Tag Archives: technology

Smart boat: Yes, there’s an app for that

By David Gee In May, Boating Industry received a pitch for a new app aimed at the recreational boating and watersports community. In the first iteration of the app, set to launch in mid-July, the company says sailors, powerboaters, jet skiers, and paddlers will be able to find their “vibe,” create groups, meet new people, learn etiquette, instant message, view ...

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Smart boat: Making boats smarter — and boat ownership easier

By David Gee In this ongoing series about smart boats, we are going to explore the smart boat space in general, and also interview the entrepreneurs and executives who are trying to make your boat smarter and boat ownership easier. This is a Q&A with David Villegas, co-founder and business development director of Boatrax, a Florida-based telematics service provider. BI: ...

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The smart boat

By Adam Quandt Boats are getting smarter. This is a trend that isn’t going away. Over the last five or so years, we’ve heard the term the “connected boat” more and more across the industry. But what is the connected boat and what does it mean for the future of the industry and boating as a whole? As technology and ...

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Lauderdale Marine Center launches new app with Boatyard

Boatyard is moving the boating industry forward by making it easy for boat owners to connect with their preferred marinas, dealers, or marine pros with a couple of clicks on their mobile devices. The company recently announced a new partnership with Lauderdale Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL to create the LMC Customer Experience app.  Lauderdale Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is ...

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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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