Marquis-Larson Group president and CEO Rob Parmentier shows off the new Carver C43.

A family gathering

The Marquis-Larson Group is charging into the boat show season after gaining momentum from an unprecedented dealer meeting in August in Fort Myers, Fla. Nearly 60 dealers and 33 vendors gathered at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott for the Marquis-Larson Group dealer meeting, marking the first time the two builders have met under one roof.

The coolest stuff is at IBEX

Fueled by an improving economy, manufacturers are using IBEX now more than ever to introduce new products and the technology behind them, says Anne Dunbar, IBEX show director. “Companies are investing in a lot of R&D,” says Dunbar. “And you will see the result at IBEX. Everybody is sort of back in the game —…more

Regulator Marine president Joan Maxwell is shown with the company's new flagship Regulator 41.

VIDEO: Regulator Marine rolls out 41-foot center console

MANTEO, N.C. — The big center console market will continue to develop during the fall and winter boat show season this year and it might even be deemed rock-solid now that veteran builder Regulator Marine is introducing a 41-footer.

A push for higher blends of ethanol in gasoline, E15 in particular, prompted the industry to search for an alternative.

A far superior alternative to ethanol

A five-year project that tested more than 15 marine engines of various technologies — in the lab and on the water — shows that biobutanol can be a viable alternative to ethanol-blended gasoline, the marine industry says.

Yamaha’s VMAX SHO 4-strokes maximize top-end speeds, a big selling point for freshwater applications.

Yamaha pitches and anglers respond

Yamaha Motor Corp.’s recently launched governmental advocacy program to support the nation’s fisheries is off to a fast start, the company says.

Larger multitouch MFDs are making their way onto more of today’s big center consoles.

Getting to the bottom

During the past 12 months a good portion of the marine electronics industry has been promoting and producing products that create better images of the structure and activity below the boat — both directly under the keel and in the depths surrounding it.

Mercury Marine VP of product development, engineering and racing David Foulkes talks about the company’s new MerCruiser 6.2L V8 sterndrive engine.

Mercury Marine unveils new sterndrive engine

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mercury Marine formally introduced its second in-house-built sterndrive engine this morning — the MerCruiser 6.2L V8. The engine packs either 300 or 350 hp and is on the market.

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