Malibu Boats Announces c-Suite Changes
Paxson St. Clair steps down from roles as President of Cobalt Boats and Board Member of Malibu Boats, Inc. Shane Stanfill announced as President of Cobalt Boats and Chip Smith joins Malibu Boats, Inc. as Vice President of MarketingIn a letter to all Cobalt Employees, Paxson St. Clair officially announced this week that he would be stepping down from his role as President of Cobalt Boats and Board Member for Malibu Boats, Inc. to spend more time with family. Paxson will remain highly engaged with the brand that he and his family built by assuming a part-time role focused on Cobalt Dealer development and sales strategy.
ACR Electronics Named South Florida Manufacturer of the Year
Broward County based survival gear manufacturer catering to the marine, outdoor, aviation and military markets has announced that they were named South Florida’s Manufacturer of the Year. ACR Electronics, Inc. was recognized by the South Florida Manufacturers Association (SFMA) at their “Annual SFMA Recognition of Excellence” banquet and awards presentation, hosted at The Signature Grand where there were over 400 people in attendance. The SFMA celebrates excellence in manufacturing by recognizing companies that have demonstrated success in leadership…
Mercury Marine Expands Manufacturing Capacity
Mercury Marine is adding a 53,000 square foot manufacturing capacity expansion to its global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisc. The expansion will consist of 45,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity and an additional 8,000 square feet of office space. In addition, Mercury is investing in state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to better streamline the manufacturing process and meet the growing demands in the marketplace. The new space will be completed in January, 2017. “This is an exciting time for Mercury Marine,” said John Pfeifer, Mercury Marine president.
RINA Launches New Services for Yacht
Press release - Italy-based classification society RINA has launched a series of new services and standards aimed at helping the growing global yacht industry to grow efficiencies and reduce its environmental footprint. The five new services being rolled out in the last quarter of 2015 are a Global Compliance certification for boats to show they meet both US and EU standards, a set of courses and certification for Marina Managers, Electromagnetic Interference & Hazard Evaluation…
Hydracraft Unveils "Miracle Boat" Variable Hull
Hydracraft is launching its fully patented "miracle boat" featuring Hydracraft's variable hull, modular technology. The unique variable hull allows the customer to change the hull from a deep-vee to a modified vee to a flat bottom or into a multi-hull in less than one minute while at full speed.Hydracraft is now offering unprecedented exclusive licensing opportunities to leading recreational and defense boat builders worldwide. "Now that we've been granted numerous U.S.
Marinas, Moorings and More at SCIBS
At the 2014 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), docking systems of all kinds will be on show – from massive marina systems to personal pens for PWCs, all displaying high-tech and ingenious solutions. The big names and the emerging players will have displays, demonstrations and launches at SCIBS. One of the largest pontoon manufacturers in Australia, Jetty Specialists, will be at SCIBS in Pavilion A, not showing their products so much as their credentials. For 28 years…
How Composites are Revolutionizing the Yachting World
Composite materials are used in a range of industries, including Formula 1 cars, boat building, bicycles and motorcycles, component construction, safety equipment and architecture, amongst others. Over the years composite services have revolutionized many industries; Yachting Pages spoke to Branagh Marine, a company based in Palma, Mallorca, to understand the impact on the yachting world. A composite is a product which is composed of more than one type of material to meet specific design needs.
IMC Certify Design Catamaran 34' Yacht
The International Marine Certification Institute (IMCI) announce certification of the yacht 'Toro 34' by Design Catamaran, togehter with much of its sailing equipment. The Toro 34 is a sport cat that offers state of the art design and manufacturing process. With its four berths, it probably will be the ideal multihull to mix performance and versatility. The yard says: “The Toro 34 is worldwide delivered in a 40’ container and easy to trailer on its custom design retractable trailer.” The hulls are realized by infusion process, providing generally constant quality and a superior finish.
Sino Eagle Yachts Launches Aquila 48
MarineMax Vacations takes delivery of the highly innovative new 48 foot Power Catamarans for their BVI charter fleet. Sino Eagle is proud to announce that the first two hulls of the new, custom designed Aquila 48 power catamarans have successfully completed sea trials and have been delivered to MarineMax Vacations. The Aquila 48 was developed to be an exceptionally comfortable cruising boat as a result of the integration of advanced technology at the forefront of all design and build decisions. From the hull shape that was fully tank tested to the selection of materials and manufacturing process…
Scorpion RIBs Chooses Raymarine
Scorpion, one of the manufacturers of high quality production and bespoke RIBs for leisure owners, commercial and superyacht users, has announced it has selected Raymarine as its preferred supplier for marine electronics. Kevin Hunt, General Manager at Scorpion, says the company has chosen Raymarine’s most technically advanced e7D HybridTouch multifunction display as the product of choice for all its RIBs. He says, “Raymarine is the market leader in advanced marine electronics.