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

Closed-mold demos planned at IBEX

Composites One, along with Magnum Venus Plastech and the Closed Mold Alliance, will use closed-mold technology to build a variety of large and small boat parts in the outdoor demo area during IBEX 2010. IBEX will be held Sept. 28-30 in Louisville, Ky. Running throughout the show, the demonstrations feature three advanced processes: the new…more

Indmar named title sponsor of water ski tournament

Indmar Marine Engines was named the title sponsor of the 2010 Division 1 Show Ski national championships, USA Water Ski announced. The 36th annual Indmar Marine Engines Division 1 Show Ski National Championships will be held Aug. 13-15 at South Wood County Park on Lake Wazeecha in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. “Indmar touches the lives of…more

Lawsuit says Suzuki outboard overheats

Two men in Alaska are suing American Suzuki Motor Corp., alleging that the company’s DF300 outboard overheats, causing safety concerns and shortening the life of the engine, according to court documents. The lawsuit was filed in June in Superior Court in the First Judicial District at Ketchikan. Suzuki, which has not yet answered the complaint,…more

Win-tron Bermuda crossing is delayed

High winds and rough seas in the North Atlantic forced a rescheduling of the July 29 start of the Win-tron Electronics/Contender Boats Bermuda Challenge Run. The 673-nautical mile (774-mile) crossing from Manhattan to Georgetown, Bermuda, is now tentatively set for the week of Aug. 20, according to Chuck Arnold, Northeast sales manager of Contender Boats…more

Cummins reports 2Q results

Cummins this week reported for the second quarter its highest quarterly earnings as a percentage of sales in more than 25 years. Sales of $3.21 billion in the second quarter were 32 percent higher than its $2.43 billion in the same quarter in 2009. Net income attributable to Cummins in the second quarter more than…more

Lowrance wins top ICAST honor

Lowrance won the top marine electronics innovation honors at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, the company announced. Introduced at this year’s event, the Lowrance Elite-5 DSI fishfinder/chart plotter, featuring DownScan Imaging sonar technology, received the Best Electronics award in the ICAST New Products Showcase, which recently took place in Las Vegas. “We designed…more

Awlgrip alters topcoat formula

Awlgrip announced a revision to its topcoat, saying this latest change achieves the goal of providing for its customers, while accommodating regulatory requirements. “Awlgrip is committed to continual product development along with staying ahead of forthcoming legislation,” global manager Ken Hickling said in a statement. “The good news for customers is that Awlgrip is now…more

Cummins to expand Indiana plant, add jobs

Cummins is expanding its High-Horsepower Technical Center and high-horsepower engine product line at its manufacturing facility in Seymour, Ind., which is expected to result in approximately 200 engineering and manufacturing jobs in the next five years, the company announced. Cummins plans to invest approximately $100 million in the expansion at the Seymour plant, which currently…more

Win-tron readies for run to Bermuda

The Win-tron Electronics/Contender Boats New York-to-Bermuda Challenge Run is set for July 15-16. Chuck Arnold, Northeast sales manager for Contender Boats, will pilot the run. His crew includes Edward Winder, president of Win-tron. “We have set an aggressive target of completing the crossing to Bermuda in 18 to 19 hours, which would beat the current…more

Viking Life-Saving Equipment to acquire Virginia distributor

Viking Life-Saving Equipment has an agreement to purchase the assets of USA Services in Norfolk, Va., and, effective Aug. 6, the facility will operate under the Viking name, improving logistics and distribution for its regional sales and service partners. “Our goal is to provide comprehensive sales and service of all USCG- and SOLAS-regulated equipment,” Viking…more

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