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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 raises money for coral reef groups

Yanmar Marine of Adairsville, Ga., recently hosted a Casino Night fund-raiser to benefit the National Coral Reef Institute and the International Society for Reef Studies. The event raised $1,650 for each organization. Established in 1998, NCRI’s mission is to assess, monitor and restore coral reefs through research and education. “Yanmar’s generosity does much to promote…more

Suzuki extends engine promotion

Suzuki Marine is extending its “Gimme Six!” sales promotion an extra month to help authorized dealers close more sales on its line of 4-strokes. Through April 30, customers can get Suzuki’s standard three-year limited warranty plus three years of Suzuki Extended Protection at no extra charge. The coverage, which carries a value of up to…more

Composites conference coming to Seattle

Composites One, Magnum Venus Plastech and other Closed Mold Alliance partners will be featured at an upcoming conference on cold mold processes. The conference, titled “Dynamics of Composites Manufacturing: Tutorial through Live Demonstrations,” will be held June 2-3 in Seattle. It is being offered by the American Composites Manufacturers Association. The event will focus on…more

Honda Marine wins service-training award

Honda Marine recently received a MarCom Platinum Award for Honda Marine University, its computer-based dealer service training program. The MarCom Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. Winners are selected from more than 200 categories in seven forms of media and communication efforts. “Honda Marine University provides dealership staff…more

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Nautique adds options at your fingertips

The new LINC digital display system allows users more features and integration in a streamlined helm Correct Craft, the manufacturer of Nautique inboard ski and wakeboard boats, has partnered with FW Murphy to develop a new digital display system. Nautique LINC not only displays engine information and handles diagnostics reporting, but also complements analog gauges…more

Everglades giving dealers time to reduce inventory

Everglades is delaying the introduction of some model-year 2010 boats until September to give dealers more time to clear existing inventory. The dealer reaction so far has “been all very positive,” David Glenn, Everglades marketing director, told Soundings Trade Only. He said the delayed introductions will allow dealers to continue selling 2009 product during the…more

HC Composites to expand, move Glacier Bay Cats to N.C.

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue says catamaran builder HC Composites plans to expand its Tarboro, N.C., operations, which will create 120 new jobs in the next three years. The company will invest $2.65 million in the expansion, made possible in part by a $130,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund. “Boat manufacturing is an…more

Cook Composites and Polymers releases training schedule

Cook Composites and Polymers of Kansas City, Mo., released its 2009 CCP University class schedule. The courses, conducted by CCP professionals, are offered at the Technology Center in North Kansas City. Each topic will provide brief classroom sessions with hands-on workshops intended to offer practical tips and techniques for better quality parts. The schedule is…more

J.D. Power results will be announced in Miami

J.D. Power and Associates will release the results of its 2009 boat and engine studies during the Miami International Boat Show next week. The Boat Competitive Information Study provides an in-depth analysis of product quality, customer satisfaction and dealer sales and service, covering 61 boat brands in seven boat segments. The Marine Engine Competitive Information…more

Dometic forms new marine division

The Dometic Group created a new marine division as part of a reorganization designed to strengthen its global position as a supplier of OEM and aftermarket products and services. From its headquarters in Pompano Beach, Fla., Dometic Marine will oversee sales, marketing and new product planning of its entire range of marine products. This includes…more

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