Consumers are demanding increasing sophistication from the boats they buy, reflecting the conveniences and advances they have come to expect in modern automobiles. Marine technology companies are responding, developing smarter and more sophisticated electronics, cleaner, quieter and more powerful engines, and pod drives and joystick systems.

Yamaha acquires Milwaukee parts manufacturer

Yamaha Motor Corp. said it created a new subsidiary, Yamaha Marine Systems Co., following the acquisition of Kracor Inc., a rotational molding manufacturer based in Milwaukee.

Soel Yachts debuts solar-electric catamaran

The Dutch company Soel Yachts is partnering with Naval DC to put its years of solar electric naval experience into the SoelCat 12, a sustainable vessel designed for saltwater operations.

Pierini takes members of the boating press out on the water.

The man behind the ‘new’ Evinrude

Everyone loves a comeback. And when it comes to Evinrude, one of the nation’s premier outboard brands, Olivier Pierini is attempting to orchestrate an epic one.

Torqeedo debuts new electric outboard

Torqeedo released the Travel 1003 C, a longer-running version of the company’s best-selling electric outboard with an integrated lithium battery.

Vesper Marine AIS used in America’s Cup races

Vesper Marine said its Guardian AIS system is being used to establish a virtual aid to navigation perimeter that clearly outlines the race course for the Louis Vuitton challenger series and the 35th America’s Cup finals in Bermuda.

ACR Electronics announces personnel move

ACR Electronics, a maritime safety and survival manufacturer, said it appointed a new sales manager in its land and marine division for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Trump set to unveil new apprenticeship programs

President Donald Trump is expected to expand apprenticeship programs as a focal point of his labor policy, aimed at filling a record level of open jobs and draw back Americans who have left the workforce.

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