Raymarine and FLIR Maritime enhance Marketing Team with new hires and internal alignment

Raymarine and FLIR Maritime enhance Marketing Team with new hires and internal alignment

Apr 16, 2024 Raymarine and FLIR Maritime – global leaders in high-performance marine electronics and thermal cameras for the recreational boating, marine first responder and law enforcement markets – recently announced new team members, including Gordon Sprouse as Director of Marketing for the Americas and Rachel Appel as Events Coordinator. In addition, Jim Hands will assume the role of…

KingFisher Boats announces promotions of Baxter Bolton to President and Brad Armstrong to CFO at Bryton Marine Group

KingFisher Boats announces promotions of Baxter Bolton to President and Brad Armstrong to CFO at Bryton Marine Group

KingFisher Boats, a North American leader in heavy-gauge aluminum boats, is proud to announce the promotions of Baxter Bolton to President at KingFisher Boats, and Brad Armstrong to Chief Financial Officer at Bryton Marine Group – KingFisher’s parent company.

Garmin pro Justin Hamner wins the 2024 Bassmaster Classic championship   

Garmin pro Justin Hamner wins the 2024 Bassmaster Classic championship   

Apr 2, 2024 Garmin, the world’s most innovative and recognized marine electronics manufacturer, is proud to celebrate Justin Hamner as the winner of the 2024 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Classic, Mar. 22-24, at Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees in Oklahoma. With six of the top 10 finishers at this year’s Bassmaster Classic—the world’s most renowned fishing tournament—running LiveScope™ Plus live-scanning sonar, Garmin is the electronics choice…

Eight bells Brian Minton

Eight bells Brian Minton

Apr 2, 2024 The family of Brian Minton sadly announced his passing on March 18th at 76 years old.  Born in Toronto to Virginia Minton and William James Minton, Brian is survived by Katherine, his son Ryan Butler of Toronto (Mihi Joshi) and his brother Tim Minton of Naples, Florida. Brian grew up in Don Mills and…

Women MAKE Awards Honor Brunswick Corporation Strategic Sourcing Manager Andrea Shen for Excellence in Manufacturing

Women MAKE Awards Honor Brunswick Corporation Strategic Sourcing Manager Andrea Shen for Excellence in Manufacturing

Mar 26, 2024 The Manufacturing Institute (MI), the workforce development and education affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers announced that Brunswick Corporation’s Strategic Sourcing Manager, Andrea Shen has been recognized as a 2024 Women MAKE Awards Honoree. This annual national awards program honors women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of…

Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations (FOCA) announces new CEO

Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations (FOCA) announces new CEO

Mar 26, 2024 The Board of Directors of the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations (FOCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lesley Lavender to the position of Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2024.  Ms. Lavender has been the CEO of the Prince Edward County Chamber of Commerce for the past 5 years, which represents, protects, and supports its members by…

Eight Bells: Paul Brazeau

Eight Bells: Paul Brazeau

Mar 12, 2024 Paul Brazeau sadly passed away on Saturday March 2, 2024, at the age of 70. Paul was the owner of Happy Days Boat Centre in Windsor, ON. He was a true and loyal friend to many in the community, enjoyed his work so immensely and had a great passion for the Detroit River…

TACO Marine Marketing Lead Zoe Rawitz receives Marine Marketers of America Rising Star Award

TACO Marine Marketing Lead Zoe Rawitz receives Marine Marketers of America Rising Star Award

Mar 5, 2024 TACO Marine® Marketing Lead Zoe Rawitz received the 2024 Marine Marketers of America (MMA) Industry Rising Star Award. The award was presented during MMA’s annual Neptune Awards reception at the 2024 Discover Boating™ Miami International Boat Show® last week. Zoe joined the marine industry with TACO in 2018 as the Marketing Assistant and was…

Indmar Marine Engines announces leadership changes

Indmar Marine Engines announces leadership changes

Mar 5, 2024 Indmar Marine Engines announced Tim Maher, who previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Indmar, as the company’s President.  As President, Maher will oversee the worldwide operations of the company and will report directly to Mark McKinney, the President of Liberty Technologies, a Correct Craft subsidiary that oversees Indmar Marine Engines, Pleasurecraft Engine Group, and Velvet…

Eight Bells John Clark

Eight Bells John Clark

Feb 20, 2024 Following a struggle with cancer, adventurer, sailmaker and world champion, John Clark, passed away peacefully with assistance at the age of 59 with his family by his side at his home, just as he wished on January 17, 2024.  Born in 1964, John learned to sail at Frenchman’s Bay Yacht Club and…

Meet Nichole Wishart, MRAA Business Development Specialist

Meet Nichole Wishart, MRAA Business Development Specialist

Feb 6, 2024 The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) announces that Nichole Wishart has joined the MRAA team as MRAA Business Development Specialist. “We are delighted to add Nichole’s unique talents and entrepreneurial acumen to the MRAA team,” says Allison Gruhn, Vice President of Business Development. “She possesses great leadership abilities and a business mindset that will help the MRAA deliver on its…

IBEX announces new hires

IBEX announces new hires

Feb 6, 2024 Samantha Batson (left); Megan Davisson (right) The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced the addition of two new members to its management team: Samantha Batson as Marketing Manager and Megan Davisson as Sales and Projects Manager. The expanded IBEX team will add more horsepower to take on new initiatives and focus on…