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.

Forty-seven companies from seven states and about 200 potential employees crowded a marine industry job fair in Newport, R.I., in early March.

Energy and enthusiasm at Rhode Island career fair

An estimated 200 job seekers attended the 10th annual Marine & Composites Industry Career Day in Newport, R.I., a turnout that bodes well for an industry finally on the mend and, in many cases, starved for focused, motivated workers who can grow with a company.

IBBI hands out supplier awards

Independent Boat Builders Inc. named Dometic Marine the recipient of the fourth annual John “Walkabout” Sisson Memorial Innovation Award for its new Eskimo Cup.

Mercury Marine anglers take top spots in tourney

Mercury Marine anglers took two top prizes in the first 2015 Bassmaster Elite Series tournament, but in different ways — Chris Lane stuck close to home and Mike McClelland went on a 1,000-mile journey.

Yamaha Marine adds Florida dealer

Boathouse Marine Center in Pompano Beach, Fla., was selected as an authorized dealer and service center for Yamaha Marine outboard engines, serving customers in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach.

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