Are drones a fad or are they the future? Unmanned aircraft systems are here to stay, Bob Gonsalves told a meeting of boating writers after they had oohed and aahed at a drone flying around the room at the Miami International Boat Show in February.
Marine industry technology news ranges from engine and other product debuts to reports of executive promotions and interviews with CEOs.
British manufacturer McMurdo Marine said it will be the official safety beacon partner of the long-running reality TV series “Deadliest Catch.”
Clipper Race sailor Andrew Taylor released a book detailing his rescue at sea using McMurdo’s AIS man-overboard technology.
In February I served as a judge for the Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, an experience that is invaluable to me because I get to see what’s truly new in a variety of product categories. It’s also an opportunity to analyze industry trends that I might miss as they come to me randomly in…more
Lewmar opened a sales office at the Newport Shipyard in Rhode Island.
AkzoNobel Yacht Coatings announced an extension and expansion of the warranty program for its Awlgrip, Interlux and International premium yacht paint systems.
Pettit Marine Paint added Margo Hunt to its management team.
Seakeeper said it had record growth in 2014, prompting the Maryland-based marine gyro stabilization manufacturer to increase the size of its manufacturing footprint.
The overall winner of Sail magazine’s 2015 Pittman Innovation Awards is the Allen Brothers Keyball Trapeze.
The Association of Marine Technicians said it has canceled the National Marine Service Expo for the first time in 22 years because of an unprecedentedly low number of registrations.