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Cruising in to Groundhog Week

The Montreal Boat Show is a terrific event to check out this week if you are in the area. There are many new offerings and great events going on to keep the whole family engaged. For marine technicians looking to upgrade their skills there are some courses being offered through CDI and ABYC so be sure to check those out and note the deadlines for registration. Please browse through the rest of the stories we have available and take time if you have it to view the wealth of information available to you at www.BoatingIndustry.ca

Terri Hodgson,
Online Editor
thodgson@kerrwil.com
 
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Boat Shows

Montreal Boat Show

MONTREAL BOAT SHOW: FEB 5 TO 8, 2015

The Quebec Marine Association (QMA) invites boating enthusiasts on February 5th-8th, 2015 at the 16th edition of the Montreal Boats and Water Sports' Show. This year is once again marked by a most festive atmosphere, with an event that is expected to be more impressive in all aspects. The figures are enough to make your head spin: 275 exhibitors, more than 450 boats spread over an exhibition area of over 275,000 square feet which is 17 times the Bell Centre ice! ... Read More

Vibs Wrap Up

VANCOUVER BOAT SHOW 2015 POST-SHOW RECAP

Consensus among exhibitors was that this year's show attracted serious and qualified buyers, the catalyst to driving sales, and new features attracted a new, younger demographic, a positive sign for the industry and future sales pipeline. ... Read More
 
NMEA Tips, Technology
 
Education and Training

Anti Corrosion Training

ABYC MARINE CORROSION CERTIFICATION COURSE

Four day Corrosion Certification course hosted by Port Credit Yacht Club, with instructor Kevin Ritz is designed and intended for those with a minimum of 3-5 years practical experience in the marine field. It is highly recommended that certification candidates already have ABYC electrical certification before attempting the corrosion certification program. It is presumed by the course content that candidates have a reasonable understanding of basic concepts such as electrical grounding, electrical current flow, galvanic isolation and basic marine electrical terminology. ... Read More

CDI Ignition School

CDI ELECTRONIC IGNITION SERVICE SCHOOL

CDI Electronics is again conducting our annual Electronic Ignition Service School. We will have four, week-long classes available for you to choose from this year with the dates of our classes listed below. Please click on one of the dates to register. ... Read More
 
Branding

Heart of Georgian Bay

HEART OF GEORGIAN BAY REBRANDS AREA WITH ONE STRONG VOICE

The newly minted Heart of Georgian Bay brand was unveiled on Jan 22, 2105 at a presentation at the Midland Cultural Centre in Midland, Ontario. Mayors and representatives from all four areas of Southern Georgian Bay, Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay and Tiny were on hand to proudly introduce their new brand, all speaking with one voice. ... Read More

Dock Shop

THE DOCK SHOPPE IS BACK ON TORONTO'S WATERFRONT

The Dock Shoppe offers a full selection of unique quality giftware. If you require a special product, our order desk will immediately expedite your request. As spring arrives The Dock Shoppe will host a Fun Grand opening. Get to them by dinghy via the Peter Street Basin Bridge just north of the Marine Fire Station; they will keep you updated on the bridge clearance. ... Read More
 
Poralu Brooklin
International

NEW MARINA ARRIVING THIS YEAR AT THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE

Poralu Marine has been selected by Edgewater Resources to design, manufacture the aluminum docks and fingers for their new first class marina at Brooklyn Bridge Park which will directly connect the City of Brooklyn to the water. The marina is seamlessly integrated into the surrounding landscape with both challenges of the updated hurricane water surge levels and subway tunnel interference being resolved by utilizing Seaflex anchoring technology. In order to offer a good protection from the waves mainly caused by the ferry traffic a floating concrete breakwater engineered and manufactured by Marinetek will be installed on the outside perimeter. ... Read More
 
IMBC Reg
IMBC

IMBC SEES OVER 15% GROWTH

The 13th annual International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC) saw a 15% increase in numbers this week, making it the most successful show to date. IMBC, produced by the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), took place January 28-30, 2015, at the Tampa Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
"We are excited about this year's growth, and delighted to have had so many marina and boatyard colleagues attend the event" AMI Chair Jeff Rose, CMM, says. "It's also clear to me the economy is continuing to rebound and that IMBC is the place for continuing education, meeting with industry suppliers, and networking with other marina professionals.” ... Read More
 
People

Roel Schoenmaker

METS APPOINTS NEW SALES & ACCOUNT MANAGER

The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS), the world's leading B2B event of its kind, has appointed Roel Schoenmaker as its new sales & account manager. He replaces Rens-Jan van Vliet, who has taken on a new function within the Traffic domain at Amsterdam RAI, organisers of METS. ... Read More

Nathan Costa

XANTREX APPOINTS NEW SALES MANAGER ON THE EAST COAST

Xantrex adopted a regional sales structure last year to be closer to its customer base to enable faster response time and the ability to quickly implement customer and market specific projects including training, merchandising and regional sales events. The recent appointment of Nathan Costa as the East Coast sales manager propels this strategy forward and adds a young, energetic and passionate individual to the Xantrex sales team. Costa will manage an existing account portfolio and explore new opportunities within the marine, RV, commercial truck, distribution and OEM channels. ... Read More
 
Calendar
Calendar

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Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show
February 5-8, 2015
Place Bonaventure
900 De la Gauchetiere
Street West
Montreal, QC H5A 1E4
Miami International Boat Show
February 12-16, 2015
Miami Beach Convention Center
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