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.

Jury rules for FLIR Systems in trade-secrets case

A jury decided favorably for FLIR Systems after Raytheon Corp. filed a lawsuit alleging that FLIR subsidiary Indigo Systems Corp. (now known as FLIR Commercial Systems) misappropriated trade secrets.

Furuno USA names new president

Furuno USA president Jim Atteridge is retiring after 30 years and assuming a new role as director and corporate adviser.

Cobra Electronics adds East Coast sales rep

Cobra Electronics Corp. is partnering with Atlantic Marketing, an East Coast independent manufacturer’s representative for marine, trailer, powersports and sporting goods markets.

"The technology leaps of Gen V are huge," says Volvo Penta of the Americas president Ron Huibers.

Volvo banking on GM and Gen V

Volvo Penta of the Americas president Ron Huibers wanted to meet with me at FLIBS to talk about gasoline sterndrives. Of course, I agreed, and we got together at the outdoor Volvo Penta display at the Bahia Mar.

A surge in larger outboard boats

Outboard boats from 25 to 43 feet are on a tear and four successful builders in this segment were at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show press breakfast to explain why.

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Q&A with Scout Boats founder and CEO Steve Potts

Steve Potts doesn’t reflect a lot on the history of Scout Boats, but the Mount Pleasant, S.C., builder’s 25th anniversary this year prompted him to take a look back at what has led to Scout’s double-digit post-recession annual growth. The South Carolina native and father of three says he has always taken a conservative approach…more

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