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

Dometic offers help on cooling systems affected by Gulf oil spill

In response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Dometic Marine issued Guidance Notes regarding the operation of any water-cooled air-conditioning and refrigeration systems affected by oil. “While the effects of crude oil contamination on water-cooled air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment are not yet thoroughly known, it is recognized that crude oil could be detrimental to…more

Cook Composites exonerated in gelcoat claim

Cook Composites and Polymers was again found not responsible for cracking of gelcoat on yachts built by Viking Yacht Co. and Post Marine Co. between 1997 and 2004. The opinion, issued last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, affirms a jury verdict issued last July after a five-week trial in…more

Viking Life-Saving Equipment revamps regional operations

Viking Life-Saving Equipment, a leader in marine and fire safety equipment, restructured its production facilities and representation into five regional areas across the globe. The company’s plans are designed to deliver new efficiencies and to support the delivery of a new level of customer experience for its business partners worldwide, the company said. “A natural…more

Intellian opens South Korean facility

Marine satellite antenna manufacturer Intellian opened a state-of-the-art facility for research and development, manufacturing, shipping and training near Seoul, South Korea. The Intellian Innovation Center is a new 71,000-square-foot, four-story building designed for increased production and technology development. The center’s training facilities will provide partners an opportunity to gain in-depth product knowledge, hands-on experience and…more

Dealer wins drawing held by Furrion, Land ‘N’ Sea

Wayne Black of South Austin Marine  in Austin, Texas, won a seven-day trip for two anywhere in the continental U.S. in a recent drawing sponsored by shore power products manufacturer Furrion and Land ‘N’ Sea Distributors. Furrion’s products – cordsets, cables, adapters, plugs and inlets – feature the company’s built-in Smart technology. Land ‘N’ Sea…more

Volvo Penta warns of engine damage from Gulf oil

As the effects from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion continue to spread, engine manufacturer Volvo Penta of the Americas issued a statement regarding customer unease over potential damage the oil can cause to their boat engines. “This disaster has and will affect an overwhelming number of Americans, their businesses, their recreation and our natural…more

ASA Electronics debuts new Web site

ASA Electronics, an international manufacturer and supplier of marine audio and video equipment, launched a new direct-purchasing Web site. The site – www.JensenMarineDirect.com – is designed to make purchasing Jensen electronics easier and more interactive. Users can order products, obtain technical support, request return information, get owner manuals and guides, read customer testimonials, receive exclusive…more

Intellian marks milestone shipment

Intellian, a leader in marine satellite antennas founded in 2004, recently shipped its 10,000th marine antenna system in the last five years. The manufacturer entered the market as an OEM with a business agreement with Raymarine and a single television receive-only antenna. The company began marketing antennas under the Intellian brand name in early 2008…more

Ward’s Marine Electric wins Coast Guard contract

Fort Lauderdale-based Ward’s Marine Electric was awarded a $2.5 million contract to replace automatic bus transfer switches for the U.S. Coast Guard. “This award represents a significant achievement for the new government contracts division at Ward’s Marine Electric,” the company said in a statement. The contract involves upgrading 18 (440 VAC 100 to 300 amp)…more

Iridium 1Q results: revenue up

Iridium Communications reported a 7.9 percent increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2010, which ended March 31. Total revenue increased to $81.7 million compared to $75.8 million during the first quarter of 2009, the company said. Net loss for the first quarter was $1.3 million compared to net income of $9.7 million for…more

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