Madi LaceyMadi Lacey has recently joined the Boating Ontario team in the position of Membership and Communications Coordinator, and while she may be new to the role, she is by no means new to the industry.

Oceanmax Expansion PlansOceanmax, leading innovator of underwater coatings, has announced the next phase of its planned global expansion to support greater market penetration for its existing line and new introductions planned for Q3, 2019 and beyond. 

John ShipmanJohn Wallace Shipman passed away at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on June 30, 2019. He is survived by his children Ellen, Anne (Jo Bossart), Mona (Steve Joudry), Gerry (Mary McDowall), and Peter (Kelly Snodden). He was Grandpa to 14 and Great Grandpa to 15.

Scott NaultScott Nault has accepted the position of National Sales Manager for Marquis Yachts. In this capacity he will oversee and manage the day to day sales activities for the Marquis Yachts brands of Marquis, Carver Yachts including the Lexus LY 650. Nault will also handle dealer development and product education. 

Knut FrostadNavico, parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad®, B&G® and C-MAP® brands has announced that its board of directors has appointed Knut Frostad as President and Chief Executive Officer – assuming the role of outgoing chief executive, Leif Ottosson. 

Indmar Marine Tim MaherIndmar Marine Engines has announced that Tim Maher has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately.  As COO, Maher will have responsibility for operating units worldwide and the day-to-day-operations of the company and manufacturing facility.  

ICOMIADuring the ICOMIA/IFBSO Congress held earlier this month in Split, Croatia, ICOMIA president Andrea Razeto presented NMMA president Dr. Thom Dammrich and Finnboat’s past president Dr. Jouko Huju with honorary lifetime memberships. 

Jerome De MetzThe Board of Directors of BENETEAU S.A. is announcing that Mr Hervé Gastinel’s duties as Chief Executive Officer and his other positions within Groupe Beneteau ended on June 15 and 16, 2019.

Gary BurrellGarmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), announced on June 13th that Gary Burrell, aviation pioneer and co-founder of Garmin Ltd., passed away on June 12, 2019, at the age of 81. Mr. Burrell retired in 2002 and continued to serve as Garmin’s co-Chairman...

Jennifer ThompsonJennifer Thompson, Senior Vice President of NMMA Shows was named the first female president of the International Federation of Boat Show Organizers (IFBSO) on Friday, June 7 in Split, Croatia at their annual conference. Thompson replaces Goetz-Ulf Jungmichael following his third two-year tenure.

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HOURSTON GLASCRAFT LTD.

 

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

Charles ‘Chuck’ Hourston was born in Vancouver, BC in 1923. He attended Vancouver Technical School before serving in the Canadian Army during the Second World War. He was an avid hockey player and played for the Army. After the War, in 1948, he worked for Hamish Davidson (Davidson Manufacturing Ltd.) building Sabot sailboats. Davidson experimented early with the new technology of fibreglass in boat construction, and Hourston taught himself the art of building hulls with this material. His first boat was a dinghy.

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BRP COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF TELWATER, AUSTRALIAN LEADER IN ALUMINUM BOATS

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

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

 

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

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

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

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