Nov 3, 2020

Groupe Beneteau Americas has announced two important executive appointments in their powerboat brands.

Nick HarveyNick Harvey

Nick Harvey, FOUR WINNS and WELLCRAFT Brand Director

In charge of Jeanneau and Prestige sales development in the Americas since 2014, Nick Harvey is appointed FOUR WINNS and WELLCRAFT Brand Director.

After having started his career in the automotive industry, Nick Harvey joined Groupe Beneteau in 2003, and took up his position in North America that year to lead the development of Lagoon catamarans. Nick then moved to France and assumed a Senior Regional Sales Director role for the Jeanneau and Prestige brands where he contributed to their rapid development in Southern Europe and South America. In 2014, Nick moved back to the USA and became President of Jeanneau America.

Andy Lindsay

Andy Lindsay

Andy Lindsay, GLASTRON and SCARAB Brand Director

With a 34-year experience in the marine industry, Andy Lindsay has managed all facets of OEM business in the US. In 1991 he joined Four Winns as Regional Sales Manager for Canada. In 2016, he was appointed VP of Sales for the brands Four Winns, Glastron, Wellcraft and Scarab. He has developed dealer networks of various brands over the course of his career.

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Electric Shock Drowning - the invisible hazard in the water

VoltSafe Shore Power

Why is swimming not allowed at marinas? 

Most people assume this is to prevent swimmers from being injured or killed by boats. But there’s also another invisible hazard, electric shock.  Electric shock drowning happens when electric current leaks into a surrounding body of water and the water becomes energized. If someone enters that area of water, he or she could lose muscle control and be unable to swim to safety or call for help.

Power boats with faulty electrical wiring that are connected to shore power may cause the water to become energized.

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Nominate Your Boating Heroes Today - CANADIAN SAFE BOATING AWARDS

 

Be #WakeAware

The Canadian Safe Boating Council wants to acknowledge these heroes and showcase their commitment to safe boating. The CANADIAN SAFE BOATING AWARDS, usually called the CASBAs, honours the people, programs, and organizations that help to make boating in Canada safer and better for all of us.

Who are these heroes?

They could be a family or individual who saves a life; a boating safety advocate, a volunteer or teacher whose passion for boating engages people and influences boating safety...

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CPS-ECP and Carefree Boat Club

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CBC is now a proud Sponsor offering benefits for CPS-ECP members that join Carefree. One of the new member benefits includes incentives for CPS-ECP members to continue their boating education through CPS-ECP courses. CBC will offer a discount on their membership entry fee and reimburse members partially any successfully completed CPS-ECP courses moving forward. Courses are held either in class, virtual meetings or online. There is something to be said about the benefits of having your own personal teacher! 

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Shurhold Snap and Zipper LubricantWords of exasperation wafting across a marina often signal a boat owner fighting with a jammed zipper or snap that won't catch. This frustrating situation is simple to avoid by using Snap Stick from Shurhold. Made in the USA, the easy-to-apply lubricant keeps marine fittings working smoothly for up to three months and reduces stress levels around the docks.

A unique, wax-like formula, Snap Stick lubricates and protects plastic and metal snaps, zippers, hinges and other small hardware from the effects of harsh marine environment exposure. Unscented, non-toxic and biodegradable, it won't harm fabrics and other boat surfaces. Non-soluble, it doesn't rinse off when exposed to rain and spray, or boat washing. 

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Meet Kim Knudsen, new Community Partnerships and Training Coordinator at Quadrant Marine Institute

Kim Knudsen

Kim Knudsen has just joined the Quadrant team as their new Community Partnerships and Training Coordinator. He comes to the Quadrant team with a background in high-end hospitality, business development and training development and coordination for a variety of industries including education and maritime. He has lived and worked in many countries and makes a great addition to Quadrant’s adventurous team!

He’ll be working to support their instructors, apprentices, and employer partners across BC’s small craft/recreational marine service industry. If you have suggestions for promoting the marine service industry, reach out and say hello.

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