Author Archives: TerryGalvin

Raw materials pinch sterndrive manufacturers

Mercruiser and Volvo Penta, the two primary players in the production of sterndrive engines, unquestionably agree that one key factor is negatively affecting that segment of the marine industry. But, of course, they are not alone. In fact, all segments of the marine industry are fighting the same daily battle. The spiraling costs of raw materials, not the least of ...

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Accessories market going strong

The theme of the marine accessories market this time of year might as well be Toys ‘R Us. At the sixth annual Marine Aftermarket Accessories Trade Show, July 19-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, water toys are going to be a central feature as retail buyers travel the aisles. Admittedly, however, they’re a small part of a market that ...

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Pumping at-home conveniences

Optimism and innovation are the buzzwords in the pumps sector of the marine industry so far in 2006. However, the challenge pump manufacturers face, whether they make bilge, freshwater, live-well or whatever kind of pump you seek, essentially remains the same. Boaters want the convenience and all of the comforts of home when on board their leisure craft. To that ...

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