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Discover Boating Canada Marketing Webinar Set for May 27
On May 27, Discover Boating Canada is inviting industry members to listen into the details for its 2015 marketing plan through a 30-minute webinar. The presentation will provide information about the organization's current marketing efforts as well as what's in store for later this year. Read More
ABYC Unveils Consolidated Warning Labels
The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has released new, consolidated boat warning labels. The labels, released by the non-profit safety standards organization, feature standardized graphics and messaging that's designed to increase boater safety by providing easier-to-understand information. Read More
Pride Marine Group Opens Sales Locations in Keswick and Lagoon City Ontario
Pride Marine Group (PMG) has officially announced the opening of two new Ontario sales locations. One is located at the Lagoon City Marina it took over on May 1, and the second is a sales and brokerage office in Keswick on the Krates Marina property. Read More
Boating Ontario Seeks Summer Students
Boating Ontario, the association representing hundreds of marinas and boat dealers across the province, is seeking summer students to assist with its ongoing consumer programs. Read More
Navico Named Cabela's 2014 Vendor of the Year
Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and GoFree brands, has been named Cabela's 2014 Vendor of the Year for the General Outdoors Division. Read More
Aviva No Longer Requires Surveys for Certain Boats
Effective as of April 15, Aviva, an insurance provider, no longer requires a complete survey for boats under 30 feet in length that have a current market value of under $30,000. Moving forward, all that is required are photos of each side of the boat. Read More
Northpoint Commercial Finance Opens New Ontario Office
Northpoint Commercial Finance, specializing in distribution finance, has opened a new location in Canada to better serve its clients. Read More
Brunswick Launches Online Dealer Certification for its Boat Dealers
Brunswick Corporation, Lake Forest, Illinois, says it has improved its Brunswick Dealer Advantage certification program in partnership with the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA). Read More
Simrad's New Halo Radar Refines Close and Long Distance Views
The solid-state, open-array radar combines broadband radar and pulse radar to provide boaters visibility within the pulse radar's short distance blind spot. It also provides a long range look of up to 72 nautical miles away. Read More
Newmarket Man Wins $10,000 Towards his Boat Purchase
Not many begin the boating season as well as Robert Shelton has this year. The Newmarket, Ontario resident was the winner of this year's Buy A Boat and Win contest, which was drawn at the Toronto International Boat Show in January. Read More
Mercury Marine Receives Supply Chain Award
Mercury Marine has been honoured for its commitment to further the supply chain and procurement education of its employees through APICS membership and certification. Read More
Volvo Penta Offers Extended Fitted-Parts Warranty
Volvo Penta has doubled the warranty availability for its genuine Volvo Penta parts and accessories that are purchased and installed by a Volvo Penta dealer. Read More
BRP Receives Sustainable Business Award
BRP's Sturtevant, Wisconsin-based closed-loop facility water system has received a Sustainable Business Award for Sustainable Process. The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council and Cool Choices presented the award. Read More
Bay Bridge Boat Show Reports Growing in Exhibitors and Attendance
Held in mid April, this year's Bay Bridge Boat Show was met with good weather and lots of sunshine. Read More
Raymarine Brings Canadian Sportfishing's Italo Labignan Onboard with Dragonfly
Raymarine has added Canadian Sportfishing television host, Italo Labignan, to its Pro Staff of Canadian anglers. Labignan joins a number of professional fishermen who represent Raymarine and its new line of Dragonfly CHIRP sonar products. Read More
NMMA Canada Receives Funding for Overseas Development for Third Year
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada, will receive up to $33,825 in funding from Foreign Affairs, Trade Development Canada to support Canadian recreational marine manufacturers who are interested in developing their business in overseas markets. Read More
Suncoast Boat Show Reports Double Digit Attendance Growth
Organizers coming out of the 33rd annual Suncoast Boat Show, held at Marina Jack's in Sarasota, Florida last week, say the show experienced gains in attendance as well as the number of boats on display. Read More
Metroland Media Appoints New Marine Division Sales Manager
Metroland Media, publisher of Boating Business, Boatguide and PORTS – in additional to numerous other publications, has appointed Tony Lepera as its new National Sales Manager. Read More
Pride Marine Group Poised to Move Into Lagoon City Marina
Pride Marine Group, an Ontario-based dealer chain with 10 different marinas and sales offices across the province, will soon take over its newest marina on May 1. Read More
McMurdo Becomes Safety Beacon Partner for Deadliest Catch
McMurdo Group, an international company specializing in Emergency readiness and response, will be the official safety beacon partner of the reality series Deadliest Catch. Created by FremantleMedia North America's Original Productions, Season 11 of the show premiered in mid April. Read More
BRP Establishes Automatic Share Purchase Plan
In connection with its previously announced plan to purchase for cancellation up to 3,703,442 subordinate voting shares, Valcourt, Québec-based BRP entered into an automatic share purchase plan with a designated broker. Read More
MyTaskit Adds Eleven New Customers for MyTaskit Pro – Including One Canadian
MyTaskit, West Palm Beach, Florida, provider of a task sharing and service coordination platform, has added 11 new marine businesses users of its MyTaskit Pro. MyTaskit allows Service professionals to view customer task requests online, communicate with owners and captains, respond to inquiries, secure approvals and offer updates. Read More