Manufacturers

Scania introduces new recreational engines in North America

Scania, a manufacturer of engines for boats, trucks, buses and industrial applications, announced the availability of its new range of engines – fully emissions certified for the U.S. pleasure craft market. The manufacturers North American line-up features a 900 HP, six-cylinder, 13-liter in-line and a 1,150 HP 16-liter V8. Built on a Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) engine block and employing a simple ...

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Siren Marine wins IoT Product of the Year Award

Siren Marine was recognized recently with a 2020 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award, earning a spot among a select group of global companies honored for creating and applying advanced Internet of Things (IoT) technology in ways that positively impact businesses and enhance the lives of everyday people. This prestigious award is presented annually by TMC, a global integrated ...

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Manitou introduces 2021 pontoon lineup

BRP announced two new Manitou pontoon boat models for model year 2021. Combining luxury and sports performance, the Manitou LX replaces the Legacy and X-Plode models, to serve boaters in search of both extreme fun and complete relaxation. The Aurora LE, Manitou’s most accessible boat, now offers even more features as standard, and a completely redesigned VP hull to accommodate ...

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First student completes Yamaha Marine Apprentice Program

Sunshine Boats and Motors, in conjunction with Yamaha Marine, announced that Dustin Bearden is the first apprentice to successfully complete the Yamaha Marine Apprentice Program (YMAP) offered through Yamaha Marine University (YMU). YMAP includes 4,000 hours of comprehensive, hands-on Yamaha outboard technician training supported by an online platform. The program pairs seasoned mentors in dealership service departments with novice technicians ...

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Highfield Boats launches new SPORT RIB collection for 2021

 Highfield Boats, manufacturer of aluminum RIBs and tenders, announced it will launch the brand-new Highfield SPORT collection of rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) this fall for the 2021 model year.  The Highfield SPORT collection introduces an unprecedented 11 new, aluminum-hulled, outboard-powered RIB models ranging from 3- to 8-meters (9'10" to 26'). They include the SP300, SP330, SP360, SP390, SP420, SP460, SP520, SP560, SP650, SP700, and SP800. Replacing and expanding on the Highfield Deluxe and Classic Deluxe series, the new SPORT collection is designed to offer boat owners an extensive range of hull sizes and equipment options so they can build the perfect ...

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NauticStar names new president

NauticStar Boats names new president

MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. has named Scott Womack as president of NauticStar Boats.  Womack, 51, has served in a variety of leadership positions with large automotive suppliers and brings 27 years of manufacturing and global operations experience. He joins NauticStar from Autoneum Holdings AG (“Autoneum”) where he oversaw five manufacturing sites as VP of U.S. Operations. Prior to joining Autoneum, ...

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Boat trailer manufacturer suffers fire damage

Boat trailer manufacturer, HLT Limited, suffered major property damage due to an extensive fire at its manufacturing facility in Humboldt, Iowa. The fire started just before noon in the paint area of the building and quickly spread throughout the entire 100,000 square foot facility. Heavy smoke and heat buildup hindered the efforts of seven area fire departments who battled the ...

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Jeanneau America names top performing dealers

Jeanneau recently concluded a virtual International Dealer Meeting. Over 500 Jeanneau Dealer participants from across North America and other international locations participated. “We were proud to have such a fantastic group of dealer partners join us as we reflected on the achievements and challenges of the past year and took a look forward at the coming year,” said Nick Harvey, ...

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Brunswick reports slight sales dip for Q2 2020

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Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today reported results for the second quarter of 2020. For the second quarter of 2020, Brunswick reported consolidated net sales of $987.8 million, down from $1,163.5 million in 2019. Diluted EPS for the quarter was $0.89 on a GAAP basis and $0.99 on an as adjusted basis. The boat segment, which manufactures and distributes recreational boats, ...

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Marine Products Corp. plant shutdown leads to decreases in Q2

Marine Products Corporation — manufacturer of Chaparral, Robalo and Vortex boats — announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020.  For the quarter ended June 30, 2020, Marine Products generated net sales of $40,818,000, a 54.0% decrease compared to record net sales of $88,696,000 in the same period of the prior year.  The decrease in net sales was due to a 57.9% ...

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