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BRP Adds 15 New North American Dealers
BRP, Sturtevant, Wisconsin, says it has added 15 new dealers and five boat builders in North America in the second quarter of fiscal year 2016. The company attributes the new additions to its G2 series of Evinrude outboards introduced in July 2014. Read More
Volvo Penta Adds New Direct-Injection V8 Engine
Volvo Penta has added a new ‘Gen V' GM block sterndrive to its lineup, a 5.3L V8 (available in 300hp and 350hp versions). It also released a 280hp edition of its 'Gen V' 4.3L V6 (joining the 200hp and 240hp versions launched at the Miami International Boat Show earlier this year). The new ‘Gen V' 5.3L V8 will be publicly launched at IBEX in mid September. Read More
ABYC Hosting Educational and Networking Events at IBEX
The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) will be hosting a variety of educational sessions at the International Boatbuilders' Exposition and Conference (IBEX), September 15 to 17, 2015 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. ABYC will also host networking opportunities including a virtual career fair. Read More
Nautic Global Group Brands for Sale
Interested parties have until September 17 to submit final bids to Nautic Global Group for its various brands. The company expects to be able to announce the new owner or ownership group by September 23. Read More
Yamaha Motor Introduces a Flurry of New Products
Amidst a flurry of new product announcements by Yamaha Motor this week is a new PWC engine, a new WaveRunner, a new 24-foot E-Series of sport boats and a new 190 FSHTM Series of centre console family fishing boats. Add to that, come 2016 Yamaha's 19-foot sport boats gain the company's Articulating Keel for better handling. Read More
CSBC Symposium Coming to Halifax from September 20 to 22
The Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) is inviting industry stakeholders to its upcoming annual symposium at the Sheraton Four Points hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Read More
Ilmor Marine Celebrates Production of its 10,000th Marine V8
Ilmor Marine, based in Mooresville, North Carolina is celebrating the production of its 10,000th marine V8 engine, a MV8 6.0L. Read More
Larson Names Alberta Dealer as #1 Worldwide
Marquis/Larson Boat Group (LBG) wrapped up its 2016MY dealer meeting in Fort Myers, Florida at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa in early August. This year, the annual event attracted more than 60 of the company's dealers as well as 30 vendors and a dozen media members. Read More
Wild Catch Host Becomes Evinrude Ambassador
Cyril Chauquet, founder and host of the sport-fishing television series 'Wild Catch,' has become an Evinrude ambassador. He will share his fishing expertise and techniques exclusively from Evinrude-powered boats beginning in November 2015. Read More
Boat Stolen From Holland River Marina
Police are looking for leads after a 2008 navy and white Chris Craft was stolen from Holland River Marina in Holland Landing, Ontario. Read More
Mercury Introduces Flo-Torq Propeller Hub System
Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, has introduced its new Flo-Torq SSR HD, a propeller hub system designed to improve shift noise and vibration on high-horsepower outboards that use a heavy-duty 1.25-inch propeller shaft. Read More
Ranger Boats Co-Founder Entering Legends of the Outdoors National Hall of Fame
Nina Wood, co-founder of Ranger Boats and wife of bass fishing icon Forrest Wood, will be inducted into the Legends of the Outdoors National Hall of Fame in recognition of her lifetime of contributions to the outdoors and the sport of fishing. Read More
METS Seeks Nominations for Boat Builder Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award honours a person within a boat building company who has made an outstanding contribution in terms of establishing a world-renowned brand that is a leader in its segment. Read More
Monterey and Roswell Collaborate on New Wake Surf Models
Monterey has introduced its new Roswell Surf Edition boat packages. Combining Monterey's Super Sport series with Roswell's tow sport technology, the two companies collaborated on the new series that's designed for boaters who enjoy a variety of on-water activities, including wakeboarding and wake surfing. Read More
BRP Delays Distribution Facility Closure
BRP has decided to delay the closing of its Beloit, Wisconsin distribution facility for at least two years. Read More
CEOs to Tackle Industry Issues at NMEA Conference
A diverse panel of chief executive officers, representing marine electronics companies, will discuss key issues and challenges facing the industry at the Baltimore Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel on September 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Read More
Mercury's New Active Trim Available with Engines 40hp and Up
Along with Mercury Marine's recent unveiling of its MerCruiser 6.2L V8 sterndrive, the company also introduced its new Active Trim technology. Guided by GPS, Active Trim can automatically trim the boat's engine to the ideal position in numerous on-water scenarios, including achieving plane and turning. Read More
NMEA 2000 Installer Training Coming to IBEX and METS
For the first time, the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) will be offering its full-day NMEA 2000 installer training course at two major marine shows – IBEX and METS. The sessions will be held one day prior to the opening of each event. Read More
IBEX Announces Networking Events for 2015 Show
Delegates seeking to make the most of their visit to the upcoming International Boatbuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) in September will have the opportunity to network at a series of show hosted events. The show itself will be held from September 15 to 17 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Read More
NMEA Conference Early Bird Registration Ends August 14
Those interested in attending the upcoming National Marine Electronics Association's (NMEA) conference and expo in September can save on their registration until Friday, August 14. Read More
Premier Marine Hosts its Largest Dealer Meeting Ever
Premier Marine, a Wyoming, Minnesota-based builder of luxury pontoons, recently concluded what it's calling the largest dealer meeting in the company's 24-year history. More than 450 attendees were introduced to 70 models on display, including five that are new for 2016. Read More
Marine Accessories Corporation Under New Ownership
Maryville, Tennessee-based Marine Accessories Corporation (MAC) has been acquired by Blue Sage Capital, a private equity firm located in Austin, Texas. Read More