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Record Attendance and Exhibitors at METS
A record number of exhibitors visited a record number of exhibitors at the 27th METS as the world's largest marine trade show wrapped up Thursday in Amsterdam. Read More
Volvo Penta Reveals New 4.3L Next-Generation Marine Gasoline Engines
The new 4.3-liter catalyzed V6 engines, rated at 200 and 240 horsepower, will supplement Volvo Penta's current V6 product line. Read More
Strong Attendance Driving Business at METS
The 27th annual METS continues on a roll, with record numbers of exhibitors, strong attendance through the first two days, and deals being made throughout the massive Amsterdam RAI exhibition complex. Read More
AMTA Welcomes Jason Craig as President
The Atlantic Marine Trades Association (AMTA) has named Jason Craig of Quartermaster Marine in Charlottetown, PEI its new President. Outgoing president Brad Fleet remains on the AMTA's Board of Directors. Read More
Crowds, Record Number of Exhibitors Open 27th METS
Opening day attendance was announced at 7,039, a four percent increase over the 6,761 people who attended opening day in 2013. Read More
Innovation Recognized at 2014 Design Award METS
High tech and innovation were the order of the day as the Jefa steering traveler was declared the overall winner of the 2014 Design Award METS, presented this morning just before the official opening of the 27th Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) at the Amsterdam RAI. Read More
Miami International Boat Show Names Miami Marine Stadium as a New Home for 2016 and 2017
At a press event held November 13 at Miami Marine Stadium, on Virginia Key, Miami, Florida, representatives from the Miami International Boat Show announced that they have committed to hosting the boat show in 2016 and 2017 at the stadium and its grounds while exploring it as a long-term home. Read More
MMPDA Holding AGM on November 26
The Mid-Canada Marine and Powersports Dealers Association (MMPDA) is inviting regional dealers to attend its 2014 Annual General Meeting, Conference and Dinner on November 26, 2014. Read More
Marine Electronics Manufacturers Commit to NMEA Technical Training
According to the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA), over the past three months, marine electronics manufacturers have invested nearly US $100,000 in technical training from the association. Read More
NMRA Adds New Officers and Board Members – Including One Canadian
The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) has elected its 2014 to 2015 officers and board members. Two new officers and three new board members joined the association's leadership group. Read More
Outboard Motor Dealers Blue Book Launches Data Search Website
Outboard Motor Dealers Blue Book has launched a new website featuring a data search. Read More
Carver and Marquis CEO Reports Success at FLIBS
Marquis and Carver Yachts report sales and lead generation growth coming out of this year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). The event took place from October 30 to November 3. Read More
Discover Boating: 1.8 million People Directed to Manufacturer Sites
In the fiscal year, from October 2013 to September 2014, Discover Boating reports growing people's awareness in boating in Canada and the US. Read More
Xantrex Appoints Manufacturer Rep Firms
Xantrex, Burnaby, BC, a manufacturer of onboard power products, has appointed two manufacturer's rep firms for its marine and RV markets. The manufacturer's rep firms are expected to help advance Xantrex's product and service offerings, strengthen its existing partnerships and form new alliances. Read More
Scarab 165 Featured as Price on The Price Is Right
Scarab jet boats are being featured as a grand prizes on “The Price is Right” game show, which airs daily on CBS. Read More
AMTA's November 6 AGM Changes Locations
Attendees of the upcoming Atlantic Marine Trades Association's annual general meeting on November 6 will meet at a new location. Read More
Harbour West Marina Seeks to Attract Larger Boats
Harbour West Marina, operated by the Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) in Hamilton, Ontario, has acquired a new lift for recreational boats, capable of handling vessels up to 80 tons. Read More
Lee Sails Canada Gains Distribution Rights for BC and Eastern US
Lee Sails Canada will now be responsible for all accounts, past, present and future throughout Canada as well as the eastern seaboard of the US. Read More
Dometic Group Acquires Atwood Mobile Products
Dometic Group, a international organization specializing in leisure products for the marine, recreational vehicle (RV), truck and automotive-based industries, announced that the acquisition of Elkhart, Indiana-based Atwood Mobile Products, LLC. Read More
West Marine Closing Canadian Locations
In a letter to vendor partners in Canada, West Marine has announced that it will be closing its Canadian stores as their leases expire. Read More
CMC Electronics Marks 20 Years with Raymarine at November Open Houses
Esterline CMC Electronics is inviting its existing as well as new dealers to a pair of open houses come November. The company will hold two events, the first at its Burnaby, BC office (2999 Underhill Ave.) from November 5 to 6 and the second at its Mississauga, Ontario office (3600B Laird Rd. Unit 12) from November 12 to 13. Read More
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