Technology

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 plans expansion in Tennessee

Yamaha Jet Boat Manufacturing USA announced Monday that it will buy a building adjacent to its Tennessee facility and add 150 jobs after a $17.7 million expansion.

Yamaha OEM staff gain captain’s licenses

Yamaha Marine Group said all 11 members of its OEM technical support group received the Coast Guard’s Merchant Mariner credential, or “captain’s license,” as of Nov. 17.

Volvo Penta adds two dealers

Volvo Penta of the Americas announced the appointment of Stewart & Stevenson FDDA LLC and the Pacific Power Group as Volvo Penta authorized power centers.

Torqeedo announces personnel move

Expanding its international team of executives, electric propulsion manufacturer Torqeedo named Tom Watson as vice president of global accounts.

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