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Mercury Marine celebrates safety milestone at Juarez facility

Mercury Marine’s Juarez, Mexico plant is celebrating a major milestone this week, reporting two million hours with no lost time injuries dating back to 2017.   In 2014, the Juarez plant achieved more than one million hours without a lost-time incident, earning the plant the 2014 Brunswick Chairman’s Safety Award.   Mercury has owned the Juarez facility for more than 25 years with ...

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Sea Tow Foundation launches new advisory council

The Sea Tow Foundation is currently organizing a new North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council representing diverse and influential marine industry representatives, with plans for the group to collaborate on current and future boating safety messages and initiatives primarily involving its popular Sober Skipper campaign. Launched in 2015 and enjoying established partnerships with more than 130 organizations in 32 states, ...

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MasterCraft expands portfolio with new Aviara brand

MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCFT) is expanding into the day boat category with the announcement of its newest brand, Aviara. Following a calculated study of the market and successful collaboration between the company’s executive leadership, engineering, manufacturing and brand building teams, Aviara was uniquely conceived in-house to offer a new luxury recreational day boat experience. Focused on the production of ...

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Dockmate announces upgraded wireless docking system

Dockmate, manufacturer of advanced wireless remote controls for yachts, announced today enhanced functionality for its Dockmate solution. Greatly expanding the capability and compatibility of its wireless remote-control system, Dockmate now supports an unparalleled number of accessories and offers an unprecedented level of customization. Dockmate allows boaters to easily operate electronically controlled engines, bow and stern thrusters, anchor winches and horns ...

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FELL Marine wins Safety Product of the Year

The 2018 Canadian Safe Boating Awards (CASBAs) were held on Jan. 20 in Toronto, at the Westin Harbour Castle. At this gala event, the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC), its members and stakeholders in recreational boating safety assembled to honor the people, programs, organizations and marinas that help to make boating in Canada safer and better for all of us, ...

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NMMA releases results from industry policy survey

This morning, NMMA released the results from its first boating industry policy survey, serving as a critical component of the association’s strategic plan to solicit industry engagement. More than 1,500 responded to the survey – exceeding the association’s projections – which will play an important role in shaping NMMA’s policy priorities in the coming year. According to the survey results, ...

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Fusion honored with Pittman Innovation Award

Fusion announced that the Apollo RA770 has won a Pittman Innovation Award in the Electronics Category. This latest award follows on a successful launch resulting in an NMEA Product of Excellence Award in the category of Multimedia Entertainment, an NMMA Innovation Award in the Entertainment category at the 2018 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) and an honorable mention in ...

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BRP wins five Good Design USA awards

BRP design and innovation team’s talent and efforts were recognized on Dec. 10, 2018, with five Good Design USA awards, making this a record year with 15 design awards for 2018. The winners were the Can-Am Maverick Trail, the Can-Am Maverick X3 MAX, the Sea-Doo GTX, the LinQ system and the Ski-Doo Renegade 900. “Recognition from our peers is extremely rewarding. There’s ...

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Correct Craft announces new education program

Correct Craft, long known for its commitment to exceptional employee development, has launched a new employee educational program, Correct Craft University (CCU). CCU will expand, enhance and elevate the fundamental skills of all levels of team members at Correct Craft and its subsidiaries.   Correct Craft University is a voluntary program meant to provide opportunities for personal, professional and leadership enhancement. ...

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ABBRA announces 2019 award winners

The American Boatbuilders and Repairers Association recently completed a very successful 2019 Annual Meeting & Symposium in Fort Lauderdale. The Annual Meeting saw the presentation of Awards, the designation of three new Certified Marine Service Managers and the election of new officers. Two Florida companies were honored; Huckins Yacht Corporation of Jacksonville was presented with the Boat Builder of the Year ...

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