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

Yanmar offers rebate program

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

CCP announces price increase

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 announces rebate offer

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 forms OEM partnership with Regal

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 reducing staff in Indiana

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 offers rebates on NavNet 3D

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.

Prop manufacturer names international rep

Turning Point Propellers is partnering with Brunger Export to represent its full line of aluminum and stainless-steel props and hub systems outside of North America. “Their sales team has the knowledge and experience to help us improve service levels to existing customers, expand into underserved markets and break into currently untapped regions,” said Ron Bailey,…more

Lowrance offering HD rebates

Lowrance is holding a high-definition system “Ultimate Upgrade Sales Event” for a limited time. From now until July 6, customers who purchase a Lowrance HDS-5 can receive a $50 rebate; those who purchase an HDS-7, -8 or -10 model, plus one additional select product, are eligible to receive a $100 cash rebate. The Lowrance brand…more

Honda honors two technicians

Honda Marine dealer technicians Tyler Anderson of King Salmon Marine and Derek M. Kadlubowski of South Harbor Marine have achieved Master Tech status. Eleven Honda service technicians underwent a series of tests at the engine maker’s training facilities, including technical processes, maintenance procedures, service diagnostics and repair support resources. Of that group, Anderson and Kadlubowski…more

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

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