Canada’s engine manufacturers last week unanimously decided that engine assessments collected to fund the Discover Boating Canada program will continue as in previous years. “There is a strong sentiment among Canadian engine manufacturers that the program is on track, and the group felt it best to continue collecting assessments without temporary interruption to further Discover…more
Marine industry technology news ranges from engine and other product debuts to reports of executive promotions and interviews with CEOs.
Ribcraft is partnering with BRP USA to offer Evinrude E-TEC outboards on its line of rigid hull inflatables. With the addition of the Evinrude E-TEC line, Ribcraft will now be able to offer engines to 300 horsepower. The Marblehead, Mass., builder also offers Honda and Mercury outboards.
Dometic Corp. says that R22 will be completely phased out of its products in favor of 400-series “green-gas” refrigerants by the middle of next year. The company is nearing the end of a multiyear program to re-engineer its products to alternative refrigerant compounds, in accordance with international agreements to phase out the use of ozone-depleting…more
The Design Award METS (DAME) jury chose 53 winners from 136 products entered in this year’s competition. The winners will be announced at a breakfast event prior to the start of METS Nov. 18 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. During METS, which takes place Nov. 18-20, all short-listed products will be on display in a special DAME…more
The National Marine Representatives Association awarded a $1,500 academic scholarship to Oren Niskin, who is studying yacht design at the Westlawn Institute of Technology. Niskin, of Miami Beach, plans to start a boatbuilding operation with his two brothers. A member of Coconut Grove Sailing Club in Miami, Niskin enlisted in the Navy in 2002 as…more
Furrion launched a new Web site that includes the shore power product manufacturer’s 2009 catalog, a product selection guide, and product video. The new site also includes information about the company’s partnership with the non-profit organization Trees For The Future. Furrion will plant one tree to offset the impact of carbon emissions from manufacturing and…more
Joseph Charles, 69, founded Charles Industries in 1968 when he developed the single-entry load coil in the basement of his Illinois home. It went on to become the best selling load coil in the world, in service with every Bell operating company, as well as a majority of independent companies. Charles later added marine and…more
Sea magazine is celebrating its 100th year of publication with a historic commemorative issue in October. The West Coast magazine, originally known as Pacific Motor Boat, was first published by Miller Freeman, of Seattle, in 1908. Pacific Motor Boat and Sea merged in 1952. The combined publication was called Sea and Pacific Motor Boat until…more
Cook Composites and Polymers will increase pricing for its Thermaclean products, beginning with shipments on or after Sept. 15. CCP said the increased prices for its high-flashpoint, MACT-compliant, solvent-based products are a result of advances in key raw ingredients and tight supply. All materials in this product classification will be increased 15 cents per pound.…more
Honda Marine of Alpharetta, Ga., will offer special repower financing rates as low as 4.99 percent APR throughout the fall and winter boat show seasons. Offered by Honda Financial Services through participating Honda Marine dealers, the program is available to boaters repowering their vessels with new, unregistered Honda outboards (2- to 225-hp) between Aug. 21…more