Skip to main content

Win-tron sponsors New York-to-Bermuda record attempt

When Chuck Arnold, Northeast sales manager for Contender Boats, takes off from Manhattan in a stepped-hull version of the new Contender 37 center console for a late-spring high-speed record run to Bermuda, he'll be carrying a full complement of electronics, underwater lighting and other gear supplied by Win-tron Electronics, the company announced.

"Chuck Arnold, who is a well-known and respected industry pro, came to me with some tough parameters for his upcoming adventure," said Edward Winder, president of Win-tron Electronics, who will be one of three passengers accompanying Arnold on the run.

"He plans to run his boat at 44 knots from the Statue of Liberty to Bermuda non-stop. The boat, the three people in it and the navigational system all will be tested to their capable limits and there will be little room for error," Winder added.

The goal of Arnold's offshore bid is not only to break the current New York-to-Bermuda crossing record, which stands at 29 hours, 30 minutes, but also to demonstrate the solid, high-performance characteristics of Contender's 37 center console, as well as the electronics and other equipment carried on board.

"This kind of trip places maximum demands on everyone on board, as well as the equipment needed to accomplish the task," Arnold said in a statement. "We knew we could count on Win-tron Electronics to provide us with the best electronics systems on the market to help ensure our success."

Click here for the full release.



FAF Brings New Anglers into the Fold

The nonprofit organization will leverage Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29 to raise funds for its grassroots fishing and boating participation efforts.


Naos Yachts Plans New Offices

The San Francisco Bay area location will expand the dealer’s midcoast footprint and help grow its Groupe Beneteau, Lagoon, Neel, CNB Yachts, Four Winns and Wellcraft brands.


Trade Only Today Returns Monday

The e-newsletter will not publish Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.


Correct Craft Gives Back

Employees spent a day serving at the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, impacting more than 500 kids in need.


GH Motion Launches All-Electric Lift

The GH70e mobile boat lift is powered by a modular solar/battery system and has a 65-ton capacity.


Dealers: Are You in Compliance?

A new FTC Safeguards Rule designed to protect consumers’ personal information goes into effect Dec. 9 — are you prepared?


NMMA Canada President Steps Down

NMMA Canada president Sara Anghel is leaving the recreational boating trade group after nearly 15 years of service.


Ohio Ordered To Get Serious About Algae

Many are applauding a judge’s proposed consent decree that will serve as a roadmap to address western Lake Erie’s chronic algal blooms.