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Simrad BoatConnect provides remote, real-time vessel monitoring

Simrad BoatConnect™ informs boat owners of their boat’s location, battery level, trip history and more. Delivering important updates on a boat’s status to a compatible smartphone, BoatConnect is comprised of an easy-to-install hub and an easy-to-use app. Once installed, the solution provides at-a-glance information to enhance the boating experience. Users can quickly access real-time weather in the vicinity of their ...

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Ritchie Navigation compass shows the way

GPS receivers and other digital technologies transformed marine navigation, but they're no substitute for a compass, especially when there's no power. The HF-743 Helmsman Flush Mount CombiDial has all the superior build quality and features Ritchie Navigation is renowned for, and does something no GPS can: display an actual heading. The HF-743 Helmsman has a 3-3/4" CombiDamp dial with a ...

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New powerboat registrations up 3.3% through May

NMMA’s New Powerboat Registration Report has been updated with data through May. Preliminary data from the report shows new powerboat registrations were up 3.3 percent through May on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis and up 1 percent on a rolling 3-month year-over-year (R3M YOY) basis. For the three months through May: Personal watercraft led growth (up 13 percent), followed by cruisers (up 8 ...

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Malibu celebrates safety milestone

Malibu Boats has achieved over three million safe man hours worked at its Loudon, Tenn. facility. Three million man hours without a lost time incident meant the production facility had worked for more than three years without incident. “Safety of our people is our top metric and is listed as our first core value. This focus on safety is clearly ...

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BoatUS representative elected chairman of Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

BoatUS Vice President of Government Affairs Chris Edmonston has been elected chairman of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council. Senior-level representatives from state and federal wildlife agencies, saltwater and freshwater fishing organizations, recreational boating groups, recreational boating and fishing industries, conservation organizations, tribal representatives and the tourism industry comprise the 18-member body. The council advises the U.S. Secretary of ...

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Ranger launches FS PRO series

Ranger recently announced the expansion of its FS line of Deep V multispecies boats to include new models.            "The all-new FS PRO Series of boats are the direct result of us listening to the needs and wants of dealers, pros, customers and guides who use these boats to their absolute limit," said Kody Bradbury, Ranger ...

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Tige Boats unveils new 23ZX

Tige Boats announced the introduction of the all-new 23ZX. The 23ZX features include Tige's Go System, TAPS 3T, Tige CLEAR User Experience, the Alpha E2 Powered Tower, over 3,800-pounds of ballast, SilentSurf exhaust, and the closed cooled 6.2L Raptor Series engine. Other elements of the 23ZX include collapsible transform seating and a surf locker with room for up to two wake-surfboards or ...

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Skeeter introduces FXR bass boat

Skeeter recently introduced its new FXR, the latest addition to the company’s bass boat line. The new model will be powered by the Yamaha V MAX SHO 250 four-stroke outboard. Skeeter said the FXR is feature-rich, and was designed to create more room, increased fishability, and performance. “At Skeeter, we strive to provide the ultimate fishing boat to our consumers,” ...

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CPS Distributors names new regional sales manager

CPS Distributors, Inc. has named Fred Kolacki to the position of southeast regional sales manager. “Fred brings a wealth of marine experience and knowledge to CPS Distributors,” Brandon Lang, Vice President said. “In addition to being an asset to our existing team, his passion for boating and marine equipment makes him a great fit for CPS.” In addition to managing ...

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NMMA signs President Trump’s workforce pledge

This week, NMMA signed President Trump’s ‘Pledge to America’s Workers’ – an initiative aimed at challenging industries and companies of all sizes to commit to providing new education and training opportunities over the coming five years. NMMA said addressing the marine industry’s workforce shortage is a top priority and the association is urging all stakeholders to join them in this effort. ...

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