FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Mercury Marine introduced four new engines — 75-, 90- and 115-hp 4-strokes and a 4.5-liter 250-hp MerCruiser gasoline sterndrive.
Intrepid Powerboats of Largo, Fla., recently sold its highest-horsepower outboard-powered boat ever — the 475 Panacea with four Seven Marine 557-hp V8 outboards.
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
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.
FAREHAM, ENGLAND — Twenty journalists gathered at Raymarine headquarters in England for two days of learning about and testing the electronics company’s latest products. The group also will tour Raymarine’s research-and-development facility.
Earlier this week, I visited the Cummins global headquarters for marine sales, marketing and engineering in Charleston, S.C., primarily to try out the company’s new Cummins Inboard Joystick.
Raymarine launched three multifunction displays — the a9 Multifunction Touch Display, the a12 Multifunction Touch Display and the gS195 Glass Bridge Multifunction Display. The products, which debuted last week at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show in Queensland, Australia, will hit the market in July.
Engines from Mercury, Yamaha, Volvo Penta and others that are mentioned in this month’s propulsion roundup are equipped with some form of technology that increases mid-range performance and acceleration. One of those technologies is variable valve timing. So what is VVT?
Sales activity was brisk despite the thinner crowds at the Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota, Fla., dealers and brokers say.
Just about every propulsion company in the last 12 months has brought new product to the market in some form, whether sterndrive, outboard, diesel or electric.