WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Active Interest Media’s marine group announced Thursday night that the company will again hold its Editor’s Choice Awards competition this year to recognize the best in powerboats based on design, innovation, technology and imagination. “We really want these awards to stand for something,” Bill Sisson, editor of three of AIM’s…more
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The number of new boats in the water is up 12 percent from last year at the 2014 Palm Beach International Boat Show, Show Management CEO Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III told about 75 members of the media today on the first day of the show.
A new mapping technology from Navico serves as another example of the industry’s growing effort to make the boating experience mobile, with data that can be taken to and from the boat and disseminated through social networking.
Gyroscope stabilization has emerged as one of the fast-growing technologies on today’s recreational boats. Designers and boatbuilders are now creating spaces for the gyro installation during the planning stages of boat design. “With every boat we draw now, we have to have a planned space for [a gyro stabilizer],” said designer Michael Peters, owner of…more
MIAMI — The integration of propulsion and navigation technologies took another major step forward as Mercury announced at the Miami International Boat Show its partnership with Simrad to bring “glass dash” systems to market.
MIAMI — Sea Ray launched a fleet of luxury motoryachts Friday at the Yacht & Brokerage Show with the introduction of the L650 Fly, a two-bridge vessel powered with twin Caterpillar diesels mated to a joystick system by Glendinning.
MIAMI — Boat and engine companies packed opening day of the Miami International Boat Show with press conferences announcing new products. I ended up covering the introduction of five boats in five hours — models from Regulator, Boston Whaler, Contender, Chris-Craft and Scout.