The U.S. composite resins business of Hexion Specialty Chemicals will increase the price of all unsaturated polyester and vinylester resins by 8 cents per pound, effective for products shipped on or after Aug. 15. Hexion is the second company this week to announce higher resin prices. Cook Composites & Polymers will also raise prices next…more
Marine industry technology news ranges from engine and other product debuts to reports of executive promotions and interviews with CEOs.
American Suzuki Motor Corp. plans to consolidate its independent business units — automotive, motorcycle/ATV and marine, along with corporate operations — under new president Kinji Saito. All of the changes are focused on internal restructuring and do not affect the separate dealer bodies that support each of the company’s product divisions, the Brea, Calif.-based company…more
Honda Marine says its True 5-year, factory-backed, non-declining limited warranty is now a standard feature for all Honda outboards (2-225 hp) purchased on or after July 1, 2008, for recreational use. True 5 offers full Honda backing and the program no longer requires a dealer participation charge. Coverage under the program is the same on…more
Two Brunswick Corp. marine companies — Sea Ray Boats and Mercury Marine — had products rated as a “Best Buy” in the recently released August issue of Consumer Digest magazine. On average, this rating is awarded to fewer than 3 percent of the competing models in any given product category, according to Sea Ray. The…more
Shore power products manufacturer Furrion of Beaverton, Ore., appointed five manufacturers’ representative firms to represent its product line across the United States and Canada. In the United States, Furrion products will be represented by ComMar Sales of Tiverton, R.I., in the Northeast; Charles A. Perry & Co. of Jacksonville, Fla., in the Southeast; and Coatney…more
Honda Marine will offer special retail financing rates as low as 6.49 percent APR throughout this year’s summer boating season. Offered by Honda Financial Services through participating Honda Marine dealers, the program is available to boaters purchasing new, unregistered Honda outboards (2-225hp) for repower and inclusive boat, motor, and trailer packages (including accessories) between June…more