Wednesday, April 29, 2020Today’s outboard engines offer a slew of functions that are of special interest to anglers—even if they weren’t necessarily targeting fishermen when developing them. Yamaha is an example of an outboard manufacturer offering some cutting-edge tech, and I talked to their new product introduction manager, David Meeler,
Friday, April 3, 2020Electric and hybrid propulsion systems for boats have been on the horizon for years but how close is a real and affordable mass-market solution? The green movement gets a lot of attention but it’s the need for energy independence that’s driving the need for alternate propulsion. So far, the market has been developing in
Wednesday, April 1, 2020Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. recently announced plans for its future Suzuki Marine Technical Center USA, scheduled to be built on a 20-acre waterfront property in Panama City, Florida. While the official launch date for this project is still unknown, Suzuki is currently finishing renovations on existing building sites on the
Tuesday, March 31, 2020EP Carry is the lightest, complete electric motor system with plenty of power and range for days of ship to shore duties. For dinghy use, a quick charge from your house bank each night means you never worry about range. But, if you have a small camp cruiser and you want to motor all day, you’ve previously been limited by battery
Monday, March 30, 2020We’ve all become familiar with the Toyota Prius and seen increasing numbers of Teslas zipping around the roadways. We’ve been hearing about “green” technology as a solution to make the environment cleaner and better, and, while these cars are celebrated for being revolutionary, this technology is also being
Monday, March 23, 2020As time and technology move further along, boaters with older engines are faced with repair-or-replace decisions when their older outboards need repair, become less reliable, or stop working altogether. What to do? New engines are often prohibitively expensive. Even a mid-sized outboard (90-140hp) will easily top $10 large rigged and
Thursday, February 20, 2020Mercury Racing and Sea Ray, both part of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC), each won an NMMA Innovation Award at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. Mercury Racing was honored for its 450R engine in the outboard category while Sea Ray won an award for its groundbreaking SLX-R 400e outboard which debuted at CES earlier this year.
Monday, February 17, 2020The new Mercury Racing 60R outboard is a brilliant performance solution for technical flats skiffs. The only outboard in its class with a 15-inch midsection, the Mercury Racing 60R fits perfectly on the transom of these compact performance skiffs and offers the added benefits of a high-thrust gearcase. This lightweight, compact
Friday, February 14, 2020
Volva Penta announces the start of production and assembly of Seven Marine outboards in Lexington, Tennessee facility.
Monday, February 3, 2020The modern screw propeller was invented by John Patch as a double bladed, fan shaped device. It propelled his boat across the harbor in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, in the summer of 1833 using a hand-cranked propeller shaft. This inboard propeller shaft configuration continued to be used with the development of engine powered boats,