Mercury Marine begins shipping electric outboards globally

Mercury Marine has announced the first group of Avator 7.5e electric outboards has shipped to global customers, representing a major milestone in Mercury’s electrification strategy. The 7.5e is the first of Mercury’s five Avator electric propulsion systems to be announced this year. During the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show in January, the company officially launched the 7.5e and displayed concepts of ...

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Yamaha Dealers awarded Marine Service PRO recognition

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Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit recently recognized 135 Yamaha authorized marine dealers for reaching various Yamaha Marine Service PRO levels of achievement. Established in 2022, the Yamaha Marine Service PRO program consists of three designated tiers indicating the level of training achieved by dealer technicians: Pro, Pro Elite and Pro Elite Plus. Starting January 1, 2023, dealers who qualified for ...

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TACO Marine names new Carolinas sales rep

TACO Marine, manufacturer of sport fishing equipment and boating accessories, has appointed Josh Henderson as Outside Sales Representative for North and South Carolina. A licensed captain, Josh Henderson is well-known as a member of the Liquid Fire Fishing Team, one of the most successful professional fishing teams on the east coast. He will bring his experience and market knowledge to ...

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Yamaha opens new Marine Innovation Center

Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit has announced the grand opening of a new Marine Innovation Center in Kennesaw, Ga. on April 12. Governor Brian Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp and Mayor Derek Easterling of Kennesaw attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new 75,280 square foot facility which now houses the Yamaha Marine Connected Division as well as Yamaha U.S. ...

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Groupe Beneteau ramps up focus on sustainability

Groupe Beneteau is ramping up the responsible purchasing component of its CSR program, B-Sustainable by inviting its suppliers to register on the EcoVadis CSR rating platform. The target Groupe Beneteau set is 50% of suppliers to be covered by the assessment approach by the end of 2025. Groupe Beneteau has chosen to work with the international rating agency EcoVadis to ...

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Brunswick announces safety awards

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Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) has announced the 29 recipients of its 2023 awards for exceptional safety performance. These honors recognize employees and facilities that have achieved outstanding safety and wellness performance. “Safety is embedded at the heart of everything we do,” said David Foulkes, Brunswick Corporation CEO. “Maintaining a safety culture across our enterprise empowers our employees to operate safely ...

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Boat Owners Warehouse sponsors Suncoast Boat Show

Boat Owners Warehouse has signed a multi-year partnership with Informa Markets to be the title sponsor of the Suncoast Boat Show; this year’s event runs April 21-23, in Sarasota, Fla. The marine supply outlet will have a large prominent display in front of the Unconditional Surrender statue. Josh Goldberg, director of marketing, made the announcement. “We’re pleased to sponsor the ...

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Boating Industry announces dates, location for 2023 ELEVATE SUMMIT

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After a very successful event in 2022 in Orlando, Fla., EPG Brand Acceleration – parent company of Boating Industry – is excited to announce that the 2023 Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT will take place Nov. 5-7, 2023 at the Westin Galleria in Dallas, Texas. “Over the last few years the Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT has become the can’t-miss leadership event ...

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Sunseeker launches new boatbuilding skills academy

Sunseeker International recently announced the launch of a new training initiative to address a national skills shortage affecting the marine industry. The Sunseeker Skills Academy, developed in partnership with Bournemouth and Poole College, is open to those seeking a career change, offering individuals the opportunity to undertake a fully-paid, 12-week intensive boat-building course. Successful applicants will learn trade skills across ...

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Across Ocean Systems partners with Gemeco

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Gemeco Marine Electronics Specialists announced a distribution agreement with Across Ocean Systems (AOS), a Canadian manufacturer of innovative NMEA 2000 solutions. “Gemeco is an ideal partner to help us grow our brand awareness and customer base in North America,” stated Jordan Shishmanov, AOS founder and president. “In addition to specializing in NMEA 2000 products and solutions, Gemeco’s technical knowledge and ...

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