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From Atlantic to Pacific and all points in between, Canada’s marine industry needs a growing number of young people to enter the business. Opportunities in sales, marketing, marina management, boat building, repair and refit are all available. Some opportunities are with small or family businesses, some are with multi-national corporations. If you know a bright young person who is looking for a solid and rewarding future, share this newsletter with them.

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Apr 21, 2017

Position available: Special Markets Coordinator
DepartmentSales Marketing

Location: 

Toronto


Responsibilities: 

To develop growth and support all Yamaha special markets sales objectives for both Marine and Motorsports. Focusing on marine product lines including OEM, government and commercial acting as the key YMCA liaison for all market segments.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Working with Special Market Representative, coordinates weekly communication with all Yamaha marine OEM partners for unit forecast, sales activities, market promotions, new business opportunities and maintain YMCA database. (25%)

Monitor and process bidding opportunities on Federal and Provincial levels. Coordinate all aspects of YMCA government unit sales activities with focus on Standing Offer and act as the liaison with other YMCA departments for internal processing. (15%)

Working with Boats Area Sales Managers, manage all aspects of Yamaha sport boat order and billing systems for field staff, factory and dealers. (20%)

•Process all special market unit orders, maintain database and provide separate monthly reports for both OEM and (B2B) Special Markets activities and sales trends. Ensure units are billed and paid off within set time periods. (40%)

•Maintain all necessary computer and paper records including dealer objectives, booking orders, product allocation, backorders, order summary, and return/reinvoicing systems.
•Ensure compliance with published programs when processing orders. Acquire necessary approvals for variances and upsell to gain maximum benefit for dealers.

Qualifications:

Degree/Diploma-Post-secondary degree or business diploma 
Program of Study-Sales Administration
Years of Experience-1 - 5 years 
Type of Experience-Marine industry sales & marketing related field

Skills and Abilities
• Excellent oral and written communication skills (bilingual, French & English)
• Ability to provide customer service in a courteous manner
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and advanced skills in Excel is required
• The ability to problem-solving and have strong analytical skills to interpret sales performance and market trend information
• Excellent organization, planning skills and time management
• Attention to details and a high level of accuracy is a must
• Must be self-motivated and comfortable working independently

Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Contact Info:

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Mar 31, 2017

Position available: Sales and Client Relationship Manager

Location: Muskoka Lakes Marine – Rosseau, ON


Responsibilities: 

This position will be responsible for but not limited to:

Customer Service
Our Marina has great clients who want great service. Your highest priority will require you to develop a thorough knowledge of our clients and ensure we are providing them with professional and diversified set of services to ensure they have a stress free experience on the lake.

Sales and Marketing
Knowledge of our clients allows us to understand what they need. The successful candidate will be responsible for client relationship management, marketing and sales programs required to grow our existing lines and sales of new boats and marine products. You will be challenged to explore and develop new lines of services, products and areas of business that ensure our business is growing, interesting and competitive.

Staff Hiring and Training
This position will be responsible for working with the ownership team to ensure the Marina has the right sales team with the requisite training to ensure we maximize sales, promote and provide excellent services for our clients and expand our product lines.

Business Planning/Strategic Planning
You will be a key member on the management team in developing and monitoring the annual business plan, setting sales goals and operating budgets and monitoring progress throughout the year. You will work with the ownership team to help develop strategies for new services that our Marina can offer our clients in the future.

Qualifications:

We are looking for an energetic candidate who is hard working with excellent communication and people skills. Interested candidates should identify relevant college, university, business or marine related experience that would be utilized to succeed in this role.

Contact Info:

Please submit your applications for employment or resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Middens of Galiano Island

By Catherine Dook

We motored our way into Montague Harbour along a twisted channel with our engine muffled by the leaning trees.

“This is peaceful,” I told my husband, John.

“Look,” I pointed to an eagle sitting on the top of a tree overlooking the channel entrance like a sentinel giving permission for us to pass. Dignified, unruffled, his impassioned gaze noted and then dismissed us, as uninteresting and perhaps unworthy. I was tired. We’d pulled up anchor at Portland Island that morning, and the grind of the diesel engine had worn me down.

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This brief history of the early days of the LaHave River Yacht Club (LRYC) gives an idea of the DIY enthusiasm of the club’s founders and the unpretentious love of boating motivated them.

The LaHave River Yacht Club is located on the West side of the LaHave River, 12 kilometers south of the town of Bridgewater. Founded with 50 members who held their early get-togethers at the old Drill Hall in Bridgewater, since many of them were also in the Reserves. The first slate of officers was: Commodore - Ed Goudey, Vice Commodore - Fred Surbeck, Rear Commodore - Captain Malcolm Wilkie, Treasurer - Macgregor Miller, Secretary - Victor Killam.

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Covey Island Boatworks

Covey Island Boatworks It could be said that Covey Island Boatworks put Canada on the map during the early days of wood/epoxy composite boatbuilding. Today the company has diversified into fiberglass commercial fishing vessels, selling inflatable boats and hybrid and electric propulsion systems from facilities in Lunenburg, Riverport and Liverpool. Things were pretty basic back in 1979 when the yard was established on Covey Island, one of the LaHave Islands in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, by John Steele and two partners.

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