Bently CollinsDaniel Zilkha, CEO, Sabre Yachts recently sent the following newsletter to their customers and dealers. The end of March brought a big change at Sabre and Back Cove: after almost 30 years, Bentley (Collins) will complete his retirement, and, while remaining on our Management Committee, will relinquish his day-to-day sales and marketing responsibilities...

Jeff GrayThe National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) has appointed Jeff Gray as the new chairman of their Technology Committee. Gray, vice president of the Trailer Division at ASA Electronics, has been a member of the committee for two years.

Magnum Venus ProductsMagnum Venus Products (MVP), a global manufacturer of fluid movement and production solutions for industrial applications, is pleased to announce Tobi Ferguson as its President and CEO. 

Boating Industry Magazine today announced that Lauren Beckstedt, Chief Marketing Officer, Brunswick Boat Group, Business Acceleration and Enterprise Marketing Services, has been selected as one of its 40 Under 40 award winners for 2021.

Martin SchemkesGroupe Beneteau has announced that Martin Schemkes has been appointed Brand Director of DELPHIA. Previously in charge of sales management for the JEANNEAU and PRESTIGE brands in Central and Northern Europe, Martin Schemkes joined the Groupe Beneteau in 2000.

Meryl CookFlow-Rite, a leading manufacturer of injection-molded fluid control products, has hired Meryl Cook as its new senior marketing manager. Todd Hart, company president, made the announcement.

Patrick RieupeyroutIt was with great sadness that, on Thursday 11 March 2021, the Board of Directors and the permanent staff members of Grand Pavois Organisation learned of the death of Patrick Rieupeyrout, an emblematic figure in the world of water sports in La Rochelle, France and Europe.

Colin ClarkWestern Marine Company is pleased to announce the hiring of Colin Clark to the crew at Transat Marine in Barrie Ontario.  His role will be Inside Sales and Customer Service as well as assisting in sailing related projects for customers across Canada.  

Freedom Boat ClubFreedom Boat Club announced that John Giglio has retired from the company effective March 5th.  Giglio joined Freedom Boat Club in 2004 as operations manager for its corporate-operated stores.

Maritime MuseumDavid has served as Executive Director for the past five years and believes that the time is right for someone else to take the helm. David stated that, "it is my personal belief that it is often in the best interests of most organizations to have new leadership every five years.

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2022 AMI Conference & Expo, Feb 1-3, 2022| Daytona Beach

 

Association of Marina IndustriesSave the date for the 2022 AMI Conference & Expo in Daytona Beach, FL on February 1-3, 2022. Plan ahead and book your room at the host hotel to receive your discounted rates!

The Association of Marina Industries Conference & Expo is THE leading marina and boatyard conference. It is geared specifically toward marina and boatyard owners; operators and managers; as well as dock masters, harbormasters, boat builders and repairers, and industry consultants. 

 

 

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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.

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Leon Slikkers, a marine industry pioneer, whose career building boats dates back to the 1940s, ...
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The 2021 Boating Ontario Golf Tournament was again, a huge success. This year it was held at ...
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Vision marine unveils its E-Motion™ fully electric powertrain matched with the iconic Bruce 22 at Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

Vision MarineThe first on-water event showcasing the Company’s innovative powertrain technology with equal parts performance and art, sees the astonishing Bruce 22 and the efficacious E-Motion™ Outboard are set to break a previous speed record.

Vision Marine Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: VMAR) (“Vision Marine” or the “Company”), a global leader in the electric recreational boating industry serving both OEMs and consumers, is pleased to announce its return to the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, the largest unsanctioned boat race in the US, taking place August 28-29, 2021.

 

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New Simrad® App launches, loaded with navigation features and support for Simrad® displays

Simrad AppThe latest Simrad® app debuted this week for the marine electronics leader celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The updated app includes a premium offering complete with new mapping features, advanced functionality and mirroring and control of Simrad® multi-functional displays from your smartphone or tablet. It is available on both the Apple Store for iOS and Google Play for Android.

The app is free to download and offers a rich experience that includes free up-to-date nautical charts from C-MAP®, personal waypoints, routes and tracks, latest marine weather, personalization and much more. 

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Raritan sanitation hose has impressive bend radius

Rariton Sanitation HoseBetween the odor and working in confined spaces, replacing an onboard sanitation line is never a pleasant job. With Sani/Flex Odor Shield Marine Hose from Raritan Engineering, the task can be completed quicker and with fewer expletives. Incredibly strong, it has class-leading flexibility.

The 1.5" version of Sani/Flex Odor Shield has a bend radius of 3.15". The 1" model has an impressive 1.97" rating. Combined with its suppleness, it's super-easy to snake the hose around the tightest corners.

 

 

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IMTRA expands sales and support teams and celebrates retirement of industry veteran

Dick DavidsonIMTRA, the leading manufacturer and importer of quality solutions and products for the marine, energy and transportation markets, announced August 19th, that the sales team has been bolstered, anticipating the upcoming retirement of long-time sales and service representative, Dick Davidson.

With an impressive career that spanned decades, Davidson spent over 30 years serving California, the American Southwest and customers throughout Asia. He will be replaced by Will Vrooman, a 20-year marine industry veteran. Vrooman comes to IMTRA after serving as national sales manager for Maxwell Marine, where he handled all aspects of new business development and client service. 

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