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.

Employees at Great Lakes Boat Top’s Tennessee plant sew and assemble canvas for the company’s boatbuilder customers.

60 years later and it’s still tops

In a three-car backyard garage in 1954 Detroit, retired bus and streetcar driver William Parks, his 18-year-old son and his wife decided to start a business that made and sold boat covers.

Boatsetter signs deal with GoFree

Digital content and services provider GoFree said Boatsetter chose its Connected Vessel System as the recommended vessel-tracking and remote management solution for its owners network.

FLIR Systems reports 4Q, year-end results

FLIR Systems said today in conjunction with its fourth-quarter and 2016 earnings report that president and CEO Andrew Teich will retire after 33 years with the company, but continue until a successor is appointed.

Pettit Marine Paint announces personnel move

Pettit Marine Paint named Tony Palabrica as a technical sales representative, making him responsible for bolstering customer-retention efforts and developing new relationships in the Midwest.

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