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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

By this time of year, we all typically have a list of the service we would like to have done on our boat before next season as well as a list of what we “have” to do. At times, our budget allows for all of these items to be accomplished; and often, not many at all. One thing we know is that if we provide pure fuel to our

tags: Fuel Treatments, Service & Repair, Engines

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

This year, I have encountered several boaters who were distressed that, after they launched for the season, they had to be hauled back out to rebuild carburetors and replace damaged valves and blown out gaskets. In each case, it was determined that when they filled their fuel tanks at the end of last season — which is

by: Capt. Fred Davis

tags: Law & Politics, Winterization, Engines

Friday, August 17, 2018

The new Schaefer 580 motoryacht has no steering wheel at the helm station – only a Volvo Penta joystick. The new joystick-controlled motoryacht, powered by twin Volvo Penta 670 hp IPS800s, made its debut at the recent 2018 Rio Boat Show. Márcio Schaefer, CEO of Brazil’s largest yachtbuilder, said: “At

tags: Engines, Navigation, New Boat Models, Electronics

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, was presented a Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award on Wednesday in Madison. This is the second time in four years that Mercury has won the award, also winning the honors in 2014. The Business Friend of the Environment Awards highlights the actions

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact, Awards

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Evinrude announced today the appointment of Nando Zucchi as Vice President of Marketing and International Business Development. In his role, Zucchi will spearhead initiatives leveraging the company’s existing team of global marketing and international business development professionals to drive recognition and build strong

tags: Engines, Employment News

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: Engines, Company Expansions

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: Engines, Safety, Boating 101

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: Engines, Awards

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: Engines, Accessories