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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Reading the monthly boating trade magazines, new boat and outboard sales are steadily making gains again; this from the steep downturn of the U.S. recession that began in 2008. (Really? A decade ago?) As boating comes back stronger, so does the interest in new outboards — for all purposes, but especially fishing and pontoon

by: John Tiger

tags: Engines

Monday, December 4, 2017

Capt. Jim Greer and his solar boat RA returned to their home port in New Port Richey, Florida, Nov. 8, after completing a 7,200-mile voyage running totally on solar panels, batteries and an all-electric propulsion system provided by Torqeedo. The Great Loop voyage took RA from Florida up the East Coast, through the Great Lakes, down

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact, The Great Loop

Friday, December 1, 2017

Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, announces the introduction of its ultra-lightweight and reliable 15/20hp EFI FourStroke outboard platform. In addition, Mercury is proud to launch its innovative new Multi-Function Tiller Handle assembly designed for the 15/20hp EFI FourStroke platform – the

tags: Engines

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Suzuki Marine, a leader in 4-stroke outboard technology and performance, is proud to introduce its newest model, the DF350A. At 350 horsepower, this V6 4-stroke is the largest, most powerful outboard Suzuki has built to date. In development for more than three years, it represents a significant milestone in both engineering and

tags: Engines

Friday, November 24, 2017

The new EP CARRY Motor system is the only one designed just for small craft such as dinghies, tenders, row boats, and fishing skiffs. EP CARRY delivers quiet, safe, efficient electric power with unique, patented features for control, comfort, and safety. Small boats are different; they’re lighter and more unstable, with

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Some work days are better than others. Testing Yamaha outboards on a stunningly beautiful mid-September day on Wisconsin’s Lake Geneva would qualify as a good one. With just a hint of color in the trees, we put all of Yamaha’s latest offerings through the paces aboard a wide range of boats. Everything from a tiny 2.5 hp

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Engines, Events

Monday, September 18, 2017

BRP, a world leader in powersports, recently announced the launch of a revolutionary joystick system that instills 360 degrees of confidence when docking your boat — the Evinrude iDock joystick piloting system. Available on boats with twin Evinrude E-TEC G2 150 to 300 HP engines, the new intuitive, integrated, and attainable

tags: Electronics, Engines

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Travel 1003 C is a new, longer-running model of Torqeedo’s best-selling electric outboard with integrated lithium battery. The Travel 1003 C boasts a 915 Wh battery – 73 percent more battery capacity compared to the standard Travel 1003 at an almost-identical weight. Both Travel 1003 models offer the same performance

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Volvo Penta of the Americas is expanding its service school offerings by partnering with vocational technical schools in the United States and Canada. Volvo Penta is now offering technical training classes at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario; Oak Harbor Vocational School in Oak Harbor, Ohio; Lake Career & Technical Center in

tags: Education, Engines

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Yamaha Marine Group introduced today next-generation F90 four-stroke outboard that is lighter and quicker than its predecessor, leading its class in torque and acceleration. With the new F90, Yamaha has also introduced a new F75 in the same engine family. “The improvements made to the new Yamaha F90 and F75 make them terrific

tags: Engines