Marine Products

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Klipsch Marine Website Launched

ASA Electronics has launched a brand new website for its Klipsch Marine products.The informational site,, invites boat builders, dealers, and buyers alike to “Rock on Water” with the Klipsch Complete Marine Sound System. Born from a partnership between ASA Electronics, Klipsch Audio, and Bongiovi Acoustic Labs, we’ve created a system designed to deliver the best possible audio on any boat at all times.The website tells the full story of this partnership in addition to breaking down the technical specifications of our stereo, speakers, subwoofer, and amps.

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RMK Merrill-Stevens introduces electronics division.

The refit on the Miami River continues as RMK Merrill-Stevens Shipyard (RMKMS) introduces a marine electronics service and sales division led by David Gratton, past chairman of National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). Gratton is an expert outfitting megayachts with complete electronics systems, having serviced and installed equipment on thousands of vessels with Martek of Palm Beach, which closed in 2018. During his tenure at Martek and on NMEA’s board, Gratton pioneered…

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American Bass Expands Marine Audio Line

American Bass, USA, has introduced a series of speakers for use in boat stereo systems. The new offerings include the AB-MRE 7.2F, the AB-MRE 6.9F and the AB-MRE 6.5F, which have been designed to deliver optimal sound on the open water. The series is available for purchase on the manufacturer’s marine audio website.Bob Ahuja, American Bass chief executive officer, said, “Our speakers are highly engineered to exceed all marine use standards, but are available at a very competitive price.”American Bass offers a full line of amplifiers and full-range speakers for use in the marine market.

New Release Coating from Glidecoat

Glidecoat, manufacturer of protective, preventive and anti-fouling products for the marine and aviation industries, has recently introduced its new addition to its premium line of marine products: Glidecoat Release. Glidecoat Release is engineered to provide a release coating for marine molds eliminating the need to use more tradition release products such as wax. The coating reduces mold maintenance, allows for countless pulls before re-application and a finished product that provides a high degree of gloss and shine, the manufacturer said.

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Emerald Marine Products' MOB Protection

It's not easy putting a price on safety. But Emerald Marine Products' ALERT Man-Overboard system delivers unmatched protection to marine professionals for a mere $1 per day—less than a cup of coffee. Built for commercial use, the ALERT system consists of a light, compact transmitter that's worn on a life jacket and a receiver installed in a wheelhouse or work office. Over the course of its three-year warranty, the cost equals $1 per day. By adding additional transmitters, this figure is reduced. The ALERT system is ideal for anyone who makes a living on or around water.

Emerald Marine Products Shifts Branding

In response to an expansion of its line of man overboard alert systems, Emerald Marine Products has moved its offices. For 15 years, its product line centered on its ALERT2 transmitter, receiver and related equipment. With the recent introduction of the state-of-the-art ALERT418 Transmitter and the ALERT418 Receiver launching this fall, corporate branding is shifting away from the ALERT name and towards the company name, Emerald Marine Products. Emerald Marine Products manufactures life-saving products for the maritime industry, including technically advanced, water-activated man overboard transmitters and receivers.

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Eastwood to Lead Shakespeare Marine

Bill Eastwood has been appointed business manager for the Shakespeare Marine Electronics product line of Jarden Applied Materials, a business unit of Newell Brands. In his new role, Eastwood is responsible for the global sales and marketing of Shakespeare antennas and accessories, as well building upon its well-known brand to increase market share. He also oversees the continued development of connectivity technology advancements such as Wi-Fi extenders and cellular amplifiers, aimed at keeping recreational and commercial mariners connected.

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Barnegat Light Debuts line of Boarding Rails

Barnegat Light Marine Products introduces a new line of dock-mounted boarding and safety rails—the Dock Boss Gear & Boarding Rail, the Dock Boss Swivel Rail, and the Dock Boss Fixed Rail. In addition to providing embarking and disembarking assistance, the Dock Boss Gear & Boarding Rail, Model DB-G, serves as a convenient resting platform for cargo when loading and unloading the vessel. The extended rail platform lifts up and out of the way when not in use. The Dock Boss Swivel Rail…

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Vesper Marine Launches Smartais Technology

Vesper Marine, a manufacturer of marine safety products, has released its smartAIS technology. Combined with Vesper Marine products, smartAIS provides new capabilities – including the world’s first black box AIS transponder with built-in safety alarms. An active system with smart alarm logic, it proactively alerts boaters of potentially hazardous situations. Putting users in control, smartAIS combines navigation sensor data, and GPS and AIS information, with intelligent alarm management that prioritizes alerts for the most urgent response.

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Siren Marine Closes $1.5 Mln in Seed Funding

Siren Marine announced today that it has closed its $1.5 million seed round, and has also launched a series A round to further fuel company expansion and product development. Siren Marine is extending its product line to include wireless sensor technology, video and image capture, satellite connectivity, an NMEA interface, fleet management software, and easy-to-use mobile and desktop apps. These advancements will accelerate the adoption of the company’s second-generation “Internet of Things” connected boat technology.

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Hella Marine Itroduces Anchor Pole Lamps

Hella marine introduces its NaviLED 360 2NM Anchor Pole Mount Lamps. They are fully certified to provide brilliant LED illumination to a range of 2 nautical miles, available in fixed and fold-down models to meet users' mounting requirements. The NaviLED 360 Anchor Pole Mount Lamp series is completely shock- and vibration-proof thanks to its no-filament design. Advanced MultivoltTM circuitry draws less than 1W of power, yet operates from 9-33V DC with full reverse polarity, spike and over-voltage protection for reliable operation and long life.

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Lucas Marine, Harbor Breeze Cruises Partner to Cut Fuel Costs

Lucas Marine is partnering with Harbor Breeze Corporation to help reduce the yacht charter and cruise company's fuel costs, maintenance and environmental impact in Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors. Harbor Breeze is one of the largest yacht charter and cruise companies operating within the two busiest ports in the United States. Lucas Marine is a division of Lucas Oil Products, Inc. - leader in the development of high performance lubricants and problem solving additives. Harbor Breeze CEO Dan Salas, has been operating his fleet of marine vessels for more than 20 years.

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Cummins Marine Engines RCD 2 Certified

Cummins Inc. has announced that its QSB6.7, QSC8.3, QSL9 and QSM11 marine engines have been certified to the new Recreational Craft Directive 2013/53/EU (RCD 2) emissions regulation. RCD 2 applies to any recreational watercraft with a hull length between 2.5 meters and 24 meters. Certification comes ahead of the Jan. 18, 2017, mandatory implementation date for RCD 2, making Cummins one of the first marine diesel manufacturers to have its products certified. All Quantum Series propulsion ratings previously available with RCD 1 certification are now certified to the stricter RCD 2 standard.

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Xylem Introduces Jabsco Ballast King

Xylem has introduced the new Jabsco Ballast King wakeboard ballast pump, further expanding its portfolio of recreational marine products. The advanced technologies of the Ballast King bring water into the boat’s multiple bladder tanks, increasing the weight and displacement of the boat to produce a larger wake. It also reverses and empties the tanks so that boats can shed the weight and travel faster when not wakeboarding. The Ballast King is an extended version of Jabsco’s advanced technologies, providing increased flow rates and the capability to add significantly more water per minute.

Side-Power Stabilizers for Ocean Alexander 70e

IMTRA, a manufacturer and importer of marine products, announced  that, through its partnership with Merritt Island Boat Works, the Ocean Alexander 70e will be the first production yacht in the U.S. to use the new Side-Power Vector Fins Stabilizer System. Traditional boat stabilizers are designed to reduce roll when a vessel is underway or at anchor. Side-Power Stabilizer Systems successfully provide dramatic role reduction that delivers the stable platform boaters want, without locking the boat into a fixed plane. Side-Power’s Vector Fins allow a vessel to bank naturally through a turn while keeping roll to a minimum…

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Strong Demand at SCIBS

Sancutary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) has reported strong exhibition space take-up from Sydney and Melbourne based exhibitors for the 2016 Show, showing a vote of industry confidence in the event strategically positioned at the launch of the Australasian boat show season. An array of interstate exhibitors will grace the marina and pavilion space at SCIBS in May, including Victorian based Sundance, who will be bringing the coveted Monte Carlo to SCIBS, along with Yanmar, Energy Power Systems (Cat Marine) and the City of Melbourne Marina among others.

Garelicks Receive NMMA Award

Press release - The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) honored Ken and Rick Garelick, President and Senior Vice President of Garelick Manufacturing Co., with the 2016 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award. The award was presented this morning during the Recreational Boating Industry Breakfast held at the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. NMMA’s Marine Accessories and Components Division (MACD) introduced the Freedman Award in 1984 to recognize individuals who, throughout the course of their careers…

SeaDek Begins Work with Marlow Hunter

SeaDek Marine Products to present the first of many SeaDek non-skid marine kits for Marlow Hunter Marlow Mainship products. The new Marlow Hunter 47 Voyager series was presented at the Annapolis Sailboat Show at City Dock, Annapolis, Maryland, October 8 - 12 featuring a beautiful faux teak SeaDek kit in Camel color with Beach Sand trim using a premium brushed texture for a wonderful look and comfortable feel unlike any other product on the market. SeaDek non-skid, closed cell EVA products offer safe and comfortable alternatives to molded in non-skid…

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SeaDek Named Preferred Supplier to IBBI

SeaDek Marine Products announced its new relationship as a preferred marine flooring supplier to the Independent Boat Builders Incorporated (IBBI). As a manufacturer of EVA nonskid products, SeaDek supplies its marine flooring for OEMs and the marine aftermarket. In 2014 Central Florida-based SeaDek Marine Products purchased a 72,000-square-foot production facility, a step up from the 17,000 square-foot building they moved from. The move came after several years of sustained growth that necessitated multiple off-site facilities for machine space and material storage.