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Seven Marine launches Seven Outboard Portfolio at Miami International Boat Show

Seven Marine unveiled its SevenOutboard Portfolio in a press conference at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show, including two brand new models, running at 527 and 577 HP, and a redesigned and enhanced 627 HP model. Amidst a growing market interest in high-power outboards for larger boats, this portfolio provides more accessibility to the Seven experience through a broader range ...

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Miami International Boat Show 2018 Innovation Award winners announced

The NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) honored winners of the 2018 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, recognizing exceptionally groundbreaking new consumer marine products. The Awards were presented during the boat show’s annual Innovation Breakfast, held at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin on Virginia Key. This year’s program evaluated 62 products, across 19 categories. The judges ultimately selected 17 winners ...

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NMMA recognizes 2017 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Award winners

The NMMA announced 50 recipients of the 2017 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction. Award recipients were acknowledged during the Innovation Breakfast at the 2018 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. The Marine Industry CSI Awards honor boat and engine manufacturers who actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve their customers. ...

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NMMA names 2018 Alan J. Freedman, Charles Chapman Award winners

The NMMA honored Giuseppe Carnevali, Founder and CEO, Navionics, with the 2018 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who’ve made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity and personal motivation. “NMMA is proud to honor Giuseppe Carnevali with the Alan J. Freedman Award for his ingenuity and lifelong commitment to the marine industry, most ...

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Boston Whaler unveils 380 Realm, new Montauk additions

Boston Whaler introduced the new 190 Montauk and 210 Montauk this week at the Miami International Boat Show. The 190 and 210 join the 150 and 170 Montauks, unveiled in August, to complete a redesign of the entire Montauk family. "We're pleased to introduce the new 190 and 210 Montauks, bringing cutting-edge capability to these beloved classics," said Jeff Vaughn, ...

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Honda Marine debuts redesigned V6 outboards

Honda Marine entered the 2018 boating season with a redesign of its flagship outboard motors, the BF200, BF225 and BF250. Targeting the heart of the boating market, the refreshed Honda BF200, BF225 and BF250 models mark the newest evolution in the company's product line, integrating innovative design, a sleek new style, enhanced reliability, streamlined maintenance, and an expanded number of ...

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Mercury Marine introduces new V-6 FourStroke outboard lineup, expansion to SeaPro line

Mercury Marine has announced the introduction of its new V-6 FourStroke outboard family and the expansion of its SeaPro commercial line. The new engine family features 175 HP, 200 HP, and 225 HP FourStroke outboards and a V-6 200 HP SeaPro commercial outboard. The new Mercury FourStroke and SeaPro outboards are built on Mercury’s new 3.4-liter V-6 platform, which is ...

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American Recreation Coalition, Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable unifies as Outdoor Recreation Roundtable

NMMA and other leading recreation industry groups recently announced the formation of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), a powerful unified entity that will provide a strong voice for outdoor recreation across America. The new organization combines the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable, a coalition of America’s leading outdoor recreation trade associations, which was formed in 2017, and the American Recreation Coalition ...

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ABYC works toward apprenticeship program in Maryland

On Feb. 1, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) hosted eight marine industry employers, two representatives from Anne Arundel Community College (AACC), and the workforce development team from the Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM) to discuss the creation of a marine industry apprenticeship program in the state of Maryland. ABYC has recently developed a wide scoped, entry level ...

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Garmin launches OneHelm boat system

Garmin International, Inc. recently announced its new OneHelm system, an integrated solution designed for third-party companies that brings the power and convenience of controlling onboard boat systems like digital switching, lighting, stabilization, and more, to a Garmin multifunction display (MFD). This solution makes the boating experience more automated and fluent at the helm, while also eliminating the need for multiple ...

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