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2014 Design Award METS Finalists Announced
Organizers of the 2014 Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) have announced the short list of finalists in the prestigious Design Award METS (DAME) 2014 competition. Read More
NMMA Dissatisfied with US Court of Appeals Decision to Dismiss Industry Concerns about E15
On Tuesday, October 21, the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit dismissed the recreational boating industry's challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rule regarding misfueling mitigation plans surrounding the sale of E15. Read More
NMEA Announces 2014 Marine Electronics Product Award Winners
Following the wrap up of its Conference and Expo, the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) named its 2014 product winners in 11 categories. The event was held from October 8 to 11 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa in Fort Myers, Florida. Read More
 
GE Capital Research: Mid-Sized Canadian Businesses Outperforming
According to GE Capital, two-thirds of mid-sized Canadian businesses surveyed have seen improved company performance, revenue and job growth. These companies expect this upward trend to continue over the next 12 months, predicting mean revenue growth of 7.2 percent – approximately twice the nominal Canadian GDP growth rate projected by the Bank of Canada. Read More
Gekko Signs 13 New Dealers - 3 in Canada
Following its recent dealer meeting, Gekko announces the addition of 13 new dealers, including three in Canada. Held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Gekko unveiled its 2015 MY lineup, which attracted dealers from Germany, Mexico, Canada and across the US. Read More
Correct Craft Acquires PCM Marine Engines and Crusader Engines
Correct Craft, Orlando, Florida, has acquired the companies who manufacture both PCM Marine Engines and Crusader Engines. The acquisition became official on October 16. Read More
Entries for UIM Environment Accepted Until December 2014
Entries for the 2014 Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) Environmental Award and Special Mentions will be accepted from now until December 19, 2014. Read More
Mercury Produces 75,000th Verado L6 Outboard Engine
Less than 10 years after launch of platform, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin-based Mercury Marine has produced its 75,000th Verado L6 outboard engine. Read More
Jocelyn Wyatt Joins Premier Publications and Shows
Wyatt has over 23 years of experience with GE across several industrial and financial services business platforms. Read More
Legend Boats' Marc Duhamel to Speak at Boating Ontario Conference
Boating Ontario has added Marc Duhamel to its lineup of speakers for its upcoming December conference and trade show. The event returns to Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario from December 1 to 3 inclusive. Read More
Chaparral and Robalo Receive 50th Anniversary Awards from Mercury Marine and Volvo Penta
Chaparral and Robalo Boats recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary Dealer Conference at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida. Over 500 people were in attendance in recognition of the milestone. Read More
Yamaha Motor Adds Four V MAX SHO Outboards and Updates F150 and F8
The new engines were introduced at a media event held on October 9 at The Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Read More
Scout Boats Celebrates 25 Years; Awards Dealers at Annual Meeting
Scout Boats recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary at its annual 2015 Model Year Dealer Meeting, held in late September in Charleston, South Carolina. Read More
Volvo Penta Supplies Triple IPS Drive System for New Response Boat
A new offshore emergency response craft – the Fort Ripley – is entering service in Charleston, South Carolina, as the first commercial vessel in North America that will be powered by triple Volvo Penta IPS drives. Read More
MMPDA Contracts Company to Oversee Association Management
The Mid-Canada Marine and Powersports Dealers Association (MMPDA) has contracted the services of Strauss, a Canadian event and association management company, to provide association management services for its members. Read More
METS to Feature Record Number of Exhibitors in 2014
Organizers report that with five weeks to go before the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) 2014, a record number of 1,331 companies from 46 countries have registered to exhibit at the Amsterdam RAI complex. That figure surpasses the total for METS reported in 2013 (1320), making this year's three-day event potentially the largest to date. Read More
AMTA Releases Annual General Meeting Agenda
The Annual General Meeting of the Atlantic Marine Trades Association (AMTA) will take place on Thursday, November 6 at 12:30p.m. The event will be held at The Saraguay House, located at 360 Purcells Cove Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia (part of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron). Read More
Boaters Line-Up for Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training (HOST) Sessions
According to the Discover Boating, registration for its Hands-On Skills Training (HOST) sessions reached capacity prior to the program's launch at the opening of the Montreal In-Water Boat Show. Read More
NMMA Recognizes 46 Boat and Engine Manufacturers with CSI Awards
Award recipients were acknowledged at the annual Industry Breakfast at the 2014 International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) being held at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. Read More
Innovation Award Winners Revealed at IBEX
In total, 19 products have been recognized for technical advancement during the National Marine Manufacturers Association's (NMMA) annual Industry Breakfast at the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX). The NMMA announced the winners of the 2014 IBEX Innovation Awards at the event, which is being held at the Tampa Bay Convention Center in Tampa Florida. Read More
Crestliner Announces 13 New Dealers – Two in Canada
Otsego, Minnesota-based Crestliner has announced the addition of 13 new dealers to its global network of dealerships. Among the 13, two of the new dealers are located in Canada. Read More
Cobalt Recognizes Top Dealers at Dealer Meeting, One Based in Ontario
Cobalt Boats recently completed a worldwide dealer meeting at The Chateau on the Lake Resort and Spa on Table Rock Lake in Missouri in mid September. The boat builder reports that more than 400 Cobalt dealer participants from across Canada, the US and other International locations traveled to the Chateau. Read More