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ARI, MRAA schedule Digital Marketing Masters Series webinars

ARI and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced the winter schedule for their annual Digital Marketing Master Series webinars. The Digital Marketing Master Series is made up of complimentary, educational webinars available exclusively to MRAA retail members. These offerings, which take place monthly throughout the winter and fall, are designed to offer marine dealers a clear return on ...

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FB Marine Group signs on with Baja, Donzi Classic and Fountain Brands

FB Marine Group has been appointed to represent the Florida region for Baja, Donzi Classic and Fountain boat brands. The long-established dealership has been a major retailer in the South Florida market since 1994. "We were attracted to this new organization, not only because of the brands they represent, but the investments behind the brands to deliver on quality products ...

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Evinrude renews partnership with Cabela’s National Walleye Tour

Bombardier Recreational Products, makers of Evinrude E-TEC outboards, has rejoined the Cabela's National Walleye Tour as an official sponsor for the 2017 season. The renewal was finalized as the NWT prepares for the upcoming season, scheduled to kick off April 12 on Lake Erie. As part of the agreement, Evinrude will continue to reward anglers who power their boats with ...

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Navico announces integration of Mercury SmartCraft features

Navico, the manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, announced the integration of new, advanced Mercury SmartCraft functionality with select Lowrance and Simrad displays. The integration enables boaters to control Mercury autopilots directly from select Lowrance and Simrad displays and includes new features like Auto Heading, Route/Waypoint Tracking and Active Trim. The integration ...

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Simrad Yachting announces Yamaha Command Link Plus integration

Simrad Yachting announced an agreement with Yamaha to integrate the Command Link Plus interface into Simrad systems. The Yamaha Command Link Plus system allows boaters to monitor the performance of up to four Yamaha outboard engines and critical boat systems on the same screen. The integration gives boaters the capability to monitor that data directly from select Simrad displays. “Our ...

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NMEA puts out call for NMEA 2000 lighting working group

The National Marine Electronics Association has announced the formation of a new NMEA 2000 Working Group whose purpose will be to develop lighting control and status PGNs into the NMEA 2000 Standard. This set of messages will allow the control of brightness and color, along with more dynamic functions, including fade rates, flash frequencies and the communication of lighting scenes. ...

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Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable urges action on Zinke nomination

The Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable urged Senate leaders Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to promptly bring Interior Secretary-designate Ryan Zinke’s nomination to the Senate floor and support his confirmation, saying “The Department needs active policy leadership as soon as possible.” Three key recreation industry leaders explained the importance of confirming the nominee in the letter. The nomination of ...

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Registration opens for 2017 World Canals Conference

Registration for the 2017 World Canals Conference is now open. Set to take place in Syracuse, N.Y. on Sept. 24-28, attendees will enjoy the conference while celebrating the bicentennial of the Erie Canal. Attendees interested in the conference, themed “Our Vital Waterways: Agents of Transformation,” can register at wcc2017syracuse.com. Pricing is as follows: Early-bird (through April 7): Inland Waterways International ...

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SFC Energy appoints GEMECO as U.S. distributor for EFOY COMFORT

SFC Energy AG (F3C:DE), a provider of hybrid power solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets, announced that it will partner with Gemeco Marine Accessories in Lake City, S.C., to serve as a marine distributor for the EFOY COMFORT fuel cells in the United States. GEMECO has been a specialist in marine products since 1980, serving marine electronics ...

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