Apr 20, 2021

Patty LawrencePatty Lawrence to Manage International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference Education Program.
 
The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced that Patty Lawrence has joined the team as Education Director. 
 
With 11 years’ experience within the industry and an extensive background in education, Lawrence will be responsible for the creation of a world-class education program that includes a full day of pre-conference sessions, the unsurpassed seminar series, and exhibitor-hosted show-floor Tech Talk workshops. She will also work to develop year-round sessions for IBEX 365, the event’s new platform for industry related product updates, company news, and education. 
 
Her most recent positions include managing education programs for the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), Sail America, and Informa. Lawrence has also been involved with local and national organizations, including serving on the board of US Sailing and as a past president of the Thistle Class Association. In addition, she was an educator at Midlands Technical College in the Development Studies Department and was awarded Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year in 1997.
 
“I am thrilled to join the IBEX team,” said Lawrence. “I’m a life-long sailor and teacher, and somehow lucked into educational programs for the marine industry. I’m delighted to combine the two things I am most passionate about. I’m truly looking forward to working with IBEX partners, speakers, and attendees.”
 
IBEX“The Education Program is an integral part of IBEX and a key component to a successful show,” said Anne Dunbar, IBEX Show Director. “We are delighted to welcome Patty to the IBEX team and are confident that with the return to in-person events, this year’s program will deliver the quality education the industry has come to expect from us.”
 
Lawrence currently resides outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. As a life-long sailor, she enjoys racing a Thistle with her family; additionally, they have enjoyed sailing regattas around the country. When her daughters started sailing, Lawrence took over the club’s junior sailing program, but as they have grown older, the family fleet has evolved from Optis to Lasers and the Thistle occasionally gets traded for a charter boat. Last year, Cowan Lake Sailing Association was a Covid retreat for Patty and her family, as club sailing had them out on the water nearly every weekend.
 
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, IBEX is scheduled to return to the Tampa Convention Center from September 28 – 30, 2021. For more information, visit www.ibexshow.com

  • Prev
MarineMax recently announced the acquisition of American boatbuilder KCS International, Inc., ...
What’s this campaign all about? Well, we all know how great it is to be in marine service, and all ...
Offer your local media outlets valuable public information about marinas and safe boating during ...
Selling a radar system to your customers is a major sale for your business. Radar is one of the ...
Canada-based Vision Marine Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: VMAR) (“Vision” or the “Company”) is ...
Our sister publication, Canadian Yachting OnBoard is an online digest that gets in front of about ...
National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada and the provincial Marine Trade ...
Canadian Yachting (CY) Media is pleased to announce their newest Team Member, John Matheson to the ...
With the presidency of Joe Biden well underway in the United States, climate change and clean ...
Dr. Shrink, Inc. is one of the largest suppliers of shrink wrap across the globe, and while ...

The Importance of a Sea Trial

 

Sea TrialI am frequently asked if I think it's important that a marine surveyor attend a Sea Trial when one of our clients is buying a used boat. In very simple terms, not including your marine surveyor on a Sea Trial is a failure to complete the full marine survey. Many buyers believe they are obtaining a marine survey in order to make sure they can get insurance on the vessel they are buying.

Once the buyers receive their marine survey reports however, most realize that the surveyor sees deeper into the condition of the vessel. Often, the surveyor finds a number of items that that the prospective buyer has overlooked. 

Read More


 

Boating Industry Canada News Week

 

Every Tuesday we publish a fresh Digest with informative articles pertaining to the Canadian boating and marine industry. Stay up to date with the latest products, research and industry developments.

Missed an Issue of Boating Industry Canada News Week? If you're looking for a specific issue, or simply want to catch up on previous issues, check out our Boating Industry Canada News Week Archives.

Not signed up for News Week? Subscribe here

 

 

 

 

 

Changing Scene

  • Prev
Maple Leaf Marinas (MLM) is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of three full-service ...
Canada’s marine trade associations are all working together to help fight the Liberal government’s ...
Boating BC Association applauds the funding announcement by Environment Minister George Heyman ...
Mention the name Jeanneau and sleek-looking sailboats immediately come to mind but the ...
From coast to coast to coast, Fisheries and Oceans Canada owns, operates, and maintains a ...
The Limestone® Boat Company, a heritage brand recently re-launched with new ...
Many businesses have had to be creative and find new ways to offer their services because of the ...
In the March 26th edition of Boating Industry Canada News Week Digest, we carried the huge ...
In their March 26th newsletter, the NMMA reported that 2020 was both a historic year for ...
On Monday, March 29th, fire broke out in a group of power boats stored on the hard and still under ...

Open now! Nova Scotia & New Brunswick Boat Shows Unite for New Maritime Boating & Outdoor Digital Marketplace

Nova Scotia & New Brunswick Boat ShowsMany businesses have had to be creative and find new ways to offer their services because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Halifax International Boat Show, Moncton Boat Show, and NB Sportsmen & Fly Fishing Show normally take place each winter, but the 2021 editions of these events have been postponed to 2022.

In an effort to keep boating and outdoor enthusiasts connected with the show’s dealers and exhibitors, the event organizers have moved to an online platform: The Maritime Boating & Outdoor Digital Marketplace.

 

Read More


 

VERATRON DEBUTS SMALLEST N2K GNSS ANTENNA

Veratron N2K GNSS AntennaAt a mere 2.4" in diameter, the Veratron GO is the smallest NMEA 2000® certified GNSS antenna on the market. Truly plug-and-play, the high-performance integrated GPS, GLONASS and Galileo receiver is available in two navigation models and a Bluetooth version for monitoring onboard networked systems.


Starting off the series is Veratron GO GPS, the satellite-only version. Alternately, Veratron GO Data offers a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) gateway that enables users to monitor engine, battery, navigation and other vessel performance data on Veratron's new NavDash mobile app.

Read More


 

Vesper Appoints U.S. National Channel Manager to Drive Sales of the Award-Winning Cortex Product Line

Damien FryeVesper Marine, manufacturer of innovative marine safety and communication products, has announced that due to rapid growth in the vital North American market, Damien Frye, based out of Seattle, Washington, has been hired as U.S. National Channel Manager.

"We are thrilled to welcome Damien to the Vesper Marine team as U.S. National Channel Manager,” said Jason Young, Vesper Marine, Global Sales Director. “With an extensive resume in sales and service for marine electronics and safety products, Damien is well-versed in our product line, having previously managed our sales efforts in Alaska. 

Read More