Skip to main content

Furuno mourns longtime sales manager

Furuno USA said Thursday that industry veteran and longtime Furuno employee Ed Davis died April 30. He was 57.

Furuno USA said Thursday that industry veteran and longtime Furuno employee Ed Davis died April 30. He was 57.

Davis had been Furuno USA’s Mid-Atlantic regional manager since September 1992, working closely with dealers who he not only called customers, but also his friends.

“Everyone at Furuno has wonderful memories of Ed and they will all greatly miss his friendship, professionalism and his sense of humor,” the company said.

Before he worked at Furuno, Davis had his own marine manufacturer’s rep company, where he represented Datamarine International, Audiovox and Shakespeare Electronics.

He entered the maritime industry in 1987 when he was hired as senior product planner/buyer at Boat America Corp. From there, he was hired as a sales engineer at Datamarine International and later as an associate representative at the Bruce Hackett Co.

In addition to his passion for boating, Davis was active in hunting, fishing, trapping, racing and aviation.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie, and their two daughters, Kelly and Samantha.

A celebration of life was held in his honor on May 6.



Marine Travelift Launches Co-op Program

The company received its first student, a University of Wisconsin engineering major, in the seven-month paid co-op.


Trade Only Today Returns Tuesday

The e-newsletter will not publish July 4 in observance of Independence Day. We wish everyone a safe holiday weekend.


ORR Announces Federally Funded Projects

The U.S. Economic Development Administration prioritized outdoor recreation for the first time


Ten Ways To Sell in a Tough Economy

These keys to successful selling can help you create customers who keep coming back, even when sales dip


ASA Names New Board Members

The American Sportfishing Association filled two at-large seats and two regional seats on its board of directors.


Dammrich, Hopkinson Partner With Marine Resources Recruitment

The industry veterans will help clients fill executive-suite, marine industry job openings around the world.


DEALERS: How Was Business in the First Half of 2022?

With the second quarter coming to a close, was there parity between the budget and financial performance in the first six months? Take the Pulse Report survey here.


Passagemaker Relaunches Podcast

Trawler Talk aims to connect with those who are interested in the cruising lifestyle, with episodes dropping every other week