The current economic environment is causing increases in the price of gasoline for automobile drivers and other consumers, including recreational boaters, according to MarineFuel.com. “We are seeing vast differences in prices for marine gasoline and diesel engine fuel, as well as slight overall increases that we attribute to the economic environment,” said William McKenna IV,…more
Marine industry technology news ranges from engine and other product debuts to reports of executive promotions and interviews with CEOs.
Mastervolt is sponsoring Endeavour Green Electric Hybrid Yacht’s 250-mile passage of silent cruising through Florida’s inland waterways. Equipped with a Mastervolt Whisper generator for clean electric propulsion, Endeavour will cruise for less than $2 a day, according to Mastervolt. “Mastervolt is a company that innovates, looks to new solutions and believes in green products like our…more
Composites One was presented with a platinum award by Great West Casualty Company as a part of the 2008 National Safety Awards Program. This is the seventh consecutive year Composites One has been an award recipient. The National Safety Awards Program recognizes carriers in similar operations (truckload and less than truckload) with awards based on…more
Advanced Polymer Coatings was granted a three-year certification of the ISO 9001:2008 standard, by ABS Quality Evaluations Inc. The ABS QE’s ISO 9001 program provides a foundation to enable companies to improve their business economics. Advanced Polymer Coatings is a leading supplier of high-performance coatings based on a proprietary and patented polymer that resists a…more
Yanmar Marine USA Corp. is offering an instant rebate program on engine repowers that could save boaters up to $1,700 per engine. Available through participating Yanmar dealers/distributors in North and South America, the Yanmar Instant Rebate program is for retail repower engine sales between now and Aug. 31. The rebate will be deducted from the…more
Cook Composites and Polymers will increase the price for all unsaturated polyester and vinylester resins, gelcoats and Thermaclean products by five cents per pound. The price increase will be in effect for shipments made on or after July 6. “In the past few months, crude oil has escalated rapidly leading to price increases in key…more
Furuno recently introduced its “50/50 Rebate.” The new program offers a $50 rebate on each of 17 eligible products, including LCD radars (1623, 1715), fishfinders (FCV620, FCV585), chart plotters (GP7000, GP7000F), as well as autopilots (NavPilot 511) and Furuno’s full line of NMEA 2000 instruments (FI-50 Series). In addition to the $50 rebate on each…more
Fusion Electronics formed an OEM partnership with Regal Marine to provide its MS-IP500G marine-grade stereo unit as standard equipment on all 2010 boat models. The audio suite will provide buyers with an iPod integration unit that conceals an iPod in its waterproof body, and allows users to select and play songs by artist, song, album…more
Cummins announced a number of job actions affecting its manufacturing operations in southern Indiana. The company is temporarily closing the Columbus MidRange Engine Plant in Walesboro, just outside Columbus, as a result of Chrysler’s decision last week to idle its manufacturing operations while it undergoes bankruptcy reorganization. The shutdown affects a total of about 690…more
Furuno is again offering its “Massive Rebate” program, with special deals on its NavNet 3D system. Consumers who purchase qualifying NavNet 3D products between April 22 and July 31 are eligible for up to $3,600 in savings. For information, click here. Click here for the full release.