NMMA CanadaThe National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada announced today the release of the first two sections of the 2018 Canadian Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract – Economic Facts and Retail Markets (New Boats).

NMMANMMA’s latest New Powerboat Registrations Report for the US market shows new powerboat registrations were up 4.2 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. 

GlamWe have just learned from Boating Ontario that there is an important survey in progress that Ontario and Quebec marinas should respond to.

MFA Time StandardsThe Time Standards Manual was developed in 1996 by the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA), a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International, to serve as a benchmark that shop owners can use to set fabrication times, with which they can generate competitive labor costs.

Boating Ontario Parks CanadaBoating Ontario has shared with us that as a valued stakeholder, Parks Canada would like to invite you to join in a conversation about user fees, taking place at www.parkscanada.gc.ca/consultations.

Transport CanadaTransport Canada has released the Pleasurecraft Licensing statistics for January 2019.

Transport CanadaTransport Canada has released the Pleasurecraft Licensing statistics for December 2018

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Business ValuationsBy: Patrick Ungashick

Photo Credit: Dwain Bodkin


Business valuations are an important tool for owners and leaders of privately-held companies. For example, if you are doing sophisticated tax planning, buying-out a business partner, or if an owner is going through a marital divorce, then a valuation may be highly prudent—if not legally required. However, business owners and leaders should avoid rushing to get a valuation in circumstances where the need is not clear.

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LIONS GATE MARINA IS FIRST NORTH VANCOUVER FACILITY TO EARN ECO-CERTIFICATION WITH 4-ANCHOR RATING

Lions Gate MarinaNorth Vancouver’s Lions Gate Marina has achieved eco-certification by Georgia Strait Alliance’s Clean Marine BC program, which helps boating facilities to reduce the impact of recreational boating on the Strait of Georgia and beyond by implementing environmental best practices.

Clean Marine BC (CMBC) is a voluntary environmental recognition program for marinas, harbour authorities, yacht clubs, and boatyards. Participating facilities are awarded an anchor rating from one to five, which is based on the results of an independent audit. Lions Gate Marina has achieved a four-anchor rating. 

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BOATING ONTARIO LAUNCHES THEIR ABANDONED BOATS PROJECT

Boating Ontario LogoBoating Ontario announces the official launch of the Abandoned Boats Project Awareness Campaign aiming to increase boat owners’ awareness of their responsibilities, including proper management of their boat at the end of its life.

Boating Ontario was the recipient of a grant under Transport Canada’s Abandoned Boats Program assisting in the removal of abandoned or wrecked small boats posing a risk to Canadian Waters.  The program will help to educate small boat owners about how to responsibly manage their boats and support research on boat recycling.

 

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