Schmitt and Ongaro renames, rebrands

To better clarify its company image, Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products has renamed and rebranded to Schmitt Marine, with product line brands Schmitt Steering Wheels and Ongaro Marine housed within the top-tier umbrella. Tim Schmitt, president, made the announcement. “Since Schmitt acquired Ongaro Marine in 2008, there’s been confusion in the marketplace as to the […]

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What’s the Best Depth Finder for Your Boat?

What’s the Best Small Boat Depth Finder? Knowing the depth beneath your boat could be the difference between catching a limit or getting skunked. It could also prevent the headaches of running aground or a prop strike. Depth finders are a valuable feature for anyone hitting the water, but which one is best for your […]

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Best Stargazing Binoculars: 6 Pairs for Boaters

Looking to do a little skywatching at sea or on shore? The best stargazing binoculars will take you higher than standard marine binoculars. While just about any pair of binoculars will offer an enhanced view of the heavens, when it comes to astronomy binoculars that also perform well in a marine context, the field narrows […]

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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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Yamaha spearheads training program in Alaska

Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit and the Alaska Maritime Education Consortium (AMEC) signed a Yamaha Marine Training Program Agreement under Yamaha’s Technical School Partnership Program. This Agreement will establish a comprehensive Yamaha marine technical training program throughout the state, specifically in remote regions. Governor Mike Dunleavy, Dr. Tamika L. Ledbetter, Commissioner, Alaska Department of Labor […]

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GTECHNIQ ANNOUNCES RINSE-ON CERAMIC COATING

Cumming, Ga. – Gtechniq, global leader in the detailing industry, announced today a new, easy to use protective coating designed specifically for the marine environment, Marine Rinse-On Ceramic. The easiest coating in the Gtechniq product line, Marine Rinse-On Ceramic eliminates the hassle of cleaning and waxing tasks, ensuring a boat retains its gloss and color […]

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GTECHNIQ ANNOUNCES CERAMIC FAST COAT

Cumming, Ga. – Gtechniq, global leader in the detailing industry, announced today a new, easy to use protective coating designed specifically for the marine environment, Marine Ceramic Fast Coat. Reducing cleaning, waxing and maintenance time for owners and crew, the Gtechniq Marine Ceramic Fast Coat ensures a boat retains its gloss and color depth throughout […]

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6 of the best VHF handheld marine radios for your boat

No skipper should be without a ‘mobile’ VHF, but which one is best for you? Fox Morgan put six to the test to help narrow your search… Handheld VHF radios are must-have items on every boat owner’s kit list. Even if your boat has a fixed VHF marine radio, you are often away from the […]

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Marine Products Corporation reports 42% increase for Q2

Marine Products Corporation (MPC) — manufacturer of Chaparral and Robalo boats — announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022. “Our manufacturing facility operated throughout the second quarter of 2022 as we worked to satisfy continued high dealer and consumer demand during the height of the retail selling season,” stated Ben M. Palmer, Marine […]

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Schmitt and Ongaro signs NTP-STAG for distribution

Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products, a manufacturer of marine steering wheels, horns, wipers and other components for recreational and commercial vessels, has signed distributor NTP-STAG. Watson “Roby” Holland, Schmitt & Ongaro VP of sales and marketing, made the announcement. NTP-STAG has a robust portfolio of over 200 brands and an in-depth understanding of the marine […]

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