The Mercury Marine Museum opened about two months ago. Displays include a history of the company’s engines, beginning in the 1930s.

VIDEO: A look inside the Mercury Marine Museum

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Chainsaws, motorized bicycles, lawnmowers, snowmobiles and Corvette engines. What do these machines have in common? Carl Kiekhaefer’s Mercury Marine manufactured them.

Raymarine product assurance engineer Drew Gorman (left) shows a journalist from Brazil the CHIRP DownVision sonar in one of six testing stations on the company's boat.

Behind the screens

With 40 products introduced in 2013, FLIR Maritime, which includes Raymarine electronics, has been eager to show the world how it creates, manufactures and tests its sonar, radar, pilots, instruments, displays and thermal imaging cameras.

‘Vision’ authors share Eddie Smith award

John Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, and Scott Deal, president of Maverick Boat Co., this spring shared the Eddie Smith Manufacturer of the Year Award, which is presented by the Center for Coastal Conservation to leaders in conservation advocacy.

Mercury Marine president John Pfeifer.

VIDEO: Mercury Marine rolls out 250-hp sterndrive

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — The new MerCruiser 4.5-liter 250-hp sterndrive unit will be the first in a series of gasoline engines built in-house by Mercury Marine, company president John Pfeifer said Tuesday.

Raymarine uses this Hardy 42 trawler to test its products off England’s southern coast.

VIDEO: Raymarine test runs off the English coast

FAREHAM, England — As I completed my four-day visit to Raymarine’s global headquarters in England, it became clear that the company believes in the value of research and development and real-world testing. “Nothing can replace the experience of using the products so the end users can see and we can see how they actually operate,”…more

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VIDEO: Journalists tour Raymarine facility operations

FAREHAM, ENGLAND — On the first full day of Raymarine’s global press event in the United Kingdom, the electronics company gave journalists a chance to look under the hood of its operations as they toured the company’s research-and-development facility on the south coast of England.

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