European Boating IndustryThe first-ever study by European Boating Industry, Bundesverband Wassersportwirtschaft e.V., and boot Düsseldorf offers a unique insight into how the recreational boating industry in Europe fared in 2020 given the COVID-19 pandemic.

AMI EducationThis report covers the economic outlook of the industry using data collected in early 2021 and reflects the 2020 boating season. The report provides information about the health of the industry and other information to help you run your business. AMI collected this data during the COVID-19 crisis.

Transport CanadaThe following are the Canadian Pleasure Craft Licensing statistics for the month of March 2021.

Transport CanadaThe following are the Canadian Pleasure Craft Licensing statistics for the month of February 2021.

AMI Marina Wage Survey - 2020The AMI 2020 Marina Wage Rate Report is now available and the report includes information on wages for multiple marina specific positions. Data included is the average wage, wage high and low, average years of experience, average hours worked per week, among others.

Rising Popularity in Sports Fishing MarketThe global sports fishing equipment market surpassed a US$ 2.5 Bn valuation in 2020, and is poised to reflect a moderate rate of growth through the forecast period (2021 and 2031). Sports fishing equipment sales are increasingly driven growing civilian interest in water sports and recreational fishing.

Boating Industry CanadaThis is the ideal time to take the temperature of the 2021 marine industry sales environment. The first-ever Virtual Toronto International Boat Show has just wrapped up and the 2021 Virtual Vancouver International Boat Show is coming up February 24 to 27, 2021.

NMMAThe National Marine Manufacturers Association(NMMA), representing North American recreational boat, engine and marine accessory manufacturers, reported on January 6th, that retail unit sales of new powerboats in the U.S. increased last year by an estimated 12 percent compared to 2019.

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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. 

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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.

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Maple Leaf Marinas (MLM) is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of three full-service ...
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From coast to coast to coast, Fisheries and Oceans Canada owns, operates, and maintains a ...
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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.

 

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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.

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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. 

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James Neophytou joins North South Nautical Group

James NeophytouJames was first introduced into boating in 1980, in the town of Port Severn. Almost immediately he developed a passion for boating and purchased his first boat, a 15’ Kodiak with a 50hp Johnson.

It wasn’t long before James got the ‘itch’ to move to a bigger boat. He and his family spent several years cruising the beautiful waters of Georgian Bay in their 23 Reinell. Unfortunately, a busy work schedule forced James to take a break from boat ownership. He knew though, that one day he’d return.  

 

 

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