Shows and Events


This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the MRA Educational Conference and Trade Show, ABYC and Ladies, Let's Go Fishing.

Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock in the TV series "Star Trek," will deliver the keynote address at the 2010 Marina Recreation Association Educational Conference and Trade Show, which is set for Nov. 2-4 at the Rio All Suite Hotel in Las Vegas.

"Leonard Nimoy is not only an accomplished actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer, but he is an avid wooden-boat enthusiast," MRA vice president Pat Bagan said in a statement.

"Mr. Nimoy enjoys summers at Lake Tahoe boating first-class in his custom, restored 1968 Century Coronado. He has a true appreciation for Lake Tahoe and is dedicated to preserving its pristine waters," Bagan added. "As a lifelong fan of his work and a personal friend, I am delighted that he will share his thoughts and experiences with us in Las Vegas this year."

Nimoy's success in "Star Trek," which debuted in 1966, made him a worldwide celebrity. His portrayal of the iconic Mr. Spock earned him three Emmy nominations. Nimoy enjoyed additional success as a movie director with "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" and "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home." He also directed "The Good Mother," starring Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson, and "Three Men and a Baby."

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The American Boat and Yacht Council is offering three classes at the Annapolis School of Seamanship in the coming months.

EL200-Basic Marine Electrical takes place Aug. 31-Sept. 2; MC400-Marine Corrosion Certification is set for Sept. 14-17; and the EL400-Electrical Certification Course takes place Nov. 9-12.

Click here for information.

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"Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" is holding a weekend seminar Nov. 12-14 at Holiday Isle Resort & Marina, Islamorada, Fla.

For this event, held in conjunction with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, women will experience a weekend of educational and hands-on fishing activities and habitat conservation and get to meet other female anglers.

The seminar provides an opportunity for participants to use newly acquired techniques to fish inshore or offshore on their choice of a group boat, flats boat or sportfishing boat.

"Our Islamorada seminar provides women with a unique experiential vacation getaway where they can learn, network and enjoy the fabulous Florida Keys and all of its remarkable fishing," series founder Betty Bauman said in a statement. "Attendees will also learn about our new Angels of the Seas conservation initiative with the Save Our Seas Foundation and see how some of our graduates have organized conservation projects to compete in that program's conservation awards," she added.

For information, call (954) 475-9068 or e-mail


A Record Q2 for Brunswick

With strong global demand in all its business segments, Brunswick Corp. reported another stellar quarter, posting a 57 percent jump in net sales.

OneWater Adds PartsVu

The online marketplace for marine parts, accessories and electronics posted $25 million in sales over the last year.

Groupe Beneteau Updates Revenue Forecasts, More

The builder saw gains in its boat and luxury-home sectors and made several acquisitions, including a majority stake in Dream Yacht Group.

Golden Manufacturing Expands

The fabricator of aluminum boat lifts and aluminum and concrete floating docks adds 18,000 square feet to its Fort Myers, Fla., headquarters.

GetMyBoat Takes You to the Movies

The boat rental marketplace site teams with Disney’s Jungle Cruise for a contest to win a boat trip or movie tickets.

ConMar Adds to Sales Team

The manufacturers’ representatives add industry vet Brain Steele.

Will Canada Reopen to Boaters?

Set to open its borders to fully vaccinated U.S. residents next month, our neighbor to the north could be facing a strike by Canadian border guards and customs officials. Plus, the Great Lakes welcomes a newly designated marine sanctuary.