From factory openings to production milestones to the launch of new boats, the marine industry makes news in numerous ways. Trade Only follows developments wherever they occur.


Assault two-person pilothouse

Pacific Pilothouses introduced its Assault two-person pilothouse designed for RIBs and center console boats with a beam of 5 feet or more, according to the company. The Assault, which weighs in at 335 pounds with a height of 79 inches and a width of 49 inches, is designed for military, first responders, search-and-rescue, fire, enforcement,…more



Charles Marine & Industrial Group is offering a 12-volt waterproof battery combiner with 280-amp capacity. It’s called BattCom. “BattCom eliminates the need for battery isolators and battery switches and provides a heavier current capacity than any other battery combiner on the market,” says Charles Marine general manager Lyle St. Romain. Designed for boats from 15…more


SecureCore Pencil Anodes

Sacrificial anodes help protect engines and heat exchangers from corrosion, but loose pieces of a worn anode can cause irreparable damage. Performance Metals’ new SecureCore Pencil Anodes are extruded with a heavy-duty, central steel core that secures the anode material until consumed, the company says. Traditional pencil anodes are die-cast and screwed into brass plugs.…more


Westerbeke 17.0 EDE

Westerbeke completed its line of marine diesel generators that have the capability to network with other electronic devices. The Taunton, Mass., company’s latest electronic generator is the 17.0 EDE, offered in two kilowatt ratings — 17 kW (60 Hertz @ 1800 RPM) for the U.S. market and 13.5 kW (50 Hertz @ 1500 RPM) for…more


Hands-on learning is still the specialty

For 30 years, The Landing School has been grooming students for marine careers The Landing School — an accredited institute that teaches boatbuilding, yacht design, marine systems and composites courses — commemorates its 30th anniversary this year. The school, which for three decades has provided a steady stream of skilled staff into the marine industry,…more


Rhode Island: Small in size, large in stature

With local and state cooperation, the Ocean State is considered a great place to run a marine business Spanning just 1,045 square miles, Rhode Island is the smallest state in the union. Despite its compact geography, however, the Ocean State holds itself up as one of the best places in the country for marine businesses.…more

Second part of yacht club resort/marina renovation under way

Phase II of the Montauk (N.Y.) Yacht Club Resort and Marina renovation has started, according to the owner, Island Global Yachting. Phase II of the multimillion-dollar renovation, which began during the offseason last year, coincides with the resort’s 80th anniversary and includes enhancements to the Montauk Yacht Club’s guest rooms and suites, public spaces, and…more

Washington state hands out millions in boat grants

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board recently awarded more than $12.3 million in grants to help improve boating facilities and trails in 33 counties. Ninety projects received funding. “Washington is known for its great outdoor opportunities,” said Val Ogden, chair of the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board. “But they don’t take care of…more

Dealers and distributors

Dr. Shrink, an international supplier of shrinkwrap and installation accessories, chose Hansen Marine as its new distributor in Sweden. “With 24 hours of sunlight in the summer and 24 hours of darkness in the winter, Dr. Shrink products are perfect to protect boats and other outdoor equipment in these extreme conditions,” said Mike Stenberg, president…more

Burger starts work on tri-deck motoryacht

Burger Boat Company has begun construction of hull No. 508, a 140-foot, tri-deck motoryacht. The yacht is being built using modular construction processes, in which each module is built to increase access to the various components while providing the ability to start outfitting each module earlier in the construction process. Scheduled for a spring 2010…more

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