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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

As summer gets in full swing, approximately 13 million pleasure boats will be entering our nation’s waters for fishing, casual cruising, and other marine-based sports. These fun days in the sun, however, may have an unintended negative impact on the environment due to the majority of these boats being gas-powered. Not only can

by: Joe Fleming, Chief Engineer for Elco Motor Yachts, www.elcomotoryachts.com

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact

Thursday, August 1, 2019

As boaters, we are inherently connected to the world around us. The feel of the sun and wind on our skin leads to a deeper awareness of the tides, currents, weather, wind direction and intensity, all of which have a great impact on our time on the water. It is this connection that makes boaters the perfect stewards of the natural

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Cimco Marine AB (publ.) are developing the new generation Diesel powered outboard, with six cylinders, twin turbo, 3-liter, diesel engine from BMW as a basis. Internally the project is known as the BISON project. The next generation prototypes are currently being built and are scheduled to hit the water in early July. Start of

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Evinrude recently announced the expansion of the revolutionary Evinrude E-TEC G2 product line to include 115 H.O., 140HP, and 150HP models. Evinrude’s extended line-up is designed to give more boaters confidence on the water – in any situation. Confidence Through Innovation and Performance Shattering the paradigm for

tags: Company Expansions, Engines

Monday, July 8, 2019

The new Mercury Racing 450R outboard is purpose designed for the high-performance disciple craving unrelenting power. Steeped in Mercury Racing DNA, the 450R features a 4.6-liter V8 FourStroke powerhead boosted by an exclusive Mercury Racing supercharger to produce 450 peak propshaft horsepower and 40 percent higher torque than the

tags: Company Expansions, Engines, Racing

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Over the objections of a wide coalition of American citizens and environmental, conservation, food producer, fuel retailer, taxpayer advocate, and outdoor recreation industry groups, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently waived Clean Air Act provisions and eliminated the three-and-a-half-month blackout period on the sale

tags: Law & Politics, Service & Repair, Engines, Environmental Impact, Fuel Treatments

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

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

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

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