Volvo Penta unveils next-generation marine gasoline engines

Nicholas Upton
November 20, 2014

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Volvo Penta today announced the introduction of the first two models of its next-generation sterndrive marine gasoline engines. The new 4.3-liter catalyzed V6 engines, rated at 200 and 240 horsepower, will supplement Volvo Penta’s current V6 product line. They debuted at the Marine... Read more »

MRAA introduces MRAA Rewards Career Center

Marine Retailers Association of the America
November 19, 2014

ORLANDO — The Marine Retailers Association of the America, in partnership with the American Boat & Yacht Council, announced today the launch of an all-new marine industry career center, an online resource that seeks to connect job seekers with marine industry businesses. Found at www.mraa.com/careercenter,... Read more »

BoatUS President Margaret Podlich named 2014 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year

Boat Owners Association of The United States
November 19, 2014

ORLANDO — Margaret Podlich, president of the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nation’s largest boat owners’ association with more than 500,000 members, was named the 2014 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year. Podlich was honored Wednesday morning, Nov. 19, during the Marine... Read more »

ABYC announces 2015 standards week and annual meeting

American Boat & Yacht Council
November 19, 2014

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is holding its sixth annual Standards Week in Seattle Washington, January 12-15, 2015. Events, such as Project Technical Committee meetings, ABYC Standards Certification, Exploration into ABYC Basics, and the ABYC Annual Meeting and Cocktail Reception are... Read more »

Naiad introduces new family of electric-powered fin stabalization systems

Naiad® Dynamics
November 19, 2014

SHELTON, Conn. – Naiad® Dynamics, an international manufacturer of ship motion control technologies, today announced the introduction of the first products in a new line of electric-powered stabilizer systems designed specifically for use on ships operating both AtSpeed® and AtRest®. “These new... Read more »

New Torcello wheel offers easy customization

Schmitt & Ongaro
November 19, 2014

LANCASTER, Pa. – Among the many benefits of polyurethane steering wheels are the variety of designs and ability to customize, enhancing the wheel itself and complementing a boat’s décor. Schmitt & Ongaro introduces the Torcello by Stella, an all-new polyurethane wheel with numerous decorative... Read more »

PWIA receives NASBLA Seal of Safe Boating Practices award

November 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC– The Personal Watercraft Industry Association (PWIA) announced today that it has been awarded the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators’ (NASBLA) Seal of Safe Boating Practices for its Personal Watercraft (PWC) Renter Orientation DVD & Checklist. NASBLA’s... Read more »

MRAA to host young professionals comedy event at MDCE

Nicholas Upton
November 18, 2014

ORLANDO — Bringing the marine retail industry’s leaders of tomorrow together for an evening of levity, laughs and networking is the core aim of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ Young Professionals Comedy Event. MRAA will host the third-annual gathering Tuesday, Nov. 18 in conjunction... Read more »

Chester Elton delivers energized 2014 MDCE keynote address

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
November 18, 2014

ORLANDO, November 18, 2014 — To succeed as a manager, you need to get your people to fully commit to you and your business; to go “all in.” Whether you manage the smallest of teams or a big, multi-location marine dealership, you are the owner of a work culture — and few things will have a bigger... Read more »

Centek receives ISO 9001:2008 quality certification

November 18, 2014

AMSTERDAM – At the opening of the 2014 Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam, marine exhaust systems manufacturer Centek Industries announced that it has met the stringent requirements of the industry’s most widely accepted standard for manufacturing excellence and received an ABS ISO... Read more »

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