Tag Archives: technology

DealerCircle launches new supplier marketplace

DealersCircle, Inc. - a web-based marine industry provider that links the manufacturer, dealer and customer together with its software application - has recently added a new feature to its application: the Supplier Marketplace. “The Supplier Marketplace is our proprietary platform that allows for the incorporation of suppliers’ products right into our DealersCircle application,” said DealersCircle president Scott Davis. “This will ...

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Entries open for 2020 Top Products

The submission window for the 2020 Top Products is now closed. Boating Industry is now accepting submissions for its 2020 Top Products. The submission process will close Friday, March 6, 2020. Any product that has been introduced or significantly updated since Jan. 1, 2019, is eligible. Many of you have released exciting new products at recent boat shows  – all of which ...

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Election year thoughts

Bill Yeargin Correct Craft CEO

By Bill Yeargin 2020 is a U.S. presidential election year with the first caucuses and primaries right around the corner. Before we know it, November will be here, and the citizens of the U.S. will be voting. Election years in the U.S. are interesting because they result in a unique and intense focus on political topics that is beyond the ...

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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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Volvo Penta unveils hybrid marine propulsion concept

Designed to enable zero emission running for marine vessels, Volvo Penta has unveiled a hybrid concept for its IPS propulsion system. The electric-only mode allows entry into environmentally sensitive zones, as well as offering enhanced onboard comfort and boat handling characteristics. Hot on the heels of Volvo Penta’s announcement that it will provide electrified power solutions for both land and ...

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Garmin expands Fantom radar offerings

Garmin International, Inc. announced the GMR FantomTM 54/56 and Fantom 124/126 – the next evolution in its solid-state pulse compression radar series with MotionScope Doppler technology, offering 50W and 120W of power output respectively. Garmin Fantom radars were the first to allow mariners to see targets moving instantaneously thanks to MotionScope technology. Now, with more than double the power output ...

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Technology and globalization

Technology and globalization are two trends that are combining with incredible force to significantly impact us all (and our industry). It does not matter if we consider technology and/or globalization as good or bad; they are both changing our world in a big way. While bringing significant benefits on a global/macro level, both globalization and technology can also bring substantial ...

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The future of handheld augmented reality

If you’re annoyed with how attached to technology your customers are today, it’s unfortunately not going to get any better. Next month, Apple plans to introduce a new set of iPhones, one of which is a premium model that can scan 3-D objects. Samsung also recently introduced the Galaxy Note 8, which has a fast dual-lens camera. “2018 will be ...

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Embracing technology trends to advance your business

No matter where we are in the world, our lives are connected through technology. Smartphones have evolved into the ultimate travel companion, housing all of your valuable information right at your fingertips. With this in mind, it is important for the marina industry to respond to this booming travel trend and capitalize on it to service our guests. At IGY ...

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