Bruce KirbyNo individual had a greater impact on the modern sport of sailing than Bruce Kirby. Known and respected worldwide as the designer of the ubiquitous Laser that now numbers over 250,000, and is an Olympic Class in two configurations, Kirby had a yacht design career that spanned over forty years, with feet firmly planted in his native Canada and his adopted United States.

BC Boat ShowCelebrating 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.

Canada Border Services AgencyRecently, 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.

Readers WritePrompted 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.

BC Boat ShowCelebrating 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.

World Class IBEX Innovation ConferenceThe 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.

AMI 2020Save 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!

NMMA CanadaPlease 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.

IFAIMesse 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.

IBEX 2021On 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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Vision marine unveils its E-Motion™ fully electric powertrain matched with the iconic Bruce 22 at Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

Vision MarineThe first on-water event showcasing the Company’s innovative powertrain technology with equal parts performance and art, sees the astonishing Bruce 22 and the efficacious E-Motion™ Outboard are set to break a previous speed record.

Vision Marine Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: VMAR) (“Vision Marine” or the “Company”), a global leader in the electric recreational boating industry serving both OEMs and consumers, is pleased to announce its return to the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, the largest unsanctioned boat race in the US, taking place August 28-29, 2021.

 

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New Simrad® App launches, loaded with navigation features and support for Simrad® displays

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

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

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Raritan sanitation hose has impressive bend radius

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

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

 

 

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IMTRA expands sales and support teams and celebrates retirement of industry veteran

Dick DavidsonIMTRA, the leading manufacturer and importer of quality solutions and products for the marine, energy and transportation markets, announced August 19th, that the sales team has been bolstered, anticipating the upcoming retirement of long-time sales and service representative, Dick Davidson.

With an impressive career that spanned decades, Davidson spent over 30 years serving California, the American Southwest and customers throughout Asia. He will be replaced by Will Vrooman, a 20-year marine industry veteran. Vrooman comes to IMTRA after serving as national sales manager for Maxwell Marine, where he handled all aspects of new business development and client service. 

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