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Yamaha Updates its Premium V6 Range

Yamaha Marine announced a series of upgrades to its premium V6 outboard range.The improved Yamaha V6 range shares design cues from the company’s flagship XTO, with new features including Digital Electric Steering (DES), Thrust Enhancing Reverse Exhaust (TERE) and Yamaha’s exclusive TotalTilt.Yamaha’s Premium V6 segment now offers extensive functionality, from everyday use and long-distance journeys to high octane sports use.New 250 – 300 hp V6 EnginesDigital Electric Steering (DES) is now built-in to the 300 - 250hp V6 engines equipped with Steer by Wire (SBW)…

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Armstrong Debuts New Recreational Cat

The Mary James is a 35 x 13-ft. planing catamaran with full width superstructure, recently delivered after successful sea trials in late May. Designed and built by Armstrong Marine USA, the 3513-CTC is part of Armstrong’s growing portfolio of custom built recreational catamarans.Twin Yamaha 425hp outboards paired with Helm Master electronic steering power The Mary James. Twin 200-gallon fuel tanks maximize range, navigated with a comprehensive Garmin/NMEA electronics package.


Ribcraft Delivers Marina Operations Support RIB

D-Marin Business Bay Marina has taken delivery of a new Ribcraft 5.85-meter Pro rigid inflatable boat (RIB) to be used for operations support at the marina.Featuring a center console with extended canopy, removable crew seat, highly reinforced inflation tubes, the RIB provides open deck space for rescue operations, garbage collection as well as forward custom area for fitting a portable fire pump to be used in an emergency situation. Powered by Yamaha 115-horsepower outboard, the RIB can reach speeds in excess of 40 miles per hour, the builder said.

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Raymarine: Unveiling Yamaha Outboard Integration

FLIR has announced the addition of Yamaha Command Link and Command Link Plus integration into Raymarine’s family of Axiom multifunction displays. This new capability is one of many new features introduced with the recent release of the LightHouse Annapolis 3.9 operating system for Axiom.Certified by Yamaha, Raymarine’s Axiom series of multifunction can now display the instrumentation for up to four Yamaha outboard engines on a single display. The Axiom engine data display echoes…

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Marine Trader Trawler Refit Evokes Style, Decorator Flair

Vision, the relentless pursuit of perfection and a large bankroll transformed this 43-foot trawler into a beautiful yacht with an extensive range of amenities.Manufactured by Marine Trader in 1984, M/Y The Giuliana is a collector Sundeck Trawler restored with exquisite brightwork, impeccable woodworking and joinery detail with decorator nautical flare.With a complete retrofit in 2015, the owner stripped her down from stem to stern, restoring with a megayacht-quality interior and amenities of a new…

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Larson Boats Expands Global Dealer Network

The Larson Boat Group dealer network continues to grow, globally.

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Yamaha Two-strokes Deserve Navalloy

Yamaha two-stroke outboards are renowned for long service lives. Owners wanting to protect them from the ravages of galvanic corrosion choose Navalloy aluminum sacrificial anodes, from market leader Performance Metals Products. They offer complete, easy-to-install kits for 200–250 hp engines, model year 2002 and later, and 300 hp, 2004 and later. Unlike some materials that are limited to salt or fresh water, but not both, revolutionary Navalloy is effective in all salinities. It lasts 30 percent longer than zinc and up to four times that of magnesium, with superior protection qualities.

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Vanquish 26DC Debuts in Palm Beach

Vanquish Boats Debuts the Vanquish 26DC at the Palm Beach International Boat Show. The show takes place from March 22-25th in West Palm Beach, Fla. The Vanquish 26DC is a composite construction premium day-boat with exceptional stability and performance. She is a blend of the classic American New England style with modern touches and an advanced ZURN hull design. Displacement:   4,500 LBS.

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ASIS Introduces Flat Foam Push Bow RIB

ASIS Boats once more comes up with an innovation for marina operators, a special rigid inflatable boat with a flat foam push bow and a bow pull post, in order for the marina operators to be able to maneuver mega yachts and big yachts in case of distress or high wind, to assist them to moor safely. This specially customized Marina Operations Rigid Inflatable Boat was delivered to Meeras Holding for their newly developed marina along the shores of the Dubai creek. ASIS Boats was able once again to customize the RIB design to meet the customer’s un-met needs.

NMMA Recognizes 52 Boat and Engine Manufacturers with CSI Awards

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced 52 recipients of the 2016 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction. Award recipients were acknowledged this morning during the Innovation Breakfast at the 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show in Miami. The Marine Industry CSI Awards honor boat and engine manufacturers who actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve their customers. Award recipients…

NMMA Recognizes 46 Boat and Engine Manufacturers

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)  announced 46 recipients of the 2015 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction. Award recipients were acknowledged this morning during the annual Industry Breakfast at the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show  in Miami. The Marine Industry CSI Awards honor manufacturers who actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve the customer. Award recipients achieved…

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IMCI Certifies Cruiser Racer, Stern 37

The International Marine Certification Institute has announced the certification of Stern 37 by Pijnen Jachtbouw BV. The Stern 37 is a Cruiser Racer which was designed as a lightweight boat with the most possible comfort under deck. Simplicity was one of the top targets, not only under sail, but also while maneuvering in the marina. Certainly also safety aspects have been in the focus, thus the Stern 37 meets all stability requirements set by the RCD by far. Giorgios Pijnen, CEO of Pijnen Jachtbouw explained…

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Lumitec Launches Progression Innovation Boat

Lumitec, an engineering and design firm focused on the conceptualization, development and manufacture of high-quality extreme environment LED lighting, today launched its innovation boat, Progression. Showcasing new concepts, experiments and cutting-edge technologies, Progression represents a new level of lighting control and on-board system integration. The Lumitec Innovation Boat made its official debut earlier this month at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show. Spearheaded by Lumitec with cooperation from several industry partners…

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Strong Demand Helps Ski-Doo Maker BRP Shrink Its Loses

BRP Inc's net loss halved in the second quarter as the company sold more of its flagship Ski-Doo snowmobiles and Sea-Doo watercrafts. The Quebec-based company said strong demand for products such as the Sea-Doo Spark watercraft, Can-Am Spyder motorcycles and side-by-side off-roaders drove up seasonal product sales by 85 percent to C$259.8 million ($235 million) in the quarter ended July 31. Revenue from products sold through the year rose 7 percent to C$297.4 million. BRP expects continued revenue growth and a strong finish to the fourth quarter…

International Boat Show Cruises into Cartagena Harbor

For the third year in a row, the Cartagena International Boat Show (CIBS) will set anchor at the Cartagena Convention Center where they expect to draw close to 5,000 visitors from around the world on March 21, 22 and 23, 2015. Exhibitors from around the world will showcase the newest boats, from luxury motor and sailing yachts to personal watercraft and sport fishers, including powerboats, sailboats, jet boats and electric boats, as well as the latest cutting-edge electronics, engines and marine accessories.

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Watercraft Thefts Sink by 6% in 2013

With summer and boating season just around the corner, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released its latest report on watercraft theft and recoveries in the United States. The report examines watercraft  reported stolen between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2013. The report draws from data contained in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Overall, there were 5,537 watercraft thefts reported during 2013, and that is a 6 percent decrease from the 5,870 thefts reported in 2012.

Industry Leaders Advocate for Recreational Boating

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada, together with members of the Canadian recreational boating industry from across the country, are gathering on Parliament Hill in Ottawa today for its third annual Recreational Boating Day on the Hill to advocate on behalf of the industry’s 67,000 Canadian marine industry workers and 4,400 companies that provide goods and services to Canadian and international boaters. Industry participants attending the Day on the Hill include representatives from Boating Ontario…

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Mystik Lube Caters for Wider Marine Engine Range

Houston-based supplier Mystik informs that its lubricants will now be available in a wider range of 4-cycle FC-W marine engine oil viscosity grades, including full synthetics 10W-30 and 10W-40 as well as the new synthetic blends 25W-40 and 25W-50. Formulated to meet the demanding requirements of 4-cycle marine engines, Mystic say that the new products deliver unmatched performance, protection and cleanliness for engines requiring FC-W engine oils. In addition to providing superior wear…

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Raymarine Introduces New Interface

New low-cost ECI-100 Universal Engine and Control Interface offers a single point of connection for engines and drive-by-wire propulsion systems. Raymarine is proud to announce the launch of the ground-breaking new ECI-100 Universal Engine and Control Interface. The ECI-100 is an innovative device for boat builders and system integrators that bridges the gap between engine instrumentation, drive-by-wire propulsion systems, and Raymarine network navigation systems. The ECI-100…