Canadian luxury tax proposed

April 28, 2021

Canadian news outlets are reporting that a proposed federal budget set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2022, includes a tax on luxury items, such as boats that retail for more than CAD250,000 ($200,000), according to the Trade Only Today online news site. If approved, the budget document cited by CTV News projects a CAD604 …

Supply chain webinar registration open

April 27, 2021

The first webinar in the 2021 IBEX 365 series will take place Thursday, April 29, at 1 p.m. ET featuring a live discussion exploring supply chain management in a global, post-pandemic context. The webinar will be moderated by Scott Berry, National Marine Manufacturers Association director of engineering standards, and will feature speaker Andrea Sordi, Ph.D., …

Glen Raven emphasizes people and the planet in its first corporate sustainability report

April 26, 2021

Glen Raven Inc., a leading provider of innovative textiles including Sunbrella® brand fabrics and the parent company of Trivantage, has released its first ever corporate sustainability report, Continuing a Pattern of Good. The report establishes a baseline of metrics across two foundational pillars—“Supporting Our People and Communities” and “Sustaining Our Planet”—while outlining the company’s measurable …

Exhibit opportunities in the 2021 ICAST Marine Accessories Pavilion, July 20-23

April 22, 2021

ICAST, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, will return as an in-person event July 20-23, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. Exhibition opportunities are available in the Marine Accessories Pavilion (MAP) to get in front of buyers, dealers and distributors seeking the newest and most innovative marine aftermarket accessories and components. The Marine Accessories Pavilion is located …

Patrick Industries acquires SeaDek

April 21, 2021

Patrick Industries Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Hyperform Inc., a manufacturer of non-slip foam flooring, operating under the SeaDek brand name, for the marine OEM market and aftermarket. Hyperform also serves the pool and spa, powersports and utility markets under the SwimDek and EndeavorDek brands. SeaDek operates out of two manufacturing …

West Marine acquired by private equity firm

April 20, 2021

West Marine, an integrated, omni-channel provider of aftermarket products and services to the boating, fishing, sailing and watersports markets in the U.S. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by L Catterton, according to BoatingIndustry.com. L Catterton is the largest global consumer-focused private equity firm and has extensive experience building enthusiast …

METSTRADE 2021 plans taking shape

April 16, 2021

With in-person events expected to go ahead later this year, METSTRADE 2021 will return with an in-person event November 16-18 in Amsterdam. The METSTRADE show is the world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international leisure marine industry. Organized by RAI Amsterdam in association with ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry …

New Trivantage distribution center triples inventory capacity

April 15, 2021

Trivantage® has moved to a larger distribution facility in St. Louis, Mo., that will allow the company to better and more efficiently serve customers with increased capacity at more than 62,000 square feet, six loading docks for customer will-call and shipments, and improved visitor parking. The new location will house increased inventory levels, easy-access sampling …

International Boating & Water Safety Summit to be held virtually, May 17-19

April 14, 2021

Registration is now open for the virtual 2021 International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS), May 17-19. In its 24th year, IBWSS will explore “Partnerships for Progress”–a close look at how recreational boating and water safety communities collaborate to save lives around the world. Participate in daily sessions from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. EDT, …

2022 MFA Conference call for speakers, shop tour locations

April 13, 2021

Organizers of the 2022 Marine Fabricators Conference, which will be held Jan. 13-15, 2022, at Wild Dunes Charleston’s Island Resort, Isle of Palms, S.C., are looking for speakers and shop tour locations. Speaker proposals must be free of commercial content, and conference organizers are especially interested in educational sessions that provide hands-on demonstrations covering topics …