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iLive Truly Wire-free Earbuds

We’ll be the first to admit, headphones (of any kind) weren’t the first thing to come to mind when it comes to products to go with the boating lifestyle. However, after putting more thought to it — and after testing the iLive Truly Wire-free Earbuds — we began to see more and more use. Sometimes you just don’t want to ...

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SmartPlug Systems names new global VP of sales and marketing

SmartPlug Systems, manufacturer of safety-focused shore power delivery systems for the recreational and commercial marine, RV and specialty vehicle markets, has hired Ron Bailey as its new global VP of sales and marketing. He joins the company during a transitional period as incumbent Terry Gilliland prepares his retirement in early 2020. Tony Barber, CEO, made the announcement. Bailey brings decades ...

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Brunswick aims to represent marine industry at CES 2020

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced that it will make its debut as an exhibitor at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Jan. 7-10, 2020.  Brunswick said it will highlight its technology leadership in recreational boating while showing how its ACES strategy of autonomy, connectivity, electrification and shared access will help define the future of the marine industry.  ...

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CED Marine announces sale to electronics industry veteran

Consolidated Electronic Distributors/CED Marine, a wholesale distributor of marine electronics, has announced the sale of the company by long-time owner Jules Rutstein to veteran consumer electronics industry investor and operator Gregory Borchardt, effective as of Oct. 1, 2019. Established in 1971, CED Marine carries well-known marine electronics brands from top manufacturers for navigation, communication, sonar, entertainment, safety & lighting, and ...

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NMEA names 2019 award winners

Manufacturers scored big at the 2019 NMEA/RTCM Marine Electronics Conference & Expo, held last week at the Renaissance Hotel in Portsmouth, Virginia. A total of 18 products received top-dog honors in three separate award competitions-NMEA Product of Excellence Awards and Manufacturer of the Year (voted on by the NMEA membership), the NMEA Technology Award, and new this year-the Best New ...

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Regulator partners with Garmin for offshore center consoles

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., announced that Regulator Marine has selected Garmin to be its premier electronics supplier to outfit its full line of offshore sportfishing center console boats beginning model year 2020. Garmin electronics will be standard equipment on all Regulator boats ranging from 23 to 41 feet, including the new Regulator 26XO center console crossover, ...

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IBBI selects Fusion as marine stereo supplier, extends Garmin agreement

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), announced that Fusion, a Garmin brand providing marine entertainment, has been selected as a supplier of choice for the Independent Boat Builders, Inc. (IBBI), the industry’s largest purchasing cooperative. Beginning Model Year 2020, this agreement will give members direct access to Fusion’s full line of audio entertainment products through 2024. Comprised ...

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Glomex debuts first GPS antenna

Glomex Marine Antennas debuted the world's first GPS antenna using internationally accepted ZigBee technology. Connected wirelessly to the ZigBoat system, the ZB211 delivers push notifications on fleet tracking, geofencing, weather forecasts and anchor watch. It has no fees, cloud service subscriptions, registrations or privacy policy agreements. The wireless ZB211 GPS/Tracking antenna tracks a vessel's location and movement using a real-time, ...

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Simrad introduces new chartplotter

Simrad Yachting announced the Simrad Cruise,  a new chartplotter on the market. Cruise features an easy-to-use interface, sunlight-viewable display, pre-loaded U.S. coastal charts, mounting bracket and sonar transducer.    The user interface is controlled with a rotary dial and keypad, ensuring smooth navigation through menus, and provides the vital information needed for a safe and enjoyable time on the water ...

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Lowrance releases LiveSight Sonar technology

Lowrance recently announced that its Lowrance LiveSight Sonar transducer will be available for consumer purchase in May 2019.  Immediately compatible with Lowrance HDS LIVE displays, LiveSight Sonar gives users the ability to track lure and fish movements in real time with a wider coverage area and at greater distances. LiveSight Sonar offers a complement to Active Imaging, which provides high-resolution ...

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