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West Marine Fund Raising for BlueFuture Program in May
West Marine, a marine retail chain that has Canadian locations in Vancouver, BC and Oakville, Ontario, is hosting a week-long fundraiser to commemorate National Safe Boating Week next month. Read More
Spinlock named as winner of Queen's Award for Enterprise
Spinlock, a Cowes, UK-based designer maker of rope holding equipment, has received one of Britain's top business awards for its part in boosting the country's international trade. Read More
Prospec Moves Toward NMEA2000 Integration
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina-based Prospec Electronics, a specialist in outdoor sound systems, is expanding its stereo offerings to include models that utilize the NMEA2000 communications standard. Read More
 
Mercury Wins Best Brand Penetration Award at Shanghai Boat Show
Mercury Marine was recently honoured with the “Best Brand Penetration Award” at the 2016 China International Boat Show (CIBS) in Shanghai. Read More
Legend Boats Opens New Location in Quebec
Legend Boats, headquartered in Whitefish, Ontario, is in the process of acquiring land and a retail facility in the city of Ste. Marthe Sur Le Lac, Quebec. The move represents the opening of the Legend's third company-owned and operated retail store. Read More
BRP Holding Major Evinrude Milwaukee Club in Late June
BRP, has announced that its planning to hold its next Club Evinrude on June 26, 2016, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Read More
Boating Ontario Partners with Fiat Chrysler on Purchase Program
The Boating Ontario Association has announced that it has formed an agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to offer the association's members a new vehicle purchase program. Read More
Spring Maintenance on Trent-Severn Waterway Bridges May Cause Traffic
Parks Canada is notifying people travelling around the Peterborough area in the coming weeks that it will be conducting spring maintenance at some of its swing bridges and sites along the Trent-Severn Waterway. Read More
BRP Opens a Third Facility in Mexico
BRP, maker of Sea-Doo watercraft as well as Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems, has inaugurated its newest manufacturing facility in Juárez, Mexico. BRP now assembles vehicles and engines across three sites in Mexico. Read More
Huw Bower Named President of Brunswick Boat Group
Brunswick Corporation, headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, has announced that Huw Bower has been named President of the Brunswick Boat Group. Most recently President of Boston Whaler Group, Bower will continue to report to Brunswick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mark D. Schwabero. Read More
Volvo Penta acquires majority stake in Humphree
Volvo Penta has signed an agreement that will see it become the major shareholder of marine technology provider, Humphree. Read More
Are You Among Canada's Best Marine Employers?
Boating Business is proud to announce the launch of the Boating Business Employer of Choice (BBEOC) awards. The new program will honour Canada's top employers across several categories falling under the recreational marine industry umbrella. Read More
Torqeedo Sponsors Inaugural US Kayak Fishing Tournament
Kayak angling is the one of the fastest growing outdoor sports, and is now generating competitions. Take for instance the inaugural Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship, which was held from March 19 to 20 on Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tennessee. Read More
Webasto Presents Top Customer Awards
Webasto Thermo and Comfort North America recently presented its 2015 Top Customer Awards. The manufacturer of comfort systems for boats recognized six companies, including its top Canadian distributor for 2015. Read More
Jim Lane President of Chaparral and Robalo Passes Away
Chaparral and Robalo Boats have informed the industry of the recent passing of its President, Jim Lane, at the age of 73. Lane, who was battling leukemia, passed away at Emory Hospital in Atlanta with his family at his side. Read More
MD Marine Insurance Acquires McMichael-Davis
MD Marine Insurance has taken another step to grow its presence in the Ontario market. The company announced that it has acquired 100 percent of the shares from McMichael-Davis Marine Insurance Ltd in Oakville, Ontario. Read More
Boating Business' Charity Golf Tournament Set for June 14
On June 14, Canada's leading recreational marine trade publication will once again hold its annual fun-filled charity golf tournament at the Shawneeki Golf and Country Club in Sharon, Ontario. To date, the event has raised over $175,200 for praiseworthy marine charities. Read More
Volvo Penta and Premier Marine Employees to Receive STEP Ahead Award in April
The Manufacturing Institute has announced that Marcia Kull, Vice President of marine sales for Volvo Penta of the Americas as well as Lori Melbostad, President of Premier Marine are among its top 130 women in US manufacturing for 2016. Read More
Nautique G23 Wins WSIA's Innovative Product of the Year Award
Nautique's all-new 2016 Super Air Nautique G23 has been awarded the WSIA (Water Sports Industry Association) Leadership Award for Most Innovative Product of the Year. The award was presented during the 2016 WSIA Summit in San Diego, California earlier this month. Read More
BRP Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2016 Results
BRP, Valcourt, Québec, today reported its financial results for the three- and twelve-month periods ended January 31, 2016. Read More
Canadian and US Outboard Shipments Up in February
According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association's (NMMA) latest report, wholesale shipments of outboard engines in Canada and the US were up through February 2016. Read More
Colombia International Nautical Congress Adds Dignitaries to Speaker Line-Up
The 2016 International Nautical Congress of Colombia has confirmed its roster of keynote speakers for its inaugural summit, scheduled for April 27 to 29 in Cartagena de Indias. Read More