Wednesday, 9 July 2014

George's Marine and Sports #1 Regal Boat Dealer in Canada

It was announced this week that George's Marine and Sports is the Number 1 Regal Dealer in Canada.
Since becoming part of the Regal family in 2009 we knew that we were involved with a class act organization. 
Together, with all three George's locations and our staff from sales, finance, parts and accessories, and service departments, we have been able to represent a product that is one of the finest in the industry. 
Regal Marine Industries was founded by Paul and Carol Kuck in 1969. Their philosophy of faith and stewardship guides this business to this day.
In 1995 the FasTrac Hull was launched.  This design of the Regal Boat Hull is a patented innovation that has garnered acclaim and awards from the industry and Regal boat owners.
Today, with the Kuck's three children, Duane, Tim and Pam, the company has stayed true to their philosophy.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

2014 Cain's Quest

We have the privilege to work with two guys that are participating in the 2014 Cain's Quest.  Jimmy Noble Jr. and Jason Aliqatuqtuq, from Iqaluit, purchased their Bombardier Summit 800 snowmobiles at George's Marine & Sports in Ottawa.  They will be racing through Labrador in a snowmobile endurance race which stretches 3,300 km.  The machines were retrofitted to make them more adaptable to Labrador's environment.

The following is a good online article about the two guys and the race.
We are looking forward to watching them on their journey.  Since I am more of a couch potato it is enjoyable when you know the people you are going to live a life experience through.

Win a Sea Doo Spark and a trip to Miami to hear DEADMAU5

Go to to enter.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Bonnechere Cup Races 2014

It is amazing the Bonnechere Races have been going for 40 years. Speaking quickly to George Wilcox, he was saying that they use to race on the river and then at the Legion Field before the track was built where it is today. 
I think it is safe to say that the sponsorship of Toromont, Benson and Miwel was critical in keeping the races going. After taking the afternoon to go through "Reflections of a Century" printed by the Eganville Leader I found an article about the re-opening of the Sno-Drifters Club after a suspicious fire destroyed much of the club . I found this article below, notice Merv Boldt is in this picture. You will find him still involved in the races today.

Since the Ottawa Boat Show is on the same weekend of the Bonnechere Cup Races, you will not see us there working like we use too.  We still contribute with support vehicles i.e. two 4 wheelers and 1 side by side (of course Can-Am).  Along with Ski-Doo we help with the printing of the parking passes.  
It is definitely hard work putting on the races but very satisfying come Saturday at 6 pm.  

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Boating Ontario Survey

Boating Ontario has just launched a boating survey of which Parks Canada has participated in its development.   This is a very exciting project to understand more about boating trends across Ontario and but also specifically about boating along the canals which has a dedicated section in the survey.
This is an easy, but important way, for the boaters of Ontario to have their voice heard.  As a minor footnote Boating Ontario will be offering a pair of hockey tickets in a draw to people who fill out the survey.
Personally, as a boater, I don't need an incentive to get my voice out to Parks Canada but it's a thank you for your 20 minutes.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Mercury Marine 75th Anniversary

 The following was received from our Mercury Marine Rep:
Mercury Marine celebrated its 75th anniversary on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from its humble beginnings in Wisconsin to its growth into the world’s leading provider of marine engines. Mercury, a division of Brunswick Corporation, designs, manufactures and sells the broadest range of marine propulsion products for applications ranging from inflatable tenders and fishing boats to cruisers and yachts.“Mercury will celebrate its 75th anniversary throughout 2014 in ways that will reflect our strong heritage of innovation and leadership in the marine industry,” said Mark Schwabero, president of Mercury Marine. “We will conduct events in locations around the world that will engage our customers, suppliers, employees and communities and will recognize the roles those people and entities have played in establishing the foundation of our business and our future."We're excited about sharing this celebration with those who have helped us grow and succeed."Mercury was founded by E. Carl Kiekhaefer in 1939 when he purchased a bankrupt engine manufacturing plant in Cedarburg, Wis., not far from the Kiekhaefer family farm. The plant assets included 300 outboard engines that had been rejected by a large mail-order retailer due to defects and operating problems. Hoping to transform the engines into working capital to fund the future business he envisioned – magnetic separators for the dairy-farm industry – Mr. Kiekhaefer redesigned, rebuilt and sold the engines to the retailer that had initially rejected them. The engines sold immediately and Kiekhaefer suddenly found himself in the marine engine business.Mercury made its initial mark in the marine industry by providing reliable, innovative products. But it didn’t take long before its engines were highly regarded for performance and speed. Mercury has long been recognized for producing engines that not only get you where you want to go, but also get you there first.
Mercury directs the activities of more 5,400 employees in dozens of countries from its global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wis., and works hand in hand with more than 4,200 dealers and distributors around the world.
Mercury’s year-long 2014 celebration plans include events in various locations throughout the world.
George's Marine & Sports has been a proud Mercury Marine Dealer since 1973.   Mercury Marine is a leader in the industry and we wish them continued success!
Jeff & David St. Laurent at the Toronto Boat Show 2014. 

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Kingston Boat Show

Kingston Here We Are!
We were surprised at the Toronto Boat Show with the fact that people didn't know we had a store in Kingston.  At the Eastern Ontario Boat, Powersports & RV Show you will definitely be introduced to our Kingston store located at 4000 Bath Road.
We will be bringing to the show BaylinerCenturionCrestliner,Harris Flotebote along with Regal and Tracker Boats.  It is a perfect opportunity to view the boats and take advantage of some promotions going on for boat shows only.
Our Kingston staff will have details on our 2014 Dockage Rates and what is new at the Marina this coming year.
So, yes Kingston, we are here and we are looking forward to meeting you at the show.
Feb 7 - 9, Kingston Expo Centre