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Brunswick Selling Bowling Products Business
Brunswick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dustan E. McCoy, says the proceeds from the sale will be used to strengthen Brunswick's marine and fitness segments. Read More
BRP Adds 50 New North American Evinrude Dealers - 11 in Canada
BRP says it has added more than 50 new North American Evinrude dealers to its network in recent months. Read More
Amazing Weekend Crowds at Rendez-vous Nautique
Organizers say the 11th anniversary experienced the highest attendance ever, including a large crowd of recreational boaters beached along the shoreline. Read More
Federal Government Invests in Wiarton Harbour
Recent breaches have raised concerns about the breakwater and its ability to protect the infrastructure behind it. The tendering phase for this project is planned for early to mid-summer 2014. Read More
Princess Yachts Enters Canadian Marine Marketplace
Princess Yachts America has appointed Performance Marine as the dealer for Princess yachts in the Province of Quebec. Read More
NMEA Preparing to Take Action Against Unauthorized Use of its Standards
The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced that it's prepared to take whatever action is necessary to protect its ownership rights to its data exchange standards. The association says it has a licensing agreement requiring that use of its standards to be purchased. Read More
Independent Boat Builders Inc. and Attwood Expand Relationship
Independent Boat Builders Inc. (IBBI), a marine purchasing cooperative group with members in Canada and the US, has signed a new five-year agreement naming Attwood as the preferred vendor for EPA certified fuel system components and navigation lights. Read More
9th Annual Boating Business Golf Tournament a Hit
Boating Business' 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament was greeted by sunny warm weather, creating the perfect conditions for a splendid day of bestball golf. The annual event, which returned to the Shawneeki Golf and Country Club in Sharon, Ontario in mid June, brought together 90 of our industry's professionals. Read More
Yamaha Motor Finance Canada to Implement White Clarke Groups' System
Yamaha Motor Finance Canada Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, formed an agreement with White Clarke Group to implement the CALMS2 Compass Wholesale Management System. Read More
Monterey Boats Announces Updated Build-A-Boat Feature
Monterey Boats has re-designed the build-a-boat feature on its website. The new tool includes updated imagery, enhanced hull colour/graphic configuration, and an easier to use format. Read More
Mastry to Establish Suzuki Re-power Center in Florida
Mastry Engine Center has been appointed a Suzuki dealer, to establish re-power centers throughout Florida. Read More
Mercury Marine Employees Support Fill-the-Boat Food Drive
Mercury Marine employees donated approximately 3,000 food items and US $7,500 to the Fondy Food Pantry during the fourth annual Fill the Boat to Cast Out Hunger food drive. Donations came from employees in all Mercury Marine facilities in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin over a four-day period in mid June. Read More
MRAA Receives Top Honours From Midwest Society of Association Executives
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) was honoured at the Midwest Society of Association Executives (MSAE) 58th Annual Meeting in mid June. MSAE presented MRAA the Award of Excellence for its ‘Shifting From What to Why' campaign. Read More
Platinum Equity Sells Rec Boat Holdings to Beneteau
Four years after acquiring brands out of bankruptcy, Platinum Equity has announced the sale of Cadillac, Michigan-based Rec Boat Holdings (RBH) to St. Gilles Croix de vie Cedex, France-based Bénéteau Group. RBH is the manufacturer of Four Winns, Glastron, Wellcraft and Scarab brand boats. Read More
Yamaha Motor Canada Creates Dealer Financing Company
Yamaha Motor Canada, Toronto, Ontario, announced the creation of a new wholly-owned subsidiary company that will provide financing services to its Canadian Motorsport and Marine dealers. Read More
Kropf Industrial Delivers 100-Ton Capacity Yard Trailer to Nova Scotia Boat Builder
Kropf Industrial, a manufacturer of marina and boatyard infrastructure based in Seguin, Ontario, has delivered a Y-100 hydraulic trailer to Dixon's Marine Group in Lower Woods Harbour, Nova Scotia. Read More
Canadian Boat Shows Confirms 2015 Vancouver Boat Show Dates
Canadian Boat Shows, organizer of the Vancouver International Boat Show has announced that the event will be held from January 21 to 25 at BC Place and Granville Island in Vancouver, BC. Read More
Mercury Marine Announces Four New Engines
Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, has added four new engines to its extensive lineup of marine engines. At a media-only event held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the manufacturer unveiled an all-new MerCruiser 4.5L 250hp sterndrive as well as new lighter weight 75, 90 and 115hp four stroke outboards in front of a group of 30 journalists from Canada, the US and several other countries. Read More
BRP to Supply Evinrude Outboards to KingFisher Boats
BRP, Sturtevant, Wisconsin, has signed an agreement to provide Renaissance Marine Groups' KingFisher Boats with Evinrude outboard engines. The welded heavy-gauge aluminum boats, manufactured in a state-of-the art facility in Vernon, British Columbia. Read More
Evinrude's New Gen 2 Series Challenges Outboard Paradigm
A thunderous applause erupted from a crowd of over 2,000 people after BRP revealed its new Generation 2 (G2) E-TEC series of Evinrude engines yesterday (June 13). Evinrude dealers from around the globe as well as media and BRP staff attended the company's unveiling at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. Read More
MDCE Announces Opening/Closing Keynote Speakers for Conference
Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference and Expo (MDCE) have announced the opening and closing keynote speakers for its 2014 event in November. The conference and show will take place from November 16 to 19 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Read More
Feedback from Inaugural Welcome to the Water Show
Exhibitors coming out of the Welcome to the Water In-Water Boat Show offered a mixture of feedback on the event's May/June inauguration at Bay Port Yachting Centre in Midland, Ontario. Parkbridge Marinas partnered with several Ontario dealers to host the free-entry event, which featured just over 100 new and used boats on display in the water and another 30 on land. Read More