BRP opens new manufacturing plant in Mexico

BRP has inaugurated a new manufacturing facility in Querétaro with the company’s growing manufacturing presence in Mexico. At the facility in Querétaro’s industrial park, BRP assembles Rotax engines for its off-road vehicles, assembles the Sea-Doo Spark watercraft and makes composite hulls and decks for Sea-Doo watercraft. By 2015, the entire Sea-Doo watercraft lineup will be…more

Marlow-Hunter honors Virginia dealer

Marlow-Hunter LLC said it has named Norton Yachts of Deltaville, Va., as its top dealer worldwide in sales and service. At its recent dealer awards event in Annapolis, Md., Marlow-Hunter sales director Greg Emerson said the company was proud to have Norton Yachts representing the brand. “This is not the first time that they have…more

Mercury Racing receives award for engine at SEMA show

Mercury Racing was recognized with a 2013 Global Media Award at the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas for its QC4v crate engine. “We are honored to be recognized by SEMA and the international media for our new QC4v crate engine. We are excited to explore the various applications for our new product…more

Taylor Made and Ameritex expand to serve pontoon industry

Taylor Made Systems and Ameritex Fabric Systems have expanded their Rome City, Ind., facility in an effort to be closer to the growing pontoon industry. “We have become more of a local supplier to a lot of pontoon boatbuilders by also having a full engineering staff and products nearby so we can offer that very…more

IMBC names keynote speaker for 2014 event

Motivational speaker, bestselling author and former comedian Steve Donahue will deliver the keynote address at the International Marina & Boatyard Conference, which is set for Jan. 29-31, 2014, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Donahue will make his presentation, “Get a New Story,” on Jan. 30 at 8:30 a.m. Described as “the best…more

Connecticut Special Olympics regatta scheduled for September

New England Science and Sailing will host the annual Special Olympics Connecticut Sailing Regatta Sept. 7-8 in Stonington Harbor. Teams from throughout the state will come to Stonington to compete in the two-day regatta. The public is invited to join in cheering the athletes at the parade and during the regatta. The event is being…more

Enovation Controls names senior sales director

Enovation Controls, formerly F.W. Murphy, promoted Jinger McPeak to senior director of sales. McPeak, who will be based in Tulsa, Okla., will lead the vehicle systems group, which includes the off-highway, recreational vehicle and marine markets. McPeak has been with the engine instrumentation products manufacturer for nine years and has held sales, marketing and engineering…more

FLIBS organizers tout several attractions planned for show

For the 54th year, the “Yachting Capital of the World” will host the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, one of the largest in-water boat shows in the world, from Oct. 31-Nov. 4. The show, owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida and produced by Show Management, covers six locations and has more than…more

Deadline nears for Briggs award nominations

This week marks the final chance to nominate contenders for the 2013 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Award. The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Educational Foundation is accepting nominations until Saturday. The recipient will receive the award at the Marine Dealer Coference & Expo, which takes place Nov. 17-20 in Orlando, Fla., and…more

Duo regains Bermuda Challenge record

For the second time in just over 12 months, Chris Fertig and Tyson Garvin set the Bermuda Challenge record, a powerboat race of nearly 780 miles non-stop from New York to Bermuda. “All the preparation and testing we did and effort over the past year paid off,” Fertig told Soundings Trade Only on Friday. “We…more

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