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NMEA's Annual Conference and Expo Releases Schedule
Those planning to attend the National Marine Electronics Association's (NMEA) upcoming conference can now find the event schedule posted online. Read More
Trent-Severn and Rideau Boating Activity Up During May
According to Parks Canada, boating activity was up significantly from last year on the Trent-Severn Waterway and Rideau Canal during the month of May. Read More
Miami Boat Show Chosen for International Buyer Program for Fourth Consecutive Year
For the fourth consecutive year, the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show has been selected by the United States Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration for its 2016 International Buyer Program (IBP). Read More
Webasto Sunroof Now Standard on Sea Ray L590
Webasto Thermo and Comfort North America's Series 120 Marine Sunroof has been added to the standard feature list on Sea Ray's 58-foot, 10-inch long L590 yacht. Read More
Volvo Group Achieves Energy Efficiency Goal Five Years Ahead of Schedule
Volvo Group North America, based in Chesapeake, Virginia, has announced the achievement of its reduced energy consumption goal five years ahead of schedule. Read More
National Marine Propeller Association Launches New Website
National Marine Propeller Association (NMPA), a trade group representing propeller repair companies and propeller related product and service providers throughout North America, recently launched a new website. Read More
NMMA Canada and Canadian Government Announce $285 Million Trent-Severn Waterway Investment
On June 19 in Brighton, Ontario, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada and Canada's Minister of the Environment met to announce a $285 million investment in infrastructure for Ontario's Trent-Severn Waterway. Read More
Boating Business Marks a Decade of Raising Funds for Marine Charities
With a decade of supporting marine charities under its belt, the annual Boating Business Charity Golf Tournament has become a marquee industry event. In mid June, 106 members of our recreational marine family gathered for a round of best-ball golf at Shawneeki Golf and Country Club in Sharon, Ontario. Read More
Scepter Canada Expands Distribution Network in Americas
The Scarborough, Ontario-based business has five new distributor partners serving customers in the United States, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Read More
Mercury Marine Signs on as Presenting Partner of Boating BC Conference
Vancouver, BC-based Boating BC Association is extremely pleased to announce that Mercury Marine Limited has committed to a three-year Presenting Partnership of the annual Boating BC Conference. Read More
Inmarsat and KVH Announce Reciprocal Distribution Agreement
London, UK-based Inmarsat and Middletown, Rhode Island based KVH Industries have signed a reciprocal distribution agreement allowing for complementary offerings in maritime satellite communications markets. Read More
Centurion and Supreme Boats Acquired by Correct Craft
Correct Craft, owner of Nautique, has acquired the Centurion and Supreme boat brands. Read More
Toronto International Boat Show Renewals Due July 8 – Changes to Show Hours
Canadian Boat Shows, producers of the Toronto International Boat Show, are asking for renewal contracts for the 2016 show (to be held January 8 to 17) to be completed and sent back with a 25 percent deposit by no later than July 8. Read More
BRP Releases First Quarter Results
Valcourt, Québec-based BRP recently released its first-quarter results (a three-month period ended April 30, 2015), which featured several highlights, including revenues of $898.1 million, an 18 percent increase compared to the corresponding period ended April 30, 2014. Read More
Brunswick CEO Presents Chairman's Safety Awards to Six Facilities
Boston Whaler's Edgewater facility in Edgewater, Florida, was one of six facilities around the world to receive the Chairman's Safety Award conducted by parent company, Lake Forest, Illinois-based Brunswick Corporation. The awards recognized the safety and health performance of the facilities during 2014. Read More
Smartplug Gains CE Certification
Shore power manufacturer, SmartPlug Systems, based in Seattle, Washington, has received CE certification for the European markets. Read More
Boat and Trailer Package Stolen from DT Powersports and Marine
DT Powersports and Marine in Uxbridge, Ontario, recently reported that a boat with engine and trailer was stolen from its premises. Read More
NMMA Canada Pleased with Federal Government's Rideau Canal Investment
The National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada, (NMMA Canada), has voiced its support for the Government of Canada's $39.4 million investment in the Rideau Canal National Historic Sites. Read More
Fire Destroys One Boat and Damages Two Others at Vernon, BC Dealership
In the early morning hours of May 30, the fire department responded to a blaze at a Vernon, BC-based boat and powersports dealership. One boat was reported destroyed and two others badly damaged. Read More
IBBI Appoints Thetford Marine as Preferred Supplier
Independent Boat Builders has named Thetford Marine a preferred supplier. Read More
Judging Panel Announced for METS Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement
A panel of seven industry luminaries has been chosen to judge the inaugural IBI-METS Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, set to take place at a gala dinner during METS, in the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam on November 18. Read More
Port Carmen Marina Plans July 4 Grand Opening Under New Ownership
Located on the pristine shores of Lake Cecebe, Port Carmen Marina has come under new management. The 30-slip marina (with two docks for transient visitors), is about a 15-minute drive northwest of Burk's Falls, Ontario. Read More