2022 Movers & Shakers

By Adam Quandt The 12th Annual Boating Industry Movers & Shakers awards recognize outstanding leaders and trailblazers across the recreational boating industry who continually pursue and embrace the challenge of change. This year’s Mover & Shaker of the Year and finalists continue to drive innovation and navigate challenges and changes across our ever-changing industry through […]

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NMMA names 2022 Hall of Fame inductees

The NMMA announced today the induction of two industry veterans into the NMMA Hall of Fame, its most prestigious honor. Joe Miller, Former CEO & Principal at William F. Miller & Associates, and Doug Smoker, President & CEO of Smoker Craft, Inc., will be presented with the 2022 NMMA Hall of Fame Award during the International BoatBuilders’ […]

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Inside The Cowes Classic, Offshore Powerboating’s Toughest Endurance Race

The last weekend in August was a great one for veteran offshore powerboat racer Miles Jennings, who is currently competing in the Union Internationale Motonautique Class 1 World Championship Series in the United States with American Alex Pratt in XINSURANCE/Good Boy Vodka, a 52-foot MTI catamaran powered by Mercury Racing 1100 Comp engines. Running Silverline, […]

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ePropulsion opens new Shanghai facility

ePropulsion has announced that it has opened a new research and development center in Shanghai. The new facility is intended to focus on the research of boat energy systems and electric propulsion systems based on the company’s portfolio of products that are all developed in-house. “The establishment of the new R&D center in Shanghai is […]

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AMI opens registration for 2023 conference

Registration for the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) Conference & Expo, formerly the International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC), is now open. Entering its 21st year, the conference will be held January 30 – February 1, 2023, at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. AMI is planning a face-to-face event in 2022. Conference fees […]

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VMT Electric Outboard Motors Selected by Groupe Beneteau

Groupe Beneteau and Vision Marine Technologies announced plans to integrate Vision Marine’s electric outboard motors with several models across the boat builder’s portfolio of brands. The initial offering will be launched under the Four Winns brand with deliveries expected to be available in spring 2023. In addition to the VMT’s outboards on Four Winns boats, the […]

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Mercury Racing Expanding Production And Propeller Facilities

In a move that points to a bright future for Mercury Racing on the cusp of its 50th anniversary, the Fond du Lac, Wis., high-performance marine engine and accessories company broke ground today on a 40,000-square-foot manufacturing-space expansion and an 8,000-square-foot addition to existing propeller shop. The two-phase expansion, which will bring Mercury Racing’s facility […]

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IBEX announces 2022 Innovation Awards judges

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today the distinguished list of judges for the 2022 IBEX Innovation Awards Program. The program is managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI). Awards will be presented during the annual Industry Breakfast, Keynote, and Innovation Awards presentation, held from […]

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ZF Marine names new personnel

ZF Marine announced the hire of George Lewis as new head of product line commercial-fast craft, North/Central America and the Caribbean, reporting to Wolfgang Schmid, ZF’s Industrial Division Head for North America. “ZF Marine welcomes George aboard and looks forward to the positive impact he will have upon the company’s sales across the Americas and […]

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20 of the best new boats at the 2022 Southampton Boat Show

We pick out 20 of the best new boats heading to Britain’s biggest boat show, the 2022 Southampton International Boat Show. This weekend will see Mayflower Park reopen its temporary marina for the Southampton International Boat Show, the biggest of its kind in the UK, and there will be dozens of brand new boats waiting […]

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Z-Man Remasters Colors for the JackHammer Chatterbait

New ‘Jack’ City’ Four fresh color patterns enliven Z-Man’s® celebrated ChatterBait® JackHammer™  It’s no stretch to call the ChatterBait JackHammer bladed jig the hottest big bass lure of a generation. Tourney box scores and 5-star angler reviews tell the story. Consult any online tackle retailer and settle in for hours of glowing reports, piles of monster bass […]

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New Freshwater and Inshore Reel from Diawa

Diawa Monocoque Technology for Under $200 Daiwa’s new Procyon MQ LT brings freshwater and inshore anglers cutting-edge design features at an affordable price Cypress, CA (September 8, 2022) – Now redesigned for a higher level of performance, the Daiwa Procyon MQ LT spinning reel family is back for freshwater and inshore applications. From speckled trout, […]

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Maxwell Marine appoints Renzetti sales director

Maxwell Marine has appointed Lorenzo Renzetti to the key role of Sales Director from its operations in Italy where he will focus primarily on promoting and selling Maxwell Superyacht equipment and engineering solutions. Maxwell asserts tht strengthening its sales team in Italy will enable it to be even more pro-active towards original equipment manufacturers (OEM) […]

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Vision Marine Sets World Record

PHOTO COURTESY OF VISION MARINE On August 28 at the 24th Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in Missouri, Vision Marine set a world record for the fastest electric boat. The V32, created in partnership with Hellkat Powerboats, reached a top speed of 109mph, beating the previous record of 88.6mph set by Jaguar.  Designed from the […]

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New Rules of Fire Fighting on Boats

“It was like a fire-breathing dragon.” Fire on the water is no joke. Learn how to prevent, prepare for, and respond to, a worst-case scenario. It was a matter of 15 seconds from the time we smelled the smoke to the time the flames were just billowing,” said Arthur “Kitt” Watson in an interview with […]

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Final Decision Coming on Northern Edge 2023 Military Exercises in Alaska

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt transits the Gulf of Alaska after participating in exercise Northern Edge 2019. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erick A. Parsons. U.S. Navy officials have released a final document on plans for 2023 training exercises in the Gulf of Alaska, with a final decision on which […]

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Electric Invaders

On a Norwegian adventure with the crew of Viking-inspired engineers at Evoy, Simon Murray discovers not only the fanatical dedication behind the race to build the fastest electric boats in the world, but the true meaning of “skol!” Evoy’s electric motors are propelling Norwegian boats to some of the fastest speeds achieved by electricity alone. […]

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Formula 387 Center Console

A return to old form for the builder. by Kevin Koenig Formula is perhaps best known for building stylish, sturdy and above all fast express cruisers that are popular from Long Island, Bahamas, to Long Island, New York. Photos Courtesy of Formula But what many Formula fans may not remember is that the builder once […]

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Sunseeker Wins Innovation of the Year Award

Sunseeker was awarded the “Innovation of the Year” award at the BOAT International Design and Innovation Awards 2022 for its innovative X-TEND system, a transforming sunbed that converts the Beach Club area into a large sunpad perfect for sunbathing at water level. The sunbed then cleverly conceals in the stern when not in use, allowing […]

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Perko names new VP of sales and marketing

Perko — a Miami-based manufacturer of various boatbuilding components — recently announced Michael DeLillo has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing for the company. DeLillo is replacing George Bellwoar, who will be retiring later in the year, though the company said Bellwoar will stay on part-time to help with the transition. DeLillo will […]

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