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Mermaid Marine Products Now Offering Air Miles
Mermaid Marine Products, a marine products distributor based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, is now an exclusive marine parts wholesale Air Miles promotional sponsor for central and eastern Canada. Read More
Bridge Port Marina Awarded Skippers' Plan Award
Skippers' Plan Insurance annually bestows the honour on one company that provides the best claim service based on post-claim surveys and client feedback. Read More
BRP Reports Adding 12 New Evinrude Dealers in Q4 2014
BRP, Sturtevant, Wisconsin, continues to expand its Evinrude sales network in the marine industry, having signed 12 new dealers during the final quarter of 2014. BRP believes the additions are evidence of the industry's reception to its newest Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines. Read More
Volvo Penta Introduces Innovative Forward Drive Propulsion System
Over one hundred individuals from the boating industry were provided the first glimpse of a new type of drive system by Volvo Penta, aimed in large at the wake surfing market, a growing watersports segment. Read More
Mercury Marine Ups the Ante with New 350 and 400 Verados
Mercury Marine has made a big splash at the Miami International Boat Show, unveiling two high horsepower Verados. The latest editions to its outboard range include the Verado 2.6L in-line six-cylinder 350hp and 400R, the most powerful in the company's range of supercharged FourStroke outboards. Read More
Webasto Now Exclusive Distributor for KoolAir Pumps
Webasto Thermo and Comfort reached an agreement with Manufacturers Edge and is now the exclusive North American distributor of KoolAir Pumps for the marine industry. Read More
Xantrex Launches Power Time Video Series for Industry Education
Vancouver, BC-based Xantrex, known for its inverters and chargers for marine and RV industries, has launched a power time video series to better educate industry members handling its products. Read More
ABBRA Presents Training Award at Conference
At its recent Boatyard Business Conference Awards Dinner, the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association (ABBRA) recognized several of its members, including one recognizing a commitment to training. The event took place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from January 21 to 23. Read More
ABYC Holds Annual General Meeting and Presents Awards
This year, meetings included Control Systems, Electrical, Electrical Components, Gas Detectors and Hull Performance. ABYC says over 130 industry leaders met to discuss and resolve issues surrounding boating safety. Read More
Navico Unveils New 2015 Lowrance Products
Navico, parent company for the Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G brands, recently unveiled the its first batch of boating electronics for 2015. At a media-only event held in Duck Key, Florida in late January, the electronics manufacturer revealed several new additions to its Lowrance lineup. Read More
Chaparral and Robalo Boats Recognized by Georgia's Berrien County Chamber of Commerce
Chaparral and Robalo Boats, located in Nashville, Georgia, were awarded Industry of the Year at the recent Berrien County Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet. Over 200 people attended the event. Read More
Vancouver International Boat Show Attendance Report
Wrapping up on January 25, organizers report that the 53rd annual Vancouver International Boat Show generated strong onsite sales and leads over its five-day course. Read More
Parks Canada Provides Two-for-One Deal on Canadian Historic Canals
Until June 30, 2-for-1 coupons are available and can be redeemed by motorized or non-motorized boaters who purchase a single-lock-and-return pass, a single-passage pass or a one-day pass between May 15 and June 30. Read More
Seattle Boat Show to Close One Day Early Due to Super Bowl
Seattle Boat Show organizers have once again decided to pay homage to the home NFL team by ending the show one day early so that exhibitors, event staff and show goers can watch the broadcast juggernaut. The Seattle Boat Show opened on January 23. Read More
Calgary Boat Sportsmen's Show Building Excitement about Coming Season
Organizers of the upcoming Calgary Boat and Sportsmen's Show anticipate area residents have a serious case of cabin fever. The show begins on Thursday, February 5 and runs through to Sunday, February 8 at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park. Read More
Toronto International Boat Show Organizers Release Show Attendance and Exhibitor Feedback
Canadian Boat Shows, owners and operators of the Toronto International Boat Show, released the show-end attendance numbers for this year's event. The group reports overall attendance at 70,174. Read More
NMEA's 2015 Conference and Expo to be Held in Baltimore
The National Marine Electronics Association has announced that the 2015 NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference and Expo will be held from September 29 to October 1 in Baltimore, Maryland at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel. International attendees are expected from Canada, Europe and Asia. Read More
NMMA Honours Legend Boats' Victor Duhamel and Carl Dewar with Hall of Fame Award
Duhamel and Dewar's career achievements and contribution to the recreational boating industry were recognized during the NMMA Canadian Recreational Boating Industry Session at the Toronto International Boat Show at the Direct Energy Centre. Read More
Consumer Traffic Up at Toronto Boat Show's Opening Weekend and Special Preview Night
A day prior to the official opening of the 57th Toronto International Boat Show, event organizer, Canadian Boat Shows (CBS), hosted its annual Special Preview Night at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Each year prior to the show's public opening day, the event serves to raise funds for marine related charities. Read More
FLIR Announces New Raymarine Dragonfly Products at Toronto Boat Show
Raymarine's newest Dragonfly models are aimed primarily at the freshwater market. Read More
Marine Marketers of America Extends Neptune Awards Deadline One Week 
Marine Marketers of America (MMA) is extending the entry cut-off date for its Neptune Awards. Originally set for January 9, 2015, the new deadline is one week later on January 16. Read More
Sea Ray Plans To Expand L-Class Yacht Production
Sea Ray, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, is planning to increase its production capacity as a result of what it says is solid retail demand for its new Sea Ray L-Class yachts. The L-Class is the boat builder's largest and most expensive yacht series. Read More