Manufacturers

BRP exits outboard motor business

Evinrude G2

Canadian company BRP stunned the recreational boating industry with their announcement it will immediately stop making Evinrude outboards. “Our outboard engines business has been greatly impacted by COVID-19, obliging us to discontinue production of our outboard motors immediately. This business segment had already been facing some challenges and the impact from the current context has forced our hand,” said José ...

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MIASF, Informa release FLIBS economic impact results

Following the 60th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), held October 30th through November 3rd, 2019, Thomas J. Murray and Associates, Inc. conducted a study on the economic impact of the world’s largest in-water boat show. The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), owners of the show, and Informa Markets U.S. Boat Shows, producers of the show, released ...

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Cox begins production of diesel outboards

Cox Powertrain recently announced the start of production of the CXO300, its purpose-designed 300hp diesel outboard engine. After several years of intensive development and testing, this represents a major milestone for Cox. This UK-designed and manufactured high-technology product will be sold to the global market. Production will commence in Cox Powertrain’s headquarters and advanced assembly and test facilities in Shoreham, ...

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Lumishore backs Propspeed’s Lightspeed

Propspeed, innovator of coatings that protect underwater assets, announced today that its Lightspeed product has been tested thoroughly by Lumishore to confirm that it protects the underwater lights and does not degrade light quality or interfere with the color of the underwater lighting. Using its TIX803 EOS light, Lumishore tested the product, and stated that it is important to measure ...

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Bass Cat and Yar-Craft Boats win ethics award

Bass Cat and Yar-Craft win BBB ethics award

Bass Cat and Yar-Craft Boats have been named recipients of a Torch Award for Ethics by the Arkansas Better Business Bureau. The distinction honors Arkansas companies demonstrating high standards of business practices aimed at creating trust among employees, customers and their communities. Bass Cat and Yar-Craft were honored for their "Making Life Better" efforts. The company culture focuses on people, ...

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Taiga Orca electric PWC wins Red Dot Design Award

Taiga Orca wins Red Dot Award

The Taiga Orca, an all-electric personal watercraft from Canada's Taiga Motors, has earned a Red Dot Award for outstanding design. The Orca features a full carbon fiber hull and top deck, a floating seat made possible by the absence of an internal combustion engine, and an onboard computer offering connectivity via built-in GPS mapping, LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The 23kWh ...

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ABC 2020 in full swing online

Yesterday marked the first day of the 2020 virtual American Boating Congress (ABC) event where, despite not being able to meet in person, over 800 participants from across the country attended to learn about NMMA’s advocacy efforts to protect the boating industry during the current COVID-19 crisis. The programming – which was covered by Beltway media – included a variety ...

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Palm Beach International Boat Show kicks off today, online

The Palm Beach International Boat Show -- which saw 53,000 visitors last year and had a statewide economic impact of $682.7 million -- was forced to “come about” and move to a virtual platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a sign of unity among the West Palm Beach marine community, Palm Beach County safe harbor marinas, local law enforcement boats, towing ...

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National Safe Boating Week carries extra message for 2020

National Safe Boating Week, which begins this Saturday, May 16, and runs through Friday, May 22, is the traditional early boating season reminder to help recreational boaters embrace safety all season long. However, the important National Safe Boating Week recommendation urging life jacket wear is now joined by an equally important boating safety message — how to stay safe during ...

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