Bryton Marine Group named Canada’s Best Managed Gold Standard Recipient

Campbell River, BC – Family-owned Bryton Marine Group has been recognized as a Best Managed Gold Standard company. Bryton is among the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies demonstrating leadership in areas of strategy, capabilities, innovation, culture, commitment and financials to achieve sustainable growth.

Founded in 1992, Bryton is the largest privately owned welded aluminum boat builder in North America. It’s comprised of four business units, representing five brands: All American Marine, BRIX Marine, Duckworth, Weldcraft, EagleCraft and KingFisher Boats. Each business operates independently while sharing best practices, strategic initiatives and identifying market trends which drive innovation within each diverse market segment.

“Our group of companies work collaboratively to seize opportunities and embrace innovation,” said Byron Bolton, Bryton CEO. “The recreational marine industry has experienced a record surge in demand. Thanks to our teams’ boundless culture and commitment to our values, we have been able to rise to meet consumer expectations.”

Bryton Marine Group’s management structure creates synergistic opportunities including sharing domain knowledge to reach business-wide goals. This strong culture has been key to ensuring a safe working environment, while meeting consumer expectations despite supply chain constraints across the marine industry.

Now in its 29th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies remains one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world‑class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.

“The 2022 Best Managed winners exemplify innovation, adaptability, and resilience in the face of uncertainty,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co‑Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “Over the past year, these forward‑forging companies have pivoted to successfully respond to challenges and capitalize on new opportunities, leveraging industry‑leading competencies to maximize their investments and drive sustainable growth.”

Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges.

The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Salesforce, and TMX Group.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $50 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Saleforce, and TMX Group. For more information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

About Bryton

Family-owned Bryton is the largest privately owned builder of welded aluminum boats for commercial and recreational markets in North America. Bryton Marine Group includes; All American Marine, BRIX Marine, EagleCraft, Renaissance Marine Group and KingFisher Boats. Bryton holds sacred its entrepreneurial spirit while taking advantage of its diverse portfolio. Each company operates independently while sharing common principles, planning guidelines and goals. Bryton strives for excellence in advanced tooling, engineering, design and naval architecture. Bryton’s overarching goal to “enrich lives while spending time on the water”. Headquartered in Vernon B.C., Bryton has grown to 415 employees, with the #1 market share for welded aluminum boats in North America.

 

Explore the Bryton portfolio www.bryton.com

EagleCraft 38 Cruiser with Canada’s first Mercury V12 600HP Twin Outboards

EagleCraft Boats 38’ Cruiser becomes first vessel manufactured in Canada to be equipped with twin Mercury V12 600hp outboard engines

Mercury Marine® and EagleCraft Custom Boats in British Columbia today jointly announced the first installation of twin Mercury 7.6-liter V12 600hp Verado outboards on a boat by a Canadian manufacturer. At a customer’s request, the boat builder equipped its 38’ Cruiser model with the new outboards.

“We are thrilled to be the first Canadian company to install this impressive propulsion system,” said EagleCraft Managing Director Torry Wannenwetsch. “EagleCraft transoms are designed for superior horsepower. With these twins generating 1200hp, they’re a perfect fit. Our Pacific Northwest waters can be extremely demanding, and the Mercury platform is up to the challenge.”

The Mercury 600hp Verado outboard features a naturally aspirated, large-displacement, quad-cam powerhead that generates impressive torque to launch heavy boats out of the hole and get them on plane quickly, and to accelerate them up to rated speed rapidly. In sea trials, the twin 600hp Verado outboards propelled the EagleCraft 38’ Cruiser to speeds in excess of 60 mph. The new engines deliver outstanding performance while also setting new benchmarks in fuel efficiency, giving boaters greater range for their outings on the water.

The highest-horsepower outboard in production today, the Mercury 600hp Verado engine features the world’s first and only V12 powerhead, steerable gearcase and two-speed transmission on an outboard. It also represents the manufacturer’s first application of contra-rotating propellers on an outboard. Learn more about the V12 Verado outboard’s innovations and advancements at MercuryMarine.com.

The EagleCraft 38’ Cruiser is a perfect hybrid for luxury cruising and sportfishing, with an overall length of 38’6” and 11’4” beam. The vessel comfortably sleeps up to six passengers with an
island-style queen-sized berth, a lower double berth and a dinette that converts to another sleeping area. The lower berth includes a full stand-up head and a separate shower. The main cabin/saloon features suspension seats for the captain and co-pilot as well as a full galley with all the essentials for coastal cruising. The aft deck includes storage lockers, fish locker/storage and a second helm.

Mercury Canada General Manager Jonathan Levine reported a smooth collaboration with EagleCraft on the installation of the new engines. “The EagleCraft 38’ Cruiser, with its combination of performance, durability and luxury, is a great match with our new V12 outboards,” he said. “With the steering capability integrated into the outboard and the use of our easy-to-connect Next Gen Digital Throttle & Shift remote controls, the installation was straightforward.”

Mercury President Chris Drees upheld this boat-and-engine pairing as an example of the V12 Verado outboard’s expanding acceptance. “With boats continuing to grow bigger and performance expectations continuing to rise, boaters have been asking for a better, more capable high-horsepower solution to meet their needs. The V12 Verado outboard is Mercury’s answer,” Drees said.

“Using our advanced engineering and design capabilities, we completely redefined outboard performance. The V12 Verado outboard delivers boaters unrivaled freedom, luxury and power to pursue their passions on the water. This is a remarkable engine that will change the future of boating.”

 

About Mercury Marine

Headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Mercury Marine is the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines. A division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), Mercury provides engines, boats, services and parts for recreational, commercial and government marine applications. Mercury empowers boaters with products that are easy to use, extremely reliable and backed by the most dedicated customer support in the world. The company’s industry‑leading brand portfolio includes Mercury outboard engines, Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages, Mercury propellers, Mercury inflatable boats, Mercury SmartCraft electronics, Land ‘N’ Sea marine parts distribution and Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils. More information is available at MercuryMarine.com.

EagleCraft 31′ Commuter

EagleCraft 31’ Commuter 

At the core of every EagleCraft custom build is a customer problem we are seeking to solve. We were tasked with building a custom vessel with a quick cruise speed to ferry to and from the San Juan Islands and be agile enough to double as a fishing vessel and occasional overnight cruiser.

A commuter vessel has to be one thing, reliable. This 31’ Commuter is based on our regarded  commercial small passenger vessel hull design with modifications to enhance performance. This includes a very sharp bow entry delivering an excellent ride on nautical days and allows for the high cruise speeds.

With speed and efficiency at the core, we powered this cruiser with Twin Yamaha 425 XTOs the most efficient cruise speed is 37 mph, high cruise is  45 mph and the vessel easily reaches a top speed of almost 60 mph with full tank and several passengers.

The 31’ Commuter vessel construction is based on our commercial passenger design for durability and reliability. From the top up you will experience a full complement of modern conveniences and amenities designed to extend the on-water experience with many features from our cruiser series for comfort and fishability

This comfortable vessel features a v-berth with adjoining  small head. In the main cabin the cozy port and starboard L shaped settee is across from the appointed galley with fridge and microwave. The copilot or port dash features full suite of Garmin electronics and VHF radio to match the helm, flir camera capability and automated  trim tab features.

This vessel is wheel chair accessible with suitable port and starboard side access doors. A large storage compartment is able to fit all of your equipment for a weekend away.

Quick specs:

  • 31’6 length overall
  • 10’6 beam
  • 14,000 lbs with full fuel and water capacity
  • 240 usg/ 900 liters of fuel

Get in touch with our team of experienced builders to launch the vessel of your dreams.

New Model | 36 Hybrid Landing Craft Dive Boat

New Model Launch – Introducing the EagleCraft 36 HLC

EagleCraft recently delivered a new innovation – the 36 Hybrid Landing Craft (HLC) to Oceanfix.ca Ventures Ltd.  This custom design is diver-centric, and will deliver a premium experience for divers accessing the unique waters of the Pacific Northwest.

Design and Construction

We set out with the objective to create a Hybrid Landing Craft series ranging from 31’ to 38’. The 36′ HLC topside has traditional landing craft attributes with our well-regarded deep V hull design bottom design inspired by our commercial heritage.

The 36 HLC for Oceanfix.ca was designed with every feature intended to enhance the diving experience. The deck layout is based upon the traditional landing craft style. Our new integrated dive lift, which gives divers a safe platform for seamless entrance to the water. The forward ramp and dive elevator are hydraulic powered and controlled from the forward helm station for optimal safety and visibility. Simply remove the safety pins holding the ramp in place and with a push of button lower the ramp until parallel with the waterline. With a flip of a switch the ramp controls now operate the dive elevator up and down. The dive elevator lowers more than 5’ below the waterline with the capacity to carry two divers.

On Deck

The exterior seating on the boat is specifically designed to accommodate up to 10 divers with intentional space for gear, and tank storage forward. Additional divers can be accommodated in the rear deck with a custom dive ladder off the stern. The forward dive seating is removable to allow for transporting a ATV or exterior seating option for 12 passenger in a traditional sight seeing/ tourism function.  When the  seating is removed cargo can be transported too.

Access Points

The HLC portfolio was designed with accessibility in mind, with  multiple different access points available. Oceanfix.ca selected dual transom doors to the oversized swim grid on either side of the outboards along with the forward ramp suit their operations best. We offer side access doors,  and several different front ramp options ranging from 66” to 24” wide. The vessel can be built with a traditional V shaped bow in lieu of a ramp as well.

Interior

This 36′ HLC is designed to carry 12 passengers with the optional exterior seating package for the ultimate guest experience.  The interior has 6 bench seats for 12 passengers designed for the damp dive environment, while the helmsman has commercial grade suspension seat.  Moving aft  in the cabin offers a full head with sink for guests. We several different interior seating options,  that include dinettes, premium seating,  and small galleys for food service. The cabin can be designed to offer a unique customer experience.

 Power

The OceanFix 36’ HLC deploys:

  • Twin Yamaha 300hp outboards standard. (Other outboards engine manufacturers are available upon request. The vessel is also designed and available with single or twin Volvo Penta diesels)
  • Garmin electronics suite
  • Optimus 360 steering and joystick features
  • 212 USG/ 800 Litres fuel capacity
  • With full fuel tanks and passengers the boat cruises at 25 knots and tops out over 33 knots

EagleCraft is known for their exceptional hull construction, the 36 HLC is no exception. Through EagleCraft’s Bespoke experience you can customize the 36 HLC platform to multiple uses including crew, cargo, pleasure or whatever suits your unique business needs.

EagleCraft 43′ Cruiser

Meet the latest EagleCraft 43’ Cruiser; the largest Cruiser in EagleCraft’s recreational portfolio designed to be the ultimate cruising and fishing vessel. This one-of-a-kind build features a 13’ beam and is customizable to suit your exact specifications with multiple interior layouts.  Every EagleCraft cruiser is defined by exceptional hull performance and handcrafted interior components.

Design & Construction

EagleCraft is known for their hull integrity with a commercial background spanning to 1985. Through their Bespoke Experience the EagleCraft in-house design team works collaboratively with owners to meet their needs and expectations.

On Deck

The 43’ EagleCraft Cruiser is very well equipped to be a comfortable cruiser and fishing, and has been designed to accommodate up to a 13’ tender, fully functioning davit, water maker, generator,  rod holders,  fish box, Burnewiin mounts, Scotty down rigger mounts and much more.  Optional Dual side doors provide excellent access to board as well as a transom door.

Interior

Weather the storm in comfort with a well-appointed durable interior with hand-crafted finished and enhanced details.

In the main cabin, the co-pilots and captain ride comfortably with suspension seats. The U-shaped settee converts to an additional sleeping area. On the starboard is a very well equipped custom galley that features solid surface counters, electric cooktop/stove, large fridge/freezer, microwave, double sinks, and plenty of storage.

Aft of the settee is access to the private quarter berth that offers additional storage, large queen size berth, and TV system.  The master berth includes a queen size island, a separate shower and head in the forward stateroom with plenty of storage and even a custom TV.

We offer the 43′ Cruiser with a  3rd stateroom layout which is accessed from the  forward cabin area and offers a queen size berth

Power + Systems

Powered with twin Volvo Penta D6-440HP diesels with extended protection. The helm features  dual Garmin 16” Displays and a Volvo Penta display including  open array radar,  transducer, autopilot, remote, anemometer. This boat is equipped with bow and stern 24 volt thrusters making  docking an ease.  The aft deck provides excellent access to the propulsion system, and the storage compartment  houses the 6 KW Northern Lights Generator, Water Maker, Freezer, and plenty of storage.

Bespoke Experience

Eaglecraft’s recreational portfolio features proven designs so that you enjoy the experience of a custom designed vessel. Utilize our verified hull technology, while designing from the waterline up.

Contact our team to launch your 43′ EagleCraft Cruiser and book your build

    New Partnership with Inside Passage Yacht Sales

    EagleCraft and Armstrong Marine Announces New Partnership with Inside Passage Yacht Sales

    EagleCraft is excited to announce a new partnership with Inside Passage Yacht Sales (IPYS) and Armstrong Marine. This partnership will connect boaters in the Puget Sound to EagleCraft’s premium cruiser collection and Armstrong Marine’s signature recreational catamarans. IPYS will apply their personalized, industry leading sales service to represent the two portfolios which range from 29’ to 43’ giving them an inside scoop on the latest trends in aluminum luxury vessels.

    The partnership gives IPYS buyers first-class access to the best of EagleCraft and Armstrong Marine’s recreational line-up bringing both brands to more people, in more places, in new ways.

    “EagleCraft has always been about premier craftsmanship and developing custom vessels that bring owners’ dreams to life” said Torry Wannenwetsch, Managing Director, EagleCraft. “We’re excited about this opportunity to reach new EagleCraft owners in the Puget Sound, one of North America’s greatest boating markets, and to create new pathways for our brand.”

    EagleCraft is known for their reliable construction and hand-crafted finishing. The EagleCraft Cruiser is the perfect mix of rugged durability and fine finishing’s to attract the crossover cruising market. IPYS will be featuring four EagleCraft Cruisers ranging from 31’ to 43’

    “The IPYS, EagleCraft and Armstrong Marine partnership is a powerful combination. Armstrong and EagleCraft bring their naval engineering expertise, premium aluminum vessels and both employ a collaborative approach which compliments the IPYS mindset.” said Brian Krantz, Inside Passage Yacht Sales, “We believe in bringing the best of premium luxury yachts to our target market – Armstrong and EagleCraft are an obvious choice to help get our owners into the boat of their dreams.”

    Inside Passage Yacht Sales is located in Anacortes, WA. Their central location benefits buyers, midway between EagleCraft, located in Campbell River, BC and Armstrong Marine in Port Angeles, WA.  The IPYS team has decades of experience in the Marine industry, matched only by their passion for yachts and the owners they get to connect with. They host an annual rendezvous and focus on building relationships that last.

    “Partnering with IPYS allows us to deliver our premium catamarans with confidence that our future owners are in the right hands to have an exceptional experience, allowing us to conceive, design, and build the next generation of aluminum catamarans,” said Perry Knudson, Managing Director, Armstrong Marine. “Together we will generate more excitement about Armstrong catamarans, a product specialized for the extreme marine environments in the Pacific Northwest. Inside Passage Yacht Sales will have inside access and will place our future owners on the path of success for their new vessel purchase.”

    Armstrong Marine is known for being First in Catamarans. Their recreational cats are inspired born from a strong commercial history. You can spot Armstrong catamarans from Alaska to Hawaii, and on a variety of research vessels. IPYS will be featuring five of Armstrong’s signature catamarans ranging from 29’ to 35’.

    This collaboration represents a step-change in the way all three businesses address the needs of the market.  The IPYS partnership brings together deep skills in business, marine engineering and cutting-edge products. Most importantly, new buyers can expect exceptional customer service to support boaters in their investment of a lifetime.

     

    Inside Passage Yacht Sales

    Inside Passages Yacht Sales knows that boating is not only about a boat, it’s also about the lifestyle.  The perfect boat inspires you to live differently, to go and to do.  Our passion is not only boats, but pairing the perfect boat with the right buyer, and that is what makes us different. We believe in building relationships, not just making sales.

    For more information on Inside Passage Yacht Sales contact:

    Brian Krantz
    Email: sales@ipysales.com
    Phone: 1-360-468-4997

    Introducing EagleCraft’s New Brand Identity

    We are proud to announce the launch of our new logo as part of the ongoing evolution of our brand.

    In the last 34 years, EagleCraft has become known for hundreds of commercial & recreational vessels with a positive reputation for quality construction, seaworthiness and reliability. We have updated our logo to reflect who we are today and to symbolize our dynamic future.

    The new logo represents an eagle with a wave incorporated into the chest contained within a circle. Each component of our logo is symbolic of where our company has been, and where we are going.

    The Eagle represents more than just our name, it symbolizes the strength of our products, the innovation we bring to each unique custom build and our mission to be leaders in the custom aluminum boat market.

    The Wave represents movement and change into the next chapter. Just as the tide brings new water, the wave represents fresh ideas and growth.

    The Circle contains the Eagle and the Wave and represents our commitment to staying true to the craftsmanship and naval architecture that has defined EagleCraft over the past 34 years.

    In the coming months, EagleCraft products will include this new logo. We will update all our marketing literature to showcase our new identity.

    For more information, contact:

    Torry Wannenwetsch
    Email: Torry@eaglecraft.com

    Come see us at the Vancouver Boat Show!

    Come see Daigle Marine with our EagleCraft 33′ Cruiser at the Vancouver International Boat Show February 6th to the 10th, booth #653!!!

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    EagleCraft 39′ Patrol/Pilot Vessel ‘NPA Osprey’

    Daigle Marine was proud to build this 39′ pilot/patrol vessel for the Nanaimo Port Authority in 2013. Powered with twin Volvo D6-370’s on v-drives and outfitted with top of the line electronics and navigation equipment, this vessel is an incredibly valuable asset to the port’s operations and security establishment.

     

    View more pictures at http://eaglecraft.com/dev/our-boats/commercial-vessels/39-pilotpatrol-vessel/

    New 31′ Crew Boat/Water Taxi with Surface Drive

    Eagle 44 Web

    A new breed of crew boat is on the water. Meet Eagle 44, a 31′ 12 passenger EagleCraft, powered with a Volvo D9-500 (500HP diesel) and driven by an Arneson ASD10 surface drive. It can acheive a top speed of 36 knots, and smoothly cruises at 32 knots while only burning 71 litres p/hr of diesel.More info at http://eaglecraft.com/dev/photo-gallery/commercial-vessels/eagle44/