What's new in marine Web sites


BRP, SF Marina USA and Caterpillar Marine have made changes to their online offerings.

Bombardier upgraded the company's Sea-Doo Web site with a collection of short videos to educate and entertain visitors.

The Sea-Doo video library includes technological overviews of the new iCONTROL system, watercraft model performance comparisons, the Direct-Drive jet propulsion advantage of Sea-Doo sportboats, and wake how-to videos.

The Sea-Doo Web site also has several new features and upgrades. The "Dealer Locator" tool allows consumers to input their address and instantly find the closest authorized Sea-Doo dealers. Through this section consumers can also utilize the "Get-a-Quote" tool to find the best value for their needs.

In the News & Events section, enthusiasts can see all that is new with Sea-Doo by signing up for the new and improved Sea-Doo newsletter. Visitors can also add their own event in the "Add an Event" section.

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SF Marina USA unveiled its new Web site.

With a convenient navigation bar, the streamlined site provides direct links to its state-of-the-art products, as well as to its headquarters in Goteborg, Sweden. Offering numerous comprehensive photos, the gallery showcases docks and breakwaters installed around the country.

Supplying technical specifications, the product section gives a detailed overview and fully explains the different applications. A downloadable PDF catalogue is also available on the site.

Gloucester, Va.-based SF Marina USA engineers and builds concrete floating structures.

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Caterpillar Marine Power Systems launched a new online forum to share product information. The forum can be viewed at www.MarineCat.com.

The forum offers existing and prospective customers a place to exchange opinions, questions and solutions related to Caterpillar marine products. It also is meant to fuel open communication within the marine community.

CMPS is the second division within Caterpillar to launch such an initiative and follows the community debut of Caterpillar's Electric Power Generation division in late 2008.



Star brite introduces Marine Descaling Fluid—a powerful, easy way to descale raw water-cooled systems using recirculation. It saves time, energy, and a lot of headache, allowing for a faster, cost-effective return-to-service for equipment.

NAW Elects 2021 Officers

Michael Medart of Medart Engine and Marine takes the helm as chairman of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors board.

Caterpillar Names Global Manager

Alex Berg will lead the manufacturer’s pleasure craft and yachting segment.

Nearly 320K Boats Sold in 2020

NMMA says new-boat sales are at their highest level in 12 years, with all powerboat segments up 8 to 22 percent.

‘Injection of Capital’ for Cox Powertrain

The British company said it will use the $16.7 million to expand operations and ramp up production of its CXO300 diesel outboard.

Groupe Beneteau Releases Preliminary 2020 Financials

Revenues were down 15.1 percent for the 16-month period that ended Dec. 31. A full report is due next month.

A Modern Twist on Word of Mouth

The supercharged power of user-generated content.