ICAST 2016: Marine Accessories Pavilion draws large crowds

ORLANDO, Fla. — Exhibitors at the new NMMA Marine Accessories Pavilion fielded a consistent flow of business activity on the first day of ICAST as they signed purchase orders, met new customers and networked with potential business partners on Wednesday.

Johnson Outdoors captured the overall Best of Show award at ICAST for its Minn Kota Ultrex trolling motor. Company employees are shown at the Chairman's Industry Awards Reception.

ICAST 2016: Exhibitors receive new-product awards

ORLANDO, Fla. — ICAST organizers handed out two dozen Best of Show awards Wednesday night as the world’s largest sportfishing show wrapped up day three of the four-day event at the Orange County Convention Center.

ICAST 2016: Radio show host honored for contributions

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Professional Outdoor Media Association and the American Sportfishing Association’s Homer Circle Fishing Communicator Award was presented here on Tuesday to outdoor writer and broadcaster Wade Bourne.

BRP debuts Evinrude engines at Wisconsin event

Bombardier Recreational Products unveiled four new Evinrude E-TEC G2 models this weekend — the G2 150, 150 H.O. (High Output), 175 and 200. They join the high-horsepower G2 models introduced in 2014 that range from the 200 H.O. to 300 hp.

An Evinrude E-TEC G2 engine is shown on a Bennington pontoon boat.

Evinrude set to debut new products in Wisconsin

This weekend Evinrude in Milwaukee will host its entire dealer and OEM network and unveil its latest Evinrude E-TEC G2 innovations. Among those attending are 15 new dealers and two new OEMs from the last quarter.

Stefan Carlsson, senior vice president of Volvo Penta’s marine diesel segment, and Marcia Kull, vice president of sales for Volvo Penta of the Americas, were part of a team that introduced the new D8-IPS800 in Sweden.

A joystick for every Volvo diesel

Volvo Penta in early June introduced a joystick helm control system — Joystick Inboard — for conventional twin inboard-powered boats, along with another model of its Inboard Performance System. The new IPS couples a new pod (IPS 15) and a new diesel, the D8, which is offered in 600- and 550-hp models. The IPS700 uses…more

About 50 exhibitors displayed rods, reels and other gear at last year’s ICAST On The Water event at Big Toho Marina in Kissimmee.

A fish story still growing

Organizers of ICAST — the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades show — are expecting a record turnout this year as their collaboration with the marine industry strengthens.

Yamaha debuts upgraded outboard in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — The Yamaha Marine Group opened its two-day summer media event Tuesday night at the National Aquarium here with the introduction of an upgraded version of its largest outboard engine, the F350C.

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