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.

BoatersTube.com debuts new website

BoatersTube.com, an interactive video and information sharing platform, launched a U.S version of its website. Accessible by laptop or mobile device, BoatersTube.com provides boat owners and the marine industry an interactive community to share information globally. More than 350 videos are available, with more being added daily. “BoatersTube has been a vision of mine for some…more

Lumishore names vice president of sales for the Americas

Underwater LED light manufacturer Lumishore Ltd. appointed Les Ares as vice president of sales for the Americas. “Les’ wealth of senior-level sales and marketing management skills will help Lumishore continue and accelerate the growth we’ve enjoyed in the Americas,” Lumishore president Keith Wansley said in a statement. Ares joins Lumishore USA’s executive management team and…more


Electronics 2013: He has the answers

Ben Ellison discusses the state of marine electronics, from trends and brands to installations and upgrades Ben Ellison is the editor and owner of Panbo.com, an online, independent and free source of news and opinion about marine electronics. Ellison has helmed the blog since April 2005 and has posted more than 1,700 entries. The site…more

Dometic marks 50 years as exhibitor at Miami show

Dometic Marine reported positive feedback from its dealers as the company’s Marine Air brand celebrated its 50th year exhibiting at the Miami International Boat Show last weekend. Marine Air was honored by the National Marine Manufacturers Association to join fellow Dometic brand Cruisair, which is a former recipient of the Miami half-century accolade. SeaLand is…more

Florida marine company has a new name

Marine lighting and electrical supplier Daniel R. Smith and Associates is now known as C. Smith and Associates. The Riviera Beach, Fla., company is celebrating 25 years in business with a new name, a new team and new U.S.-made products. It is now under the sole ownership of Cathy Smith. C. Smith and Associates introduced…more

Waterway Net celebrates 50th anniversary

The marine radio operator group Waterway Net, which is sponsored by the Waterway Radio and Cruising Club, is celebrating its 50th anniversary of bringing radio amateurs together. The radio group convenes over the airwaves every morning of the year for about an hour starting at 7:45 a.m. EST on a frequency of 7.268 MHz. The…more

Man Overboard app hits download milestone

Intelligent Maintenance, a sailing maintenance software company, announced its recently-launched Man Overboard app reached more than 1,000 downloads. The app uses on-screen coordinates of a person overboard to alert the Coast Guard. “A man-overboard situation happens more often than you think,” Intelligent Maintenance CEO Adrian Stanway said in a statement. “A simple trip on some…more

Wavecraft USA names new CEO

Wavecraft USA, maker of the Waveblade handheld marine power tool, appointed Steve Smith as the company’s new chief executive officer. Wavecraft director of marketing and sales Wendy Benge made the announcement today. Smith’s role will be global, but will focus on the United States. Wavecraft said Smith brings more than 30 years of business background…more

Imtra takes energy-saving steps at headquarters

Marine products manufacturer Imtra has announced the completion of a green initiative to reduce energy consumption at its corporate headquarters. Massachusetts-based Imtra’s energy-saving efforts include high-yield solar panels on all suitable roofing surfaces, reducing outside power consumption by 70 percent, and higher energy-efficient bulbs throughout the facility, resulting in a lighting fixture power reduction of…more

Satellite company debuts new blog

Ocens satellite systems and service announced that its new blog site is up and running. The site can be found at http://blog.ocens.com or linked to from Ocens’ home page at http://www.ocens.com. “Our goal is to provide current and important information regarding satellite phone communications, as well as our weather and email services and solutions,” the…more

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