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MDCE 2014 Early Bird Registrations Hit Record High
Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference and Expo say a record-high 683 individuals have registered for the annual dealer event before the close of early bird registration (September 19). That number reportedly represents a 14.4-percent increase over registration figures at the same time last year (597). Read More
Mercury Offering New Engine Demos at 2014 IBEX
Held at the Tampa Convention Center Riverwalk in Tampa, Florida from September 30 to October 2, visitors can try out Mercury's new MerCruiser 4.5L 250hp sterndrive and 90hp four-stroke outboard with Command Thrust. Read More
Globe and Mail Recognizes Bill Milne as Canadian Innovator
In mid September, The Globe and Mail recognized several Canadian Innovations, including one serving the recreational marine industry. Bill Milne of Alex Milne and Associates, based in Etobicoke, Ontario, was one of 12 Canadians honoured by the Globe and Mail's Innovators at Work contest. Read More
MRAA Seeks Nominations for Young Leaders Advisory Council
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) is currently accepting applications and nominations for its Young Leaders Advisory Council (YLAC). Read More
Boating BC Association Enters New Membership Alliance with AMI
The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) and Boating BC Association (formerly BCMTA), have entered into a membership alliance that will welcome Boating BC marina members as full members of AMI with access to all membership services and benefits in addition to their membership to Boating BC. Read More
Newport For New Products Winners Announced at Newport International Boat Show
Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced the results of this year's Newport For New Products (NFNP) Awards. The show took place from September 11 to 14 at Newport's waterfront on America's Cup Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. Read More
In Memoriam: Andre Lamothe, 58
As a result of an automobile accident on September 11, Lamothe, André Hervé, 58, tragically passed away. Read More
Scout Boats Adds 21 Dealers to Roster – 1 in Canada
Scout Boats, Summerville, South Carolina, recently added 21 dealers to its current network of dealerships, including one in Ontario. Among the other new dealers, three are in Australia, four in Michigan and four in New York. Read More
Sea-Doo's 2015 Line Adds Customizations, Colours and Accessories
Sea-Doo, Valcourt, Québec, has launched several new accessories and colours for its 2015 watercraft line as well as provided greater customization for its Sea-Doo Spark model. Read More
Mercury Marine Raises Funds for ALS Research
Employees at Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, have rallied together to raise money to support Augie's Quest, a charity dedicated to raising money that will help fund research and drug development aimed at ending amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Read More
NMEA Conference and Expo to Feature Marine Electronics CEO Panel
CEOs from Navico, FLIR/Raymarine, and KVH Industries will discuss the future of the marine electronics industry at the 2014 National Marine Electronics Association Conference and Expo. Read More
2014 NMMA Canada Hall of Fame – Call for Nominations
The due date for nominations is October 30, 2014. The recipient of the award will be announced in January at the Toronto International Boat Show. Read More
New Models and Canadian Dealers Announced at Stingray Meeting
Stingray announced the newest additions to its global dealer network at its annual dealer meeting held at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Florence, South Carolina in early September. Read More
BRP Releases Second Quarter Results for Fiscal 2015
BRP says its revenues increased by $159.1 million, or 25.6 percent, to $780.0 million for the three-month period ended July 31, 2014, compared with $620.9 million for the corresponding period ended July 31, 2013. Read More
Lowrance Extends Partnership with Skeeter Boats
Lowrance, Tulsa, Oklahoma, has also secured an extended exclusive partnership with Skeeter Performance Fishing Boats. The three-year contract will last through to the 2017 model year. Read More
Baja Marine Announces Law Enforcement Order for 22 Boats
Washington, North Carolina-based Baja Marine, parent company of the Baja, Donzi, Fountain and Pro-Line boat brands, has signed a contract to build 22 boats for a Commercial buyer. Read More
Larson Dealer Meeting Attracts Nearly 300 Attendees
Little Falls, Minnesota-based Larson Boat Group unveiled its 2015 Model Year lineup during its annual dealer event in late August. Held at the San Diego Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego, California, the event reportedly drew 290 guests representing dealerships from around the world, including nine dealers based in Canada. Read More
ABBRA Hosting Boatyard Study Tour in Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg
The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association (ABBRA) will host two major industry events in the Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg, Florida region on September 29, just one day before the opening of IBEX and as part of the IBEX 2014 Super Sessions. Read More
Tidewater to Offer Boats With Evinrude G2 Engines
BRP, Sturtevant, Wisconsin, says its Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines will now be available on TideWater Boats. Read More
Lowrance Extends Exclusivity Agreement with Fishing Holdings
The relationship agreement, signed for an additional three years, spans across all Fishing Holdings' brands including Ranger Boats, Triton Boats and Stratos Boats. Read More
Last Call For METS Design Award METS (DAME) Entries
Organizers of the annual Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) remind exhibitors that all entries for the 2014 Design Award METS (DAME) are due by Friday, September 19, 2014. Read More
NMMA Canada Sees Progress in Efforts to Align Boat Construction Standards
The National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada is pleased with the recent announcement of the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council Joint Forward Plan. Read More