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.

ABC 2016: Workforce shortage gains council’s attention

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recognizing the immediacy of the issue, the Recreational Boating Leadership Council launched a special task force on Monday to organize and fuel the industry’s effort to combat boating’s workforce shortage.

The Mag Bay 33 was designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design in Sarasota, Florida.

Mag Bay 33 is product of father-son teamwork

A co-founder of Cabo Yachts, Mike Howarth, and his 27-year-old son, Barrett, have teamed with renowned designer Michael Peters to build a 55-mph, twin-stepped center console — the Mag Bay 33.

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