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Inaugural Boat Builder Awards Honour Industry Leaders at METS
Boat builders shortlisted by the judges for awards included Brunswick, Jeanneau, Baltic, Monte Carlo Yachts, Azimut, Formula, Karnic, Boston Whaler, Sea Ray, Scout, Dominator, Rayglass, Galeon, Riviera, Fairline, Sunreef and Axopar, along with equipment manufacturers Harken, Maxwell, Falcon and Mastervolt. Read More
Lehr Wins Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Award
The Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Award 2015 was presented to Lehr in a ceremony held in Beverly Hills on November 18. Read More
Attendance Numbers Impressive as METS Wraps Up
The number of attendees for Wednesday – typically the busiest day – was reported at 9,121 people, up from last year's 8,506 and representing a year-over-year increase of 7.2 percent. Read More
Large Crowds Open 2015 METS
The 2015 Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) is off to a solid start, as thousands of marine industry professionals from around the globe packed the aisles of the massive Amsterdam Rai convention complex. Read More
Two Overall Winners Named For 2015 DAME Award
For the first time in its 25-year history, two overall winners were announced at the 25th annual Design Award METS (DAME), presented this morning at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Read More
3D Printing Lauded at METS Breakfast Briefing
High-tech manufacturing was the focus of the Tuesday morning Breakfast Briefing to kick off 2015 Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Read More
Yacht Recycling Conference at METS Looks to The Future
One day before the world's largest boat equipment trade show kicks off in the Netherlands, a large group of marine industry professionals gathered at the massive Amsterdam RAI convention complex to start what they hope will become a global dialogue on recycling old boats. Read More
David Gariup, of Legend Boats, Passes Away
David Gariup, 53, an employee of Legend Boats for nearly 30 years, suddenly passed away on November 5. His fellow staff members have expressed their deep shock and sadness in response to the loss of their long-time friend and colleague. Read More
U.S. Outboard Engine Shipments Up 4.9 percent in October
According to the National Marine Manufacturer's Association (NMMA), U.S. outboard engine wholesale shipments were up year-over-year for the 12 months through October. Read More
BRP Mexico Facility Receives Environment Award
Presented by the Mexican Philanthropy Centre, Cemefi, during the 16th International Seminar on Best Practices in CSR at a ceremony in Guadalajara, Mexico last month, the award is given to companies that pursue environmentally friendly practices. Read More
NMMA Welcomes 37 New Members, Including One Canadian Company
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has announced the addition of 37 new members, from May 1 and September 3. REMEQ, a Quebec-based company that produces boat and PWC trailers, was among the association's newest members. Read More
Joe Colautti Founder of St. Catharines Marina Passes Away
Joe Colautti, 1930 to 2015, founder and the previous owner of St. Catharines Marina in Ontario, died suddenly on November 2 in Orillia following a short battle with cancer. Read More
Banc Properties to Purchase Exhibition Park in Halifax
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal has announced that the Province of Nova Scotia has an agreement in principle with Banc Properties for ownership of Exhibition Park in Halifax. The venue accommodates the annual Halifax International Boat Show. Read More
Mercury Marine Unveils New SpitFire X7 Prop
Mercury Marine, based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, has announced its new SpitFire X7, a stainless steel propeller designed to improve all performance facets of the growing 75 to 115hp outboard power range. Read More
MRAA Educational Foundation Sets US $25,000 Fundraising Goal
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Educational Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation, has set a goal of raising US $25,000 in 2015 to provide financial support for education, training and professional development in the recreational marine trades in the US. Read More
Northpoint Commerical Finance Appoints Director of Business Development to Grow Business in Quebec
Northpoint Commercial Finance (Canada), a provider of inventory financing solutions, has announced the appointment of a new Director of Business Development to help grow the company's business in Quebec. Read More
Ted Dallimore, Founder of Sandy Cove Marine, Passes Away
Dallimore, Edward ‘Ted' William – (Founding Owner of Sandy Cove Marine) passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Friday October 30. Read More
ATL Distributing to Represent New Docking Systems Line in Canada
At The Lake (ATL) Distributing Inc., based in Peterborough, Ontario, has announced that it has added Roll-n-Go Shore Docking Systems and Shoredocker Systems to its product mix. Read More
Boating Ontario Seeking Bids for Marine Workforce Recruitment Program by November 3
Regional Tourism Organization 7 (RT07) – encompassing Bruce, Grey and Simcoe, Ontario – is seeking quotations from interested individuals/organizations for a Marine Workforce Recruitment Program for Boating Ontario Association. The ongoing shortage of employable, qualified marine mechanics in the area is one of the primary motivating factors for the RFQ. Read More
Zodiac to Introduce New CEO and Dispel Rumours at FLIBS
Zodiac Nautic - North America, a subsidiary of Zodiac Nautic and manufacturer of inflatable boats, will introduce its new owner during the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show at 2 p.m. on November 5. The company will also clarify the status of its operations in the face of what it's calling false rumours. Read More
Registration Open for NMMA Engineering Compliance and IMCI CE Seminars
Back-to-back industry seminars will be held at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee in November and December. The National Marine Manufacturers Association's (NMMA) Compliance Seminar will run from November 30 to December 2 with the International Marine Certification Institute's (IMCI) CE Seminar immediately following it from December 2 to 3. Read More
MasterCraft Returns as Finalist for 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award
MasterCraft Boat Company, based in Vonore, Tennessee has been named a finalist for the IndustryWeek Best Plants awards for the second year running. Read More