Mike MckeownMike has been an integral member of the Georgian Bay boating community for over 28 years. Beginning his career at Beacon Bay Marina, Mike has held leadership positions with Bayport Yachting Centre, Friday Harbour and as President of Boating Ontario. Mike holds the designation of Certified Marina Manager, and was one of the first in Canada to receive this designation.

MRAAThe Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has announced its Board of Directors for 2021, including new chairman, Rob Soucy, President of Port Harbor Marine.

Roger Jin and Olaf KlopThe Marine Division of Mission Critical Electronics (MCE) has added a new product manager, Roger Jin, and European sales manager, Olaf Klop to work with its marine brands of ASEA Power Systems, Newmar and Xantrex. Jin and Klop became the newest employees in December of 2020.

Jake KuckRegal Boats is pleased to announce that Jake Kuck has been promoted to Vice President of North American Sales & Marketing, effective immediately. In his new role, Jake will lead the North American Sales and Marketing Teams to advance Regal’s efforts towards their vision of “Pursuing the Ultimate Boating Experience.”

Don SmithBENETEAU is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Smith as the new President of BENETEAU America as of January 1st, 2021. Don succeeds Jean-François Lair in this new role.

Jonathon Burns, Ben Mallet, Scott HigginsThe Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit begins 2021 with several new management team appointments. These changes continue to maximize synergies and strengths across the organization to better serve customers, dealers and boat builders.

Courtney ChalmersMarine Marketers of America (MMA) today announced the election of new officers and appointment of new board members. New officers for 2021 are Courtney Chalmers, president, and Kristen Frohnhoefer, vice president. Romina Bompani continues in her role as secretary of the association.

Thom DammrichThe Center for Sportfishing Policy (CSP), the nation’s leading advocate for saltwater recreational anglers, is pleased to announce its new chairman of the board of directors, Dr. Thom Dammrich. Dammrich was elected to succeed Robert “Bob” Hayes in the leadership role at CSP’s fall board meeting on Thursday, December 3.

Malinda HassellMalinda Hassell is Dominica's new Destination Marketing Manager. Ms. Hassell joined the team at Discover Dominica Authority on November 17, 2020. She will provide leadership oversight in implementing the Authority’s marketing plan under the guidance of the Ministry of Tourism, International Transport and Maritime Initiatives.

Julie BalzanoMarineMax recently announced Julie Balzano as the Brand Marketing Manager to oversee marketing efforts for Galeon, Aquila, Azimut, and MarineMax Vacations.

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MESSE DÜSSELDORF CANCELS BOOT 2021 DUE TO ONGOING PANDEMIC

 

BOOT 2021 CancelledMesse 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. Under the given circumstances, an implementation on the planned date in April is no longer guaranteed, says Wolfram N. Diener, CEO of Messe Düsseldorf: "The continuing high level of infection and the fact that the end of the lockdown is not foreseeable for the time being make a resumption of trade fair operations at the end of April appear increasingly unrealistic.

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Mid Winter Boat VisitsBoating boomed in 2020, with thousands of first-time boat buyers desiring respite from the pandemic. Now many of these new boat owners are learning how to maintain and store their vessels for the first time. A midwinter visit to check on the boat − no matter if stored ashore in a backyard, or a marina parking lot − is a wise thing to do. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has these four tips to ensure there are no surprises at spring commissioning.

• Water is bad. The number-one concern for any boat in long-term winter storage is water. It can’t be allowed in, but if it does, the water needs a way out. Check your boat’s winter cover to ensure it still allows rain and heavy snow loads to easily shed away from the boat. 

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YAMAHA INTRODUCES NEW, UPDATED V6 OFFSHORE OUTBOARDS FOR 2021

Yamaha V6 Offshore Outboards for 2021Yamaha also adds new flush, side-mount Digital Electronic Control (DEC) for Helm Master® EX and Saltwater Series II™ HP propellers to the product line.
 
Yamaha Motor Canada kicks off 2021 with brand new product offerings, including updated V6 Offshore outboards that combine new benefits with a reliable performance legacy. The new V6 Offshore Digital Electronic Control (DEC) models boast built-in Digital Electric Steering (DES) (F250 and F300), Thrust Enhancing Reverse Exhaust (TERE) and other XTO Offshore®-inspired features. 

 

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