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Yamaha Announces 2015MY Boats and Waverunners
Yamaha Motor Canada has announced its 2015MY (model year) lineup of boats and WaveRunner personal watercraft. It also introduces several new technologies for both categories including Articulating Keel technology for better handling on Yamaha sport boats as well as the RiDE Dual Throttle Control System and a new lighter-weight NanoXcel 2 material for select personal watercraft models. Read More
Smoker Craft To Double Size Of Pontoon Plant
New Paris, Indiana-based Smoker Craft Inc. has announced plans to build a 95,000 square-foot addition to its pontoon manufacturing facility. Read More
Premier Appoints Lori Melbostad as New Company President
Premier Marine Inc., based in Wyoming, Minnesota, has announced the promotion of Lori Melbostad from Vice President of Operations to President. Read More
 
Kimpex Changes Distributor Show Format to Smaller Regional Events and Virtual Exhibition
Kimpex takes a new direction in 2014, holding 13 smaller regional events across Canada this fall instead of one central trade show for its dealers. The marine product distributor, based in Drummondville, Quebec, has also added a new virtual tool to its arsenal and ultimately aims to reach more of its customers one-on-one than ever before. Read More
Bennington Chooses Torqeedo for New Electric Pontoons
Torqeedo, maker of electric marine engines, says its Cruise 4.0 motor and lithium-ion batteries will power Bennington's new Electric Series of pontoon boats. Read More
Boat Village Adds First Canadian Marine Facility  
A repair and refit facility in Vancouver is the first yard in Canada to adopt The Boat Village to provide online service coordination and improve communication with its customers. Read More
Lloyd Crate Passes Away
Lloyd Frederick Crate, 89, patriarch of the Crate family and leader in the boating industry, passed away peacefully at home on August 12 surrounded by his loving family. Read More
Discover Boating Canada's Hands-On Skills Training to Benefit Boaters and Industry
Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training (HOST) kicked off in Canada with trainer orientation sessions this summer in Toronto, Montreal and in Vancouver. Read More
REC Boat Holdings Debuts 2015 Models to Dealer Network
Rec Boat Holdings, Cadillac, Michigan, presented its 2015 products to a worldwide audience of retailers at its annual dealer meeting. The company held the two-day meeting at its home base of operations in Cadillac. Read More
Marlon Recreational Products Makes Profits' Top 500 List of Fastest Growing Companies
Wholesale marine distributor, Marlon Recreational Products Ltd., in Chilliwack, BC, has been ranked number 188 on the 26th annual Profit 500 list of Canada's fastest growing companies. Read More
Updated Website Enables Users to Find Engine-Specific Anodes
To simply the identifying the correct corrosion protection for a boat's engine, Canada Metal (Pacific) (CMP) updated its Martyr Anodes website so users can search for engine-specific anodes. Read More
ABBRA Marine Service Manager Course Set for Florida in September
The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association (ABBRA) is once again offering its intensive three-day Marine Service Manager course. The course is set to take place from September 8 to 10 in Riviera Beach, Florida at the Viking Service Center. Read More
Mercury's New Global Website Soon Offered in 13 Languages
Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, has launched its new global website, www. mercurymarine.com. The new site is designed to enhance the consumer experience and provide a single online point of reference for all Mercury partners and consumers around the world. Read More
Centurion Boats Partners with GoPole
Merced, California-based Centurion Boats and GoPole, a GoPro accessory brand, announced a strategic partnership designed to boost awareness for both brands. Read More
Volvo Penta Offers Three-Year Warranty on Remanufactured Marine Engines
Volvo Penta of the Americas, Chesapeake, Virginia, will now be offering a three-year factory warranty for its line of remanufactured marine gasoline engine blocks. Read More
Volvo Penta Supplies Diesel Sterndrives for Metal Shark Patrol Boats
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has placed the first of such powered vessels into service, powering the 29 Defiant with twin Volvo Penta D4-225 sterndrives. Read More
Gekko Boats to be Built at Larson's Minnesota Plant
Larson Boat Group, Little Falls, Minnesota, has entered into an agreement to manufacture Gekko Sport's four models of towboats from its Little Falls, Minnesota manufacturing facility. Formerly, Gekko boats were built in Nashville, Tennessee. Read More
NMMA Canada's Australian Trade Mission Success Sets Tone for Upcoming Barcelona and Dubai Visits
The show reported that there were over 300 exhibitors and more than $30 million in sales over the four-day event. Visitor numbers from the first three days suggest a 15 per cent increase from last year. Read More
Boating Ontario's  Dealer Golf Tournament Moves to October
Moving it's event a few weeks later into the year, Boating Ontario will be holding its 7th annual industry golf tournament at the Nottawasaga Inn and Resort in Alliston, Ontario on October 2. The event provides attendees networking opportunities in a fun and relaxed setting. Read More
Carla Demaria Keynote Speaker At METS 2014
Organizers of the 2014 Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) announced that Carla Demaria, President of Monte Carlo Yachts, will deliver the keynote address at the annual Breakfast Briefing to kick off the marine trade show. The show is scheduled to be held from November 18 to 20 inclusive. Read More
Manitou Moving to Larger Facility in Lansing Michigan
Manitou Pontoon Boats, Lansing, Michigan has announced that it is establishing a new headquarters in north Lansing, Michigan. The move is designed to better serve the pontoon boat builder's manufacturing capacity and position the company for sustainable, long-term growth. Read More
Brunswick Selling Bowling Products Business
Brunswick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dustan E. McCoy, says the proceeds from the sale will be used to strengthen Brunswick's marine and fitness segments. Read More