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

Furuno honored at NMEA convention

Marine electronics manufacturer Furuno said it received several awards at the recent National Marine Electronics Association convention. Furuno received the manufacturer of the year – support award for the sixth consecutive year. “Customer service to both our technical marine electronics dealer network and our end users has always been the No. 1 goal at Furuno…more

Steyr has new hybrid propulsion partner

Magneti Marelli and Steyr Motors announced a deal to develop new systems for marine hybrid propulsion systems. “We are extremely pleased about this cooperation, because it will allow to combine most efficient design solutions in electric drives out of a fully industrialized production with our powertrain systems and light weight Diesel engines,” Steyr Motors CEO…more

Honda debuts flagship marine engine

Honda Marine introduced the new BF250 horsepower, four-stroke engine, the most powerful outboard to join the Honda Marine lineup and now the company’s flagship model. The Honda BF250 marine outboard engine incorporates a host of Honda-exclusive technologies that provide increased value and benefit to consumers, the company said. “The all-new Honda BF250 marine engine demonstrates…more


Navionics ‘crowd sources’ with new app

NewsStand allows boaters to read articles that are geo-referenced to popular cruising areas Like the Internet in the 1990s, smart phone applications are quickly changing the way we interact with the world. Urbanspoon, for example, asks users of its app to let it track their locations through the GPS on their phones. Then, with a…more

Awlgrip unveils new Facebook page

Awlgrip, a manufacturer of yacht coatings, launched its official Facebook page as a new platform to communicate with customers, applicators and yards. “Social media is a powerful communication tool, and via Facebook we have been able to create a visually attractive and content-led community that can be easily accessed by our clients, even when on…more

Styrene lawsuit hearing set for March

It will be March before the styrene industry has its next day in court in the fight to remove styrene from its recent inclusion in the 12th Report on Carcinogens. The Styrene Information and Research Center and Dart Container Corp.’s case against Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and her department is next…more

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

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