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Yamaha Marine officially unveils new 425 horsepower V8 outboard

Yamaha Marine has officially unveiled the monstrous V8 XTO Offshore, a 425-horsepower, naturally aspirated 5.6L outboard. The new engine is designed to push heavy offshore boats and yachts, further positioning the company as a supplier to the growing saltwater center console market. “We’ve been working on this for a lot of years,” said Yamaha Marine Group President Ben Speciale during ...

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Bruce Sargent retires after 45-year industry career

Glastron Boats has built a rich legacy of turning heads through its 60-plus years in the marine industry. Forty-five of those years were served with Bruce Sargent, who is retiring from Glastron effective June 1, 2018.  Sargent started working for Glastron in December 1972 in Austin, Texas. His first position was the general accounting manager, but he soon found his ...

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David Foulkes named president of Brunswick Marine Consumer Solutions

Brunswick Corp. today announced that David Foulkes has been named president - Brunswick Marine Consumer Solutions, reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark Schwabero.  Foulkes will retain his role as Brunswick Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this new position, Foulkes will have responsibility for the Brunswick Boat Group, Nautic-On, Brunswick Marine Services, the Brunswick iJET Innovation Lab at the ...

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NMMA issues last chance action call on ‘301’ tariffs

The National Marine Manufacturers is encouraging all sectors of the industry to take action and share their voice to stop Chinese tariffs from impacting the U.S. marine industry. NMMA reports Tuesday, May 22, is the last day to take action on the "301" tariffs that are poised to greatly impact the recreational boating industry. A recent determination by the US Trade ...

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NMMA announces leadership team, staff reorganization

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has promoted key staff as it reorganizes its leadership team and establishes a strong foundation of executives that will help guide the association under NMMA President Thom Dammrich. Ben Wold, executive vice president for NMMA, is retiring from his role with the association, where worked more than 41 years and oversaw boat and sport shows ...

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Glasstream Powerboats adds Jarvis Marine to dealer network

Glasstream Powerboats has added Jarvis Marine as its authorized dealer for the Tuckerton, New Jersey region. Established in 2000, Jarvis Marine will carry the full line of Glasstream Powerboats, ranging from 17 feet to 36 feet.  “We are extremely pleased to add Jarvis Marine to our list of exceptional dealer partners. They have a dealership culture and a customer service-focused ...

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Scout Boats, Bertram Yachts sign Seakeeper partnerships

Seakeeper, Inc. has announced standardization partnerships with Scout Boats and Bertram Yachts. “Every day we’re seeing more and more builders adding Seakeeper to their models, not just as options, but as standard equipment,” said Andrew Semprevivo, Seakeeper president and CEO. “When air conditioning for cars was introduced, it was a luxury option. Now it’s standard across all brands and models. ...

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Mercury Marine introduces new V-8, V-6 engine models

Mercury Marine has introduced a comprehensive line of multiple 4.6L V-8 outboard engine models – the 250 and 300hp Verado, 250 and 300hp FourStroke, and 200, 225, 250 and 300hp Pro XS – plus the Pro XS 175hp 3.4L V-6. The next-generation outboard engines are part of the largest single new product development program Mercury has undertaken in its nearly ...

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Larson Boat Group announces 2019 model enhancements

Larson Boat Group has revealed several updates to its four boat brands—Larson Escape, Larson, Larson FX and Striper—for the 2019 model year. These updates range from new aesthetics to improved onboard amenities to performance enhancements and more. “The 2019 model year is going to be a big one for all of our brands,” said Rob Parmentier, president of Larson Boats. ...

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Cobalt files contempt motion against Brunswick in Sea Ray case

Cobalt Boats, LLC, has filed a motion in federal court accusing Brunswick Corp.'s Sea Ray brand of violating an injunction order by continuing to infringe Cobalt's patent on its retractable swim step. Cobalt believes Sea Ray continues to infringe Cobalt's patent in the face of a jury finding that Sea Ray willfully infringed Cobalt's patent and a court order permanently ...

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