MIAMI — Boat companies bombarded the media and early show-goers on the first day of the Miami International Boat Show with introductions of new outboard-powered boats ranging from a $20,000 17-foot runabout to a $1.2 million 52-foot, 11-inch center console. That’s right. The center console has now surpassed the 50-foot mark.
MIAMI — Two heavyweights in the marine industry’s propulsion segment introduced new products Wednesday at the Miami International Boat Show.
Navico hopes to build on a solid 2014 with more new products and technology that should propel the company past its revenue of last year, CEO Leif Ottosson told Trade Only Today this week.
The drive to make boating easier has kicked into high gear in the industry’s propulsion segment since our last detailed propulsion report (in the June 2014 issue).
DUCK KEY, Fla. — Navico will wrap up a two-day media event today in the Florida Keys where more than 30 journalists got a chance to see firsthand the electronics company’s recently introduced products — and a sneak peek at new devices and technology that will be released later this year.
The recipient of the 2014 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Award was energetic and thoughtful as she reflected on the state of women’s involvement in the recreation of boating and in the boating business.
Marine dealers say richer educational content (and more of it), useful seminars and engaging keynote speakers added up to make the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo a highly valuable event that will help their businesses.
When the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo ended in November after four days of seminars, speakers and networking, it was just the beginning for the organization that co-manages the event, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas.
Volvo Penta of the Americas president Ron Huibers wanted to meet with me at FLIBS to talk about gasoline sterndrives. Of course, I agreed, and we got together at the outdoor Volvo Penta display at the Bahia Mar.
ORLANDO, FLA. — Volvo Penta’s new 200- and 240-hp sterndrive engines made their first public appearance at this week’s Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, which wrapped up Wednesday. The 200/240, which are 4.3-liter V-6 catalyzed engines, are the first of a fleet of sterndrives that use General Motors Gen V engines.