical systems. The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has launched an on-demand course for their newest professional certification, Advanced Marine Electrical. 

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IAA Deadlines

The International Achievement Awards (IAA) deadline extended to June 30!

Take advantage of this extra time to submit a project. The deadline to submit a project into the 2022 International Achievement Awards (IAA) has been extended. Entries will now close on June 30. Don’t miss out getting the recognition you deserve! Submit your project today.

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SinC SailGP Canada

Four Canadian Cities Shortlisted to Host SailGP Event

SailGP could be coming to Canada in 2023/2024 as part of Season 4. Following a very competitive domestic bid process, with interest from ten potential host cities, SailGP has announced that the following four cities are on the short list: Halifax, Kingston, Montreal, and Victoria.

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ABYC Online

ABYC Micro-Courses free for Members & Certified Technicians!

Increase your industry knowledge and accumulate CEUs! These courses are for members and certified technicians – you will need to login to access.

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BICEOC

Supercharge your Training and Development Program

A targeted training and development plan is one of the best retention strategies any organization can implement. The benefits are tremendous – it makes employees feel more independent, helps satisfy their thirst for knowledge and creates better job performance.

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Report on Recreational Boating Day on the Hill 2022

The good, the bad and the indifferent – organized by the NMMA Canada and supported by all of Canada’s regional boating associations, the Recreational Boating Day on the Hill 2022 wrapped up at the end of Tuesday June 7th and the results of our efforts to oppose the new NDP…

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Newport International Boat Show

Newport International Boat Show tickets now on sale

Newport Exhibition Group has announced that tickets are now on sale for the 51st Newport International Boat Show. The event will take place September 15-18, 2022, at the Newport Yachting Center Marina in downtown Newport, Rhode Island.

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Industry organizations invest in marine service instructors

The ABYC Foundation applauds Washburn’s Boat Yard, MJM Yachts, Mercury Marine, Massachusetts Marine Trades Association, and Michigan Boating Industries Association for offering scholarships to teachers who want to attend the Marine Service Educator Training Conference, scheduled July 20-21, 2022.

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BIC Employer of Choice

Create a Career Pathing Strategy for Retention & Engagement

A career path is not a straight-line trajectory. It can take many twists and turns. The challenge is to balance the needs of the employee with the requirements of the business. So why is career pathing so important?

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Mercury Contest

Winner announced in the Boating Industry Canada ‘Refer an Industry Friend’ contest sponsored by Mercury

Boating Industry Canada wants you to ‘Refer an Industry Friend’ to get our Free Weekly News Week Digest subscription. To encourage that, we ran a contest to ‘Refer an Industry Friend’ and the prize was a Mercury Shaft Alignment Tool, or a Mercury Bearing Installation Tool.

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Marine Industry Career Path: Bronwynn Whiteley

Introducing the second graduate in our Canadian marine education series, Bronwynn Whiteley. Born in Masset, Haida Gwaii, Bronwynn grew up near Ladysmith, Vancouver Island and has been actively on the water her entire life.

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NMEA Conference

2022 NMEA Marine Electronics Conference set for Anaheim, Ca

New Product Expo, Manufacturer Training, Technical Seminars, Installer Training, Product Awards- All Under One Roof! The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced that its 2022 Conference will be held at the Sheraton Anaheim Park Hotel on October 3 – 7, 2022.

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Les Gunderson

Quadrant Marine Institute – Celebrating our instructors: A lifetime of loving boats!

Les Gunderson is an icon in the Vancouver boatbuilding industry. Like many Quadrant Marine Institute instructors, his family and his early life provided a natural transition into his 55-year career building commercial fish boats.

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BICEOC 2022

How to Improve Management/Employee Relations

It used to be, that in order to improve employee performance, managers studied the numbers, adjusted processes, applied some training, did a little coaching, patted employees on the back and hoped for the best. Let’s be honest, this isn’t the best approach.

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Queer at Sea

Queer at Sea: Tales from the 2SLGBTQ+ Community Opens at the Maritime Museum of BC

The Maritime Museum of BC is thrilled to announce that it will be home to an exhibit titled Queer at Sea: Tales from the 2SLGBTQ+ Community from 17 May, 2022 to 5 November, 2022.

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Quadrant Level 4 MST Grads

Quadrant Marine Institute congratulates their Level 4 MST grads!

Help us congratulate our Level 4 MST apprentices on passing their ITA Certificate of Qualification exam. They have demonstrated competency in their craft with adaptability and tenacity during the whirlwind inflicted by the pandemic.

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CSBC

Safe Boating Awareness Week – May 21st-27th, 2022

Since 1995, Safe Boating Awareness Week has been the mainstay of boating safety to over 16 million people who recreate on Canadian waters. The 2022 campaign will still be reaching out to Canadian boaters but, may be a little different in many ways.

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Great Lakes Commission

2022 Great Lakes Public Forum in Niagara Falls, Ontario September 27 – September 29, 2022

The Great Lakes Public Forum will be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario, September 27 – September 29. The 2022 Great Lakes Public Forum will provide an opportunity for the Governments of Canada and the United States to discuss and receive public comments on the state of the lakes and binational priorities for science and action…

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YBAAU

YBAA University 2022, July 14 in Rhode Island

CPYB Certified Brokers and Candidates are invited to attend YBAA University. This program provides an excellent opportunity for brokers to further their training, expand their expertise, and network with subject-matter experts and colleagues.

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Basic Marina Operations Training Guide

Basic Marina Operations Training Guide – training for new & seasonal employees

Offered by AMI, the Basic Marina Operations Training Guide is a tool for entry-level marina professionals. Designed as a self-study course for people who are just starting out in the marina industry.

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Boating Industry Canada

Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest Shows and Events for 2022

Boating industry Canada News Week Digest Shows and Events for 2022

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NMMA Canada

ICAST Pavilion connects marine accessory manufacturers with new business

The NMMA suggests joining the Marine Accessories Pavilion at ICAST 2022, July 19-22 in Orlando. Get back in front of buyers, dealers, and distributors that are seeking the newest and most innovative marine aftermarket accessories and components. Prime space remains available – act now.

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IBEX 365

IBEX 365 elevates exhibitor and visitor touchpoints with year-round opportunities

IBEX 365, which launched last spring, continues to connect buyers and suppliers by bringing the business normally conducted on-site to an online platform. A year-round industry resource, IBEX 365 features the newest products and services, company profiles, educational opportunities and important show information.

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Gelcoat Repair Training

Brunswick Boat Group hosts Annual Gelcoat Repair Training Course

Sea Ray, Bayliner and Heyday recently came together in St. Augustine, Florida for a week-long, hands-on gelcoat repair training course.

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Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice

How to Improve Management/Employee Relations

It used to be, that in order to improve employee performance, managers studied the numbers, adjusted processes, applied some training, did a little coaching, patted employees on the back and hoped for the best. Let’s be honest, this isn’t the best approach.

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VoltSafe Shore Power Safety

A new standard in Shore Power Safety

Eliminating the traditional socket eliminates any opportunity for water to collect inside the VoltSafe plug and lead to corrosion.

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Kimberly Kelly

Boating Industry Canada Marine Graduate Series: Kimberly Kelly

Boating Industry Canada (BIC) is proud to introduce a new Canadian marine education series. Currently in Canada, there are only a handful of marine education programs that serve the marine service industry. 

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Transport Canada

Pleasure Craft Licensing statistics for the month of March 2022

The following charts gives the Canadian pleasure craft licensing statistics for the month of March 2022.

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Be Our Guest

Should we call them Transients? NO! Plus, give your Marina Guests a Warm Welcome to remember

There has been an age-old discussion on the label that the marina business gives overnight visitors arriving by boat to their facilities.  The label is “Transients”.   Merriam-Webster’s definition of transient is “one that is transient such as (a) a guest or boarder who stays only briefly (b) a person traveling about usually in search of work”.

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RTCM

RTCM’s 75th Year Annual Assembly and Digital@Sea North America Conference is May 9th

RTCM’s 75th Year Annual Assembly and the Digital@Sea North America Conference are rapidly approaching. One week for two conferences. Please visit www.rtcm.org for all of the details starting in the afternoon of May 09, 2022.

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CSBC

Join in the promotion of Safe Boating Awareness Week, May 21st-27th, 2022

Since 1995, Safe Boating Awareness Week has been the mainstay of boating safety to over 16 million people who recreate on Canadian waters. The 2022 campaign will still be reaching out to Canadian boaters but, may be a little different in many ways.

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ABYC

A few seats left for the ABYC’s online certification courses

ABYC’s online certification courses fill up fast but there are a few seats left for the certifications below. Register today to grab your spot! The next courses won’t be available until Fall/Winter 2022.

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Victoria Classic Boat Festival

The Maritime Museum of BC’s 43rd Annual Victoria Classic Boat Festival returns to the Inner Harbour

The Maritime Museum of BC, and sponsor Canoe Cove Marina and Boatyard, with support from the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority and the BC Fairs, Festivals, and Events Recovery Fund grant from the Province of British Columbia, will be hosting the 43rd Annual Victoria Classic Boat Festival this Labour Day Weekend, from September 2nd – 4th.

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Sail America Conference

Sail America Industry Conference Annapolis, MD – April 6-8, 2022

Join us in Annapolis, MD for the 2022 Sail America Industry Conference (SAIC). The conference hosts speakers, workshops, and panel discussions with industry leaders and colleagues. Featured events include an opening reception, a day-and-a-half of educational seminars, an industry reception, raffle and more!

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BRIGS

STV Pathfinder re-commissioning plaque fund-raising

In honour of the return of the imminent STV Pathfinder, and with special permission from Blair McKeil of Breakwater Investments, Brigs will be mounting a dedication plaque to her deck house. We are offering our membership and community the opportunity to add your name to the plaque and be a permanent part of Brigs’ history.

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Mercury Go Boldly

Mercury Marine partners with high schools in Florida, New York and Virginia to train next generation of marine service technicians

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), has provided its Mercury University curriculum along with 90hp FourStroke outboard engines and tools to high schools in Florida, New York and Virginia to help prepare the next generation of marine service technicians and address the industry’s workforce shortage.

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Be Wake Aware

Encourage your customers to “Be Wake Aware”

Encourage your customers to “Be Wake Aware”. We strongly favour common sense and oppose legislation or restrictions that limit our freedoms as boaters however, there are other boaters and property owners too, who share the waters and who have every right to protect their personal safety on the water…

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VHF Radio Certification

3 Ways to Get Your VHF Radio Certificate – Self-Study, Virtual Classroom or Classroom

The Maritime Radio course teaches everyday operating techniques and emergency radio procedures. Learn all about the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS).

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5 Tips to Maximize Your Marinas’ Customer Service Experience

5 Tips to Maximize Your Marinas’ Customer Service Experience this Spring

In today’s competitive leisure and lifestyle market, pulling out all the stops to keep ahead of the competition is important.  As an industry, setting your standards high and maximizing the customer experience will keep current boaters boating.    

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BICEOC Oak Bay Group

Oak Bay Marine Group achieves Award status in Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Awards

CCEOC Inc., and Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest are pleased to announce that the team at Oak Bay Marine Group has achieved Award status in the Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Awards.

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Newport Boat Show

Dates set for the 51st Annual Newport International Boat Show

Newport Exhibition Group has announced that its 51st Annual Newport International Boat Show will take place September 15 through 18, 2022 at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, Rhode Island.

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ABYC Online Battery Course

New ABYC Online Learning Course: Battery Charging Systems

Virtually all boats have a battery onboard and that battery needs to be charged throughout its lifecycle to keep up with electrical demands. The most common ways to charge batteries are with an AC powered charger and the engine driven alternator.

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CPYB Events

CPYB Prep & International Testing Days

Any CPYB Candidate (or CPYB certified member) is invited to participate in this exam prep session. In this two-hour session, the instructor will cover key topics under each of the five Principal Knowledge categories candidates will encounter on the exam.

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2022 Marina Management Course

2022 Intermediate Marina Management Course, June 12-16, 2022 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Begin the journey to become a Certified Marina Manager (CMM)/Certified Marina Operator (CMO)! The Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) course is AMI Training Institute’s most popular course which focuses on marina operations, policies, and procedures.

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Mercury BIC Contest

Boating Industry & Mercury Canada Contest

You can win custom tools for your shop or toolbox, valued at $1300.00. Boating Industry Canada wants you to Refer an Industry Friend to our Free Weekly News Week subscription for the chance to win a Mercury Shaft Alignment Tool or a Mercury Bearing Installation Tool.

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BICEOC 2022

Desmasdon’s Boat Works and Beacon Marine achieve Award status in Boating Industry

CCEOC Inc., and Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest are pleased to announce that the team at Desmasdon’s Boat Works and Beacon Marine on Georgian Bay have achieved Award status for their 6th consecutive year.

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Peter Smallman-Tew

Yamaha Motor Canada President Peter Smallman-Tew announces retirement

Yamaha Motor Canada President and Managing Director Peter Smallman-Tew has announced his retirement, effective March 31, 2022, after nearly 36 years with the company.  

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BICEOC Gibbons Motor Toys

Gibbons Motor Toys are Award winners Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice Awards

CCEOC Inc., and Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest are pleased to announce that again this year, Gibbons Motor Toys in Alberta and B.C. are Award winners in the ‘Dealers & Marinas’ category, of this year’s Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Awards.

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MIBS 2022

Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show deemed a great success

The 2022 Discover Boating® Miami International Boat Show® was a huge success by all measures after returning to the Miami Beach Convention Center and Downtown Miami for five days of boating and yachting fun.

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Quadrant Marine Institute

Quadrant Marine Institute – Apply now – Level 1 MST is filling fast!

Registration for Level 1 MST Apprenticeship is open – and filling fast!

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BICEOC

Dometic Vancouver named as Employer of Choice Award Winner by Boating Industry Canada

Prestigious award demonstrates Dometic’s ongoing commitment to employee satisfaction. Opinions of actual team members play a key role in selection of winner.

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Tom MacNair

NMMA Canada Inducts Brunswick’s Tom MacNair into Hall of Fame

NMMA Canada announced the induction of Brunswick Corporation’s Tom MacNair into the NMMA Hall of Fame on Tuesday, February 8 at the NMMA Canada Virtual State of the Industry session.

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BICEOC

Princecraft Boats Honored with Employer of Choice Award for 5th Consecutive Year

Continuing its legacy of high employee satisfaction and premium aluminum boat designs, Princecraft Boats has been awarded the Employer of Choice Award by the Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) award program for the fifth consecutive year.

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IBEX 2022

IBEX now accepting applications for 2022 booth space

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced on February 10th that it has begun accepting booth space applications for its 31st IBEX Show. 

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Moncton Boat Show 2022

Back to Business : New Brunswick’s Favourite Boat, Sportsmen and Fly Fishing Show Returns

The Moncton Boat Show and the New Brunswick Sportsmen and Fly Fishing Show are “Back to Business” for 2022! The region’s largest boating and outdoors events are returning to the Moncton Coliseum, April 8-10, 2022 for a much anticipated in-person event.

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USCG Event

ABYC and USCG Choose Topic for Online Risk Mitigation: Series 2

Free online conference “Put the Fire Out!” focuses on fire suppression, standards, and requirements. The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) have set the date for the next free online Risk Mitigation Series, dedicated to reducing the risk involved in designing and building recreational boats.

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Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice

Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice Awards announced

CCEOC and Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest are pleased to announce the 2022 Employer of Choice Award winners.

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HIBS 2022

Halifax International Boat Show Postponed

Boating Atlantic and Master Promotions Ltd. are announcing the postponement of the Halifax International Boat Show, which was scheduled for March 3-6, 2022. The next edition of the Halifax International Boat Show will now take place in February 2023.

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NMMA Canada

Still time to register! NMMA Canada Virtual State of the Industry Session February 8, 2022

While the industry cannot be together for its usual State of the Industry breakfast, NMMA Canada is pleased to invite you to a FREE virtual event on Tuesday, February 8th from 11:00 am-12:00 pm. The event will include presentations of high-level data on the recreational boating market in 2021 and analysis from a Wells Fargo economist.

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Smart Fabrics Summit

Collaborate with Smart Fabrics leaders – expand your network at Smart Fabrics Summit

Now is the time to register for the Smart Fabrics Summit taking place Mar. 28–29, 2022 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Take advantage of the rare opportunity to share ideas and learn valuable information from leaders in the smart fabrics industry.

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ABYC MTAP

ABYC Foundation creates first school Marine Trades Accreditation Program

After two years of research, consultation, and fine-tuning, the ABYC Foundation launched the first official Marine Trades Accreditation Program (MTAP) for schools teaching marine service.

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Electronic Signal

Electronic visual distress signals (eVDSD) is accepted by Transport Canada

For a number of years Sail Canada and Provincial Sailing Associations have been advocating Transport Canada in support of the approval of alternatives to the requirements for recreational boats to carry pyrotechnic distress signals.

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ABYC

ABYC sets new dates for Marine Law Symposium and Annual Meeting

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has confirmed new dates for the 2022 Marine Law Symposium and ABYC’s annual meeting, following a postponement due to mounting public health concerns. ABYC’s annual meeting will be held virtually Feb. 8, 2022, and the Marine Law Symposium will take place April 6 in Providence, Rhode Island.

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NMEA

The West Coast Boatyard Association hosting NMEA training March 29 to April 1, 2022

West Coast Boatyard Association is hosting 4 days of in-person NMEA training from March 29 to April 1, 2022  in Sidney BC.

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ABYC

Free Micro-Courses for Members & Certified Technicians!

Increase your industry knowledge and accumulate CEUs! These courses are for members and certified technicians – you will need to login to access.

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BCI Marine partners with Aqua superPower to install fast-charging points throughout Canada – welcoming potential dealers

Ontario and Quebec will be the first provinces to receive new Aqua superPower DC rapid chargers, with their initial targeted locations to be announced in early 2022.

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TIBS Virtual

Virtual Toronto International Boat Show update

The Toronto International Boat Show team has sent out the following update on the show arrangements.

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Newport Exhibition Group

Exciting changes at Newport Exhibition Group

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show (NIBS), announced that after leading the Show for over two decades, Nancy Piffard, show director, is retiring. Desiring a continuity of leadership, Lisa Knowles, who has been the Show’s senior sales manager, has been promoted to replace Piffard.

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boot Düsseldorf

boot Düsseldorf will not take place in 2022

Due to the spread of the omicron virus variant, further restrictions have been in place in Germany since 28 December, including on events. Following the meeting of the Minister Presidents of the federal states on the pandemic situation on 21 December 2021, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) banned the holding of large events with spectators in January.

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Sailing in Canada

SAILING IN CANADA launches across the country

The first issue of Sailing in Canada, a brand-new digital digest produced by Canadian Yachting Media in partnership with Sail Canada, the national governing body for the sport of sailing, was deployed last Wednesday and has already proved a hit.

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BIC Logo

Luxury Tax Survey Results – Crafting the Message

Again, we want to thank the Boating Industry Canada News Week readers who took the time to complete the Survey on the Luxury Tax Impact. Full survey results are included at the bottom of this story. On the survey, we said that “perception is reality” and we embarked on this survey to learn if there was consensus of opinion or expression on this topic.

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ABYC

ABYC Announces Standards Week moves to virtual format; Annual Meeting and Marine Law Symposium postponed

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced updates to its annual Standards Week event, originally scheduled to be hosted in Charleston, South Carolina this week.

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AMI

2022 AMI Conference & Expo, Feb. 1-3, 2022

The AMI Conference & Expo 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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BIC Logo

Luxury Tax Survey – PRELIMINARY RESULTS

First, thank you to all those Boating Industry Canada News Week readers who have already taken a moment to answer our brief survey on the Luxury Tax.

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BIC Employer of Choice

Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice Awards will be announced soon!

With everything going on the in the world today, it is important to not lose sight of your most valuable asset – your employees!

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Brunswick Corporation

Brunswick Corporation launches Virtual Consumer Electronics Show Media Days presentation ahead of CES 2022

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) has launched its 2022 Virtual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Media Days presentation on Brunswick.com. The event, hosted by Brunswick’s Chief Executive Officer, Dave Foulkes, takes a closer look at the Company’s Next Wave strategy and highlights the future of recreational boating through its ACES…

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Captain Glendye

ABYC Will Host USCG Capt. Glendye at Annual Meeting, January 2022 in Charleston, SC

U.S. Coast Guard Captain Troy Glendye is scheduled as the keynote speaker at the American Boat & Council (ABYC) annual meeting taking place Jan. 10, 2022 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Most-Watched New BoatUS Videos of 2021

Most-Watched New BoatUS Videos of 2021

Repairing gelcoat is a common boat owner task, but it requires more than just filling in small spider cracks. “How to Spray Gelcoat on a Boat Using a Preval Sprayer,” which shows how to make professional gelcoat repairs over a larger area, was the most-watched new BoatUS video of 2021, from BoatUS Magazine.

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IBEX

IBEX education conference announces 2022 call for proposals

North America’s Largest Marine Industry Trade Event Is Looking for Session Submissions From the Industry’s Technical Experts. The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced that the IBEX Education Conference Call for Proposals (CFP) has opened.

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VIBS Show News

Vancouver International Boat Show Cancels In-Person Event for 2022

In light of the Friday, December 17 announcement by the Provincial Health Office restricting capacity limits in venues of 1,000 individuals or more to a maximum capacity of 50%…

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BOOT

Boot Düsseldorf ready to start on January 22

The next boot water sports trade fair will take place from January 22 – 30, 2022 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. Messe Düsseldorf has decided to hold boot 2022 as planned after consultations with the exhibiting industries and consistent implementation of the current Covid Protection Ordinance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Magnus Gedda

American Boat & Yacht Council Foundation Names Volvo Penta’s Magnus Gedda as 2021 Educator of the Year

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Foundation has announced that Volvo Penta of the Americas’ Magnus Gedda has been named a recipient of the 2021 Educator of the Year Award. Gedda will be the first industry recipient of the award.

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Docking Like a Pro

Boating Ontario Conference, Boater retention session resources – Discover Boating video series

During the Boating Ontario Conference in early December, Sara Anghel from NMMA Canada presented valuable Boater retention resources including the Discover Boating digital video series of educational videos.    

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Sailing in Canada

Sail Canada and Canadian Yachting to launch a new joint bimonthly newsletter

Sail Canada and Canadian Yachting Media will join forces to reach and connect more members of the broader Canadian sailing community by launching a new joint newsletter. And 2022 will start on a strong note, as the first edition of this newly-created newsletter called “Sailing in Canada” will be sent out on Wednesday, January 5th.  

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HIBS 2022

Halifax International Boat Show set to return in February

Atlantic Canada’s largest boating event is set to return to the Halifax Exhibition Centre, February 3-6, 2022. The Halifax International Boat Show has been Atlantic Canada’s premiere boating show for over 40 years. Products typically showcased include the latest in runabouts, cruisers, motor yachts, pontoon boats, fishing boats, inflatables, RIBS and personal watercraft.  

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Lisa Macleod

Boating Ontario Conference wraps up with resounding success

The 2021 Boating Ontario Conference wrapped up with positive outcomes across the board on December 1st. Running from Monday, November 29th through Wednesday, December 1st at the picturesque Sheraton on the Falls hotel, the conference boasted a packed and focused agenda buffeted by innovative marketing opportunities and a flurry of government engagement and support.

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PORTS Cruising Guides announce new Lake Ontario 2023 edition!

Canadian Yachting Media is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the PORTS Cruising Guides Lake Ontario & the Thousand Islands 2023 Guide.

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ABYC Online Learning

ABYC Essentials of Outboard Service Online learning

This course is a thorough look at virtually every service point technicians should address on an outboard powered boat. We’ll follow inspections of the gear case, fuel system, propeller, oil injection system and more. We discuss tips on lubrication points, spark plugs, control systems, corrosion and on-water testing.

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NMMA

Economic Analysis: Proposed Luxury Tax on new boats will be job killer & have major negative impact on boating sector

The federal government’s proposed luxury tax on new boats will likely lead to significant job losses and could result in far less revenue than predicted, according to a third-party analysis by renowned economist Dr. Jack Mintz.

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Amsterdam Electric Powered Vehicle

Report from the annual METS Trade Marine Equipment Show

Covering the square footage of 26 football fields, nearly 1,300 exhibitors in four huge halls displayed new products that will be used by boat builders around the world in future vessels.

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CDI Electronics

Registration is open for the 2022 CDI 2-Stroke Electronic Ignition Service School

Reserve your space today before the class is full. CDI Electronics is fully committed to training marine technicians to accurately and efficiently diagnose and fix marine ignition problems.

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ABYC

ABYC offers AC Dock Pedestal Testing online

Join Ed Sherman and Rob Berenwick as they perform dock pedestal testing using different meters. Learn about testing various types of voltage, voltage drop, ground integrity, short circuit current, the functionality of the available GFCIs, and leakage current.

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NMMA Postponed Shows

Product scarcity prompts NMMA to postpone five shows to 2023, launches two new events

On November 17, the NMMA announced the postponement of the 2022 Progressive® Insurance Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, and St. Louis boat shows to 2023.

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Jeanneau Owners

Calling all Jeanneau Owners! Join the Jeanneau Owners’ Rendezvous, March 2022

Calling all Jeanneau Owners! We are going back to the BVI on March 12-19, 2022 for our Jeanneau Owners’ Rendezvous. Join the Jeanneau team, Owners, and Special Guests for an unforgettable adventure as we island-hop through the BVI! And guess what…. we are going back to Bitter End Yacht Club!

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Walker Marine

Impact Profile: Rob and Alicia Walker – Walker Marine Sales

Walker Marine Sales has been proudly serving the Southwestern Ontario region as a marine dealer and service provider since 2015. Walker Marine has steadily grown to meet the demand in their community for a better product and service.

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Boating Ontario Conference

Come together as an industry for the 2021 Annual Boating Ontario Conference!

Join over 200 delegates who have already registered for our in-person and virtual conference experiences. The Boating Ontario Annual Conference is constantly evolving to ensure it encompasses all aspects of our ever-changing industry. Below are just some of the awesome things you can expect this year!

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BOB Conference

Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) to host HYBRID Business of Boating (BOB) Conference

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) is pleased to announce it will host the annual Business of Boating (BOB) conference in person on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Lakeview Pavilion, Foxboro, MA. This will be the 16th year for this educational conference.

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ABYC

ABYC Standards Certification Course

Join us on January 12 for the ABYC Standards Certification Course! This fast-paced, one-day course consists of a self-study component, classroom review, and then an exam. It is a great opportunity – earn your ABYC Standards Certification while you’re in town for the PTC meetings, Annual Meeting, and the Marine Law Symposium!

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Total Battery

Total Battery sells batteries and power solutions for all applications

At Total Battery we stock 1000’s of batteries and power solutions from the smallest of watch batteries to the largest of locomotive batteries our power-solutions range from mobile to fixed alternative energy solar options. We have your requirements covered. We have access to all the major brand names for batteries and power-solutions.

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Wave Attenuator

Impact: An Interview with Jordan Kropf

Kropf Industrial, located in Parry Sound, Ontario, is a major manufacturer of marine hydraulic equipment and dock systems. The company was founded in 1977 and has become well established for their products in the marine sector.

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AMI Conference 2022

Registration is Now Open for the 2022 AMI Conference & Expo!

Registration for THE Leading Marina Conference, Feb 1-3, 2022 | Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, FL, is Now Open! The AMI Conference & Expo 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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METSTRADE 2021

METSTRADE 2021: Leisure marine sector getting ready for business in Amsterdam

The world’s largest B2B exhibition for the leisure marine industry is almost set to open its doors at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre. After a one-year delay due to the global COVID-19 crisis, the 33rd edition of METSTRADE promises to be a special event that will reunite the sector from 16 to 18 November.

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ABYC

ABYC Marine Law Symposium agenda and speakers announced

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced the agenda and speaker lineup for the fifth annual Marine Law Symposium< https://www.abycmarinelaw.com >, “Product, Professional and Personal Liability,” Jan. 11, 2022, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Sara Anghel

ICOMIA World Marinas Conference in Dubai signing off in style

The ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2021 (IWMC) held at The Address Dubai Marina saw the participation of key industry leaders, attracting over 200 delegates from 24 countries, making it a truly global event, despite the present Covid-19 travel restrictions.

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US Harbors

Free, online conference for coastal communities on impacts of rising water levels

US Harbors to host a national conference to help coastal communities–and their citizens–understand and prepare for changes in coastal water levels, including king tides, storm surges, and sea-level rise.

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ABYC

Registration now open for virtual ABYC/USCG Risk Mitigation Conference, Scheduled for Nov. 9

Registration is open for the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Risk Mitigation: Series 1—Regulations and Electrification to be held virtually on Tuesday, Nov. 9.

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METSTRADE 2021

METSTRADE 2021 will be a hybrid event, both in-person and online

METSTRADE 2021 will be organised as a hybrid event, both in-person and online, and brings you right into the heart of the leisure marine industry!

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2021 IBEX

IBEX announces successful 2021 in-person show

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced that its 30th Anniversary Show closed on Thursday, September 30 with early indications that attendance figures exceeded expectations for the three-day event.

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2022 AMI Registration

2022 AMI Conference & Expo Registration Opens

Registration for the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) Conference & Expo, formerly the International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC), is now open at marinaassociation.org/conferenceandexpo. Entering its 20th year, the conference will be held February 1-3, 2022, at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL.

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IBEX 2021 Innovation Awards

IBEX 2021 Innovation Awards Winners

Fourteen exceptional products were recognized during the IBEX 2021 Industry Breakfast and Awards Ceremony

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Southampton Boat Show

Boat shows – Southampton International Boat Show in the UK draws 88,000

Southampton International Boat Show closed on Sunday 19 September with organisers, exhibitors, sponsors and visitors all hailing the show as one of the best yet.

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Quadrant Marine Institute Service Manager Training

Quadrant Marine Institute – Marine Service Manager Training & Certification

Marine Service Manager Training & Certification is Nov. 19-20 / Nov. 26-27 / Dec. 3-4, with Patience Cox of Thynk Leadership and Shelley McIvor of Quadrant.

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AMI Study Tour

AMI Marina 101 and Study Tour, West Palm Beach, FL

Join the Marina 101 and Study Tour to be held Sunday, October 24, 2021 in West Palm Beach, FL. This 4-hour marina industry introduction course is geared towards those individuals, with little or no marina experience, looking to get into the industry by way of an advancement opportunity, career shift, or an interest in purchasing or developing a marina.

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ABYC Standards Week

ABYC Opens Registration for 2022 Standards Week

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the non-profit organization that develops safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of boats, has opened registration for Standards Week, January 10-14, 2022, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC.

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Quadrant Marine Institute

Quadrant Marine Institute offers Leading Effective Teams Certification with Patience Cox of Thynk Leadership

Building and sustaining a high performing team can sometimes feel like an art form. Learning what components are needed to create a high performing team allows a leader to be intentional in maintaining that team.

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NMRA

Rep Night @IBEX Will Not Be Held This Year

Out of an abundance of caution, after the responses that we have received from our valued affiliates and after several calls that we have received from member agency principals, the Board of the NMRA has decided to cancel Rep Night for 2021.

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HIBS 2022

Halifax International Boat Show returns February 3 – 6, 2022

Space sales have opened for Atlantic Canada’s largest boat show, the Halifax International Boat Show, to be held at The Halifax Exhibition Centre February 3 – 6, 2022.

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IFAI Expo Industry Night

Come Celebrate at Industry Night at IFAI Expo 2021

Join your peers for a night of networking and fun. Industry Night at IFAI Expo 2021 takes place Tuesday, Nov. 2 from 6:30–9 PM at Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint in downtown Nashville, TN USA. Industry Night will start shortly after the IFAI Expo Opening Reception.

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USCG ABYC

Registration Opens for ABYC/USCG Risk Mitigation Conference

Series 1 of the free online conference focuses on Regulations and Electrification. Registration is now open for the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Risk Mitigation: Series 1—Regulations and Electrification to be held virtually on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

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Quadrant Marine Institute

Quadrant Marine Institute announces new certification courses starting this September

This is an opportunity to build on your experience and training with our new industry-specific certification courses.

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On the Horizon

Groupe Beneteau presented ON THE HORIZON 2021 at Cannes

Across the corporate organization of Groupe Beneteau, plans have been made to charter its course focused on developing new boating experiences. In Cannes, on September 6, 2021, Groupe Beneteau staged a unique gathering to announce major transformations in a world in constant evolution.

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Brunswick Logo

Brunswick Corporation’s Advanced Systems Group acquires RELiON Battery, LLC and announces plans for Electrification Technology Center

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) continues to execute on its Next Wave strategy, announcing on September 1 that it has acquired RELiON Battery, LLC, a global provider of lithium batteries and related products to multiple industry sectors.

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New Career in Boating

New Career in Boating

My son, a professional animator and a gouache enthusiast found this YouTube video about painting a picture of a boat and we thought you might enjoy, and perhaps even benefit, from this tutorial.

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Tampa and St. Petersburg

The NMMA and Informa Markets have announced the merger of the Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show with the St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show

The Tampa Boat Show, owned by the NMMA and managed by Informa Markets, was scheduled to take place September 10-12, 2021, and will now be held in conjunction with the 2022 St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show, January 20-23, 2022, at St. Petersburg’s Duke Energy Center for the Arts–Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin.

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AMI Study Tour

AMI Marina 101 and Study Tour – October 24, 2021 | West Palm Beach, FL

This 4-hour marina industry introduction course is geared towards those individuals, with little or no marina experience, looking to get into the industry by way of an advancement opportunity, career shift, or an interest in purchasing or developing a marina.

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Newport Boat Show

50th Newport International Boat Show offers showgoers fun for the whole family

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, have announced a wealth of pre-show promotions and entertaining events in celebration of the Show’s 50th Anniversary, which kicks-off September 16 – 19, 2021, in Newport, Rhode Island.

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AMI Training Course

AMI’s Virtual Intermediate Marina Management Course

Virtual Intermediate Marina Management Course – Wednesdays & Thursdays | September 29- October 2, 2021. The journey to become a Certified Marina Manager (CMM)/Certified Marina Operator (CMO) begins with the Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) course! The IMM course is AMI Training Institute’s most popular course which focuses on marina operations, policies, and procedures.

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NMMA’s annual badges are now digital!

The NMMA has announced that for the safety of Industry Representatives attending the NMMA shows, NMMA has transitioned to a new contactless digital MOBILE MARINE TRADE BADGE.      

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ABYC Online Learning

ABYC offers free Micro-Courses for Members & Certified Technicians!

Increase your industry knowledge and accumulate CEUs! These courses are for members and certified technicians – you will need to login to access.

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BoatTEST Website

BoatTEST Shares Videos with Canadian Yachting and Pacific Yachting plus eight other International marine Media Companies

BoatTEST.com announced on August 17th, 2021 that it would begin sharing all of its boat test videos with 10 boating media companies, seven in North America plus three in the Pacific Rim. The Canadian partners are Canadian Yachting and Pacific Yachting magazines.

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Moncton Boat Show

The Moncton Boat Show will be returning March 25 – 27, 2022!

Mark your Calendars! The 2022 Moncton Boat Show will be returning to Moncton Friday, March 25 – Sunday, March 27, 2022! The last few years were like no other but we are optimistic about moving forward to live events once again and the return of the Moncton Boat Show.

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AMI Study Tour

Marina & Boatyard Study Tour, September 27, 2021 in Tampa, FL

The Marina & Boatyard Study Tour is a full day mobile training course that takes participants on an exclusive tour of marinas, in the Tampa area, for an in-depth look at the operations of several types of facilities.

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AMI Education

AMI Marina 101

AMI Marina 101 course to be held on September 26, 2021 in Tampa, FL during the IBEX show. This 4-hour marina industry introduction course is geared towards those individuals, with little or no marina experience, looking to get into the industry by way of an advancement opportunity, career shift, or an interest in purchasing or developing a marina.

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2022 Sea-Doo Switch Pontoon

BRP announces all-new 2022 Sea-Doo Switch pontoon

The 2022 Sea-Doo Switch is a re-imagined pontoon that makes hitting the water more accessible than ever before. BRP (TSX: DOO; NASDAQ: DOOO) has been the industry leader in personal watercraft with its Sea-Doo brand for decades.

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Canada Border Services Agency

Have your customers had problems with EB29 tax exemptions?

Recently, we heard from Leigh Robertson of Gold River Marina in Nova Scotia, who informed us that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has changed their position on EB29 tax exemptions and some of his customers are facing unexpected tax bills, potentially in the tens of thousands of dollars.

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Readers Write

Readers Write: Response to News Week Digest Tornado commentary

Prompted by recent extreme weather events, we had written about the damage trail left by a tornado in Ontario and also about a sailboat in the UK that was struck by lightning.

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BC Boat Show

It’s a go! The West Coast’s largest in-the-water boat show is back and better than ever.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the BC Boat Show returns September 23 – 26, 2021 at Port Sidney Marina in Sidney, BC. The BC Yacht Brokers Association (BCYBA), hosts of the BC Boat Show, are proud to announce that in celebration of the 30th, this year’s show will be better than ever.

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World Class IBEX Innovation Conference

World-class IBEX Education Conference announces 2021 pre-conference sessions, seminars, tech talks, and online workshops

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced the details of its IBEX Education Conference. The IBEX Education Conference offers world-class technical information to attendees of the 30th Anniversary IBEX Show, to be held September 28-30, 2021, in the Tampa Convention Center.

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AMI 2020

2022 AMI Conference & Expo, Feb 1-3, 2022| Daytona Beach

Save 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!

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NMMA Canada

Need your help to fight the Luxury Tax on Boats

Please read the following letter from NMMA Canada and the regional Marine Trade Associations as they prepare for an all-out fight to oppose the Luxury Tax on Boats.

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IFAI

Messe Stuttgart’s Sun Shading Expo North America co-location debut with IFAI Expo

Messe Stuttgart announced that their new U.S.-based show Sun Shading Expo North America will not be held in 2021 as a separate trade show, but will instead contribute its expertise in internal and external sun shading systems at IFAI Expo 2021 in the form of expert talks, open discussions and more.

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IBEX 2021

We’re Back Live and In-Person: Registration Opens for IBEX 2021

On July 1st, the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced that registration is now open for the 30th Anniversary of IBEX, to be held September 28-30, 2021, in the Tampa Convention Center.

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METSTRADE 2021

Countdown to a safe, successful and realistic METSTRADE Show

As one of the first global leisure marine shows to reopen its doors, METSTRADE 2021 promises to be a special moment. From 16 to 18 November, RAI Amsterdam will host the physical reunion of the industry after over 1,5 years of virtual meetings.

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IFAI

IFAI launches online community CONNECT

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has launched CONNECT by IFAI, an online community that will facilitate valuable networking among industry peers and support industry-wide conversations.

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Halifax International Boat Show

Looking ahead to the 2022 Halifax International Boat Show

Mark your Calendars! The 2022 Halifax International Boat Show will be returning to Halifax Thursday, February 3 – Sunday, February 6, 2022! The last few years were like no other but organizers are optimistic about moving forward to live events once again and the return of the Halifax International Boat Show.

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ABYC Online Course: Multimeter Basics

New ABYC Online Course: Multimeter Basics

A multimeter or Digital Voltage Ohm Meter (DVOM) is an essential tool in any marine technician’s tool box. These tools often include so many features, that its difficult to determine what functions best suit the type of diagnostics that you’ll need it for. This course discusses the core functions of a DVOM and where to apply those functions in basic diagnostic skills.

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Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice

The Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Awards are now open to all organizations with 5 employees or more!

CCEOC Inc. and Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest are pleased to announce the Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Awards are available to all organizations with 5 or more employees!

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AMI Education

AMI Webinars – free for all members

The AMI Training Institute, partners with industry leaders, offering multiple educational webinars free for AMI members (non-member rate $35). These webinars cover anything from hurricanes to safety within your marina.

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ABYC Online Conference

ABYC Foundation’s Educator Training Conference

ABYC Foundation’s Educator Training Conference is only a month away! The agenda for this virtual event is packed with presenters from various marine trade associations, marine service technician educators, industry trainers, and even includes virtual tours of shops and marinas.

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Canadian Safe Boating Council

The “Weather to Boat” app is now available to download for FREE in the app stores.

Provided at no cost to boaters through the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC), with support from its members, partners, Environment and Climate Change Canada and funded through the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund (SAR NIF), Public Safety, the “Weather to Boat” app is now available to download for FREE in the app stores.

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AGLCA Looper Lifestyle

America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association returns to in-person events!

Join the America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association (AGLCA) this fall in Charleston, South Carolina, September 10-11, 2021. Connect to the foremost resource on Great Loop Cruising: A Guide to the Looper Lifestyle through the America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association.

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MRAA

Marketing When You Have No Inventory, MRAA’s On-Demand Webinar Recording Now Available

MRAA recently hosted a webinar, Ask the Expert: Marketing When You Have No Inventory, and the recording will be available to view on-demand for the next month. Anyone in the marine industry (members and non-members alike) is invited to register for the webinar to get marketing insights during a period when customers are flooding in, but inventory is low.

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ABYC

Largest ABYC Standards Update in history of ABYC available in August

Order your copy of the 2021-2022 ABYC Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft now. Supplement 61 contains over 20 revised documents, including the updated E-30, Electric Propulsion Systems, addressing advancements in electric propulsion technology.

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LOOP

Loop Energy and GreenCore partner to combine best-in-class technologies in next generation, hydrogen-powered EV chargers

With a rapid rise in consumer interest in electric powered vehicles and more recently, in electric powered boats, Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest wanted to share this information from B.C.- based Loop Energy.

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IFAI Expo 2021

IFAI EXPO in Nashville this November

2021 marks the 100-year anniversary of IFAI Expo, the textiles and specialty fabric industry’s flagship show for sourcing, networking and education. Drive your business forward at IFAI Expo 2021.

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IBEX

IBEX 2021 Hotel Block Now Open

Organizers for IBEX 2021 have announced that onPeak is the official housing provider for IBEX and that the hotel block is now open! Check in at the Hotel Info Page to book your hotel rooms now.

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ABYC Free Webinars

The ABYC Free Webinar series is back!

The ABYC Free Webinar Series Returns with “Fuel System Troubleshooting”. Overall, online learning events continue to thrive for association. Due to the success of its free informational webinars offered last year, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is rebooting the series, starting June 17 with “Fuel System Troubleshooting: Basics of identifying fuel-related engine problems.”

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Vision Marine Technologies, Inc. acquires EB Rental Ltd., bolstering its brand with entry into a burgeoning US addressable market

Vision Marine Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: VMAR) (“Vision Marine” or the “Company”) a leading manufacturer within the electric recreational boating industry, is pleased to announce the acquisition of EB Rental Ltd.

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ABYC Standards July 2021

ABYC publishes largest standards manual ever

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the non-profit organization that develops the global voluntary safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of recreational boats, is set to publish its largest supplement ever of the Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft.

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NMMA Canada

Latest Advocacy Work on Luxury Tax—write to the PM and Finance Minister!

Canada’s marine trades associations have continued working to oppose the Luxury Tax. Last week, NMMA Canada president Sara Anghel met with over a dozen Conservative Members of Parliament in an hour-long consultation co-hosted by Stephanie Kusie (Transport Critic) and the Hon. Ed Fast (Finance Critic).

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ICOMIA

The Portuguese Association of Ports and Marinas to Host ICOMIA World Marinas Conference in 2023

The Portuguese Association of Ports and Marinas (APPR) will host the prestigious ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations) World Marinas Conference 2023 in Autumn, bringing this international event to Portugal for the very first time.

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IBEX

IBEX Offers Powerful Online Resource to Enhance Live Event

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced a value-added service to bring together exhibitors and visitors online throughout the year with IBEX 365.

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BOOT

boot 2022 Exhibitor Registration now open online

Exhibitor registration for boot 2022, the largest boat and water sports trade fair in the world , is now open. The event will be held from January 22 – 30, 2022 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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ABYC Sur/Tech Conference On-Demand

ABYC Sur/Tech Conference On-Demand

ABYC’s Sur/Tech 2021 was a hit among surveyors, technicians and other boating industry professionals. Couldn’t attend the conference? On-demand session recordings are now available! This is a great opportunity to earn 10 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

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Ports Cruising Guide: Trent Severn Waterway

Trent and Rideau delay season opening to align with provincial measures

To align with measures introduced by the Province of Ontario to limit the spread of COVID-19, Parks Canada administered places in Ontario will delay the launch of most visitor services including camping until at least June 2, 2021.

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SBAW 2021

Start the season with Safe Boating Awareness Week, May 22nd-28th, 2021

Since 1995, Safe Boating Awareness Week has been the mainstay of boating safety to over 16 million people who recreate on Canadian waters. The 2021 campaign will still be reaching out to Canadian boaters but, due to Covid-19, will be a little different in many ways.

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ABYC

ABYC offers Free Micro-Courses for Members & Certified Technicians!

Increase your industry knowledge and accumulate CEUs! These courses are for members and certified technicians – you will need to login to access.

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IFAI Expo

Registration is Open for IFAI Expo 2021

Registration is now open for IFAI Expo 2021, Nov. 2–4, 2021 (Education: Nov. 1–4) at the Music City Center, Nashville, TN USA.

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IBEX Tampa

IBEX Announces 2021 Show Dates

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced that preparations are underway for the 30th Anniversary of IBEX, to be held September 28-30, 2021 in the Tampa Convention Center.

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AMI Education

AMI Intermediate Marina Management Course

The Intermediate Marina Management Course to be held June 13-17| in Ft. Lauderdale, FL is the last face-to-face course until November! The Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) is the AMI Training Institute’s most popular course which focuses on marina operations, policies, and procedures.

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Thousand Islands

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer pushing for reopening the Canada-US border

The CBC reported on May 6th that the top member of the U.S. Senate, Chuck Schumer from New York, has written a letter to members of the Biden administration making several demands regarding the border. According to the CBC story, Schumer has asked Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for four things.

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Cruisers Yachts

MarineMax Acquires Cruisers Yachts

MarineMax recently announced the acquisition of American boatbuilder KCS International, Inc., better known as Cruisers Yachts, headquartered in Oconto, Wisconsin.

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Quadrant We Float Your Boat

Quadrant Marine Institute launches new campaign: We Float Boats!

What’s this campaign all about? Well, we all know how great it is to be in marine service, and all of the reasons people stay and build a life and career in this industry. We know our partners are so busy and how much work is available. So now it’s time: Let’s bring more awesome people into this vibrant and diverse industry!

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CSBC

Your Business Can Benefit from Supporting Safe Boating Awareness Week, May 22-28, 2021.

Offer your local media outlets valuable public information about marinas and safe boating during COVID-19 as well as promoting boating safety this Safe Boating Awareness Week, May 22-28, 2021.

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Furuno Showcase

Furuno says, “Let’s Talk Radar!”

Selling a radar system to your customers is a major sale for your business. Radar is one of the most important devices to help your customers stay safe on the water. No other piece of marine electronics can give them as much information about the objects around their boat and keep them aware in darkness, rain, or fog.

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ABYC Foundation

ABYC Foundation’s Educator Training Conference, July 20-22, 2021 (all online)

ABYC Foundation’s 2021 Educator Training Conference is the only event of its kind specifically focused on training high school and post-secondary educators who are teaching about boats. Marine industry leaders are encouraged to join! This is a great opportunity to show your support and connect with influencers that are training the next generation of marine technicians.

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Vision Marine Technology

Vision Marine Technologies Opens Reservations Worldwide for the Most Powerful Electric Outboard in the World

Canada-based Vision Marine Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: VMAR) (“Vision” or the “Company”) is announcing, following the excellent reception from manufacturers, the unveiling of its new electric outboard engine to the general public; the E-Motion 180.

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CYOB

What’s up? Tell us! Tap Into the Canadian Yachting Media Circulation

Our sister publication, Canadian Yachting OnBoard is an online digest that gets in front of about 20,000 Canadian boaters twice a month. You should be part of it. 

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NMMA Canada

NMMA Canada and Marine Trade Associations Applaud Transport Canada Decision to Preserve Rental Safety Checklist

National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada and the provincial Marine Trade Associations welcomed the news earlier in April that Transport Canada would be preserving the rental boat safety checklist. The move was communicated at the Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) virtual meeting. 

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NMMA Canada

The Problem with E15

With the presidency of Joe Biden well underway in the United States, climate change and clean energy has vaulted to the top of the priority list—second only to defeating COVID-19 and getting America’s economy back on its feet. In Canada, the Trudeau government has signalled a similar focus on climate and conservation.

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AMI

AMI Conference & Expo Posts Call for Seminar Proposals

The AMI Conference & Expo, formerly IMBC, seeks input from industry for its February event. Warren, RI—The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) Conference & Expo, formerly the International Marina & Boatyard Conference or IMBC, has posted a Call for Proposals on its website and social media accounts.

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Dr. C00L

Dr. Shrink, Inc. Expands Recycling Efforts with New Partnership in Ontario, Canada— Calls for Marinas & Boat Owners to Recycle Their Used Shrink Wrap

Dr. Shrink, Inc. is one of the largest suppliers of shrink wrap across the globe, and while offering premium and high-quality products, recycling of used shrink wrap continues to be a top priority for this global leader.

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CYOB

What’s up? Tell us! Tap Into the Canadian Yachting Media Circulation

Our sister publication, Canadian Yachting OnBoard is an online digest that gets in front of about 20,000 Canadian boaters twice a month. You should be part of it. 

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Sea Trial

The Importance of a Sea Trial

I 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.

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Quadrant Marine 25 Years

Quadrant Marine Institute Celebrates 25 Years of Training for Rewarding Careers Marine Service Technicians Float Your Boat

Marine Service Technicians (MSTs) are the people responsible for keeping boats afloat, and they are in high demand. During a time when many industries are struggling, BC’s marine service industry is growing – and right now, a great number of companies are actively looking for long-term, skilled employees.

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ABYC

Certified Marine Technicians Increase Exponentially with Online Learning

On the anniversary of its first online certification course, ABYC reports over 1,000 new certified marine technicians. On March 31, 2020, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), the non-profit organization that provides standards-based technical education for the marine industry, hosted its first interactive online education course in response to the COVID pandemic.

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Red Jacket

APRIL 7 AT 7 – HEAR THE REMARKABLE HISTORY OF THE LEGENDARY RED JACKET, A CANADIAN SAILING ICON 

Tomorrow night, April 7 at 7pm, hear the remarkable history of the legendary Red Jacket, a Canadian Sailing Icon as presented by Rob Mazza – virtual admission of $5 benefits the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston.

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BICEOC

BOATING INDUSTRY CANADA EMPLOYER OF CHOICE AWARD PROGRAM ANNOUNCES NEW WEBSITE

The Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice Award program is excited to announce the launch of the new website: www.biceoc.com . It has all the information you need to learn more about the Employer of Choice Award program and to hear what the winners are doing to promote their Employer of Choice brand.

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Quadrant Marine 25 Years

QUADRANT MARINE INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF TRAINING FOR REWARDING CAREERS 

Marine Service Technicians Float Your Boat – Marine Service Technicians (MSTs) are the people responsible for keeping boats afloat, and they are in high demand. During a time when many industries are struggling, BC’s marine service industry is growing – and right now, a great number of companies are actively looking for long-term, skilled employees

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NMDA

NMDA ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR S.T.E.P. 2021

The NMDA Board of Directors has announced the new dates for S.T.E.P. 2021. The event is scheduled for Monday, August 2nd opening with the Annual Meeting at 4 PM and ending at 6 PM on Thursday, August 5th. 

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Marina Operations Training Guide

BASIC MARINA OPERATIONS TRAINING GUIDE – TRAINING FOR NEW & SEASONAL EMPLOYEES

The Basic Marina Operations Training Guide is a tool for entry-level marina professionals. Designed as a self-study course for people who are just starting out in the marina industry. The Guide includes information on first aid, security, boat handling, and health & safety. Perfect for new and seasonal employees.

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Moncton Boat Show and NB Sportsmen Show

MONCTON BOAT SHOW AND NB SPORTSMEN & FLY FISHING SHOW TO BE POSTPONED

With the continued volatility and uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic situation in Atlantic Canada, Master Promotions Ltd. regrets to announce the postponement of the Moncton Boat Show & NB Sportsmen & Fly Fishing Show, originally slated for April 9-11, 2021 at the Moncton Coliseum Complex. These shows will now take place in March 2022.  

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AMI Course Forte Lauderdale

AMI INTERMEDIATE MARINA MANAGEMENT COURSE, FT. LAUDERDALE, JUNE 13-17, 2021

The Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) is the AMI Training Institute’s most popular course which focuses on marina operations, policies, and procedures. 

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BICEOC

ATTRACT AND RETAIN TOP TALENT BY JOINING BOATING INDUSTRY CANADA’S EMPLOYER OF CHOICE PROGRAM

For a limited time, it is free to join the Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice, (BICEOC) program to help your business attract and retain the top talent that you need to excel in today’s very hot marketplace.

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Newport Boat Show

DATES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 50TH ANNUAL NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

With COVID vaccines in distribution around the country and news of various events returning this fall, Newport Exhibition Group has high hopes that the 50th Newport International Boat Show will take place September 16 through 19, 2021 at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, Rhode Island.

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BVI Spring Regatta Postponed

49TH BVI SPRING REGATTA POSTPONED UNTIL 2022

The 49th BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival, which was scheduled for March 29 to April 4, 2021, has been postponed until 2022 following deep consideration by all entities involved.

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CY Photo Contest

ENTER THE CANADIAN YACHTING MEDIA PHOTO CONTEST!

At Canadian Yachting Media, we love your Boating Photos!  Submit your boating photos for a chance to win a Wow Watersports 2BER Tube courtesy of WOW Watersports and Canadian Yachting Media group including Canadian Yachting magazine, Canadian Yachting OnBoard Digital Digests, PORTS Cruising Guides and Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest.

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BICEOC

GIBBONS MOTOR TOYS WINS BOATING INDUSTRY CANADA EMPLOYER OF CHOICE AWARD

CCEOC Inc., and Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest are pleased to announce more award winners for this year. Gibbons Motor Toys in Alberta and B.C. are Award winners in the ‘Dealers & Marinas’ category, of this year’s Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Awards.

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BIC Employer of Choice award 2021

WOODLAKE MARINE WINS BOATING INDUSTRY CANADA EMPLOYER OF CHOICE AWARD

CCEOC Inc., and Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest are pleased to announce more award winners for this year. Woodlake Marine in Kenora, Ontario is an Award winner in the ‘Dealers & Marinas’ category, of this year’s Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Awards.

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VIBS Virtual Wakeboarder

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW GOES VIRTUAL FEBRUARY 24-27

Visitors to the 59th Vancouver International Boat Show will be introduced to the very latest boats and boating-related products on the market, but this year they can do so from the comfort of their own home because the event will be virtual – taking place February 24 – 27, 2021.

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Ottawa Boat Show

OTTAWA BOAT SHOW ANNOUNCES NEW DIGITAL MARKETPLACE

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses to pivot and offer their services in unique and alternative ways. The 2021 edition of the Ottawa Boat Show – which has been postponed to the winter of 2022 – has moved to an online platform, designed to connect regular event attendees with the show’s exhibitors in a new way.

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VIBS Virtual

VIRTUAL VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW OPENS FEB 24

The 59th Vancouver International Boat Show will take place virtually from February 24 – 27, 2021. Enthusiasts will be able to browse the newest boat models from top brands and boating-related products and services on the market – all from the comfort of home.

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Mercury V12 Verado

MERCURY MARINE INTRODUCES NEW V12 600HP VERADO ENGINE

On February 11, 2021, Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), introduced the new 7.6‑liter V12 600hp Verado outboard engine.

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BIC Employer of Choice award 2021

MORE EMPLOYER OF CHOICE AWARDS – DESMASDONS BOAT WORKS AND BEACON MARINE

CCEOC Inc., and Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest are pleased to announce more award winners for this year. Desmasdon’s Boat Works and Beacon Marine are the first winners in the ‘Dealers & Marinas’ category, of this year’s Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Awards.

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BIC Employer of Choice award 2021

EMPLOYER OF CHOICE AWARDS RECOGNIZES PRINCECRAFT

CCEOC Inc., and Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest are pleased to announce that Princecraft is the winner in the ‘Marine Business’ category, of this year’s Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Awards.

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Erin O'Toole

FINAL CHANCE TO REGISTER: NMMA CANADA VIRTUAL STATE OF THE INDUSTRY SESSION

While the industry cannot be together for its usual State of the Industry breakfast, NMMA is pleased to invite you to a FREE virtual event on Tuesday, February 9th from 11:00am-12:15pm. The agenda includes…

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Dream Yacht Charter

DREAM YACHT CHARTER LAUNCHES FREE MARINE MECHANIC, DOCK TEAM & CREW INTERNSHIP ACADEMY 

Dream Yacht Charter has launched free internships for budding marine mechanics, dock team, skippers and hostesses as part of its Dream Yacht Academy in Key West, Florida. Interns who graduate successfully to the expected standard will be offered a job at one of the company’s bases worldwide, including four in the USA.

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Brunswick

UNPRECEDENTED CONSUMER DEMAND PROMPTS BRUNSWICK TO INCREASE PRODUCTION CAPACITY

On Monday, January 25, Brunswick Corporation announced that it is increasing production capacity at three of its global boat manufacturing facilities to meet unprecedented consumer demand and assist in replenishing historically low field inventory levels. 

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BOOT 2021 Cancelled

MESSE DÜSSELDORF CANCELS BOOT 2021 DUE TO ONGOING PANDEMIC

Messe Düsseldorf decided on Thursday, 21 January, to cancel boot Düsseldorf for 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic and the associated worldwide lockdown measures. The next boot, as scheduled in the trade fair calendar, will open its doors from 22 to 30 January 2022.

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Clean Marine BC

OAK BAY MARINE GROUP OBTAINS ITS FIRST CLEAN MARINE BC ECO-CERTIFICATION

Oak Bay Marina is the first of the Oak Bay Marine Group to achieve eco-certification in Clean Marine BC, which helps boating facilities to reduce the impact of recreational boating on the Salish Sea and beyond through the implementation of improved environmental measures…

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Sea-Fire Marine

SEA-FIRE MARINE LAUNCHES DEALER TRAINING PORTAL

Sea-Fire Marine, global leader in marine fire detection and suppression technology, has launched an online training platform to authorize its service outlets. The three-part course covers the company’s pre-engineered and engineered systems manufactured to ISO 9001:2015 standards and related electrical components.

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AMI

AMI’S VIRTUAL INTERMEDIATE MARINA MANAGEMENT (IMM) COURSE

AMI’s Virtual Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) Course runs from Feb. 3-25, 2021. The Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) Course is AMI’s most popular program. It focuses on marina operations, policies, and procedures. The IMM course is the first step toward the highly coveted Certified Marina Manager (CMM) and Certified Marina Operator (CMO) certifications.

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COVE

COVE ANNOUNCES THE “EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES IN OCEAN TECH FOR YOUNG WOMEN” PROGRAM LAUNCH 

The program builds a pathway for young women across Nova Scotia in grades 10-12 to explore career opportunities and innovations in the ocean technology industry. 

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MIBS Partnership

MIAMI BOAT AND YACHT SHOWS TO JOIN FORCES IN 2022

On January 13th, 2021, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) – owner and operator of the Miami International Boat Show (MIBS) – and Informa Markets – co-owner and producer of the Miami Yacht Show (MYS) and Superyacht Miami – announce a landmark partnership creating the first joint production of South Florida’s preeminent winter boat shows.

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Thomas Koniordos, CEO, Yara Marine Technologies

YARA MARINE X CHOOSES PHOENICIAN ENERGY’S ALUMINUM-AIR BATTERIES

We thought that our Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest readers would find this interesting because the story deals with promising new battery technology called “aluminum-air batteries”. In this case it applies to commercial shipping, but there could be future applications for smaller vessels.

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Jeanneau Underway

JEANNEAU UNDERWAY

The Jeanneau people have done a great series of marketing videos for their various boat lines. We wanted to share their Jeanneau Underway video with you. This is Episode 11 in the series. 

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IFAI Expo 2021

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS – BE A SPEAKER AT IFAI EXPO 2021 

IFAI Expo 2021 is looking for presentation topic ideas and interested speakers. Expo 2021 will be held Nov. 2–4, 2021 at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN USA, with education happening Nov. 1–4, 2021.

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VANCOUVER BOAT SHOW GOES VIRTUAL, FEBRUARY 24 TO 27

Boating BC and Canadian Boat Shows announced on December 28th, that the Vancouver International Boat Show has finalized plans for its 2021 Virtual Show to be held February 24 – 27, 2021.

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Boating Industry Canada

WE WILL PUBLISH YOUR MARINE INDUSTRY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR FREE!

As we start January of 2021, we wanted to remind our Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest readers that we plan to continue posting your marine industry career opportunities at no charge, as a service to the industry.

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AMI virtual Conference

JOIN US VIRTUALLY FOR THE 2021 AMI CONFERENCE & EXPO

Experience AMI Conference & Expo live stream sessions or attend at your own pace with on-demand recordings available immediately following the conclusion of each session and are available through March 31, 2021, as are continued opportunities to visit the virtual booths and live chat with the conference exhibitors.

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Annapolis Boat Shows

ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOWS 5-YEAR SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

While 2020 has been difficult for maritime shows everywhere, the Annapolis Boat Shows are alive and well and ready to take on 2021 with gusto and determination. The Annapolis Boat Shows have announced the next five-year dates for their fall shows. Their marquee fall shows will now take place on the same October weekends for the next five years.

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IBEX Online Video

IBEX 2020 VIDEOS – OPENING SESSION & AWARD PRESENTATIONS STILL AVAILABLE

Let’s end the year remembering some of the highlights of 2020 as we begin to prepare for an exceptional 2021 together in Tampa, FL. In case you missed it, the IBEX Online Opening Session is now available for viewing.

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Orcas in Boundary Pass

TRANSPORT CANADA COMMISSIONS UNDERWATER LISTENING STATION IN THE SALISH SEA TO PROTECT ENDANGERED KILLER WHALES AND QUIET SHIPS

Environmental science and engineering company JASCO Applied Sciences recently developed and installed a world-class underwater listening station in the Salish Sea to track endangered whales and measure underwater noise emissions of thousands of commercial vessels that frequent B.C.’s southern ports.

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AMI 2020

WEBINAR: FIRE SAFETY FOR MARINA OPERATORS

AMI is joining forces with Tony Carli from the Fire Boat Academy to bring you the most up-to-date information on fire safety in your marina. Including what the code requires, how to communicate with your local fire department, and fire response planning.

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BICEOC logo 2021

PRINCECRAFT WINS ‘MARINE BUSINESS’ CATEGORY AWARD IN THE 2021 BOATING INDUSTRY CANADA EMPLOYER OF CHOICE (BICEOC) AWARDS

CCEOC Inc., and Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest are pleased to announce that Princecraft is the winner in the ‘Marine Business’ category, of this year’s Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Awards.

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TIBS 2021

VIRTUAL TORONTO INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW PARTICIPATION SURPASSES EXPECTATIONS – ORIENTATION WEBINAR TODAY – DECEMBER 15

All Exhibitors from the 2020 Toronto International Boat Show have received an email from one of the Canadian Boat Shows team members within the past 4 days, including the information and application packages for the Virtual Show! This is in addition to the newsletter with the same information sent last Friday (Dec 4).

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2021 NMEA/RTCM COMBINED CONFERENCE & EXPO MOVES TO ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) and the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) have agreed to hold their 2021 international convention together at the Anaheim Sheraton Park Hotel on Sept. 20 – 24, 2021. The exposition portion of the event will be held Sept. 21 and 22.

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ABYC Sur-Tech

ABYC OFFERS SUR/TECH 2021

ABYC presents Sur/Tech 2021, January 6-7, 2021 – Virtual Event. This is a new online learning event providing continuing education and technical training for marine surveyors, technicians, and other industry professionals.

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ABYC

JOIN ABYC’S VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING!

Join ABYC’s Virtual Annual Meeting, January 5, 2021 @ 4:30pm EST (Free Event). ABYC’s Annual Meeting and Standards Week have been moved to the virtual world; broadcasting LIVE from ABYC headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland. 

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boot logo

BOOT DÜSSELDORF WATER SPORTS TRADE FAIR POSTPONED

boot Düsseldorf 2021 will now be held from 17th to 25th April. The original dates from 23 to 31 January could not be used due to the ongoing high infection numbers across all of Europe. Messe Düsseldorf has postponed boot after close consultation with its partners and exhibitors who endorse this decision and have opted in favour of the new dates.

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MRAA Dealer Week

MRAA TO GIVE OUT ANNUAL AWARDS AT DEALER WEEK STARTING DECEMBER 8

Dealer Week will play host to three days of awards next week, sponsored by Kicker Marine Audio. The Dealer Week Awards Celebration will take place during the day on Dec. 8, 9, and 10. Conference attendees will be treated to three lively awards presentations that will reveal 2020’s Great Dealerships to Work For, the Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year.

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AMI Conference 2021

ASSOCIATION OF MARINA INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES FULL VIRTUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO

In the interest of safety for all conference participants, The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) Conference & Expo has moved to a full virtual event for the February 2021 conference.

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Chem Trend

MAXIMIZING PERFORMANCE AND VALUE OF SEMI-PERMANENT RELEASE AGENTS FOR FIBERGLASS MOLDING

Before the invention of semi-permanent release agents, wax and PVA were the common mold release for fiberglass molding which were very labor intensive and unable to produce multiple releases between applications.

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IFAI Marine Fabricators Conference

2021 MARINE FABRICATORS CONFERENCE CANCELLED

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) Board and Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) have announced that the 2021 Marine Fabricators Conference, which was to be held in New Orleans in January 2021, has been cancelled.

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Sea Life Rescue Teaser

SEA LIFE RESCUE TO LAUNCH GLOBAL FLEET OF SHIPS TO RESTORE DECIMATED FISH STOCKS

Especially endangered species such as Nassau Grouper, Giant Sea Bass, Atlantic Cod and Humphead Wrasse. Sea Life Rescue, an initiative born from veterans of the Superyacht Industry, is launching a program to release billions of fertilized eggs from an array of specially refitted vessels. 

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Ron Savidant

A MATCH MADE IN…THE MARITIMES

Two well-established marine distributors with deep Maritime roots are joining together to form a single company.

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Kropf Floating Breakwater

KROPF INDUSTRIAL COMPLETES FLOATING BREAKWATER FOR THE CITY OF BURLINGTON

Kropf Industrial has completed a successful floating breakwater project for the City of Burlington. This project involved the removal of an existing floating breakwater system that was at the end of its life, and the design, manufacture, delivery, and installation of a new floating breakwater system.

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AMI Institute

ADVANCED MARINA MANAGEMENT COURSE DECEMBER 6 -11, 2020, JACKSONVILLE, FL

The Advanced Marina Management (AMM) program is a profit-management training course designed for senior marina professionals. Through small groups, interactive workshops, and specific case studies…

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CTV News Covers Seabin

CTV NEWS COVERS MARINAS PARTICIPATING IN THE GREAT LAKES PLASTIC CLEANUP

CTV News crews were in Midland, Ontario to document the operation of Seabins at some of the Maple Leaf Marinas locations in Georgian Bay. Recently, Boating Industry Canada News Week reported that the Boating Ontario Association represented the recreational boating industry at the Toronto Zoo during an announcement from Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks on October 22nd.

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Halifax Boat Show 2021

TRADE SHOWS ARE BACK IN ATLANTIC CANADA AND SO IS THE HALIFAX BOAT SHOW!

Master Promotions is thrilled to announce that the Halifax Boat Show will return for its scheduled 2021 date at the Halifax Exhibition Centre. After working diligently with the Province of Nova Scotia, the Chief Medical Officer, Boating Atlantic and the facility, new safety measures have been put in place that will allow the show to return February 4-7, 2021.  

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Toronto Sportsmen's Boat Show

TORONTO SPORTSMEN’S SHOW POSTPONED TO 2022

For over 70 years, the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show has been a favourite for thousands of outdoor enthusiasts and welcomes hundreds of exhibitors annually. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone next year’s show, which was scheduled to take place March 18-21, 2021 at the International Centre.

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Seattle Boat Show Connected

SEATTLE BOAT SHOW 2021 REIMAGINED

January show to go digital with hundreds of exhibitors, 3D digital technology, seminars and live streaming content. Ongoing COVID restrictions are preventing the Seattle Boat Show from being held in person in January 2021, but are not preventing the show organizers from producing a powerful boating event in January. 

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Fall Cottage Life Show

FALL COTTAGE LIFE SHOW GOES VIRTUAL

Introducing the 2020 Virtual Fall Cottage Life Show, a FREE virtual consumer show that will run from November 20 – 22, 2020. Over three days, we’ll be featuring presentations and seminars from the experts at Cottage Life and a lineup of guest speakers, including Cottage Life TV fan-favourites Colin & Justin, and Hope Swinimer from Hope for Wildlife.

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MIBS Aerial

NMMA ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF MIAMI AND EIGHT OTHER WINTER BOAT SHOWS

Late on October 28, 2020, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), announced the cancellation of the 2021 Miami International Boat Show and eight other of their weinter boat shows.

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ABYC

INTERACTIVE ONLINE ABYC CERTIFICATION COURSES

Here is an opportunity to earn your ABYC certifications without needing to travel or meet in-person! New interactive online courses open up ABYC education to anyone with a computer and the desire to upgrade their skills.

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AMI 2020

AMI OFFERS TRAINING COURSES THIS FALL AND WINTER

The Advanced Marina Management (AMM) program is the final training course required to apply for either a Certified Marina Managers (CMM) or Certified Marina Operators (CMO) certification. Prerequisites include completion of IMM course along with 3 years marina management experience. 

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Crew of the Swell

THE SMALL SHIP TOUR OPERATORS ASSOCIATION OF BC COLLECT 127 TONNES OF MARINE WASTE IMPACTING THE GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST

The Marine Debris Recovery Initiative (MDRI), a collaboration with the Clean Coast, Clean Waters Fund (Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy), the Small Ship Tour Operators Association of British Columbia (SSTOA) and Coastal First Nations, have completed a 6 weeks marine debris clean up expedition, covering over 1000 kilometers of remote coastline.

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Boating Industry Canada Calendar

ORDER YOUR BOATING INDUSTRY CANADA 2023 CALENDAR!

The new Boating Industry Canada calendar for 2023 will be mailed in November, packaged with the December 2022 issue of Canadian Yachting Magazine. With the return of the Toronto International & Vancouver International Boat Shows, our staff will deliver calendars to you and your staff while there as well!

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Jill Snider

MAKE YOUR MARKETING A PRIORITY FOR 2021

As the 2020 season comes to end, I would like to say congratulations to everyone in the industry. Twenty-Twenty has been one of the most challenging years that the industry, as a whole, has ever seen. The positive attitude and energy put forth has resulted in big wins across Canada. We are a resilient bunch. Pat yourselves on the back. Let’s keep the momentum going into 2021.

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GLPC Zoo

THE BOATING ONTARIO ASSOCIATION PARTICIPATES IN THE GREAT LAKES PLASTIC CLEANUP

The Boating Ontario Association is pleased to have been able to represent the recreational boating industry at the Toronto Zoo during an announcement from Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks on October 22nd.

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Tanki

TANKI ROLLS OUT A SUSTAINABLE PAPER TO SOLVE A NEW POLLUTION PROBLEM

Boating Industry Canada News Week wanted to share this new environmental product from the UK. This product seems to be directed at ships rather than recreational boaters, and regulations in Canada for holding tanks may make this product less important but globally, we see this as significant.

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Boating BC Virtual Conference

JOIN THE 2020 VIRTUAL BOATING BC CONFERENCE PRESENTED BY MERCURY MARINE

We are all Navigating Uncharted Waters. In business, at home and in our daily lives. This year’s Boating BC Conference will focus on how to thrive in these times. Workplace wellness, social media and digital strategies, reaching customers with your shared values and turning new boaters into life-long boaters are all keys to our industry’s successful future.

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Boating Ontario

BOATING ONTARIO ANNOUNCES ‘TAKIN’ CHARGE TUESDAYS!’

Boating Ontario is super excited to announce Takin’ Charge Tuesdays! Takin’ Charge Tuesdays will deliver targeted education to tackle relevant & timely topics, each session designed to help you improve. Sessions will run 10 am to 12 noon and will feature a super charged, dynamic speaker who will share their wisdom & advice in a presentation format as well as an open Q & A period.

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AMI 2020

ONLINE INTERMEDIATE MARINA MANAGEMENT (IMM) COURSE ANNOUNCED

The Association of Marina Industries Training Institute has added an online Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) course to our fall schedule. The IMM is the training institute’s most popular course, which focuses on marina operations, policies and procedures.

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AMI registration

2021 AMI CONFERENCE & EXPO REGISTRATION OPENS

The 2021 AMI Conference & Expo, early February, Daytona Beach, FL, adds virtual component to face-to-face event. Registration for the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) Conference & Expo, formerly the International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC), is now open.

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VIBS 2021 Cancelled

2021 VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW CANCELLED

For the past 58 years the Vancouver International Boat Show has signalled the upcoming boating season in British Columbia, a region known as one of the premier boating locations in the world.

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PORTS Rideau

BECOME A RETAILER OF THE PORTS RIDEAU NEW EDITION

Wait no longer – the 2021 Rideau Canal & Lower Ottawa River PORTS Guide returns this November! Become a retailer now and capitalize on this opportunity!

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Nautism Quebec

NAUTISME QUEBEC CANCELS THE 2021 MONTREAL BOAT SHOW

Since mid-march, the Alliance de l’industrie nautique du Québec – Nautisme Québec has been devoting time and energy in order to present its main annual event, the Montreal Boat Show.

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Continuum Productions

2021 ONTARIO REGIONAL BOAT SHOWS CANCELLED

Due to the on-going issues and concerns focused around the Covid-19 pandemic, Continuum Productions Inc. has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Barrie, London & Hamilton Boat Fishing & Outdoor Shows for the first time in their history.

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ICOMIA

WORLD MARINAS CONFERENCE WEBINAR SERIES – FREE TO REGISTER

The World Marinas Conference (WMC) Industry Reconnect inaugural webinar series begins today, October 6th. ICOMIA WMC Industry Reconnect will run as free to register webinar series, aiming to bring the industry together and provide a forum to discuss pressing topics in the current Covid-19 crisis, making it a must-attend event for marina specialists.

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TorontoBoatShow

Toronto International Boat Show Cancelled for January 2021

Due to the ongoing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian Boat Shows has made the decision to cancel the 2021 Toronto International Boat Show.    

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Steven Layzell

STARTING OUT IN THE MARINE INDUSTRY AS A GEORGIAN COLLEGE GRAD

Do you know a young person who is having trouble getting traction as they start out in life? It has probably never been easy, but this year with COVID-19, people are re-evaluating their life goals. My own two sons who are in their early 20s both had always wanted to move downtown, but now they’re not so comfortable with that idea.

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BOOT

BOOT DÜSSELDORF 2021 IS FULLY ON COURSE – EVERYTHING’S GOING TO PLAN

CARAVAN SALON 2020 has demonstrated the success of Düsseldorf trade fairs – exhibitors report amazing results. Boot will take place in Düsseldorf from 23 to 31 January.

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ABYC

ABYC OFFERING ONLINE LEARNING SESSIONS DURING IBEX 2020

Included as part of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) Education Conference, held virtually Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2020, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is offering seven premium online courses for full conference registrants. The ABYC courses will be available on-demand through Oct. 30, 2020. 

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Limestone

THE LIMESTONE® BOAT COMPANY RELAUNCHES HERITAGE BRAND

“Limestone” is a heritage Canadian boat brand that has earned a loyal following over the past 35 years of production in Ontario and now,

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IBEX Online 2020

IBEX ONLINE ANNOUNCES EDUCATION CONFERENCE

International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference Invites Participants to Take Part Virtually in the Latest Technical Training. Details of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) 2020 Education Conference, being held virtually September 29 – October 2, 2020, are now available.

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FLIBS

THE 61st ANNUAL FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW STAYS ON COURSE

Marine Industries Association of South Florida and Informa U.S. Boat Shows Announce County and City Support for The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show October 28th through November 1st.

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ICOMIA

REGISTRATION IS LIVE AND FREE FOR WORLD MARINAS CONFERENCE INDUSTRY RECONNECT WEBINAR SERIES

We have been working closely with ICOMIA Marinas Group, as well as other industry professionals, organising the World Marinas Conference (WMC) Industry Reconnect inaugural webinar series, which will take part over 4 weeks in October.

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IFAI Virtual Expo 2020

REGISTER BY SEPT. 30 TO RECEIVE THE EARLY BIRD RATE FOR THE IFAI VIRTUAL EXPO

IFAI Virtual Expo is rapidly approaching! Make sure to register before Sept. 30 and save on your registration. IFAI Virtual Expo gives you the opportunity to learn, discover new products and find solutions to help drive your business forward.  

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Keep Me Posted

NEW REPORT: ELECTRONIC WASTE EXPLODING EXPONENTIALLY.  SUSTAINABLE, RENEWABLE, REUSABLE OPTIONS ARE NEEDED

The Global E-Waste Statistics Partnership (GESP) has just released the third edition of The Global E-Waste Monitor 2020, and the findings detail an ecological and precious resource-squandering crisis growing out of control.

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Clean Drain Dry

STOP INVASIVE SPECIES SPREAD – SEE HOW EASILY YOU CAN “CLEAN, DRAIN, DRY” YOUR WAKEBOAT

For owners of all types of boats that are trailered from one lake to another within Canada, (and perhaps to waters in the USA when the borders open again) please take the steps to clean, drain and dry your boat and trailer to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species.

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IBEX Online 2020

VISITOR REGISTRATION OPENS FOR IBEX ONLINE: A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE 

Registration is now open for International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), being held virtually September 29 – October 2, 2020. IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience is a free trade event designed to allow the industry to come together in a safe and productive environment. 

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MRAA Dealer Week

DEALER WEEK 2020 MOVES ONLINE, ADDS WEBINAR SERIES

Dealer Week, the annual conference and expo of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, is moving online in 2020. The event will take place, as scheduled, Dec. 8-11, 2020, on the device of your choice, with a preview event slated for October and a series of educational webinars taking place…

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PORTS - Trent Severn

ARE YOU IN PORTS?

PORTS Managing Editor, Rob MacLeod, is on the road for the next two weeks visiting Marinas and Marine Services along the Trent Severn Waterway and Lake Simcoe. If you see him – say hi – from a safe distance.

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Boating Ontario

BOATING ONTARIO & CANADIAN YACHTING MEDIA RELEASE THE 28TH ANNUAL MEDIA KIT FOR THE BOATING ONTARIO DIRECTORY!

On the heels of the announcement of our partnership with Canadian Yachting Media (CYM) for the publication of the Boating Ontario Annual Directory, Boating Ontario and Canadian Yachting Media have officially released the 28th Annual Media Kit for the Directory!

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Cannes 2020 Cancelled

THE 2020 CANNES YACHTING FESTIVAL CANCELLED

Despite a very rigorous sanitary plan with a series of additional health and safety measures, presented by the Yachting Festival and deemed “satisfactory” during a meeting held on 17 August at the sub-prefecture of Grasse in the presence of the prefectural authorities, the city.

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Gran Pavois La Rochelle 2020

CANCELLATION OF THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2020

Grand Pavois Organisation’s Board of Directors (Ed., an association managed by yachting professionals since 1973), was forced to announce on Wednesday, August 26 – the cancellation of the 48th Grand Pavois La Rochelle, due to consequences of the Covid-19 epidemic.

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RAI AMSTERDAM CANCELS METSTRADE 2020

METSTRADE and RAI Amsterdam announce with great sadness that the Marine Equipment Trade Show, which was scheduled on 17-19 November in RAI Amsterdam, has been cancelled. 

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US Boat Shows Logos

ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOWS CANCELLED

Annapolis Boat Shows has announced the cancellation of the United States Sailboat Show and the United States Powerboat Show events that were planned for this October. The announcement stated:

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Wanda Kenton Smith

IN THE CROSSHAIRS OF COVID-19

Who would have thought a few short months ago that many industry consumer and trade show dates would topple like dominoes, or be zapped into virtual or hybrid formats? Or that major league sports, the Summer Olympics, sold-out concert halls and Broadway musicals would all go dark?

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VIBS

UPDATE ON 2021 VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW LETTER FROM SHOW DIRECTOR, LINDA WADDELL

Show Director, Linda Waddell  sent the following update on the 2021 Vancouver International Boat Show, based on progress made in the sector for trade & consumer shows, and what we know today.

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Spared from Tariffs

BOATS SPARED FROM PRELIMINARY LIST OF NEW CANADIAN RETALIATORY TARIFFS

Following the Trump administration’s early August decision to reimpose tariffs on aluminum imports from Canada, the Canadian government has announced that it will impose dollar-for-dollar retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products.

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Boating Ontario

NEW BOATING ONTARIO GOLF TOURNAMENT VENUE ANNOUNCED

Your team at Boating Ontario knows that when it comes to the 2020 Boating Ontario Annual Golf Tournament, your safety is our first priority!

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BATEAU À FLOT

NAUTISME QUÉBEC PRESENTS BATEAU À FLOT DE MONTRÉAL ET DE QUÉBEC

Very popular with boaters for 11 years in Montreal and 4 years in Quebec, these two events are the perfect opportunity to present not only the end of season deals, but also to launch the sales of the next year by having the chance to confirm orders a few months in advance.

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ABYC Online Learning

INTERACTIVE ONLINE ABYC CERTIFICATION COURSES

The new ABYC 100% online and interactive classes let you earn certification without needing to travel and meet in-person. An ABYC instructor leads LIVE online sessions followed by an online proctored certification exam. Students from all over the world are attending and having great success with the exam pass rate up 15%! 

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TORONTO INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW UPDATE FROM SHOW DIRECTOR, LINDA WADDELL

Linda Waddell of Canadian Boat Shows, Show Director for the Toronto International Boat Show has sent an update letter to exhibitors on plans for the 2021 show scheduled for January 15 – 24, 2021.

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Canadian Yachting

5 REASONS MARKETING TO CANADA WILL INCREASE YOUR SALES

Especially in a year when the boating market in the United States is booming, marketing to Canada may feel like a lower priority for manufacturers, in spite of the fact that the Canadian market is large, stable and profitable.

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IFAI

IFAI EXPO GOING VIRTUAL FOR 2020

Given the continuing uncertainty with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of the health and safety of the entire textile community, IFAI has made the difficult, yet unavoidable decision to transition IFAI Expo 2020, set for Nov. 3-6, 2020 in Indianapolis, IN USA to an online only virtual event.

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IBEX

IBEX ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR IBEX ONLINE: A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE 

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), announced today the details of its first ever virtual tradeshow, IBEX Online: A Virtual Event.

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Boating Ontario Logo

PLAN TO JOIN THE BOATING ONTARIO GOLF TOURNAMENT

It’s official: the 2020 Boating Ontario Golf Tournament will tee off on Wednesday, September 9th at the Innisbrook Golf Club in Barrie!    

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Boating Industry Canada

MARINE BUSINESS SALES SURVEY RESULTS

First, we want to thank everybody who has taken the time to complete this survey. We had a total of 144 respondents and the thing that is most clear is how widely diversified our industry really is!

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ABYC

ABYC ANNOUNCES NEW WORKBOOK FOR SCHOOLS TEACHING FUTURE MARINE TECHNICIANS

The new student workbooks will help teachers tackle distance learning and give students a better learning experience. Industry support needed to spread the word to local schools.

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Marine Business

MARINE BUSINESS SALES LEVEL SURVEY – SUMMER 2020

We hope that your business is having a great season for sales this year, but we are asking our Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest readers to complete a brief 10-question survey to help us know what the sales environment is really like across Canada.

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FLIBS Health and Safety

INFORMA MARKETS’ U.S. BOAT SHOWS INTRODUCES ALLSECURE HEALTH & SAFETY STANDARDS AHEAD OF 61ST ANNUAL FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

The U.S. Boat Shows division of Informa Markets, the exhibition organizer that operates some of the world’s leading international boat and yacht events, including the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), is introducing AllSecure, a newly enhanced approach to health and safety at all of its events.

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Brunswick Virtual Boat Show

BRUNSWICK VIRTUAL BOAT SHOW TO FEATURE MORE THAN 30 BRANDS DURING TWO-DAY ON-LINE EVENT; JULY 21-22

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) will host a two-day virtual boat show on July 21-22, showcasing its award-winning boat group portfolio, Mercury Marine engine lineup and the largest global parts & accessories businesses in the marine industry.

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Boat FIre

EXPLOSION AND BOAT FIRE AT THE DOCK – WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Saturday, July 4th about 4:40 p.m., a boat had just finished refuelling at Bridge Port Marina in Orillia, Ontario when an explosion almost knocked marina President Trevor Lecluse right over.

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IBEX

IBEX 2020 SHOW CANCELLED – TRANSITION TO A VIRTUAL EVENT

International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference to Bring the Marine Industry Together for an Online Community Experience.

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Monaco and Fort Lauderdale Boat Shows

INFORMA MARKETS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR THE MONACO AND FORT LAUDERDALE BOAT SHOWS

The challenges presented by COVID-19 and the need for social distancing will drive decisions for all sorts of future social gatherings from indoor dining at restaurants to sporting events and for the boating industry, plans for boat shows in the future.

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Newport Boat Show

CANCELLATION OF NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW ANNOUNCED

Newport Exhibition Group has announced that its annual boat show scheduled to take place September 17 through 20, 2020 at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, Rhode Island, has been cancelled.

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Brunswick

BRUNSWICK VIRTUAL BOAT SHOW TO FEATURE MORE THAN 30 BRANDS DURING TWO-DAY ON-LINE EVENT; JULY 21-22

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) will host a two-day virtual boat show on July 21-22, showcasing its award-winning boat group portfolio, Mercury Marine engine lineup and the largest global parts & accessories businesses in the marine industry.

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BOOT

BOOT RETURNS IN 2021 WITH “REBOOT YOU BUSINESS” MOTTO

With the new motto “ reboot your business”, boot will once again be the international business platform for motor and sailing yachts as well as recreational surfing and diving  from January  23 – 31, 2021 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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Volvo Penta Digital Platform

VOLVO PENTA DEVELOPS DIGITAL PLATFORMS FOR DEALER EDUCATION AND EMPOWERMENT

Volvo Penta has announced a number of initiatives aimed at training, informing and arming dealers with the resources needed to better serve shared customers in the field.

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CAMX 2020

THE CAMX 2020 TRADE SHOW TO BE PRESENTED AS AN ENTIRELY VIRTUAL EVENT

Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest learned the following from Composites World e-newsletter and wanted to share the news with our readers – Ed.

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IFAI 2020

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF IFAI EXPO

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo 2020 is moving forward as planned Nov. 3–6 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind.

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Duane Bench Sarah Devlin

THE LANDING SCHOOL HIRES DUANE BRANCH AND SARAH DEVLIN

The Landing School in Arundel, Maine, has welcomed Duane Branch to its Yacht Design program as faculty member Ken Rusinek retires, and Sarah Devlin to run its communications efforts.

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AMI

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A CERTIFIED MARINA MANAGER (CMM) OR CERTIFIED MARINA OPERATOR (CMO)?

If your answer is yes, your first step is to attend the Intermediate Marina Management Course (IMM).

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Virtual YBAAU

BROKERS – REGISTER NOW FOR THE VIRTUAL YBAA U

Now is the time to register for the Virtual YBAA U happening July 14th and 15th, 90 minutes per day. 

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IFAI Expo

LEARN FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS AT IFAI EXPO 2020  

IFAI Expo offers numerous educational opportunities to learn about technical products, solutions and business strategies. This year’s expo features 43 hours of classroom education with top experts as well as 30 show floor campfires where you can meet and share ideas with people facing similar challenges.

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AMI Conference

AMI SEEKS INPUT ON THEIR CONFERENCE & EXPO (FORMERLY IMBC)

AMI seeks your input to help us make the Conference & Expo (formerly IMBC) even better this year.  

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Shediac Bay Yacht Club

SHEDIAC BAY YACHT CLUB TO RE-OPEN FOLLOWING HURRICANE DORIAN DESTRUCTION

Severely damaged last fall as Hurricane Dorian tore through Canada’s East Coast, New Brunswick’s Shediac Bay Yacht Club is set to officially re-open on June 26 following a $2.2 million reconstruction.

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Nautisme Québec

NAUTISME QUÉBEC FREE TRAINING: PREVENTIVE MEASURES FOR COVID-19

Nautisme Québec in collaboration with the CQRHT, offers marina managers free training lasting 1 hour 30 minutes divided into 3 sessions of 30 minutes. Over the past few weeks, many of you have reviewed the layout and work procedures to limit the risk of the spread of COVID-19.

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Furuno Webinar

FREE FURUNO WEBINAR JUNE 24

Reach Previously Unfathomable Depths With The NavNet TZtouch3 Internal Dual-Band 1kW TruEcho CHIRP Fish Finder & The High-Power “Deep Impact” CHIRP Amplifier.

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BDC

7 STEPS TO SETTING THE RIGHT PRICE FOR YOUR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES

Are your sales volumes growing, but you can’t seem to turn a profit? Or maybe you’ve got a great product but sales just aren’t picking up? It could be you have a problem with your pricing strategy.

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BICEOC

2021 BOATING INDUSTRY EMPLOYER OF CHOICE AWARD – FOR THE EMPLOYEES

With everything going on the in the world today, it is important to not lose sight of your most valuable asset – your employees! The Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice Award provides businesses and organizations, the opportunity to thank their employees…

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Classic Mahogany

CLASSIC MAHOGANY MEETS ELECTRIC PROPULSION

Classic boat restoration expert and wooden boat builder Stan Hunter recently sent us this great story about his new Duke Playmate re-power. Here is what Stan wrote, “It seems that every time there is a pandemic someone has to get creative and reinvent the wheel.

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Vendee Board of Directors

VENDÉE GLOBE: START APPROVED FOR 8TH NOVEMBER

With five months to go to the start of the Vendée Globe, almost all of the competitors have relaunched their boats and restarted their preparation for the ninth edition. Now is the time to look at some of the details concerning the key steps that lie ahead as the skippers prepare for 8th November.

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IFF News

ATTEND IFF NIGHT AT IFAI EXPO 2020

IFF Night is coming back to kick-off the first night of IFAI Expo 2020. Join your peers and colleagues in the industry on Nov. 3, from 6–8:30 pm at Hotel Tango Distillery for a night filled with great food, live music and support for the industry. Registering for IFF Night is available as an add on opportunity to your IFAI Expo registration.

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IFAI Banner

GAIN THE RECOGNITION YOU DESERVE!

Do you have any tips, how-to ideas or DIY techniques that would be beneficial to the marine fabricator industry? Share them at Marine Fabricators Conference 2021.

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Boating Ontario

BOATING ONTARIO ANNOUNCES STUDENT TRAINING

Boating Ontario continues to review and assess the needs for student training at member facilities and we are pleased to announce the following 2 phased approach.

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ABYC Interactive Certification

ABYC ANNOUNCES INTERACTIVE ONLINE CERTIFICATION COURSES

Recent events have caused a dramatic shift in the way business is conducted around the world, and for education programs, online learning plans and technology have become a top priority. 

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HERITAGE BOAT BRAND CENTURY, POSITIONED FOR SOLID GROWTH

In the early days of powerboating, among the most attractive and now classic builders, was Century. Their mahogany planked runabouts were elegant and powerful.

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IBEX 2020

UPDATE ON IBEX 2020

We have received the following communication from Anne Dunbar, IBEX Show Director regarding COVID-19 and the show…

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Monaco

THE PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO AND INFORMA ANNOUNCE A SECURE, NOT-FOR-PROFIT EVENT IN 2020

We wanted to share the following press release with our Boating Industry Canada readers as many are pondering what the future of boat shows and other large gatherings may be in the near future.

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Annapolis Boat Show

ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOWS SET TO LAUNCH ON SCHEDULE IN OCTOBER

Boat shows that plan to take place as originally scheduled are the Annapolis Boat Shows.

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NMEA

2020 NMEA CONFERENCE & EXPO SHIFTS TO A VIRTUAL EVENT

The NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association) has made the decision to hold the previously scheduled 2020 NMEA Conference and Expo as a virtual, online training event…

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Moldmaker

A CHANCE TO JOIN AMERIMOLD FOR FREE

The organizers are saying that we’re officially less than TWO weeks away from the opening of Amerimold Connects!

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BRP

BRP DISCONTINUES THE MANUFACTURING OF OUTBOARD ENGINES

BRP (TSX: DOO; NASDAQ: DOOO) announced May 27th, that it has re-oriented its marine business by focusing on the growth of its boat brands with new technology and innovative marine products. BRP will discontinue production of Evinrude E-TEC and E-TEC G2 outboard engines.

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NMMA Canada

COVID-19 UPDATE AND RESOURCES FROM NMMA Canada

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada has mirrored countries around the globe in shutting down large parts of the economy.

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Peter Isler

MARINE WEATHER UNIVERSITY

Two-time America’s Cup winner, Peter Isler and veteran sailing meteorologist, Chris Bedford are proud to announce the opening of their new online educational venture, “Marine Weather University” (MWU).

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ABYC Online Certification

ABYC INTERACTIVE ONLINE GASOLINE ENGINES CERTIFICATION

How much do you know about the systems that support a gasoline engine? You may have factory-sponsored engine specific training but here’s your opportunity to go to the next level of superior marine service!

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National Safe Boating Week 2020

THIS YEAR, A NATIONAL SAFE BOATING AWARENESS WEEK LIKE NO OTHER

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, in Canada, all Events revolving around Safe Boating Awareness Week for the 2020 season have currently been postponed.

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Digest

CANADIAN YACHTING LAUNCHES BOATING EQUIPMENT NEWS DIGEST

 Canadian Yachting Media has announced the launch of its newest recreational boating platform Boating Equipment News Digest.

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IBEX

IBEX COVID-19 UPDATE

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced on May 11th, that they are optimistic the 2020 show will open as planned on Tuesday, September 29, 2020.

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CPS-ECP

CPS-ECP, THE CANADIAN POWER & SAIL SQUADRONS IS LAUNCHING A MONTHLY WEBINAR SERIES

CPS-ECP is launching an exciting new webinar series for people who want to brush up on their boating skills, or explore a new interest. CPS-ECP volunteers have been developing this collection of informative webinars and will be bringing them to your living room, cottage, boat or office by offering them online.

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CANADIAN YACHTING MEDIA 12-VOLT WEBINAR 2 – CHARGING

On May 21 at 1400 EDT, Canadian Yachting Media will present the 2nd webinar in its series on better understanding your boats systems with 12-volt Charging: The Basics.

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Great Lakes High Water

FOLLOW THE GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS EASILY

We have periodically reported on the very significant issue of high water levels in the Great Lakes for several years now. There have been high water events in 2017 and 2019 resulting in dramatic shoreline erosion and damage where docks, boat houses…

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Boating Industry Canada

BOATING INDUSTRY CANADA READERS REPORT MAINLY POSITIVE ACTION ON COVID-19

In the past five weeks, Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest surveyed our marine industry readers to learn what they were doing in their businesses to manage the mandated business closures and social distancing required by the government in response to COVID-19.

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ABYC

INTERACTIVE ONLINE ABYC CERTIFICATION COURSES

Now you can select ABYC certification classes that have historically been only offered in an in-person classroom format. The courses below are now available in an interactive online experience.

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Landing School

CONSIDER JOINING THE LANDING SCHOOL’S COMMUNITY OF BOAT BUILDERS AND DESIGNERS

You, or someone you know, might have an interest in expanding their career in the boat business. The Landing School blends modern yacht design, wooden boat building, composite boat building, and marine systems under one roof, offering a diversity of marine industry technology education.

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Boating Industry Canada

SECOND WAVE DATA – BOATING INDUSTRY CANADA BUSINESS IMPACT SURVEY

 Thank you to the 200 readers who have responded to the Second Wave of research that Boating Industry Canada sent out May 1. We have again surveyed the recreational boating stakeholders in Canada on the business impact brought on by the current COVID -19 situation. 

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ONTARIO MARINAS GET TO RETURN TO WORK

On Friday afternoon Boating Ontario sent out the notice that Ontario’s boating industry had been granted the right to begin to prepare for the season.

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NMEA

NMEA SUMMER TRAINING SERIES GOES ONLINE & VIRTUAL

The NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association) is now offering live, online summer training to the marine electronics world. The instructor-led installer certification classes are live and last 6 – 8 hours.

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Boating Industry Canada

SURVEY COMMENTS – MORE DETAIL FROM THE BOATING INDUSTRY CANADA BUSINESS IMPACT COVID-19 SURVEY

 First, we want to thank the 449 people who responded to the survey we ran on April 17th asking a series of questions regarding the industry’s response to COVID-19

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MRAA

NORTHPOINT COMMERICAL FINANCE, MRAA PARTNER ON DEALER EDUCATION

The MRAA has announced that Northpoint Commercial Finance has partnered with the organization as an Education Champion. Education Champions agree to support the educational programming that the MRAA delivers to its members by leveraging their industry expertise and resources.

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ABYC

ABYC FREE WEEKLY WEBINARS

Every Thursday is a free ABYC webinar day! Links to the previous webinars are below in case you missed one. All of the webinars are recorded and posted on ABYC’s YouTube channel the Friday after airing.

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NMDA

NMDA CANCELS S.T.E.P. 2020

The NMDA Board of Directors, has made the difficult decision to cancel S.T.E.P. for 2020. “This was not a decision made lightly, nor was it one we wanted to make” said Laura Leon

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COVID-19 SURVEY RESULTS – BOATING INDUSTRY CANADA BUSINESS IMPACT

On April 17 and 20th, Boating Industry Canada surveyed the recreational boating stakeholders in Canada on the business impact brought on by the current Covid-19 situation.

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Rob Macleod

CANADIAN YACHTING MEDIA ANNOUNCES BOATING WEBINAR SERIES

Starting April 30, Canadian Yachting Media will launch a new webinar series. Rob MacLeod, Canadian Yachting magazine contributor, will host the webinars that will look at various aspects of boating and boat maintenance.

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Generic Boat

MARINE MARKETING IN A CORONAVIRUS WORLD – EIGHT TIPS FOR SURVIVING AND THRIVING

What appeared to be a promising year based on early season boat show attendance, orders and consumer confidence, came to a crashing slide in many parts of the world with the advent and rapid spread of Coronavirus.

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Boating Ontario Logo

BOATING ONTARIO ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER

April 14th, 2020 – “We all hope to be very busy in the coming months and Boating Ontario felt it was necessary to postpone our spring golf tournament. We are pleased to confirm that the Boating Ontario Annual Golf Tournament will now take place on Wednesday, September 9th.

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NMMA Canada

NMMA CANADA APRIL 3RD UPDATE: FEDERAL WAGE SUBSIDY INFORMATION

The NMMA Canada has reviewed and summarized the details that the federal government has released for the new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, which would cover 75% of the first $58,700 normally earned by employees (up to a maximum benefit of $847 per week).

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NMMA Canada

ONTARIO, BC GOVERNMENTS SEEKING ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES TO FIGHT COVID-19

The NMMA Canada has sent us information that the Ontario government has launched a new $50 million Ontario Together Fund “to help businesses provide innovative solutions or retool their operations in order to manufacture essential medical supplies and equipment, including gowns, coveralls, masks, face shields, testing equipment and ventilators.”

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IJC

GREAT LAKES HIGH WATER LEVELS

Other than Lake Michigan, the province of Ontario borders on all of the Great Lakes and Georgian Bay, and these bodies of water all drain out through the Moses Saunders Dam at Cornwall and into the St. Lawrence River.

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Newport Boat Show

DATES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 50TH ANNUAL NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

In anticipation of the eventual easing of social distancing restrictions and the country’s inevitable return to work, Newport Exhibition Group has announced that the Newport International Boat Show will take place September 17th through 20th, 2020 at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, Rhode Island. 

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NMEA

2020 NMEA/RTCM COMBINED CONFERENCE & EXPO MOVES TO FLORIDA

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) and the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) have agreed to hold their 2020 international convention together at the Doubletree by Hilton at Universal Studios…

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Anacortes Boat and Yacht Show

NORTHWEST MARINE TRADE ASSOCIATION RESCHEDULES ANACORTES BOAT & YACHT SHOW FOR LATE JUNE

The  Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA), in  conjunction with its partner the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, today announced that it has rescheduled the third annual  Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show, originally set for May 14-17, 2020, until Thursday June 25 – Sunday, June 28, 2020.

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2020 BVI Spring Regatta

2020 BVI SPRING REGATTA POSTPONEMENT

Tortola, British Virgin Islands: In light of the statement made by the Government of the Virgin Islands on 13 March 2020 regarding measures being taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BVI Spring Regatta Board has been instructed to postpone the 2020 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival as a matter of public health and safety.

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MRAA

MRAA EXPANDS ITS WEBINAR SERIES FOR BOAT DEALERS

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas expanded its Ask the Expert series of live webinars for boat dealers to help them navigate decision-making in the coming weeks and months.

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Canadian Yachting Media Logo

A “HAPPY PLACE FREEBIE” YOU CAN SHARE WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS

Here is something that we can give to you, our News Week Digest readers that is positive, forward-looking, informative and fun for your marina and yacht club customers!

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NMMA Canada logo

NMMA CANADA SHARES THEIR NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE FOR MEMBERS

NMMA Canada recently sent out an excellent summary of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation that has been rapidly evolving in Canada and across the world.

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Anacortes Boat and Yacht Show

THIRD ANNUAL ANACORTES BOAT & YACHT SHOW DROPS ANCHOR MAY 14

The third annual Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show is coming back to Cap Sante Marina May 14-17, 2020. Featuring more than 300 new and brokerage boats in-water, on land and at nearby boatyards, plus a 10,000 square foot tent of accessories and service providers…

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BC Boat Show

30th ANNUAL BC BOAT SHOW RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 24 – 27, 2020

On March 13, 2020 the organizers of the BC Boat Show announced the new show dates have been scheduled for September 24 – 27, 2020. The 30th Annual BC Boat Show has been postponed in light of the ongoing global COVID-19 outbreak and recent announcement from the BC Ministry of Health banning all events over 250 people.

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BDC

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BANK OF CANADA WEBINAR ON COPING WITH COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 poses important challenges to Canadian businesses. Join this webinar to hear from BDC experts as they share short-term economic perspectives and to get advice on how to manage through the crisis.

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NMMA Day on the Hill

UPDATE ON LUXURY TAX OPPOSITION

Following its seventh annual “Day one the Hill” lobby day in Ottawa last month, NMMA Canada is continuing to advocate against the federal government’s proposed 10% luxury tax on recreational boats over $100,000.

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Pucker Pro

CANADIAN ‘PUCKER PRO’ WINS KEY WEST’S CONCH SHELL BLOWING CONTEST

Several dozen fans of the fluted, pink-lined conch shell displayed their pucker power Saturday March 1st, during Key West’s 58th annual Conch (pronounced “konk”) Shell Blowing Contest in the Florida Keys.

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ABYC Boat

PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF ABYC STANDARDS

Limited space is remaining for ABYC’s hands-on learning course, designed for entry-level marine professionals, marine surveyors, service writers, sales/customer service representatives, and insurance personnel. 

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Boating Ontario

BOATING ONTARIO OPPORTUNITY – EARN CPYB CREDITS AT REGIONALS & SPRING TRAINING

CPYB Members – Did you know that you can earn up to 14 CPYB recertification credits just for attending the Boating Ontario Regional Meetings and Spring Training? This is an awesome bonus to give credits where credits are due! Just be sure to sign in & out at the meetings to receive the credits.

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NSBA

ABYC ELECTRICAL CERTIFICATION IN NOVA SCOTIA

The Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association is presenting the ABYC Marine Electrical Certification Course in Dartmouth April 21-24, 2020. 

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Great Lakes High Water

USO CALLS ON GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO COUNT THE COST OF LAKE ONTARIO FLOODING

Boating Industry Canada News Week is sharing this press release from United Shoreline Ontario because we know many of our readers are business people who may be affected by Lake Ontario high water levels, through either direct effects to their shoreline businesses, or because their customers are impacted.

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IFAI Fabricators Conference

DISCOVER JACKSONVILLE AT THE IFAI FABRICATORS CONFERENCE AND SHOWCASE

Join us on the sunny shores of Jacksonville, FL USA this spring, from April 30–May 1, 2020 for Fabricators Conference and Showcase—Spring 2020.

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Edmonton Boat and Sportsmens Show

OUTDOOR THERAPY – EDMONTON BOAT AND SPORTSMEN’S SHOW OPENS MARCH 12

Western Canada’s Biggest Boat and Sportsmen’s Show is coming to Edmonton. The 2020 Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s Show takes place March 12-15th at the Expo Centre. 

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ABYC

ABYC MARINE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY EDUCATOR TRAINING CONFERENCE

The 2nd annual ABYC Educator Training Conference will host marine service teachers from around the country for professional development, hands-on learning, and marine industry networking. We need your involvement! 

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Pacific Maritime Centre

PACIFIC MARITIME CENTRE, CONFERENCE CENTRE AND PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE  PLANNED FOR THE CITY OF LANGFORD 

At 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday February 25, 2020 at the City Centre Grill located at 1089 Langford Parkway, the City of Langford and the Maritime Museum of BC entered into a memorandum of understanding for the proposed construction of a state-of-the-art maritime museum, conference centre and performing arts theatre in Langford. 

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BC Boat Show

THE WEST COAST’S LARGEST IN-THE-WATER BOAT SHOW CELEBRATES ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY IN SUNNY SIDNEY, BC!

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the BC Boat Show returns to Sidney April 30 – May 3 and will be held for the third year at Port Sidney Marina. The event is the perfect opportunity to join thousands of boating enthusiasts at the West Coast’s largest in-the-water boat show.

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Boating Atlantic

PREP COURSE OFFERED FOR MARINE SERVICE TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION IN NOVA SCOTIA

Marine Service Technician Certification 3-day Prep Course for Trade Qualifiers: March 10-12 in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia (location TBA). NS Apprenticeship will be there on the final day of the course to guide participants through the application for Certification.

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ABYC

MARINE TRAINING SEMINAR AT BRITISH COLUMBIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MARCH 24

The British Columbia Institute of Technology will be holding a Marine Training Seminar, March 24, from 4pm-8pm.

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Sarah Douglas and Her Laser Radial

BRUCE KIRBY WINS LASER JUDGMENT

In 1969, Canadian Bruce Kirby designed the Laser one-person sailboat that has revolutionized racing and is a huge part of international competition. The Laser became an Olympic-class boat at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

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Miami Shows 2020

CANADIAN YACHTING MEDIA AT THE 2020 MIAMI SHOWS

As we have done for many years, Canadian Yachting Media was at the Miami International Boat Show and also the Miami Yacht Show, two separate boat shows which were both held in Miami on the American President’s Day weekend, February 12 to 16, 2020.

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Quadrant Marine

QUADRANT MARINE INSTITUTE – UPCOMING INDUSTRY TRAINING: NMEA & IIMS

The West Coast Boatyard Association is hosting their annual NMEA training in Sidney this spring with special discounts for WCBA members and Quadrant Marine Service Technician apprentices. Register now for classes: March 03 – 06, 2020.

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MRAA

MRAA DEBUTS “ASK THE EXPERT” WEBINAR SERIES, FEB. 26th

Following the success of two recent webinars that focused on asking experts the questions that marine retailers care about, MRAA has decided to launch a free monthly webinar series titled “Ask the Expert.

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IFAI Expo

IFAI EXPO 2020 CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS OPEN THROUGH FEBRUARY 

There’s still time to become a speaker at Expo 2020. IFAI Expo 2020 is looking for presentation topic ideas and interested speakers. Expo 2020 will be held Nov. 4–6, 2020, with education happening Nov. 3–6, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana USA. 

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US Navy Patrol Boat

SHOXS TO SUPPLY SUSPENSION SEATS FOR US NAVY PATROL BOATS

Canadian suspension seating manufacturer Coast Dynamics Group has signed a supply agreement that will see the Victoria, British Columbia-based company provide a military-spec version of its SHOXS suspension seats for use in up to 160 new 40-foot patrol vessels being constructed for the US Navy.

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Marine Business

MARINE BUSINESS OF GROWING IMPORTANCE TO DOMETIC AMERICAS

Sales of marine-related products grow increasingly important to Dometic Americas say the company, with further growth expected in the next few years.

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Employer of Choice

M&P MERCURY AND GIBBONS MOTOR TOYS EARN EMPLOYER OF CHOICE AWARD RECOGNITION

On Tuesday, January 21st at the NMMA Canada Recreational Boating Industry Breakfast at the 2020 Toronto International Boat Show, Boating Industry Canada News Week announced the winners of the 2019 Employer of Choice awards.

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Luxury Tax

JOIN THE LUXURY TAX OPPOSITION NOW!

The NMMA has shared results from the American introduction of a luxury tax in the early 1990s and the data should help persuade our government that this will be ineffective and overall, damaging to the industry and negative to their tax revenues.

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RIMTA

RIMTA TO HOST SECOND-ANNUAL SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND MARINE INDUSTRY ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA), along with partners Connecticut Marine Trade Association (CMTA) and Massachusetts Marine Trade Association (MMTA), will host the second-annual environmental conference for the region’s marine industry on March 11, 2020. 

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Quadrant Marine

QUADRANT MARINE INSTITUTE HELPS SPONSOR FREE DIY GARAGE SEMINARS AT VIBS

The Quadrant Marine Institute helped sponsor the free DIY Garage Seminars at the Vancouver International Boat Show last week at BC Place. It’s the 5th year that Quadrant has helped sponsor the free Do-It-Yourself Garage Seminar Series.

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Boating Ontario

BOATING ONTARIO ANNOUNCES SPRING TRAINING

Boating Ontario, along with presenting sponsors MD Marine Insurance and Aviva Insurance Canada, is thrilled to announce Spring Training 2020…

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Ontario Sailing

ATTEND THE ONTARIO SAILING – DEALING WITH HIGH WATER SEMINAR

This day is being arranged by Ontario Sailing to help our Clubs, School, Camps and Affiliates learn more about dealing with changing water levels and forecasting what is to come in the years ahead.

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Boating Ontario Bursaries

BOATING ONTARIO ASSOCIATION PRESENTS $1,000 BURSARIES TO EACH OF THREE STUDENTS IN THE MARINE ENGINE MECHANIC PROGRAM AT GEORGIAN COLLEGE

On Friday, January 24th at the Toronto International Boat Show, three students currently enrolled in the Mechanical Techniques – Marine Engine Mechanic program at Georgian College’s Midland Campus stopped by the Boating Ontario Association booth.

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Princess Yachts

INCREDIBLE PRINCESS YACHTS MOCK-UP

At 55m x 39m – more than half a football field – the Princess Yachts display in Dusseldorf would have been incredible. It would have been even more incredible but for the other equally staggering booths set up by the world’s prestige builders at the 2020 boot show in Dusseldorf.

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Calgary Boat Show

OUTDOOR THERAPY

Southern Alberta’s Biggest Outdoors Show is coming to Calgary.  The 2020 Calgary Boat and Outdoors Show takes place February 6-9th at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park. 

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ABYC wiring course

ABYC ONLINE LEARNING COURSE – EXTENDED SALE

Technicians will make thousands of terminal connections in the course of their careers. ABYC’s Online Learning course, Wiring Terminations, takes a close look at the fundamentals of making good, long lasting electrical connections.

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BIC EOC Princecraft

BOATING INDUSTRY CANADA EMPLOYER OF CHOICE AWARDS ANNOUNCED

On Tuesday, January 21st at the NMMA Canada Recreational Boating Industry Breakfast at the 2020 Toronto International Boat Show, Boating Industry Canada News Week announced the winners of the 2019 Employer of Choice awards.

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Indoor Sea Flea Races

TIBS HOSTS THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP INDOOR SEA FLEA RACES: 2ND YEAR

The Lake at the 2020 Toronto International Boat Show was pleased to be the venue for World Championship Indoor Sea Flea Races, for the second year in a row. Seasoned sea flea operators provided daily entertaining shows on The Lake. 

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Matt Gruhn

2020 VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW – 2ND INDUSTRY BREAKFAST WITH MATT GRUHN

Boating BC members are invited to join the second annual Industry Breakfast featuring a keynote presentation by Matt Gruhn, President of Marine Retailers Association of the Americas called “CHANGING THE STORY FOR FIRST TIME BOAT BUYERS”.

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ABYC

ABYC 2020 STANDARDS WEEK RECAP

In early January in New Orleans, ABYC hosted Standards Week, the ABYC Annual Meeting, and the Marine Law Symposium. Standards Week is a critical time in the standards development process and this year over 150 experts from all sectors of the industry gathered to give their input on topics such as seats.

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UPDATE ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S PROPOSED 10% LUXURY TAX ON BOATS

The Federal government’s proposed 10% luxury tax on boats over $100,000 is a priority action item for all of us in the boating industry. We urge all members to continue their local political community communications during this critical pre budget period.

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Boating Ontario

CANADA-ONTARIO JOB GRANT FUNDING FOR EMPLOYER TRAINING PROGRAMS IN BARRIE

Boating Ontario has informed us that new Canada-Ontario job grant funding for employer training programs may be available for your people to attend courses at Georgian College. It’s possible to get up to $10,000 per employee. There are flexible training options to meet your goals and financial assistance available, so get started now!

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Boating Ontario

BOATING ONTARIO ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF SPRING TRAINING 2020

The Boating Ontario Association, along with presenting sponsors Aviva Insurance Canada and MD Marine Insurance, is pleased to announce the launch of Spring Training 2020. This five-hour course is designed and suited for all levels of marina and dealership management, along with sales professionals.

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ABYC Georgian

2020 ABYC CERTIFICATION CLASSES

Take advantage of the many courses and locations that ABYC offers for education and career advancement in the coming months. For our Canadian readers, Georgian College will offer the Marine Electrical Certification course at their Midland, Ontario campus from February 25 to 27, 2020.

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READ THE COMPLETE TIBS SHOW GUIDE ONLINE

The Toronto International Boat Show Guide is published by Canadian Yachting Media for Canadian Boat Shows Inc., producers of both the Toronto International Boat Show and the Vancouver International Boat Show. 

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GET CANADIAN YACHTING’S BOAT SHOW ISSUE NOW

It’s our biggest issue of the year – the February Boat Show issue of Canadian Yachting, including a special 16-page, pull-out supplement, Dinghies & Davits – FREE to read in digital format now, or whenever it’s convenient for you!

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BIC EOC

EMPLOYER OF CHOICE WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT INDUSTRY BREAKFAST

Presented by Canadian Yachting Media, the Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice Award is a program that provides marine businesses the opportunity to get the recognition they deserve and to promote their business as a preferred employer brand in their local communities and across the country.

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Quadrant Mobile Training

QUADRANT MARINE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES NEW MOBILE TRAINING TRAILER!

BC’s Quadrant Marine Institute announces their new mobile training cargo trailer!  This ugly duckling trailer was given a glamorous make-over and is now ready to take their training on the road.   

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Jeremy Eskenazi

JOB CANDIDATE GHOSTING: THREE WAYS TO MINIMIZE THE RISK

The Urban Dictionary describes ghosting as “the act of suddenly ceasing all communication with someone the subject is dating, but no longer wishes to date.” While dating and interviewing candidates is not the same thing, they are very similar in the early stages and can elicit very similar behaviors.

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NMMA Canada Industry Breakfast

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE NMMA CANADA BOATING INDUSTRY BREAKFAST – REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL JANUARY 15

As we have now done for several years at the Toronto International Boat Show, members of the industry are invited to join their peers for the NMMA Canada Boating Industry Breakfast.

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Boating Ontario Group

SEVENTEEN GRADUATES IN THE BOATING ONTARIO / AMI INTERMEDIATE MARINA MANAGER TRAINING COURSE

Boating Ontario was pleased to support the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) as they brought their acclaimed Intermediate Marina Manager training program to Ontario.

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NMMA Canada

INTERESTED IN EXPORTING ABROAD?

NMMA Canada is looking to apply for the CanExport Associations grant (formerly the Global Opportunities for Associations/GOA grant) again this year to support Canadian marine manufacturers. This grant would cover up to 75% of the costs for new, or expanded international business development activities.

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PORTS

PORTS GEORGIAN BAY, NORTH CHANNEL & LAKE HURON IN EARLY 2020 & PORTS RIDEAU OUT IN TIME FOR THE 2020 SEASON!

The Canadian Yachting team is hard at work updating the cruising guides that everyone loves.  Aerial photography was completed in July for Georgian Bay, researchers diligently updated the guide with fresh information and now our creative team and printers are getting ready for the brand new editions.

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Boating Ontario Conference 2019

2019 BOATING ONTARIO ANNUAL CONFERENCE ATTRACTS RECORD ATTENDANCE

The 2019 Boating Ontario Annual Conference, held at the Sheraton on the Falls, was a resounding success. The three-day conference saw the largest attendance in our history and the introduction of several networking moments…    

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Private Equity

PRIVATE EQUITY AND THE CANADIAN BOATING INDUSTRY: MORE MONEY CHASING TOO FEW GOOD PROJECTS.

At this time, there is more money in the system than anyone can imagine. The major Private Equity Funds are focused on investing in, acquiring in the Boating and Marine industry in Canada.       

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Powerboat Registration Report

NMMA U.S. MARKET SEPTEMBER POWERBOAT REGISTRATIONS REPORT: RETAIL UNITS BACK ON PAR WITH LAST YEAR

NMMA has announced its September New Powerboat Registrations Report showing new powerboat retail sales in the U.S. market down 0.9 percent on a rolling 12-month year-over-year (R12M YOY) basis and up a healthy 5 percent on a rolling three-month year-over-year (R3M YOY) basis through September.

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Dead Boats

STURGEON ON BOATS: WHAT TO DO WHEN MY BOAT IS NOT EVEN WORTH THE STORAGE?

For the first time in my career in the boating industry I am getting more and more calls from people wanting to dump their old boats. Some of the reasons are

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High water damage

NEWS WEEK READERS SOUND THE ALARM ON RISING GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS

This is an urgent message from several News Week readers that action needs to be taken immediately, to lower the water levels in the Great Lakes. 

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Women in Textiles

WOMEN IN TEXTILES SUMMIT – DISCOVER NASHVILLE, MAKE NEW CONNECTIONS WHILE ENJOYING MUSIC CITY

After an incredible inaugural event, the Women in Textiles Summit will once again join experienced and emerging leaders to discuss current challenges, diverse perspectives and creative approaches. 

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NMEA

NMEA POSTS 2020 INSTALLER TRAINING COURSE SCHEDULE

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced the lineup and dates of their marine electronics installer training classes for 2020. Included are the Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI), Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI), Basic NMEA 2000® Network Installer and Advanced NMEA 2000® Network Installer courses.

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ABYC Georgian

GEORGIAN COLLEGE ABYC SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION COURSE IN DECEMBER

The Georgian College Midland, Ontario campus will hold an ABYC Systems Certification course coming up on December 17th to 19th.

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Boating BC

BOATING BC SAYS ENROLL YOUR EMPLOYEES NOW IN MMT LEVEL II

There are still spots available in the Marine Mechanical Technician Level II intake at BCIT in January. If you or one of your employees is looking to take the next step towards becoming a certified MMT, then head to the BCIT website and register today! 

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BCI Marine

BCI MARINE ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF A NEW STRATEGIC PLAYER IN THE BOATING INDUSTRY

Patrick Hardy, of BCI Marine, has announced the launch of this strategic player, whose goal is to better serve pleasure boat dealers across the country.

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MRAA Dealer Week

DEALER WEEK FIELD TRIP TO VISIT OLDEST FLA. RESTAURANT, NHL ARENA, LARGEST RECREATIONAL

Dealer Week, the newly reimagined MRAA Conference & Expo, has announced the final locations of the Dealer Week Field Led by industry trainer Valerie Ziebron, the Field Trip will take Dealer Week attendees on a tour of three Tampa-area businesses that exemplify great operations, employee relations and customer experience.    

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Boating BC Conference

BOATING BC CONFERENCE – SEATS ARE FILLING UP – DON’T MISS OUT!

Ticket sales to this year’s Boating BC Conference presented by Mercury Marine have been amazing! Big thanks to everyone who has registered – if you haven’t done so already, you’ll want to register today to guarantee your spot at this important boating industry event.     

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TIBS Free Promotion

TIBS OFFERS FREE PROMOTION OF BOATS YOU ARE DISPLAYING AT THE SHOW

Exhibitors and consumers both benefit by TorontoBoatShow.com hosting a listing of all boats to be on display at the show.

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Drew Dudley

DREW DUDLEY, INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED LEADERSHIP SPEAKER IS THE BOATING ONTARIO CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Called one of the most inspirational TED speakers in the world, Drew Dudley is on a mission to help people discover the leader within. With more than five million views, his TED talk “Everyday Leadership (The Lollipop Moment)” redefined leadership — it’s not a characteristic of an elite few, but one that lives within us all. 

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NMEA

2020 NMEA/RTCM COMBINED CONFERENCE & EXPO MOVES TO FLORIDA

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) and the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) have agreed to hold their 2020 international convention together at the Doubletree by Hilton at Universal Studios…

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ABYC Drone Footage

2020 ABYC MARINE LAW SYMPOSIUM “FIRE, EXPLOSIONS, & OTHER THERMAL EVENTS”

The 4th Annual Marine Law Symposium will be held January 7, 2020 in New Orleans! Get a unique perspective on high profile accidents not shared in any other venue. 

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Christophe Lavigne

WELLCRAFT GOES BIG AT FT. LAUDERDALE

Wellcraft came to the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show with their biggest news, maybe ever. It’s their new 402 F – a big, brawny centre console that is their biggest and most powerful Wellcraft since the old Florida offshore ocean racer days.

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MFA Excellence Awards

ENTER THE MFA FABRICATION EXCELLENCE AWARDS TODAY! 

Now is the time to submit your best fabrication projects for a chance to win a Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) Fabrication Excellence Award. Participation is simple, so submit your projects today!

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CASBA

YOU CAN ATTEND THE CANADIAN SAFE BOATING AWARDS

The Canadian Safe Boating Council is in the business of promoting safe and responsible boating throughout Canada. As an alliance of members committed to preventing boating injuries and drowning, the Canadian Safe Boating Council works to achieve its mission through a few major events.

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Drone Delivery Canada

DRONE DELIVERY CANADA ANNOUNCES COMMERCIAL AGREEMENT WITH DSV CANADA

We thought that our Boating Industry Canada News Week readers might find this business news of interest. We are not clear on how this could relate to the marine industry but we see it as an interesting step into the future.

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Suzie Miron

IJC APPOINTS NEW CANADIAN MEMBER TO LAKE ONTARIO-ST. LAWRENCE RIVER MANAGEMENT BOARD

The International Joint Commission (IJC), a bi-national organisation established by the Canadian and American governments to manage water quality and levels on the Great Lakes, has appointed Montreal city councilor Suzie Miron to its International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River management board effective immediately.

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Marine Fabricators Conference

MARINE FABRICATOR CONFERENCE 2020 REGISTRATION GOING STRONG

Registration is brisk for the annual Marine Fabricators Conference, which will be held Jan. 9-11, 2020, on the sunny shores of Daytona Beach, Fla. The conference features three full days of education and networking designed to help marine fabricators cultivate industry connections, improve their efficiency and increase revenue. 

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Boating Ontario Conference

BOATING ONTARIO CONFERENCE EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS OCTOBER 31

If you haven’t registered for the Boating Ontario Conference yet, your time to do so at a discounted rate is running out! Early bird pricing ends October 31st…

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Be The Choice

BE THE CHOICE

Be part of the marine community and join us for the rapidly approaching 2019 Boating BC Conference presented by Mercury Marine. This year’s theme Be the Choice will focus on actionable insights for business leaders to be an employer of choice and how, collectively, we can be the industry of choice for employees.

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ABYC Standards Week

ABYC ANNOUNCES 11th ANNUAL STANDARDS WEEK

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the non-profit organization that develops the safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of recreational boats, has announced its 11th annual ABYC Standards Week, Jan. 6-10, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Emily Safrin

HOW TO WIN AT CUSTOMER SERVICE: 3 STRATEGIES FOR CONVERTING CUSTOMERS INTO BRAND DEVOTEES

When Scarlett hung up the phone, she was close to tears. Even more unexpectedly, so was the customer service representative on the other end. How did a seemingly simple inquiry end in two people so frustrated they were on the verge of a breakdown?

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Annapolis Boat Shows

THE 50TH US SAILBOAT SHOW PROVES THE SAIL INDUSTRY IS HERE TO STAY

The United States Sailboat Show closed the gates on a successful 50th edition in historic downtown Annapolis on Monday, October 14. The gates flooded – in more ways than one – over the holiday weekend as the show hit record numbers.

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Brian Sencich

HEAR BRIAN SENCICH, CLIENT PARTNER AT FACEBOOK AT THE BOATING ONTARIO CONFERENCE

Social media marketing is an incredibly invaluable tool – if you know how to use it! With all the platforms available to you nowadays, it might be difficult to understand why you’re not getting the results you expected from your social media accounts and you may be struggling with how to improve. We get it.

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MRAA Dealer Week

DEALER WEEK ANNOUNCES FIRST 10X10 SERIES SPEAKERS: DR. THOM DAMMRICH, BRUCE VAN WAGONER, AND BILL YEARGIN

10/8/2019 12:00:00 AM | General NMMA NewsDealer Week has announced three new speakers, among the most respected voices in the marine industry, to the lineup of presenters at this year’s event:Bill Yeargin, President and CEO of Correct Craft, Inc.

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Dennis Snow

CUSTOMER SERVICE INFLUENCER, AUTHOR AND FORMER WALT DISNEY WORLD LEADER TO SPEAK AT THE INTERNATIONAL MARINA & BOATYARD CONFERENCE (IMBC)

Warren, RI -Dennis Snow will deliver the second-day keynote address at the International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC) scheduled for January 14 – January 16, 2020, at the Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Quadrant Marine

QUADRANT MARINE WHOLE BOAT TRAINING THIS JANUARY

Register now for MST Level 1 in Nanaimo, January 6th to 31st. This program is open to marine service employees with employer sponsors anywhere in Canada. If you are coming from outside BC, contact us for details on registration.

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ABYC

PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF ABYC STANDARDS NOVEMBER 5-6, 2019 – ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND

Limited space is remaining for ABYC’s newest hands-on learning course, designed for entry-level marine professionals, marine surveyors, service writers, sales/customer service representatives, and insurance personnel. 

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ABYC Speakers

2020 ABYC MARINE LAW SYMPOSIUM – “FIRE, EXPLOSIONS, & OTHER THERMAL EVENTS”

The 4th Annual Marine Law Symposium will be held January 7, 2020 in New Orleans! Get a unique perspective on high profile accidents not shared in any other venue. Expert speakers will analyze critical boat fire investigations and case studies that are impacting today’s verdicts. 

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TIBS 2019

CANADA’S PREMIER EVENT FOR BOATING IS SET TO MAKE WAVES!

62 years strong, the Toronto International Boat Show will feature expanded expertise, new workshops, free seminars and more than 550 exhibitors to browse, compare and shop for the best deals of the season, January 17 – 26, 2020.

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Newport Boat Show

AN EXCELLENT TURNOUT FOR THE 2019 NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today that, even with site changes and construction, the 2019 Show ended on a positive note.

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Maryland Boat Builders

UNITED STATES POWERBOAT SHOW HITS RECORD NUMBERS

The United States Powerboat Show in Annapolis closed the curtains Sunday, October 6 on a banner year. At 5:00 pm a cannon shot rang out, hundreds of horns sounded their approval, and nearly 1,000 engines fired up to begin the move-out of the 48th annual Annapolis show.  

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WELLS FARGO CDF SHARES THEIR 2019 SECOND QUARTER MARINE FIGURES

Boating Industry Canada News Week is pleased to again bring our readers this great source of direct industry financial data as Canada’s marine industry businesses move into the fall of 2019.      

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IBEX Innovation Awards 2019

IBEX ANNOUNCES PRODUCT WINNERS OF 2019 IBEX INNOVATION AWARDS

The 2019 IBEX Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), were presented at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) during the annual Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, October 1st. 

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