Miscellaneous news about the marine industry.


Bracket adds buoyancy and efficiency

Armstrong Yanmar Marine bolt-on option for inboards and sterndrives extends a boat’s range Armstrong Nautical Products, known for its outboard engine brackets, has teamed with Yanmar America Corp. to produce an engine bracket for sterndrives and inboards. The AYM (Armstrong Yanmar Marine) bolt-on diesel bracket can be used as an alternative to a boat’s current…more


Big-time refits for small boats

Metan Marine’s clients regard classic restoration as a better investment than buying new It’s not every day that a weak transom leads to major life changes, but that’s what happened to Vince Miragliotta. He’d been boating, skiing and just kicking back after selling his interest in a successful technical recruiting company when he noticed trouble…more


Young Turks making waves

With service as a common theme, a new breed challenges the industry’s status quo When Greg Glogow was given free rein to change the way Southern California-based Sun Country Marine did business, he dove in headfirst. In 2009, at the age of 26, Glogow became vice president of sales and marketing for Sun Country’s three…more


Young Turks: Morgan Huntley, 31, Vanquish Boats

One-time marina rat’s startup builds two 24-footers with an emphasis on simplicity and value Why would anyone start a boatbuilding company in these shaky economic times? Morgan Huntley has an answer. “Boatbuilding is what I do and what I love. I don’t know how to do anything else, and I’m not going to stop even…more


VDO Sumlog

The new VDO Sumlog gives boatbuilders the ability to provide six instrument readouts in a single helm footprint, says Jeffrey Ross, VDO instrumentation product manager. The Sumlog, which is NMEA 0183-compatible and requires a mounting area measuring 1.97 inches in diameter and 3.35 inches deep, is the latest addition to VDO’s Viewline Instrument Series. The…more


Low-profile LED navigation lights

Sea-Dog has introduced the first in a series of low-profile LED navigation lights, available in a single-unit combination bow light or as a pair of port/starboard top-mount side lights. The fully sealed lights have a stamped stainless cover mounted on a heavy-duty cast stainless-steel base, and both sets of lights are Coast Guard-approved for 2…more



Scanstrut’s Scanpod range of pods for electronics has a new, compact design for secure, watertight installations, according to the U.K.-based company, which has U.S. sales and distribution in Guilford, Conn. Scanpod products consist of deck pods, helm pods and instrument mast pods that are compatible with popular chart plotters from 8 inches and standard and…more


Four By 4 propellers

Signature Propellers of Santa Ana, Calif., is looking for dealers for its new Four By 4 propellers. “We’ll be at the IBEX show and at METS,” company founder and owner Chad Hill says. Designed for use with MerCruiser’s Bravo Three sterndrive, the Four By 4’s counter-rotating stainless-steel propellers can reduce planing time and increase top…more


Online captain’s courses cast a wide net

Mariners Learning System joins with 150 partners to sell its boating education programs Capt. Bob Figular likens his business, the Mariners Learning System, to outboard manufacturers. “They don’t care whose boat they’re hanging off as long as they’re hanging off a boat, and we don’t care which educational partner’s website a consumer uses to sign…more


A diverse fleet is their course for success

Ocean5 Naval Architects designs recreational and commercial boats for an increasing number of clients In the last three years, Ocean5 Naval Architects has quietly designed and engineered everything from pod-powered fishing boats to helicopter decks for 600-foot ships to 50-knot ballistic-protected patrol boats. The small Stuart, Fla., firm’s consistent diversification has carried it through the…more

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