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Parks Canada: Reduced Water Levels on the Rideau Canal
Ontario's Rideau Canal is currently experiencing reduced water levels in the Southern Sector of the system (from Narrows Lockstation to Lake Ontario) due to a lack of precipitation and evaporation caused by unseasonably high temperatures. Read More
Boating Ontario Adds New Participants to Clean Marine Program
Boating Ontario's Clean Marine program recently added five new marina participants. The newly-rated marinas joined this past spring, opening their facilities to assessment by the 20-year-old program. Read More
Canadian Outboard Shipments Up in May
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) reports that through May, wholesale shipments of outboard engines in Canada were up by double digits compared to last year. Read More
Boattrack Office Destroyed by Fire
A June 11 lighting strike sparked a fire that caused extensive damage to the offices of Tallahassee-based BoatTrack. Read More
Parks Canada Announces $267 Million Investment into Trent-Severn Waterway
Parks Canada has announced a $267.5 million dollar investment into the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site. The funding will be used to restore and repair bridges, dams, locks and historic masonry structures, as well as improve visitor safety thanks to new lighting, handrails and signage. Read More
Evinrude Unveils New E-TEC G2 Engines
BRP unveiled four new additions to its Evinrude E-TEC G2 engine lineup, along with an all-new 60 H.O. model and several new accessories this past weekend at the Club Evinrude 2017 model year dealer meeting. Read More
MasterCraft Unveils New Inboard Docking System
Vonore, Tennessee-based MasterCraft has unveiled a brand new inboard docking system for its tow sport boats. The Dockstar Handling System is said to greatly improve manoeuvering around the dock. Read More
NMEA Announces Improvements to 2016 Product and Technology Awards
The National Marine Electronics Association says its annual awards program has been improved for this year. Read More
Stats Can: Canadian Ship and Boat Manufacturing Up in April
According to Statistics Canada latest Manufacturing report, sales rose 1.0 percent to $50.4 billion in April, following two consecutive monthly declines. Notably for the marine industry, the report indicates that Canadian ship and boat builders accounted $185 million in sales in April of 2016. Read More
BRP Ordered to Pay US $46 Million Over Patent Infringement Suit
The U.S District Court for the Southern District of Florida has rendered its decision with respect to a patent infringement lawsuit between Valcourt, Québec-based BRP and Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Arctic Cat. As a result of the Court's decision, BRP is ordered to pay damages totaling US$46.7 million (CA$60 million) in relation to this lawsuit. Read More
Red Cross: Men More likely to Drown than Women
A June report released by the Canadian Red Cross says that males account for 93 percent of boating-related deaths. Read More
NMMA: New Powerboat Registrations Up in US
According to a report from the National Marine Manufacturers Association, for the first quarter of 2016, new registrations of traditional powerboats and personal watercraft were up 10.5 percent year over year. Read More
Industry Shows Strong Support for Charity at Boating Business' 11th Annual Golf Tournament
In what may have been the best weather the event has experienced in its history, the 11th annual Boating Business Charity Golf Tournament was greeted by sunny, cloud-free skies. The best-ball tournament took place at Shawneeki Golf and Country Club in Sharon, Ontario in mid June. Read More
TruPlug Names North West Marine as Canadian Distributor
TruPlug, a Santa Clarita, California-based manufacturer of an emergency plug for boats, has named North West Marine Distributors of Aldergrove, BC, its official Canadian distributor. Read More
Registration Open for NMEA Conference and Expo
The event will take place from September 20 to 22, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida. Read More
Volvo Penta Unveils New D8 Engine Range and Remote Key Start
During a June press event at Volvo Penta's Krossholmen recreational marine testing facility, just west of Gothenburg, Sweden, the company unveiled a flurry of new products before international media. Read More
NMMA Canada Receives Funding to Support Boating Safety in Canada
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada is developing a new boating safety initiative with the help of a grant from the National Search and Rescue Secretariat. Read More
US Outboard Engine Shipments Up in April
According to a recent report from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), US outboard engine shipments were up in the month of April. Read More
BRP to Present First-Quarter Results on June 9
BRP, headquartered in Valcourt, Québec will hold its first-quarter results conference call for fiscal year 2017 on June 9, 2016 at 9 a.m. (EDT). Read More
Campion Founder Passes Away
Ross Campion Jardine, 82, the former General Manager of Campion Marine and NMMA Canada Hall of Fame inductee, has passed away. His dedication to recreational boating and leadership over the years had a significant, positive impact on the marine industry. Read More
Toronto Boat Show Raised Nearly $40,000 for Charity
Canadian Boat Shows, producer of the Toronto International Boat Show (TIBS), recently presented cheques to the three charities supported by the show's Preview Day event. Read More
Correct Craft Enters Aluminum Boat Market
Orlando, Florida-based fibreglass watersports vessel manufacturer, Correct Craft, announced it is entering the aluminum fishing boat market with the acquisition of SeaArk Boats, an aluminum fishing boat builder located in Monticello, Arkansas. SeaArk presently has one Canadian dealer. Read More