Manufacturers

Manitou selects Fusion for standard audio equipment for MY 2021

Garmin International, Inc. announced that Manitou Pontoon Boats will install marine audio packages from Fusion Entertainment, a Garmin Brand, as the standard-fit for select model year 2021 pontoon boats. Manitou exclusively offers the GarminECHOMAP UHD 73sv and GPSMAP chartplotters for its entire lineup and will add a range of Fusion Entertainment stereos, speakers and amplifiers for the upcoming boating season. ...

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Draco boats seeks to expand U.S. dealer network

Draco Boats, known the world over for ultra-clean, Scandinavian design and cutting-edge innovation, announced that due to increased demand it is seeking to expand its dealer network in the United States together with sole importer and distributor Navic, LLC. Since the first Draco boat launched in the 1960s, the company has been committed to building boats of superior quality, handling ...

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Torqeedo establishes sales organization in Italy

Torqeedo announced the establishment of a direct distribution organization in Italy to improve sales and service support for the company’s full range of Torqeedo products and systems - from small, lightweight outboards up to Deep Blue fully integrated propulsion systems. Gennaro Giliberti, who formerly managed project and key account sales for Italy, will now add retail sales to his responsibilities. ...

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Mercury outboards to be offered on select Sportsman models

Mercury 400 Verado

Mercury Marine has announced that Mercury outboard engines, including the 350 and 400 Verados and other high horsepower Mercury outboards, will be offered for the first time on nine Sportsman models beginning on November 1.   Mercury has continued to grow its presence in key saltwater markets and customers from around the U.S. have been asking for higher horsepower and ...

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Pursuit honors top dealers

In September, Pursuit Boats announced their top domestic dealers, international dealer and salespeople for their 2020 model year. Top honors for the number one Pursuit dealer went to Quality Boats,a dealer that has multiple locations in Clearwater and Sarasota, Florida. “This is a first time win as top dealer for Quality Boats,” said Randy Jernigan, Director of Sales at Pursuit. ...

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Garmin announces OnDeck remote connectivity solution

Garmin logo

Garmin International Inc. announced its new OnDeck™ System, a remote monitoring and management solution that gives boaters 24/7 access to critical and timely information about their vessel. When paired with the ActiveCaptain® app, OnDeck keeps users connected to their vessel by monitoring the boat’s battery status, bilge activity, door/hatch sensors, GPS location and more. For extra peace of mind, configurable ...

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Flow-Rite launches educational webinar series

In the first of a series of online educational sessions, Flow-Rite is hosting the Remote Drain Plug Webinar. Designed for boatbuilders and DIYers, the 30-minute event is October 1 at 11:00 am EST and requires pre-registration at go.flow-rite.com/l/874231/2020-09-08/n1nhgh. Hosted by Tim Pitcher, marine business manager, and Tom Bailey, marine sales manager, attendees will learn how simple it is to add Flow-Rite's ...

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Correct Craft to display boats at the White House

Made in America event

Correct Craft will represent the recreational boating industry, as well as North Carolina and Florida, at the White House’s fourth annual Made in America event on Monday, October 5. President Trump invited 50 companies, large and small, to showcase their products in this year’s celebration. Parker Boats and Nautique Boat Company will represent their respective states. The Correct Craft companies, along with other U.S. ...

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Limestone Boat Company relaunches heritage brand

Limestone Boats relaunches

Limestone Boat Company, a brand primarily recognized in the northeast United States and parts of Canada for the past 35 years, has re-launched with new ownership. Scott Hanson, a marine industry veteran, now serves as Limestone’s new chief executive officer. Earlier this year, he and his partners acquired the global manufacturing and Limestone branding rights from Mark Ellis Design LLC, ...

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Cobalt introduces next generation R8 luxury runabout

Cobalt Boats new R8

Cobalt Boats has announced the introduction of its all-new R8, a premium-sized member of its acclaimed ‘Ultimate Runabout’ R-Series of sterndrive boats. Incorporating sleek lines, agile handling, superb performance and deluxe appointments, at 27’ 10”, the new R8 is both longer and roomier than other boats in its class. The new R8 carries over the DNA of performance, style and ...

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