Navico used eight center consoles, several kayaks and a sailboat to demonstrate its latest products under its Simrad, Lowrance and B&G brands.

Lofty goals for Navico

After a successful 2015 that saw an 11 percent gain in revenue, Navico kicked off the new year by introducing an array of more affordable products and enhancements to its sonar technology in hopes of continued growth and possible acquisitions this year.

The MerCruiser 4.5L 200-hp engine is one of two in-housebuilt, next-generation gasoline sterndrives that Mercury introduced in 2015.

Punching up the power

Throughout 2016 expect more high-tech sterndrive engine introductions and a new Volvo Penta IPS, as well as the debut of a Mercury outboard.

Electronics patent battle continues

In the latest round in a legal tussle between two marine electronics heavyweights, Garmin has reassured its dealers and customers that it has not shipped any product with the technology the International Trade Commission says infringes on Navico patents.

Sea Vee and other boatbuilders have welcomed Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines as power options.

BRP sees growth with more Evinrude partnerships

Evinrude added 31 new boat manufacturer partners in North America since the introduction of its E-TEC G2 high-horsepower outboards in June 2014, according to parent company Bombardier Recreational Products.

MIAMI 2016: Electronic companies roll out radar systems

MIAMI — For the last few years marine electronics companies have focused on giving boaters more accurate views of the water column and ocean floor with advances in sonar technology. Now these companies have begun to pump out products that improve user visibility above the water — in daylight and at night.

MIAMI 2016: Big day for builders with new debuts

MIAMI — Sales figures show that consumers are hungry for saltwater outboard boats and builders responded on the opening day of the Progressive Miami International Boat Show with an onslaught of new vessels ranging from 19 to 41 feet.

MIAMI 2016: Kadey-Krogen unveils plans for 52-footer

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Kadey-Krogen Yachts vice president and partner Larry Polster said Thursday at Yachts Miami Beach that the company will soon launch a new model that’s “a true departure from any other Kadey-Krogen design.” The Kadey-Krogen 50’ Open is scheduled to be completed in late 2017 or early 2018. The company celebrated the…more

MIAMI 2016: Mercury Marine debuts new outboards

MIAMI — Mercury Marine introduced four market-specific outboards Wednesday night, ranging from 40 to 400 hp, and presented a number of integrated electronic accessories to make boat operation easier.

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