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Miami Boat Show opens today

The 2019 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show, presented by West Marine, kicks off today at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin and runs through President’s Day. 2019 marks the show’s 78th year and its fourth year on Virginia Key, showcasing the industry’s most comprehensive collection of recreational boats and boating products. With new boat sales on the rise, and early reports ...

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Mercury Marine debuts new 400hp Verado at MIBS

Mercury Marine has announced the launch of the 400hp Verado outboard engine today, the company’s highest horsepower Verado branded outboard engine in its portfolio.  “The acceptance of the 350hp Verado in the marketplace has been incredible and through extensive conversations with our global customers, we have learned that there is an appetite in the marketplace for a Verado-branded 400hp four-stroke ...

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Yamaha makes executive team changes

The Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit begins 2019 with several important executive team and structural changes that will help the marine manufacturer/distributor realize its 2030 Vision, announced by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. last December. The changes will maximize synergies and strengths across the organization to better serve customers, dealers and boat builders.   “As we look to the year 2030 ...

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Indmar launches Ecoboost marine technology

Indmar announced the first-ever Ecboost marine engine to the marine industry during a press conference held at the Miami International Boat Show. The press conference can be watched on demand atwww.indmar.com/eco    Ford introduced EcoBoost technology in 2011. Today, it can be found in various configurations across the Ford and Lincoln product line. The 2.3L application specifically powers SUV’s like the ...

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Sea Ray unveils SLX 350 Outboard, SLX-R package

During the Miami International Boat Show, Thursday, Feb. 14, Sea Ray unveiled a limited-edition SLX-R package of the brand-new SLX 350 Outboard.  “The SLX-R is a first for Sea Ray, offering a limited, racing performance version of the SLX 350 Outboard,” said Brad Anderson, Sea Ray president and general manager. “As one of the world’s premier boat shows, the Miami International ...

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Evinrude makes major donation to ABYC to combat technician shortage

Evinrude, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and the National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA) announced today that Evinrude will donate two million dollars’ worth of Evinrude ETEC G2 3.4L V6 outboard engines to the ABYC Foundation supporting next generation marine technician training. The donation, which is the largest of its kind in history, will support students in high schools ...

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Malibu’s new Monsoon engines awarded for emissions rating

Malibu Boats announced its new engines, the Malibu Monsoon M5Di and M6Di have achieved the highest certification through the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The level five “Extremely Clean” rating makes the M5Di and M6Di the lowest emissions engines in the industry. “Direct injection technology and the design of our exhaust with a three-way catalyst has allowed us to be ...

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Sunbrella Marine introduces new non-woven marine seating

Sunbrella is introducing its first non-woven marine seating fabric. The new Sunbrella Horizon seeks to enrich the boating experience with a luxuriously-soft hand specially designed to resist bacterial staining, cold-cracking, excess stretching and fading. The new product line will debut at the Miami International Boat Show, Feb. 14-18. “Sunbrella identified a need for a soft, longer-lasting upholstery for the marine ...

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SeaStar Solutions names new VP of aftermarket sales

SeaStar Solutions, now part of The Dometic Group, and the leader in marine steering and control systems, recently announcde that Bill Longacre will be rejoining the company as Vice President of Aftermarket Sales. Longacre will be responsible for sales of SeaStar’s extensive portfolio of products to marine distributors, dealers and other retail locations. Longacre has had a distinguished career in ...

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Cobalt unveils new 2020 model A29

Offering a head start on the 2020 model year, premium luxury manufacturer Cobalt Boats has introduced the new Model A29, which incorporates a host of advanced technology and day-boat convenience features, and features the company’s new fully powered, patent-pending Splash & Stow inflatables management system (IMS). Enabling owners to readily deploy, retrieve and store their water recreation devices, the built-in ...

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