Manufacturers

Simrad partners with Chaparral and Robalo

Simrad recently announced it has been selected as the exclusive marine electronics supplier for Chaparral/Robalo boats. For model year 2021, Simrad will be the only marine electronics option on all 27 Chaparral models and all 22 Robalo models. Simrad systems are now also standard fit on the Robalo R360 center console and the R317 dual-console boats, as well as on 10 Chaparral models: ...

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Patrick Industries names new director of marine sales, business development

Patrick Industries

Patrick Industries, Inc. — a manufacturer and distributor of building component products for the RV, marine, manufactured housing and industrial markets — recently announced the promotion of Michael Benedek to director of marine sales and business development. In his expanded role, Benedek will coordinate the sales efforts for more than two dozen brands serving the marine industry. “In addition to ...

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Ilmor Marine forms new customer experience group

Continuing to deliver innovation to the marine industry, Ilmor is merging its award-winning service group with its industry-recognized sales team. The result is a new Customer Experience Group focused on providing unified and exceptional pre-sale interactions through post-sale service and support. Ilmor has tapped long time employee Oliver Ray to lead the new Customer Experience Group. Oliver’s innovative nature was ...

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Nautique introduces all-new G-Series

Nautique introduces new G-Series

Nautique Boat Company has launched the all-new 2021 Super Air Nautique G-Series, building on a decade of design and performance. Eager to accommodate crews of all ages and skill levels, the completely redesigned Super Air Nautique G-Series is ready to continue the legacy it created. The new G-Series boasts a ton of interior space for family, friends and gear, while bringing ...

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Malibu debuts all-new 2021 Wakesetter 23 LSV

Malibu debuts new LSV23

Malibu Boats has announced the release of its all-new Wakesetter 23 LSV. For 2021 there are new design features like a transom walk-over, completely reconfigured interior, inspired billet accents, a custom-tuned sound system, and more hull graphic color options. “The 2021 23 LSV’s blend of luxury and enhanced performance along with cutting edge features and a bold new look make ...

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IBEX 2020 announces transition to virtual event

IBEX 2020

The 30th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), scheduled for September 29 – October 1, 2020, announced today it will transition to a virtual only event allowing the entire marine industry to come together in a new way as an online community. This decision was made to pivot the in-person show to a virtual only event due to the ongoing COVID-19 ...

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BRP launches new experience-based pilot project

Today, BRP (TSX: DOO, NASDAQ: DOOO) launched a new pilot program, Uncharted Society, that will offer more than 40 expertly curated experiences using powersports vehicles in the United States. From the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, the Gulf of Mexico, the Rockies, Joshua Tree, and many more bucket-list destinations, customers will be able to live out unique experiences on Sea-Doo watercraft, ...

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Lippert Components hires new OEM marine seating engineer

Lippert Components, Inc. announced the addition of Garth Rogers as Upholstery Engineer for its Taylor Made branded line of OEM Marine Seating business. Rogers will provide engineering leadership within the Taylor Made team to develop and integrate marine seating products for OEM customers. A marine industry veteran, Rogers brings over 35 years of experience ranging from engineering and development, to ...

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Suzuki unveils pair of new outboards

Suzuki Marine unveiled their new-for-2021 DF115BG and DF140BG 4-stroke outboards, the first in their class to offer all the advantages of drive-by-wire technology. By bringing proven drive-by-wire technology to its 115HP and 140HP in-line four-cylinder models, Suzuki is providing simplified rigging for a wide range of boat builders, along with silky smooth shifting, instant throttle response, enhanced performance and superior ...

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Mercury Marine releases sustainability report

Mercury Marine logo

Mercury Marine released its 2019/2020 Sustainability Report, a document confirming the accomplishment of several sustainability goals slated for completion by Dec. 31, 2019, and announcing targets for the 2020s. In his introduction to the report, Mercury Marine President Chris Drees called 2019 a “truly pivotal” year. “It marked the achievement of goals across the four pillars of our sustainability mission: ...

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