Kingfisher Boats: Awesome! August 28th 2012 Kenora Ont

Kingfisher Boats: Awesome! August 28th 2012 Kenora Ont
Kingfisher boating: Awesome!

I had the opportunity to go walleye fishing on a new product boat line of the 19  foot Kingfisher 2025 Accord Sport. This boat is equipped with a Yamaha 250hp, purring like a kitten and gets us from point A to B in no time flat. Impressively, this Kingfisher boat glides over the water even in rough currents and large waves still in full control. Its ability/agility for sharp turns at a moment?s notice was a bonus as there are many reefs, rocks and outcrops on this lake.  

Now I?ve been on a 16 foot Lund boat powered by a 115hp engine with a very inexperienced driver, in a full wind storm over Lake of the Woods with 4-5 foot waves and was swamped as we were approached shore. Not fun!!  Blame it on the weather, driver, boat configuration, whatever you like, but when I went for a cruise on the Kingfisher boat I knew that would not happen. I would be safe. It is crafted with sturdy, solid all welded aluminium and manufactured in Vernon BC, giving me an understanding that if they?re manufacturing for the Pacific waters that are fierce and furious at times, safety and security are in their design.


Generation Next Lodge & Resort Trade-Show &Boat Testing Summit on August 30, 2012 in beautiful Kenora, Ontario

WestWinn Group Corp will hold the inaugural Generation Next Lodge & Resort Trade-Show &Boat Testing Summit on August 30, 2012 in beautiful Kenora, Ontario.  Lodge & Resort operators from across central Canada will be invited to join the activities that will take place at the new Harbourfront White Caps Pavilion from 11:00 am through till 7:00 pm High attendance is anticipated this year with the expectation of growing exponentially in subsequent years.   "We are very pleased with the early response," noted Director Commercial Sales and Operations Phil Reid.  "Being a Resort operator myself for most of my career, I know this is an event that many operators have been waiting for.  Offering huge benefits not only for Lodge & Resorts but this event will allow the vendors and manufacturers to serve and supply more effectively.

" Phil Reid (204) 509-3118 *

History of the Company:

WestWinn Group,
a privately owned, aluminum boat manufacturing company since 1959 and distributors of Harbercraft, Jetcraft and Kingfisher boats. One of the largest manufacturers of aluminum boats in the world, Alumacraft has been building fishing boats and gaining market share since 1946. WestWinn Group currently offers Canadians the most durable, maintenance free heavy gauge all-welded aluminum fishing boats while Alumacraft offers the same in the traditional riveted, light gauge segment. Adding the Alumacraft line up to the WestWinn product offering will unquestionably strengthen both brands in the Canadian market.The WestWinn Group recently restructured their sales organization and formed the WestWinn Sales Group and has positioned itself to better serve their dealer network and ultimately, the customer.
The Team:

Leading this venture is industry icon and veteran, Andrew Klopak. Former President of Lund Boat Company, Andrew is not only experienced, knowledgeable and qualified, he is motivated and determined to provide superior products and service to boat owners and anglers alike. Andrew has built an accomplished team of professionals to help execute this goal. John Butts, District Business Manager for Eastern Canada, Todd Harris, District Business Manager for Western Canada and Michelle Trudeau, Brand Manager are all very excited, eager and passionate to develop this prosperous brand in Canada.

John Butts, a very well recognized and established tournament angler and business professional has been involved in the fishing industry since 1991. As the National Sales & Marketing Director of Fin-Tech Tackle Company, John spearheaded the success and vigorous marketshare growth and distribution across North America. Additionally, many years as Pro Staff for both Crestliner and Lund gives John the insight and experience to understand the intricate needs and desires of a boat owner. "Having Alumacraft in the WestWinn Canadian portfolio is a great asset for everyone involved and together we will leverage both companies into one strong sales team," John said.
Under the strong leadership of Andrew Klopak, the support of Byron Bolton, CEO of WestWinn Group and the brand strength of Alumacraft, this venture will thrive and bring new opportunity to the boat market in Canada. "Harbercraft and Kingfisher offers the toughest all-welded and maintenance free heavy gauge aluminum fishing machines on the water while the sought after Alumacraft boat products cater to the multi-species angler who seeks a high quality fishing boat at a reasonable price."

For further information email:

1.    Andrew Klopak President:
2.    John Butts District Business Manager:
3..   Tom Harris District Business Manager:
4.    Michelle Trudeau Branch Manager: 
5.    Phil Reid Director Commercial Sales and Operations

Safe Boating and Happy fishing!!

By Genevieve van Oers
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