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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Volvo Penta of the Americas today announced the appointment of Interstate PowerSystems as a new Authorized Power Center for the marine industry. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Interstate PowerSystems is a division of Interstate Companies, Inc., which has been in business since 1957 with more than 20 locations in the upper

tags: Company Expansions, Engines

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Boating Industry, the monthly U.S. boating business magazine, has selected Volvo Penta’s D13-1000 and IPS1350 propulsion package among the top products of the year. The 2018 list of the 100 top boating products appeared in the May issue of the magazine. The products were chosen by the editors from hundreds of nominations, based

tags: Engines

Monday, April 2, 2018

With boatyards, backyards, marinas, and clubs now coming to life, spring commissioning time has arrived. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has a Spring Commissioning Checklist to help boaters start the season right: Before You Launch: Hose clamps should be inspected and replaced as necessary. Double clamp

tags: Safety, Boating 101, Engines

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

BRP, a world leader in powersports, recently announced Evinrude will be inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame® during the Space Foundation’s 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., on April 19. As a 2018 Organization Inductee, Evinrude will be honored for the company’s role in commercializing the

tags: Awards, Engines

Monday, March 19, 2018

Preventing boat theft is a no-brainer. But, have you taken the precautionary measures to deter thieves targeting parts of your boat that come with a high price tag? Something that is often desired, and is an easy target, is your outboard motor. By taking a few precautionary steps, you can greatly decrease the chance that someone will

tags: Accessories, Engines

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The thought of doing engine maintenance is enough to keep anyone up at night. But it is a necessary part of owning a boat, and can be made easy if you spend just a little time planning for it. The best place to start is to follow your manufacturer's guidelines designed to keep your boat running well and make each component last

tags: Boating 101, Engines

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

BRP, a world leader in powersports, recently announced that Evinrude has received recognition as a “Green Master” in the Wisconsin Green Masters Program. Presented by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, the Green Masters Program assesses and acknowledges local businesses on their sustainability performance in a

tags: Awards, Engines

Friday, February 16, 2018

Seven Marine today unveiled its Seven Outboard Portfolio in a press conference at the Miami International Boat Show, including two brand new models, running at 527 and 577hp, and a redesigned and enhanced 627hp model. Amidst a growing market interest in high-power outboards for larger boats, this innovative portfolio provides more

tags: Events, Company Expansions, Engines

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: The Great Loop, Engines, Environmental Impact