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Marine industry technology news ranges from engine and other product debuts to reports of executive promotions and interviews with CEOs.

Furuno debuts online forum

Furuno announced that it launched a user forum on its website. On the home page, users will find a link to the new Furuno Forum. It’s a place to find product categories, post questions or comments, make new product suggestions, post photos of your boat and get the latest news. “Through this new, exciting forum…more

Volvo marks IPS milestone

Earlier this summer, Volvo Penta delivered North America’s 4,000th Inboard Performance System engine package, the company announced. “Volvo Penta IPS fundamentally changed the marine marketplace,” Volvo Penta of the Americas president and CEO Clint Moore said in a statement. “For the first time in my experience, consumers start the boat show buying experience at our…more

Furrion names sales rep

William F. Miller & Associates announced a new partnership with Furrion. “We always strive to bring our customer base superior-performing product options. Our partnership with Furrion upgrades our presence in the shore power field. Furrion is an agile, competitive player in the market by supplying tomorrow’s innovative products today,” Joe Miller, president and owner of…more

Composites One launches industry PR effort

Composites One is partnering with the American Composites Manufacturers Association on a grassroots effort to make lawmakers and the local media more aware of the role the composites industry plays in America’s economy. The effort started Aug. 17 when U.S. Reps. Donald Manzullo, R-Ill., and Joe Walsh, R-Ill., met with Composites One representatives at the…more

Viking Life-Saving Equipment adds branch in Brazil

Viking Life-Saving Equipment is expanding its presence in Brazil with a new branch in São Paulo’s Santos seaport. Strategically located close to the harbor and covering 9,688 square feet of space, the new location offers life raft servicing, and there are plans to introduce servicing for lifeboats, suits, life jackets and marine fire service soon.…more

Aqualuma wins two export awards

Aqualuma Marine Lighting won two Club Marine Australian Marine Industry Export Awards at this year’s Sydney International Boat Show. Aqualuma was awarded Marine Industry Exporter of the Year and Best Marine Industry Export Marketing Strategy by the Australian International Marine Export Group. “We’re very proud and excited to win these awards,” Aqualuma co-director Carl Amor…more

Cobra Electronics reports 2Q results

Cobra Electronics Corp., a global designer and marketer of mobile communications and navigation products, today reported net income of $517,000, or 8 cents a share, for the second quarter, compared with a net loss of $364,000, or 6 cents a share, for the second quarter of 2010. Operating income increased to $951,000 for the current…more

Congress could review styrene designation

Executives representing the styrene, styrenic composites and boatbuilding industries praised the co-chairmen of three House caucuses for urging congressional leaders to convene bipartisan oversight hearings and submit letters of inquiry challenging the styrene classification contained in the National Toxicology Program’s recent 12th Report on Carcinogens. Styrene is one of eight new substances listed in the…more

Cummins reports 2Q results

Cummins Inc. today reported record sales and earnings for the second quarter on strong growth in nearly every global market. The company’s engine, components and distribution segments each delivered record sales and earnings. Second-quarter sales were $4.6 billion, up 45 percent from the same period last year. Earnings before interest and taxes were $775 million…more

Volvo Penta debuts new 200-hp engine

With the formal launch of its 4.3Gi, 200-hp entry-level V-6 engine, Volvo Penta completed the transition to the New Generation, New Technology gasoline sterndrive lineup it started a year ago, the company announced. “Our decision to exit the low-horsepower, carbureted engine market allowed our engineers to focus their energy on creating state-of-the-art propulsion packages designed…more

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