ABYCABYC will be busy this year at IBEX with a lot of education events going on. We also will have an upgraded booth (#3-2032) this year, perfect for networking and getting to know our members better so make sure you stop by!

Jill JohnsonA key component of effective target marketing involves developing deep insight into the decision-making process influencing how your customers make their purchasing choices. For organizations working with diverse customer needs, moving your prospects from, “I’m interested,” to “I’ll buy,” is a highly complex process.

Ibex Grow BoatingThe third annual Grow Boating Marketing Summit will be held on Sept. 30 (the day before IBEX opens) in Tampa, FL. This year's event offers a full day of learning with content curated especially for the recreational boating marketer, including featured speakers: Mari Smith, Heather Lutze, Marcus Sheridan, Jack Ellis and more.

Gautier Peers, Stephen Fischer from Proalu and Mike Dwyer, the manager at Outer HarbourRecently, I was at Toronto's Outer Harbour Marina with Gautier Peers, Sales Manager for Seabin at W Products & Services. 

BICEOCIf you have 20/20 vision, then you can see that this is the year to be recognized as an Employer of Choice! The Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice Award provides businesses and organizations the opportunity to get the recognition they deserve and promote their business as a preferred employer brand in their communities. 

GeorgieAs boaters we all have a very unique connection to the water and all the opportunities it presents. And for most taking care of our lakes and waterways is very important, both for our own use and future generations. 

Quadrant MarineFor anyone missed the international recruiting webinar from the Quadrant Marine Institute, here is a link to the PDF presentation and some highlights.

Bowmanville Marina Kaitlin CorpOver 30 years ago, Bill Daniell, President of Kaitlin Corporation had a vision to create a series of master-planned resort style communities in Clarington Ontario. On June 19th was the Grand Opening Celebration of the Bowmanville Marina, (formerly known as the Port Darlington Marina) now owned by The Kaitlin Corporation.

IBEX Announces Sam PotolicchioThe International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), announced today the details of its annual Industry Breakfast and Awards Ceremony. Scheduled for opening day of this year’s show in the Grand Ballroom of the Tampa Waterside Marriott Hotel...

Grow BoatingIf you are planning to attend the 2019 IBEX Show, consider signing up for the Grow Boating Marketing Summit, September 30, 2019 from 10am–5pm in the CAMLS* 2nd floor auditorium at IBEX.

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

Biofouling Management

New Biofouling Management for Recreational Boating Report is published

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. 

Invasive alien species are known to be one of the biggest drivers of biodiversity loss, and their management especially in marine environments is incredibly challenging. Therefore, the most cost effective away of addressing their impacts is to prevent their spread to new areas.


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Changing Scene

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Launchings

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Heydey H20

Building on the success of the multi-award-winning H22, Heyday Wake Boats announced the launch of the newest model in the Heyday H-Series, the 2023 H20. Offering wake sports enthusiasts an intuitive design with industry-first features that delivers a clean, powerful wake that is unrivalled in its category, the H20 sets the standard for performance, design and accessibility.

Executing on its vision to attract the next generation to the sport, the H20 features an industry-first mechanically actuated swim platform, the Power Platform™, allowing the rear of the boat to fold to fit into a garage. For those owners that store their boat in a slip, owners can avoid waterfowl collecting on the swim platform by lifting the Power Platform.

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Quicksilver 409 MPI Bravo EngineQuicksilver, a brand of Mercury Marine, introduced its all-new 409 MPI Bravo® FWC engine at the Land ‘N’ Sea Marine & RV Show in Las Vegas. For owners of older boats who are seeking to return to or extend their time on the water, the engine offers a thrilling boost in performance and is compatible with advanced digital technologies that provide even more reasons to breathe new life into a cherished classic with a repower.

The 409 MPI Bravo engine features increased durability and reliability in a package that is more compact, up to 150 pounds lighter and more fuel efficient than comparable big-block marine engines. 

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People

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Outdoor Professional Sophie Lelievre-Hughes joins Can-Am Sales Group, LLC

Sophie Lelievre-Hughes

Can-Am Sales Group, LLC., is pleased to announce that outdoor industry professional Sophie Lelievre-Hughes has joined the Can-Am sales team as Territory Sales Manager. Sophie brings over 14 years of outdoor supplier experience to the Can-Am team which includes transforming the Lucky Bug Lure company into a successful brand across North America.

“We’re excited to have Sophie join our Can-Am team. Her enthusiasm & ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment combined with her deep industry and customer knowledge are a perfect fit for the needs of our distribution, retail, and vendor partners” stated Can-Am Sales Group President, Scott Makway.

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