The National Marine Manufacturers Association says it will postpone the Liberty Boat Show until Oct. 1-4, 2009, in an effort to provide a stronger show for exhibitors. It had been scheduled for Sept. 25-28, 2008. The decision to postpone was made after discussions with exhibitors, who agreed to push the show back because of current…more
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.
The American Stock Exchange has given Fountain Powerboat Industries an extension to regain compliance for continued listing on the exchange. Amex notified the Washington, N.C., boatbuilder in June that it was not in compliance with one of Amex’s standards for continued listing. The notice stated that the company had “sustained losses which are so substantial…more
Prentice Weathers has joined the sales team at Morris Yachts in Bass Harbor, Maine. “As the demand for Morris Yachts and our line continues to grow, it is important to grow our sales force as well,” said Cuyler Morris, president of Morris Yachts, in a statement. “Prent’s experience in our market, his extensive sailing experience,…more
Max Power says its new Compact Retract thruster eliminates the problem of reduced turning-moment performance found in traditional tunnel-style thrusters, which cannot be installed as far forward in the hull as possible to reach necessary immersion depth. The Max Power thruster retracts when not in use and leaves clean hull lines with no impact on…more
Jabsco of Santa Ana, Calif., has a new high-pressure Ultra 7.0 Washdown Pump designed to provide the highest pressure and flow rates for fast and easy cleaning of boats and docks. With the included 35-amp main breaker, this washdown system can be installed on almost any boat without the need for extensive rewiring, according to…more
EPCO Products, a Fort Wayne, Ind.-based manufacturer of bow and stern eyes for the marine industry, has introduced the Snapper Remote Control Boat Latch. One person can use the remote control to release the boat from the trailer and, when returning, activate the Snapper latching device for a smooth hook up. The Snapper Boat Latch…more
Newmar of Newport Beach, Calif., released a new 12-volt battery charger, model PT-80. This unit is the 14th model in the Phase Three Battery Charger Series and utilizes “smart” battery charging technology to interact with batteries to put them through the optimum three-stage charge process. This method provides for the fastest recovery and ideal conditioning,…more
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This year, WEST SYSTEM is giving something back to the environment with every purchase of 105 Epoxy Resin in size “B,” the most popular WEST product. The can is sporting a colorful hang tag, notifying consumers the company is donating 2 percent of the proceeds from sales to Alliance for the Great Lakes, a non-profit…more
Tom Brewington was promoted to vice president of Unified Marine. Brewington recently returned to Unified Marine after leaving the company in 2001. He had worked there for seven years and was responsible for assembling and supervising nearly 100 full-time sales team members across the United States. As vice president he will be responsible for the…more