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.

Torqeedo gets product placement in BBC series

Electric marine engine maker Torqeedo worked with the British Broadcasting Corp. to power its natural history documentary team’s boat on the Amazon River, where the BBC filmed pink river dolphins in the water and jaguars on the shore for its “Planet Earth II” series.

Dometic debuts new branding at RV trade show

Dometic announced a new brand positioning for the company at the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association’s National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., on Monday and plans to unveil the new strategy to the marine industry on Feb. 16 at the Miami International Boat Show.

B&G debuts Zeus navigation system

B&G introduced the new Zeus sailing chart-plotter and navigation system, designed to meet the needs of bluewater cruisers and regatta sailors.

METS 2016: Torqeedo wins top DAME Design Award

AMSTERDAM — The world’s largest marine equipment trade show, METS Trade, opened today at RAI Amsterdam in the Netherlands to large crowds amid cool, rainy weather. More than 22,000 professional exhibitors are expected this week for what is billed as the largest METS Trade ever, featuring a record 1,471 exhibitors.

METS 2016: Cummins debuts panel system to European OEMs

After initially launching C Command Connect last month at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference in the United States, Cummins introduced the panel system to European original equipment manufacturers today as the METS Trade Show opened in Amsterdam.

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