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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.
Fly-fisher and media personality April Vokey signed on as an Evinrude partner for 2014.
Stabilization technology company Seakeeper hired Giorgio Avigdor for the new position of regional sales manager for southern Europe and Phil Bourque is now responsible for the global management of Seakeeper’s largest OEM accounts.
To celebrate 75 years of marine engine production and innovation, Mercury Marine is making available a limited-edition 75th anniversary oil drum.
Yamaha Marine Group said bass anglers Terry Scroggins, Grant Goldbeck, Kenyon Hill and Michael Simonton joined the 2014 Yamaha Pro Team.
Mercury Marine was named 2013 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year on Thursday in Milwaukee.
Lowrance Pro Team member Randy Howell won his first Bassmaster Classic on Lake Guntersville, Ala.
Yacht manager and maintainer Marine Professionals said its business unit, Marine Electronics, is holding a Facebook giveaway to promote Sonos Play 1, a wireless speaker it said is worth $199.
The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association and the IYRS School of Technology and Trades will host the ninth annual Marine & Composites Industry Career Day on March 22.
Dometic Marine said it named Joe Pinto national account manager for reverse osmosis systems.
A new mapping technology from Navico serves as another example of the industry’s growing effort to make the boating experience mobile, with data that can be taken to and from the boat and disseminated through social networking.