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

Lewmar names U.S. general manager

Lewmar appointed Harcourt Schutz as its new general manager for the United States. Schutz, who will be based in the company’s Guilford, Conn., office, has been with the sailboat and powerboat hardware supplier for 13 years and was recently head of sales. The company said the positions Schutz has held at Lewmar have provided him…more

Cummins reports 3Q results

Cummins lowered its outlook for the year after reporting lower-than-expected third-quarter revenue, citing weakness in the mining industry. Sales in the power generation segment were down 13 percent, to $712 million, for the quarter that ended Sept. 29. Earnings before interest and taxes were $45 million — or 6.3 percent of sales — down from…more

SureShade touts its presence on Lauderdale show models

Retractable sunshade manufacturer SureShade will be featured on twice the number of boats at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show as its previous record at the Miami International Boat Show and the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach. SureShade, which was launched in 2007, will be featured on 23 models at FLIBS, 11 of…more

GOST announces personnel moves

Marine security, monitoring and tracking systems supplier GOST announced two promotions and added a new team member. GOST promoted Parrish Westbrook to national sales and OEM account manager, Samantha Thomas to sales and marketing coordinator and added product specialist Tony Miller. Westbrook joined GOST in September 2010, overseeing sales through dealers, distributors and representatives throughout…more

Peters & May names U.S. general manager

Boat transport company Peters & May appointed Noel Viera as general manager of its U.S. operations. Peters & May USA has offices in Itasca, Ill., and Fort Lauderdale. Viera joined Air and Ocean Shipping in April 2007, shortly before Peters & May acquired the company. Air and Ocean Shipping was renamed Peters & May USA…more

Florida company uses ultrasonic sound on hull bottoms

Sonic Armor LLC, a Florida-based company, said it completed tests on the effectiveness of using ultrasonic sound to eliminate barnacles and algae on boats. The company said the Navy developed the idea and has successfully used it for years. Using modern methods and new updated technology, Sonic Armor said it developed a unit that is…more

Gemeco debuts Airmar Technology installation app

Gemeco Marine Accessories launched an iNstall app for iOS devices that will provide access to technical resources and diagnostic information for the installation of Airmar Technology products. “Installers rely on us for selection and installation of transducers and accessories,” Gemeco general manager Peter Braffitt said in a statement. “The Gemeco iNstall App puts all the…more

VIDEO: Innovation has shaped the last two decades

What are the top 10 innovations in the last 20 years in the marine industry? We asked a half dozen of the leading designers, builders and safety experts. GPS-generated electronic navigation, joystick helm control and computer-aided design stand out as the top three. The innovations fall under four categories: electronics, boat design and construction, safety…more

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VIDEO: Seven Marine will show 557-hp outboard at Lauderdale show

Expect to see Seven Marine prominently displaying its 557-hp 6.2-liter outboard this fall at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, company officials told Trade Only Today. “It’s an exciting time for us right now because … we launched production back in December [2012], but it takes a while for the boats to get through and…more

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Volvo unveils the Glass Cockpit

The sophisticated touch-screen system was one of the products recently introduced at a press event Volvo Penta has kicked its engine technology into a higher gear. Since its introduction in 2005, the IPS pod drive system with joystick control has been making boating easier for consumers, especially maneuvering big boats in close quarters at low…more

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