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
Marine industry technology news ranges from engine and other product debuts to reports of executive promotions and interviews with CEOs.
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
Furrion LLC, a new company selling electrical wiring, cables and related components, has introduced a portable ramp designed to protect shore power and data cables. “It is the only ramp that we know of that stores in its own compact storage bag and can be assembled/disassembled in seconds, yet still withstand 2-1/2 tons,” says Furrion…more
Turning Point Propellers says its streamlined Legacy prop offers faster top-end speeds, quicker hole shots, better lift, improved fuel efficiency and better handling. It is designed for use with engines from 40 hp to 300-plus hp, according to the company, and incorporates high rake patterns, fine-tuned pitch progression, aggressive cupping and sharp trailing edges for…more
Sail magazine recognized 15 sailing products for its 2009 Pittman Innovation Awards. The products will be featured in the magazine’s February issue, as well as at Sail’s Innovation Station Jan. 29-Feb. 1 during the Strictly Sail Chicago Boat Show. The winners are as follows: Peter Nielsen’s Cruising Gear awards went to the Ronstan Boom Tent,…more
Honda Marine will offer repower financing rates as low as 4.99 percent APR throughout the spring boat show season. Offered by Honda Financial Services through participating Honda Marine dealers, the program is available to boaters repowering with new, unregistered Honda outboards (2 hp to 225 hp) between now and March 2. Consumers have the additional…more
Sea Tech revamped its Web site to make finding products easier and quicker. The new detailed product pages include photos, descriptions and literature links. The new Web site also provides downloadable literature, including specification sheets, installation instructions and sales brochures. Sea Tech, a division of Watts Water Technologies, is based in Wilmington, N.C. The company…more
Cobra Marine won a DAME award in the marine electronics category for its MR F300 BT waterproof handset with Bluetooth wireless technology. The MR F300 BT features Cobra’s MicroBlue technology, enabling the user to make calls using the cell phone’s existing Bluetooth wireless technology while the phone is stowed away. The award was presented at…more
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
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.