Skip to main content

Hornet Marine unveils new safety feature

Hornet Marine, builder of customizable powerboats, introduced a new safety enhancement last week during the 2011 Marine Dealer Conference and Expo in Orlando, Fla.

Offered on the Hornet 17, the feature is designed to prevent boating deaths by prohibiting the boat from starting while the boarding ladder is deployed, the company said.

When the boat’s pull-out transom ladder is deployed, the engine is prohibited from starting and an indicator light turns on to alert the operator. If the ladder is deployed while the engine is running it will immediately shut off to prevent injury to anyone near the transom.

“The Hornet Marine design team always has the utmost concern for our customers’ safety when we develop any new feature. This latest development is a simple, yet effective way to prevent one of the most common causes of accidents on the water,” company president David Hartmann said in a statement.

Related

1_MIASF

MIASF Holds Annual Meeting

The South Florida trade organization announced new and reelected members, handed out awards, and arranged presentations by business leaders.

1_GASPRICE

Gas Reaches Record $4.59 Per Gallon Average

With Memorial Day weekend approaching, the summer driving and boating seasons will contribute to continued demand for gasoline.

1_MILLERMARINE

Power Lodge Acquires Miller Marine

The deal gives marine and powersports dealer Power Lodge four locations in Minnesota and one in Florida.

1_DOWDIVE

Boating Shares Suffer in Market Selloff

Major U.S. stock indices weakened yesterday, and recreational marine shares fared even worse on a percentage basis.

1_SCANIAFRANZKE

Scania Appoints President of U.S. Operations

Company veteran Jorg Franzke replaces Håkan Sterner, who is returning to Sweden.

norm

Promote Safe Boating Week; a Fishing Icon Passes

The May 21-27 observance takes on heightened importance with the thousands of newcomers to boating. Meanwhile, bass fishing lost a legend with the death of Ray Scott.

1_AZIMUTIBACKLOG

Azimut-Benetti Booked $2.1B in 2021 Backlog

The builder said new models and a “diversified product portfolio” drove sales growth to record levels.