Skip to main content

Vetus-Maxwell set to host webinar on thruster technology

Vetus-Maxwell Inc. is hosting a free webinar to help boat manufacturers and service providers communicate the benefits of thruster technology to their customers.

The webinar will take place Dec. 5 from 2 to 3 p.m. ET and will be available on demand to registered attendees after the event.

Interested parties can register here.

“Vetus-Maxwell is always looking for ways to grow the knowledge base of our industry and ultimately better serve our customers,” sales and marketing vice president and webinar leader Chris DeBoy said in a statement. “This webinar is one way to reach our OEMs and the greater marine trade. Whether or not you use Vetus thrusters, our focus is on how the technology can make a difference for your customers.”

Included in the webinar will be information on the technology behind extended runtime thrusters, joystick applications, retractable thrusters and new solutions such as virtually silent thrusters with proportional control.

There will also be time for a question-and-answer session with DeBoy on these systems.



Clearing the Waterways

In Florida, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, it was estimated that there were 6,000 derelict boats in southwest part of the state. In most cases, boat owners don’t know resources are available to remove them because until recently there weren’t many.


A Window on the World

Inflation, supply-chain kinks and the continuing war in Ukraine continue to be serious concerns, but numerous companies with a global presence for exports are reporting optimism at the start of 2023.


BRP Announces Mexico Production Facility

The $165 million plant will open in early 2025 in Chihuahua and create up to 1,300 jobs while bolstering production capabilities.


C.G. Foundation Announces Scholarships

The program each year awards more than $500,000 to qualifying children of active duty, active duty reserve and retired Coast Guard members.


Propspeed Expands U.S. Sales Team

Josh McGuire and Cole Barone were named regional sales managers for the Northeast and West Coast.


Newport Boat Show Had $26.1M Impact

The September show drew more than 40,000 attendees last year, with boat sales estimated at $35 million to $40 million.


Consumers Feel a Bit Better

A key measure of U.S. consumer confidence rose in December as the economy added 223,000 jobs, the smallest gain in two years. The Conference Board reported that its Consumer Confidence Index rose to 108.3 from 101.4 in November.


How the ABYC Creates Standards

Standards are a full-time mission for the ABYC that goes beyond simply putting out a new supplement every July. As an organization built on a tradition of common-sense and real-world experiences, the ABYC works on standards development year-round with its Project Technical Committees.


Year Three of Five

Fear of an impending exodus, especially with concerns about a looming economic recession, has leaders at the MRAA, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation urging the industry to start focusing immediately on improving customer service as the primary way to retain these boaters.