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ARE HYDRAULICS OBSOLETE? Presented by Vetus Maxwell


Hydraulic equipment in pleasure vessels 60 to 100 feet has been the industry standard for many years. Hydraulics are used to power bow and stern thrusters, windlasses, stabilizers, deck cranes, etc. New product introductions utilizing 48V DC battery banks provide the power but do they offer the other advantages of hydraulics, long run times, etc? Join us as we discuss the capabilities of these new products and the advantages for recreational vessels. Could they make hydraulics obsolete? 

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Blaze Destroys Mystic Marine Facility

A four-alarm fire last night consumed at least two buildings and an undetermined number of boats at Seaport Marine in Mystic, Conn.


Gulf Craft Broadens Lineup

The Middle Eastern builder debuted its Majesty 72 and Silvercraft WA models at the Abu Dhabi Boat Show last week.


Vision Marine Announces Battery Partnership

The production contract includes an initial purchase of 240 batteries from French manufacturer Negoy that will be used in 120 of Vision’s complete propulsion systems.


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.