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Cruden to Unveil New Training Simulator for High-Speed Boat Operations
Cruden's high speed boat simulator, to be unveiled at the 7th High Speed Boat Operations (HSBO) Forum – running from May 4 to 6 inclusive – in Lisbon, Portugal, aims to set a new industry standard in training for the piloting of small and fast boats. Cruden will bring the open-cockpit demonstrator to the event. Read More
PlasDeck Pleased with Conclusion of Infringement Case
After a lengthy patent litigation with Flexiteek Americas, PlasDeck is claiming victory after a favourable outcome. Read More
Canadian Distributor Honoured Among Webasto's Top Customers
In recognition of its customers that made significant contributions to its success in 2014, Webasto Thermo and Comfort North America recently presented its Top Customer Awards to five companies. One Canadian distributor was among the recipients. Read More
MRAA Becomes Owner and Operator Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program
Grow Boating Inc. has transferred ownership of the Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program to the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas. As the new full owner of the MICD Program, MRAA is responsible for every aspect of managing, operating, marketing and promoting the program for dealers, including conducting dealer Certification reviews and consultations. Read More
Torqeedo Introduces Commercial-Grade Versions of its Cruise Outboards
Electric outboard manufacturer, Torqeedo, has modified some of its models to specifically meet the demands of commercial users. Read More
Early Spring Fuels Optimism Among Manitoba Boat Dealers
An early spring brought smiles to the faces of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario boat dealers who participated in the 2015 Mid-Canada Boat Show. The annual event was held March 5 to 8 at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg. Read More
Hatteras Yachts to Include Five-Year VesselVanguard Subscription
Every buyer of a new Hatteras convertible or motor yacht will receive a five-year subscription to VesselVanguard's maintenance management solution after the two companies agreed to a new partnership. Read More
Infinity Fabrics Making a Push in Canada
The company, which manufacturers Luxury Woven Vinyl (LWV) flooring for numerous major boat brands as well as the RV industry, recently appointed, Peter Murphy, one of a few independent sales representatives, to help grow its brand in Canada. Read More
Nautique Employees Feed Hungry in Haiti and Build Habitat for Humanity Home in Florida
As part of it's Nautique Cares initiative Nautique employees recently served in two separate projects; one in their home community of Central Florida and another in Haiti. Read More
Last Call: MDCE Seeks 2015 Presentation Proposals
Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference and Expo (MDCE) have put out their final call for educational session proposals from potential speakers for the 2015 MDCE. The deadline to submit a proposal is March 13. Read More
Marquis and Carver Appoints New Quebec Dealer
Groupe Thomas Marine, headquartered in Varnnes, Quebec, is the latest dealer to join Marquis and Carver Yacht's growing network. Groupe Thomas Marine operates four locations (Laval, Varnnes, Sorel, and St. Charles sur Richelieu) from which it will support Marquis and Carver's owners, prospects, sales and service needs for Quebec and the Canadian Maritimes. Read More
Exhibitors Pleased with Ottawa Boat and Sportsmen's Show Outcome
Boating enthusiasts visiting this year's Ottawa Boat and Sportsmen's Show (OBSS) were treated to a showcase of more than 250 boats. Held in mid February at the EY Centre, event organizer, Canadian National Sportsmen's Shows (CNSS), reports a turnout of just over 20,000 visitors during the show's four days. Read More
BRP to Release Fourth-Quarter and Fiscal Year Results on March 27
BRP, based in Valcourt, Quebec, will issue its fourth-quarter and fiscal year 2015 financial results on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 9 a.m. (EDT). José Boisjoli, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Sébastien Martel, Chief Financial Officer, will discuss the results and address questions from analysts on a conference call. Read More
MD Marine Insurance Adds Live Chat to Website
The insurance provider has improved its customer service experience so visitors can easily ask questions and discuss their insurance needs all while continuing to browse the website. Read More
Boating Ontario to Hold 2nd Annual Best Practices Workshop on April 8
For the first time at the event, Boating Ontario will host a mobile interactive session. Delegates will be able to collectively respond to industry-related questions at the show via smartphone. Read More
Premier Marine Realigns Manufacturing Facilities
Pontoon manufacturer, Premier Marine, has announced that the company will transfer the production of its Weeres and Palm Beach brands to its headquarters in Wyoming, Minnesota, where it currently builds Premier Pontoons. Read More
CanNorth Shows Names New Presenting Sponsor for Muskoka In-Water Show
CanNorth Shows Inc., presenter of the Muskoka In-Water Boat Show, has announced that Cottage Life will be the presenting sponsor of the Muskoka In-Water Boat Show. Read More
Marine Marketers of America Selects 2014 Neptune Award Winners
Marine Marketers of America (MMA) recently announced the winners of its seventh-annual 2014 Neptune Awards for Marketing Excellence. Read More
West Marine Announces New Product Review Day on March 20
Marine retail chain, West Marine, headquartered in Wasonville, California, is planning a New Product Review Day set for Friday, March 20. The deadline for submitting an application is March 9, and successful applications will be given appointments by March 13. Read More
Dealers Dodge a Bullet After Positive CRA Ruling
Boating Ontario's Executive Director, Al Donaldson, says a decision in favour of the auto dealers over the Canadian Revenue Agency regarding taxes on financing referral fees will save marine dealers millions. Read More
Furuno Unveils NavNet TZTouch2 Series and Supporting Display
NavNet TZtouch2 series includes the 12.1-inch WXGA (TZTL12F) and 15.6-inch FWXGA (TZTL15F) multi-touch displays that utilize raster and vector charts in MapMedia format based on Jeppesen, Navionics and NOAA data. Read More
BRP Showcases Alternative Fuel at Miami International Boat Show
BRP believes biobutanol may be the answer to the problems caused by E15 (15 percent ethanol) blended fuel offered in the US. During the Miami International Boat Show in February, the company arranged test rides on a Crevalle 25 Bay centre console powered by a 300hp Evinrude E-TEC G2 containing biobutanol blended with gasoline. Read More