Sept 21, 2021

Bradley HaleBCI Marine has hired Bradley Hale as Regional Sales Director, Ontario.

Bradley brings 35+ years of dealer partner to consumer sales expertise to the Canadian (Ontario) boating space. A life-long 3rd generation Trent-Severn cottager, boater and water-skier, with a passion for big lake cruising, Bradley looks to bring a different approach to the marine industry by parlaying his love of being on the water, and his success in the fast-paced ever-changing telecommunications, for both his dealer partners, and their customers

In similar roles, Bradley grew several virtually unknown brands to industry leading offerings, in a matter of a few years. Patrick Hardy, Founder and Owner of BCI Marine, said “We’re very excited to have Bradley on board. His depth of sales & partnership expertise and friendly engagement is contagious, and directly complements our growing team, our brands and the desires of like-minded marine dealers.”  Reach Bradleyat This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

About us: BCI Marine distributes unique innovative offerings focusing on emerging international trends in high-demand market segments. BCI Marine offers boat dealers simple, turnkey sales solutions for their brands, acting as their 'in-country' single point of contact with the brands, handling all the logistics, adapting boats to North American standards, rigging, and dealer inventory financing. Contact us at 1-844-635-2705, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Show Dates run for five days: January 26 – 30, 2022
Virtual Show Hours for Attendees to Connect with Exhibitors (email, phone):
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 11am – 7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 5pm

Additional Background on TIBS Virtual:
The 2021 Virtual Toronto Boat Show attracted more than 35,000 registrations made up of returning boat show patrons, new boaters, and first-time show attendees from the Greater Toronto Area, regionally across Ontario, and as far reaching as British Columbia.

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