Advances in marine electronics, including GPS and electronic charts, computer-aided design and gyro stabilizers, have transformed the on-the-water experience, making boating safer and more enjoyable.

Ocean Media Systems makes Forbes’ ‘Most Promising’ list

Ocean Media Systems announced it was chosen as one of America’s Most Promising Companies by Forbes magazine. “We are beyond thrilled to be included in this distinguished list of businesses,” president and CEO Guy Whistler said in a statement. “We have poured our heart and soul into this company, and to have our business validated…more

Companies form marine electronic safety group

Two marine industry leaders in LED lighting and safety controls announced the formation of the Marine Industry Safety Energy Affiliates Group. The MISEA Group unites Orca Green Marine and Signal Mate to create a single one-stop solution center for making a boat as safe and energy-efficient as possible, the companies announced. The MISEA Group’s full…more

Contractor tests anti-ship missile

It’s a long way from the recreational marine market, but a newly released video shows the first test exercise of a newly developed stealth cruise anti-ship missile called the Naval Strike Missile. The 880-pound, GPS-guided cruise missile, designed to fly just above sea level to avoid radar detection, can extend to a 100-nautical-mile range and…more

Shakespeare offers online product guide

Shakespeare’s new online learning center makes it easy for boaters to better understand antennas, related accessories and basic troubleshooting, the company said. On its website, Shakespeare features an array of videos, sound bites and other media files. Owners can learn about VHF, AIS, AM/FM, and TV antennas, plus Shakespeare’s Phase III products. Accessories such as…more

Marine marketer offers Web-based campaigns

MarineWebClub.com is a new South Florida-based resource for the marine industry that offers global online marketing solutions. MarineWebClub.com president Jamison Manresa said the company offers comprehensive Web marketing campaigns tailored to help marine businesses experience dramatic growth. “MarineWebClub.com has been developed especially for companies and individuals who have little or no Web marketing experience,” he…more

Company debuts chart-plotting app

Derek Trauger & Associates LLC announced the release of its newest boating app called Simple Charts. Simple Charts delivers an easy-to-use chart-plotting solution for the iPhone and iPad. Users can view all NOAA Raster Navigational Charts, which automatically load no matter where they are in the United States. Once the charts have been downloaded, no…more

Company debuts marine social media site

Engaged, a social media firm that specializes in the marine industry, launched a new online resource called Mingle Marine to provide social media resources to the industry. Mingle Marine will provide tips, examples and information on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Tumblr. Visit Mingle Marine on Facebook to see a variety of real-time and active custom…more

Marlow Ropes offers iPhone app

Marlow Ropes released a new iPhone app that is free and available for everyone to download from the iTunes App Store. “The Marlow Ropes App is the first comprehensive rope information app to be released for the iPhone,” the company said in a statement. “It’s free and easy to use, allowing you to browse products,…more

IBBI chooses audio supplier

Independent Boat Builders Inc. has selected Prospec Electronics as a premium audio supplier for 2012. “Prospec understands the needs of boatbuilders, and they’ve proven to be a high-quality manufacturer,” IBBI program manager and president Tom Broy said in a statement. “We have a responsibility to our member/owners to provide the best product choices, and Prospec…more

Lumishore adds U.S. center in Florida

Lumishore Ltd., a U.K.-based manufacturer of LED underwater lights, is establishing a U.S. operation in Sarasota, Fla. called Lumishore USA. “Our LED technical expertise enables us to produce brighter, longer-lasting lights than our competitors, and we now have the opportunity to expand our products availability in the U.S.,” Lumishore CEO Eifrion Evans said in a…more

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