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.

Volvo Penta introduces joystick system for inboards

GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Volvo Penta on Wednesday introduced a joystick helm control system — Joystick Inboard — for conventional twin inboard-powered boats as well as another size range of its Inboard Performance System (IPS).

The Suncoast Boat Show had more boats and exhibitors than any in the past 15 years and saw attendance rise by 9 percent.

Suncoast show draws buyers

The 34th annual Suncoast Boat Show had its largest number of boats and exhibitors in 15 years, and this year’s gate attendance was up 9.1 percent from 2015.

Our vote goes to ABC attendee Donald Parkhurst of SunTrust Bank. There was plenty of presidential election paraphernalia, such as these cardboard cutouts, at this year’s conference.

An ‘invigorating,’ productive ABC

Record-setting attendance, promising meetings with lawmakers on Capitol Hill, better prepared stakeholders and a diverse group of speakers combined to make this year’s American Boating Congress a success, organizers say.

ABC 2016: Industry hits Capitol Hill in lobbying effort

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some boating industry stakeholders coming off Capitol Hill after their visits with lawmakers on Tuesday and Wednesday told Trade Only Today they felt their voices were heard on topics such as ethanol, workforce development and deferred importation.

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