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Brunswick Corp. establishes Boating Services Network

Brunswick Corp. has announced the establishment of Boating Services Network. Formerly known as Brunswick Financial Services, the new entity has an expanded mission of leveraging marine dealer and consumer finance and related operational services. Boating Services Network offers a wide array of unique and differentiated services that will drive growth with consumers, dealers, marinas, and other marine service providers by ...

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Mercury Marine unveils new line of mid-range diesel engines

Mercury Marine has introduced a new line of 3.0-liter diesel engines for sterndrive, inboard and water-jet applications, available in 150 horsepower, 230 horsepower, and 270 horsepower. Engineered, developed and tested over the past three years, the new engines feature the following key attributes: acceleration; reliability; ease of installation and maintenance; and mitigation of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). "We are ...

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NNMA applauds bipartisan efforts to improve workforce development

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump signed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act into law. The bipartisan workforce development legislation reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act and improves career and technical education to equip Americans with the skills they need to compete for in-demand jobs. The National Marine Manufacturers Association worked ...

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Volvo Penta announces boat control, DPS, sterndrive protection enhancements

Volvo Penta has announced a series of product enhancements designed to improve the boating experience through increased comfort, maneuverability and control. The company’s new Active Ride Control function reduces a boat’s pitch and roll by up to 60 percent at cruising speeds. ARC can be fitted to both planing and semi-planing Volvo Penta-powered boats of 35 feet and over. Volvo ...

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BRP Marine Group launches new Rotax engine

BRP Marine Group has announced the release of its largest Rotax jet propulsion engine yet – the Rotax ACE (Advanced Combustion Efficiency) 300. The new engine is now available on Scarab jet boat models and Chaparral Vortex models. The Rotax ACE 300 feature a maintenance-free supercharger, closed loop cooling, lateral thrust control, reduced intake noise, improved sound quality and intelligent ...

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Grady-White Boats appoints new dealer, customer relations manager

Grady-White Boats has promoted Todd Leggett to the position of dealer/customer relations manager. Leggett has held many roles since his start with Grady-White in 1994, including his most recent leadership position as the customer relations and sales administration technical supervisor. In addition to his responsibilities with the customer relations team, he will continue to lead the internal sales administration team. ...

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Jeanneau America, Prestige Yachts name top dealers at 2018 dealer meeting

Jeanneau and Prestige Yachts recently concluded a Worldwide Dealer Meeting in Port Bourgenay, France. Over 300 Jeanneau Dealer participants from across North America and other International locations traveled to France for the meeting. “We were proud to have such a fantastic group of dealer partners join us as we celebrated the successful launch of the new generation of Sun Odysseys ...

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Marquis-Larson Boat Group announces 2018 dealer award winners

Marquis-Larson Boat Group has announced its 2018 award winners for exceptional retail sales achievements. Winners were selected for each of Marquis-Larson’s brands (Larson, Larson FX, Larson Escape, Striper, Carver and Marquis) as well as one for total sales across all brands. “These awards are a small token of our appreciation for the hard work Marquis-Larson brand dealers contribute, day in ...

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Hurricane preparedness webinars for marinas kick off Aug. 1

Leading into its fall, one-day conference in Miami, the International Marina Institute is hosting a three-month webinar series on hurricane topics. The first webinar kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 1. IMI, a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries, is offering its Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery Conference on Monday, Oct. 29. This conference will be followed by a one-day Marina & ...

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Z Nautic Americas names new CEO

Z Nautic Group — the group behind the Zodiac, Bombard, Avon and AKA Marine brands — recently appointed Kevin Fletcher as CEO of Z Nautic Americas and EVP of Z Nautic Group. “We are thrilled to welcome Kevin as part of our organization, with responsibility to oversee all legal and operational activities for Z Nautic Americas,” said Dominique Heber-Suffrin, president ...

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