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US Powerboat Shipments up 1.5 Percent in November
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) reports that through November 2015, wholesale shipments of traditional powerboats were up 1.5 percent. Read More
Preservation Organizations Launch Petition in Support of Miami Marine Stadium's Restoration
Only a week before an anticipated 100,000 visitors descend on Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin for the Miami International Boat Show on Virginia Key, preservation organizations have launched a petition to raise public support to fully restore the stadium. The show runs from February 11 to 15 inclusive. Read More
Only 15 Potential Grads to Fill 200 Entry-Level Marine Jobs in Ontario
According to a Boating Ontario Association survey conducted in December 2015, there will be approximately 600 marine job openings in 2016 across the province. Some 200 of those jobs are for new, entry-level positions or those entering through a marine apprenticeship. Read More
NMEA Introduces Online Marine Electronics Training Course for Boaters and Technical Sales Professionals
The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has introduced a new marine electronics course designed for the boating public. Read More
New US Carver and Marquis Dealer Appointed
A US-based dealer on the western shore of Lake St. Clair, will now offer the Marquis and Carver brands. Read More
London Boat Fishing and Outdoor Show Sells Out Exhibit Space
Producers of the upcoming 33rd annual London Boat, Fishing and Outdoor Show are pleased to report that they've sold all of the event's allotted exhibit space. The show opens its doors at the new Metroland Media Agriplex and Arena in London, Ontario from February 19 to 21. Read More
IBEX Staying in Tampa Through 2018
Organizers of the annual International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) have announced that the show will take place at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida through to 2018. Since 2013, the show has annually rotated venues between Louisville, Kentucky and Tampa Bay. Read More
Organizers of Germany's boot Düsseldorf Report Slight Attendance Boost
Organizers of this year's boot Düsseldorf International Boat Show say attendance was up by 2.8 percent compared to 2015. The 47th edition of Germany's largest boat show reportedly attracted 247,000 visitors from 52 countries, where they could visit some 1,800 exhibitors in 17 exhibition halls. Read More
McCain High Performance Rods Acquires Rapsody Fishing
McCain High Performance (MHP) Rods acquired New York-based rod manufacturer, Rapsody Fishing. College Station, Texas-based MHP plans to phase Rapsody products into its existing lineup of rods, with a special emphasis on Rapsody's Hot Rod Series. Read More
Organizers Say Exhibitors Pleased with Vancouver Boat Show
Canadian Boat Shows, producer of the Vancouver International Boat Show reports that attendance was comparable to last year's event. Wrapping up on January 24, organizers report that BC Place and the Floating Show at Granville Island drew 30,340 visitors, up by two percent compared to 2015. Read More
Boat Manufacturer Buyers Group Extends Contract with ASA Electronics
American Boatbuilders Association (ABA) has announced an extension of its existing contract with Elkhart, Indiana-based ASA Electronics, a supplier of audio and video products. Read More
White River Marine Group Appoints New General Manager for Ranger
Bass Pro Shops Founder, Johnny Morris, sent an update out to the company's dealer network announcing structural and personnel changes. Recently, Fishing Holdings LLC and Tracker Marine Group unified under a new banner, White River Marine Group. Read More
NMMA Canada's Sara Anghel Appointed to ABYC Board of Directors
Sara Anghel, NMMA Canada's Executive Director and VP of Government Relations, has been appointed to the American Boat Yacht Council (ABYC) Board of Directors effective January 2016. Read More
ABYC Marine Electrical Certification Offered in Ontario in April
Does your marine business employ an electrician? If so, you may want to take advantage of the ABYC's Marine Electrical Certification course in Glenburnie, Ontario come April. Read More
Stats Canada: GDP Up in November
According to a report released today by Stats Canada, our country's real gross domestic product rose by 0.3 percent in the month of November (2015). The federal government agency attributes the increase to increases in wholesale and retail trade, oil and gas extraction as well as manufacturing. Read More
NMMA Reports Canadian Outboard Engine Shipments Up in December
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) sent out notice to its members this morning that Canadian outboard engine shipments were up in December compared to last year. Read More
Mustang Survival's Rick Cassels Inducted into NMMA Hall of Fame
During the NMMA Canada's Industry Boating Session at the Allstream Centre in Toronto this week, Mustang Survival's Major Accounts Manager, Rick Cassels, was inducted into the NMMA Hall of Fame by longtime friend and colleague Brian Milligen, Mustang Survival's Director of Sales - US Recreation and Canada Recreation/Professional markets. Read More
Toronto Boat Show Releases Attendance Update
Canadian Boat Shows, organizers of the 58th Toronto International Boat Show, have provided initial attendance numbers for Canada's largest recreational boating event. Attendance reports from the event producer are as recent as of this past Tuesday, January 12. Read More
Boating Ontario Releases New Provincial Boating Survey Results
Boating Ontario, based in Penetanguishene, Ontario, has released the results of a comprehensive boater survey to develop a better understanding of the state of recreational boating in the province of Ontario. Read More
NMMA Canada: Canadian Boat and Engine Sales Hit $3 Billion in 2015
At it's annual Industry Breakfast held at the Allstream Centre in Toronto, Ontario on January 12, NMMA Canada (NMMA) announced the release of its annual Canadian Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract for 2015. Read More
CSBC Recognizes 2015 CASBA Recipients at Annual Gala
The Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) held its annual CASBAs awards gala at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on the evening of January 10. Read More
Upgraded Ordering Software Available for Boat Builders
BoatTrack has enhanced its Order Pointe subscription-based application, which is designed to aid boat manufacturers. The cloud-based application now integrates with the Infor Visual manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Read More