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Thursday, June 6, 2019

One year ago the U.S. Coast Guard required new recreational boats to have more floatation to support the increased weight of newer four-stroke outboards if the boat becomes swamped. Now the agency is implementing those changes as reported in the Spring 2019 issue of the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Circular. Boat Owners Association

tags: Engines, Stabilization

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Celebrating over eighty years of continuous business this year, Howe Marine had humble beginnings in 1938. Originally opened in Indian River, Mich., as ‘Majestic Marine’, Steve Majestic was the first owner, followed by “Stub” and Bessie Howe in 1942. After updating the name, “Stub” and his wife also

tags: Service & Repair, Antique & Classic Boats, Dealerships, Engines, Lake Michigan

Thursday, May 30, 2019

FLIR is pleased to announce the addition of Yamaha Command Link and Command Link Plus integration into Raymarine’s family of Axiom® multifunction displays. This new capability is one of many new features introduced with the recent release of the LightHouse Annapolis 3.9 operating system for Axiom. Certified by Yamaha,

tags: Software & Apps, Company Expansions, Electronics, Engines, Smart Technology

Thursday, April 11, 2019

At the risk of self-promotion (wife promotion?), this writer’s wife and partner, Laura Tiger, certainly fills a unique niche in the boating world. Our little business in Virginia Beach restores and rebuilds two-stroke outboards. Not antiques or show engines usually, though we do a few custom special (race and classic) engines

by: John Tiger

tags: Engines, Service & Repair, Women in Boating

Friday, March 22, 2019

AMF Marine – a division of Alum Metal Fab, LLC and located in Valley View, OH – is owned and operated by Nick Shirk, an avid boater and outdoorsman. His extensive knowledge of fabrication and engineering has allowed him to expand his marine product line globally and offer many services. Swim Platforms AMF Marine currently

tags: Flooring, Accessories, Engines

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Are you a do-it-yourselfer that just needs help finding a part? Or do you need a professional to take care of it for you? Spring is on its way and we only have a few weeks left to get things completed before the launch period. No matter if you need supplies and parts, a little guidance, or want to schedule a tech to take care of your

by: Jeff Wilson, Co-Owner & General Manager of Marine Tech Concepts

tags: Engines, Spring Commissioning

Friday, March 8, 2019

Consumers who purchase and take delivery of eligible Evinrude E-TEC engines during the Perfect 10 Sales Event will qualify for a 10-year, non-declining, 100% factory-backed extended service coverage valued at up to $5,500 (USD). Customers repowering with Evinrude E-TEC engines will receive 7-year factory backed coverage and free

tags: Engines, Promotions & Giveaways

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Evinrude, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and the National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA) announced today that Evinrude will donate two million dollars’ worth of Evinrude ETEC G2 3.4L V6 outboard engines to the ABYC Foundation supporting next generation marine technician training. The donation, which is the

tags: Charity, Education, Engines

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Each year Congress authorizes the budget and overall spending level for the U.S. Coast Guard, which can have a direct effect on recreational boaters. Boat Owners Association of The United States applauds December 4’s passage of The Frank Lobiondo Coast Guard Authorization of Act of 2018, which offers new safety and

tags: Engines, Law & Politics

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Evinrude announced today that for the second year, it has received recognition as a Green Master, the highest sustainable business rating from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council’s Green Masters Program. Recognizing sustainable actions by businesses from across the state of Wisconsin, the Green Masters Program works to

tags: Awards, Engines, Environmental Impact