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.

Garmin reports 2Q results

Garmin Ltd. reported second-quarter revenue of $773.8 million and a profit of $137.8 million, or 72 cents a diluted share, both of which lagged the company’s results from the quarter a year earlier.

Mercury Marine rolls out engine warranty promotion

Mercury Marine announced that 2016 model-year boats powered by Mercury gas sterndrive and inboard engines will come with a comprehensive five-year engine package limited warranty during the “Power of Protection” sale event.

Yamaha’s VMAX SHO 4-strokes maximize top-end speeds, a big selling point for freshwater applications.

Yamaha pitches and anglers respond

Yamaha Motor Corp.’s recently launched governmental advocacy program to support the nation’s fisheries is off to a fast start, the company says.

Caterpillar reports 2Q results

Caterpillar Inc. today announced a second-quarter profit of $710 million, or $1.16 a diluted share, a decrease from $999 million, or $1.57 a share, in the same quarter last year.

Mercury Marine VP of product development, engineering and racing David Foulkes talks about the company’s new MerCruiser 6.2L V8 sterndrive engine.

Mercury Marine unveils new sterndrive engine

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mercury Marine formally introduced its second in-house-built sterndrive engine this morning — the MerCruiser 6.2L V8. The engine packs either 300 or 350 hp and is on the market.

Yamaha rolls out new training initiatives

Yamaha Marine Group announced the launch of the Maintenance Matters website and the addition of the Maintenance Matters training module to its training curriculum at Yamaha Marine University Online.

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