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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
Marine Accessories Corporation Acquires Turboswing
Marine Accessories Corporation (MAC), based in Maryville, Tennessee, has acquired Marine Accessories B.V. Included in the purchase is the patented TurboSwing towing system for outboard boats that facilitates water skiing, wakeboarding and other towed watersports. Read More
Free Flare Disposal Events Scheduled Across Canada
The Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons in partnership with Transport Canada Marine Safety and regional CIL dealers are hosting a series of safety equipment education sessions where boaters can also dispose of old flares free of charge. Event days have been scheduled at locations across the country. Read More
Parks Canada to Invest $57 Million into Rideau Canal
Catherine McKenna, Minister responsible for Parks Canada, has announced an investment of over $57 million into the Rideau Canal National Historic Site. Read More
Yamaha Introduces New Versions of F350, F250 and F225 Outboards
Yamaha Motor has announced new versions of its 5.3-litre, V8, the F350C, as well as its 4.2L F250 and F225 V6 outboards. Read More
Marine Industry Greets New Parliamentarians at 4th Annual Day on the Hill
Representatives from across the Canadian recreational boating industry gathered in Ottawa in early May to meet with parliamentarians in the fourth annual Canadian Recreational Boating Industry Day on the Hill. Read More
Princecraft Announces New President
Princecraft Boats, Princeville, Quebec, has named Steve Langlais its new President as of May 2. Read More
Mercury Expanding Fond du Lac Manufacturing Facility
Mercury Marine has announced plans to add a 53,000 square-foot manufacturing expansion to its global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The expansion will bring the facility up to approximately 2.5 million square feet of space. Read More
NMEA Announces Conference and Expo Education Lineup
The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has released the educational agenda for the upcoming 2016 NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference and Expo in September. The event will take place at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida from September 20 to 22 inclusive. Read More
Davis Instruments Signs Woodard and Company for Canadian Representation
Expanding its North American sales force, Davis Instruments has signed Woodard and Company to represent its marine products across Canada, excluding BC. Read More
West Marine Fund Raising for BlueFuture Program in May
West Marine, a marine retail chain that has Canadian locations in Vancouver, BC and Oakville, Ontario, is hosting a week-long fundraiser to commemorate National Safe Boating Week next month. Read More
Spinlock named as winner of Queen's Award for Enterprise
Spinlock, a Cowes, UK-based designer maker of rope holding equipment, has received one of Britain's top business awards for its part in boosting the country's international trade. Read More
Prospec Moves Toward NMEA2000 Integration
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina-based Prospec Electronics, a specialist in outdoor sound systems, is expanding its stereo offerings to include models that utilize the NMEA2000 communications standard. Read More
Mercury Wins Best Brand Penetration Award at Shanghai Boat Show
Mercury Marine was recently honoured with the “Best Brand Penetration Award” at the 2016 China International Boat Show (CIBS) in Shanghai. Read More
Legend Boats Opens New Location in Quebec
Legend Boats, headquartered in Whitefish, Ontario, is in the process of acquiring land and a retail facility in the city of Ste. Marthe Sur Le Lac, Quebec. The move represents the opening of the Legend's third company-owned and operated retail store. Read More
BRP Holding Major Evinrude Milwaukee Club in Late June
BRP, has announced that its planning to hold its next Club Evinrude on June 26, 2016, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Read More
Boating Ontario Partners with Fiat Chrysler on Purchase Program
The Boating Ontario Association has announced that it has formed an agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to offer the association's members a new vehicle purchase program. Read More
Spring Maintenance on Trent-Severn Waterway Bridges May Cause Traffic
Parks Canada is notifying people travelling around the Peterborough area in the coming weeks that it will be conducting spring maintenance at some of its swing bridges and sites along the Trent-Severn Waterway. Read More
BRP Opens a Third Facility in Mexico
BRP, maker of Sea-Doo watercraft as well as Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems, has inaugurated its newest manufacturing facility in Juárez, Mexico. BRP now assembles vehicles and engines across three sites in Mexico. Read More
Huw Bower Named President of Brunswick Boat Group
Brunswick Corporation, headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, has announced that Huw Bower has been named President of the Brunswick Boat Group. Most recently President of Boston Whaler Group, Bower will continue to report to Brunswick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mark D. Schwabero. Read More
Volvo Penta acquires majority stake in Humphree
Volvo Penta has signed an agreement that will see it become the major shareholder of marine technology provider, Humphree. Read More
Are You Among Canada's Best Marine Employers?
Boating Business is proud to announce the launch of the Boating Business Employer of Choice (BBEOC) awards. The new program will honour Canada's top employers across several categories falling under the recreational marine industry umbrella. Read More