Sterndrive engines offer advantages over single-propeller and rudder-controlled inboard propulsion systems because of their ability to "trim." Higher maintenance costs once were a disadvantage, but advances in propulsion technology have eradicated that problem.


Sterndrives are staying

They’ve trailed outboards in recovery, but much quieter, more efficient models are on the horizon The industry has experienced modest gains since the recession, but the recovery hasn’t been consistent across segments.

Konrad Marine wins Wisconsin business award

Konrad Marine, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, was recently named Business of the Year 2010 by the Hudson (Wis.) Area Chamber of Commerce, the company announced. The Hudson-based company provides sterndrive technology to the commercial, recreational and military marine marketplaces. Konrad Marine said it recorded the highest sales volume in its 20-year history…more

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