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B&G, Simrad announce new VHF radios with AIS capabilities

B&G announced the release of its first VHF radio with a fully integrated Class B AIS transceiver, the V60-B VHF radio. For the first time, a VHF radio can transmit your vessel’s position over AIS. The V60-B has a large screen, intuitive interface, built-in AIS Class B transceiver, a front-mountable design for easy installation and optional wireless handsets with inductive ...

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Groupe Beneteau names new CEO

Groupe Beneteau's board of directors has appointed its Chairman, Jérôme de Metz, as Chief Executive Officer, replacing Hervé Gastinel. Alongside this appointment, the boat division’s management board is also evolving to unite the group's teams, brands, design units and plants around a stronger shared project. This project is based around a cross-cutting approach and will be reflected in the creation ...

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NMMA, coalition partners participate in new tariff hearings

Yesterday, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) held the first day of hearings regarding proposed Section 301 tariffs on approximately $300 billion worth of Chinese products (List 4). Held at the International Trade Commission, NMMA participated by bringing items that would be affected by the administration's newest round of proposed tariffs. NMMA was joined by representatives from the ...

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Dr. Sam Potolicchio named keynote speaker for IBEX Industry Breakfast

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), announced today the details of its annual Industry Breakfast and Awards Ceremony. Scheduled for opening day of this year’s show in the Grand Ballroom of the Tampa Waterside Marriott Hotel, doors will open at 7 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. The annual event will include several award presentations ...

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Garmin mourns the loss of co-founder Gary Burrell

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), announced that Gary Burrell, aviation pioneer and co-founder of Garmin Ltd., passed away on June 12, 2019, at the age of 81. Burrell retired in 2002 and continued to serve as Garmin’s co-chairman until 2004 when he was named Chairman Emeritus. Mr. Burrell co-founded Garmin with Dr. Min Kao in 1989 ...

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Brunswick’s New York Mills operation recognized as Top Workplace in Minnesota

Brunswick Corporation’s New York Mills Operation has been recognized as a Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace.  The facility, which manufactures both Lund and Crestliner boats, placed sixth in the large Minnesota company’s category, positioned the plant in elite company in the state of Minnesota. “What makes this award special is that it is based on employee opinions measuring engagement, health ...

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SureShade names new director of manufacturing

SureShade, the U.S. designer and manufacturer of patented retractable sunshade systems for outdoor recreation industries, announced that Kirk Fistick has joined the company as director of manufacturing to lead production and manufacturing operations at SureShade’s headquarters in Philadelphia, Penn. As director of manufacturing for SureShade, Fistick will be responsible for overseeing the entire production operation of the SureShade plant, leading ...

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Sunseeker unveils Hawk 38

After 24 months of development, 12 weeks in build and numerous hours of sea trials, Sunseeker has unveiled its new high-performance day boat – the Hawk 38. Returning to its performance roots and drawing on the company’s racing heritage, Sunseeker’s latest model delivers a top speed of up to 70 mph (62kts). The new day boat combines inflatable Hypalon 866 ...

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Grow Boating marketing summit to take place at IBEX 2019

The third annual Grow Boating Marketing Summit will be held Sept. 30 (the day before IBEX opens) in Tampa, Fla. This year's event offers a full day of learning with content curated especially for the recreational boating marketer, including featured speakers: Mari Smith, Heather Lutze, Marcus Sheridan, Jack Ellis and more. The full presenter line-up and agenda will be available ...

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Evinrude unveils new mid-range outboards

By Adam Quandt In an industry segment that tends to be focused on pushing horsepower limits, BRP's Evinrude has focused on what BRP Marine Group president Tracy Crocker calls the heart of the outboard segment. Today, Evinrude officially unveiled three new outboards in its E-TEC G2 product line, bringing into the fold a 115 H.O., 140hp and 150hp models. "We ...

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