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

Yanmar debuts commercial diesel engines

Yanmar America Corp. introduced a range of propulsion and auxiliary power high-speed commercial workboat diesel engines. Offered in models from 350 to 1,800 hp, the engines create new commercial business opportunities throughout North and South America, the Adairsville, Ga.-based company said. Yanmar already participates in the commercial marine diesel engine sector in Japan and other…more

Turning Point Propellers obtains design patent

Turning Point Propellers’ 500 Series Hub System received U.S. patent No. 7,717,678, the company announced. “This patent shows how unique the hub’s design is to the Turning Point line,” Turning Point vice president of sales and marketing Ron Bailey said in a statement. “Our hub system is one-of-a-kind and incredibly advanced.” Constructed from high-tech, glass-reinforced…more

Aqualuma opens Florida warehouse

To better serve and accommodate North American customers, Aqualuma Marine Lighting opened a warehouse in Deerfield Beach, Fla., that will stock Aqualuma’s entire range of products and handle warranties. “Adding a warehouse closer to our North American customers saves them time and money,” director Carl Amor said in a statement. “We’re passing these savings on…more

Cobra Electronics reports 3Q results

Cobra Electronics Corp., a designer and marketer of mobile communications and navigation products, today reported net income of $1.4 million, or 21 cents a share, for the third quarter, compared with $799,000, or 12 cents a share, for the quarter a year earlier. In addition, operating income increased to $2.3 million for the quarter that…more

Companies join on Thailand flood relief

Two marine companies recently provided aid to residents of Thailand, which is in the middle of its worst flooding in more than 50 years. Viking Life-Saving Equipment and Defender Industries recently contributed to relief efforts. The flooding in Thailand has killed more than 300 people, displaced another 100,000 and caused widespread damage. Viking joined forces…more

Lowrance rolls out rebate promotion

Lowrance announced a limited-time Weekend Getaway Sales Event providing cash rebates on its Mark & Elite fishfinder/chart plotter products and High Definition System multifunction displays. Running through Feb. 12, the promotion makes rebates available to consumers who purchase qualified Lowrance marine electronics from an authorized dealer. “Our Weekend Getaway Sales Event provides significant savings on…more

Paint brands unveil environmental program

Awlgrip and Interlux Yacht Coatings launched an environmental sustainability platform called The Echo Program that represents a commitment, as part of the overall parent company Akzo Nobel’s sustainability targets, to be a world leader in environmental issues. The program covers everything Awlgrip and Interlux are doing as manufacturers to reduce their impact on the environment.…more

SureShade offered on Whaler Conquest

SureShade, a designer and manufacturer of retractable sunshade systems for the marine industry, is now available as a factory-installed option for the new Boston Whaler 285 Conquest. Starting with the 2012 model, the 285 CQ features a SureShade manual retractable canvas system option that extends canvas from the hardtop, providing boaters with sunshade comfort in…more

Mastervolt names sales reps

Mastervolt, manufacturer of electrical power products and systems solutions, is expanding its sales representation throughout the Americas. The Derema Group will be the Mastervolt sales representative in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast and will support key retail and wholesale accounts. Kroes Corp. will focus on OEM sales in the Midwest; Ozark Marine & RV will support…more

SureShade co-founder nominated for industry honor

SureShade, a designer and manufacturer of retractable sunshade systems for the marine industry, was honored Monday with the selection of the company’s inventor, operations leader and co-founder, Ron Russikoff, as a 2011 “Movers and Shakers” nominee in the industry. The Boating Industry Movers & Shakers Recognition Program by Boating Industry magazine recognizes marine industry executives…more

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