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BRP Establishes Automatic Share Purchase Plan
In connection with its previously announced plan to purchase for cancellation up to 3,703,442 subordinate voting shares, Valcourt, Québec-based BRP entered into an automatic share purchase plan with a designated broker. Read More
MyTaskit Adds Eleven New Customers for MyTaskit Pro – Including One Canadian
MyTaskit, West Palm Beach, Florida, provider of a task sharing and service coordination platform, has added 11 new marine businesses users of its MyTaskit Pro. MyTaskit allows Service professionals to view customer task requests online, communicate with owners and captains, respond to inquiries, secure approvals and offer updates. Read More
Nautique Announces Reorganization and Promotions
Nautique Boat Company (Nautique), Orlando, Florida, has reorganized its executive team, including the promotion of two team members. Read More
 
ASA Electronics Wins IBBI Supplier of the Year Award
ASA Electronics was recognized as Independent Boat Builders Incorporated's (IBBI) Supplier of the Year at its recent meeting held in St. Louis, Missouri in mid March. Read More
Navico Introduces GoFreeShop.com
GoFree, Navico's brand that provides digital content and services, has announced the launch of GoFreeShop.com. Read More
Big Crowds and Strong Sales at New Brunswick's Largest Boat Show
It would seem the planets aligned perfectly this year for the organizers of the annual Moncton Boat Show. Show producer, Master Promotions, reports a double-digit attendance boost for 2015 and happy exhibitors coming out of the late March show held at Moncton Coliseum in New Brunswick. Read More
Dometic's Eskimo Cup Wins IBBI Innovation Award
Dometic Marine, based in Pompano Beach, Florida, announced that its Eskimo Cup has received the 2015 John “Walkabout” Sisson Innovation Award from the Independent Boat Builders Incorporated (IBBI). A new product for the 2015 boating season, the Eskimo Cup is a thermoelectric cup holder that keeps drinks cold. Read More
METS Invites Marine Charities to Apply for DAME 2015 Funding
Organizer of the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS), held at the Amsterdam RAI annually, is inviting certified marine-related public charities to apply for the registration proceeds from the Design Award METS (DAME) competition. Read More
MD Marine Insurance President, François Tisi, Passes Away
Tisi was the President of McLean and Dickey Insurance Brokers, MD Marine Insurance and Nautimax (2006 to present). Read More
Furuno Launches Spring Rebate Program
Consumers seeking a new Furuno radar, fish finder or GPS chartplotter can save up to US $300 with the company's Spring Break Rebate program from now until June 30. Read More
Parks Canada Seeks Proposals for New Services on the Rideau Canal Near Downtown Ottawa
Parks Canada is seeking proposals from businesses interested in establishing ‘new and innovative' services on the Rideau Canal National Historic Site at the heart of Ottawa. In late March, Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, announced the Request for Proposals (RFP), which closes on May 20, 2015. Read More
Smoker Craft CFO, Joe Blackburn, Passes Away
Ronald Joe Blackburn, 69, CFO of Smoker Craft, passed away on Sunday March 22 at The Maples in Goshen, Indiana. Read More
Cruden to Unveil New Training Simulator for High-Speed Boat Operations
Cruden's high speed boat simulator, to be unveiled at the 7th High Speed Boat Operations (HSBO) Forum – running from May 4 to 6 inclusive – in Lisbon, Portugal, aims to set a new industry standard in training for the piloting of small and fast boats. Cruden will bring the open-cockpit demonstrator to the event. Read More
PlasDeck Pleased with Conclusion of Infringement Case
After a lengthy patent litigation with Flexiteek Americas, PlasDeck is claiming victory after a favourable outcome. Read More
Canadian Distributor Honoured Among Webasto's Top Customers
In recognition of its customers that made significant contributions to its success in 2014, Webasto Thermo and Comfort North America recently presented its Top Customer Awards to five companies. One Canadian distributor was among the recipients. Read More
MRAA Becomes Owner and Operator Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program
Grow Boating Inc. has transferred ownership of the Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program to the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas. As the new full owner of the MICD Program, MRAA is responsible for every aspect of managing, operating, marketing and promoting the program for dealers, including conducting dealer Certification reviews and consultations. Read More
Torqeedo Introduces Commercial-Grade Versions of its Cruise Outboards
Electric outboard manufacturer, Torqeedo, has modified some of its models to specifically meet the demands of commercial users. Read More
Early Spring Fuels Optimism Among Manitoba Boat Dealers
An early spring brought smiles to the faces of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario boat dealers who participated in the 2015 Mid-Canada Boat Show. The annual event was held March 5 to 8 at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg. Read More
Hatteras Yachts to Include Five-Year VesselVanguard Subscription
Every buyer of a new Hatteras convertible or motor yacht will receive a five-year subscription to VesselVanguard's maintenance management solution after the two companies agreed to a new partnership. Read More
Infinity Fabrics Making a Push in Canada
The company, which manufacturers Luxury Woven Vinyl (LWV) flooring for numerous major boat brands as well as the RV industry, recently appointed, Peter Murphy, one of a few independent sales representatives, to help grow its brand in Canada. Read More
Nautique Employees Feed Hungry in Haiti and Build Habitat for Humanity Home in Florida
As part of it's Nautique Cares initiative Nautique employees recently served in two separate projects; one in their home community of Central Florida and another in Haiti. Read More
Last Call: MDCE Seeks 2015 Presentation Proposals
Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference and Expo (MDCE) have put out their final call for educational session proposals from potential speakers for the 2015 MDCE. The deadline to submit a proposal is March 13. Read More