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North American MarineBusinessWorld news round-up - September 2022

by Peter Rendle 14 Sep 2022 10:00 PDT
All-new Manitou pontoons revolutionize the boating experience with a timeless, modern design, a one-of-a-kind on-board experience and groundbreaking Rotax Outboard Engine © BRP

BRP Inc. is shaking up the boating industry with fully redesigned Manitou, Alumacraft and Quintrex boats featuring the all new Rotax Outboard Engine with Stealth Technology.

Disappearing under the boat, and engineered not to be seen or felt, this new engine technology is a game-changer. The model year 2023 Manitou, Alumacraft and Quintrex lineups also stand out thanks to their seamless, holistic and daringly innovative design from bow to stern. The result is a truly integrated boat that frees up valuable space for boaters and their families, and that pushes the design to stunning new heights.

Trade registration for NMMA's 2023 Discover Boating boat and sportshows is now available to industry representatives and stakeholders. The digital NMMA Marine Trade Credential will provide access to all NMMA consumer events excluding the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show, which should be handled through Informa Markets.

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) have announced a date and registration for the next free online USCG/ABYC Risk Mitigation Series. The third webinar of the series will be "Defect Notification and Product Recalls" held November 9th from 2-4 p.m. EST.

Recreational boating industry stakeholders and marine exporters, or those who are looking to export, are invited to participate at Discover Global Markets' forum, "The Blue Economy" taking place this year in Rhode Island, from September 20-22. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from a host of speakers and U.S. Government Trade Experts.

Raymarine and Groupe Beneteau have recently announced a partnership to supply Raymarine award-winning Axiom chartplotters and navigation equipment to the BENETEAU Oceanis range of sailing yachts. This latest collaboration will see Raymarine instruments fitted as standard across the Oceanis range, which have been chosen specifically for their proven track record in reliability.

The American Sportfishing Association joined a coalition of fishing and boating organizations in submitting comments to the National Marine Fisheries Service regarding proposed North Atlantic Right Whale vessel speed regulations. The proposal would create a massive speed restriction zone from Massachusetts to north Florida for all vessels 35' or greater for approximately half the year.

Volvo Penta has launched a new range of variable speed marine generator sets, a key enabler for electric propulsion for marine vessels, demonstrating the company's commitment to leading the marine industry in its transformation towards sustainable marine propulsion. Now a standard part of the Volvo Penta marine offer, the range of variable speed marine generator sets allows shipyards to install hybrid-electric modular propulsion systems today. This important move towards modular propulsion enables operators to invest in new vessels with the peace of mind that they are built ready and adaptable for emerging alternative energy sources.

IMTRA, the leading manufacturer and importer of quality marine and commercial products, announced recently that it welcomed Kris Carroll, president, Grady-White Boats, to speak with IMTRA employees during the final day of IMTRA's week-long National Sales Meeting in New Bedford, MA. The topic of discussion was "Exceptional Attention to Detail" which has led to the success of both companies.

World-leading global Freight Forwarding specialists Peters & May has continued to strengthen during the first six months of 2022 despite market challenges caused by the ongoing impact of Covid and the conflict in Ukraine. The Peters & May marine team, headquartered in the UK and represented by ten offices worldwide, has overseen just short of 1500 yacht shipments so far this year and its sales teams are already busy with requests coming in from clients, private individuals and charter companies for shipments in 2023.

Smartgryo's stabilization software now integrates with Garmin OneHelm™, an advanced multifunction display boat-control system. Technology and design innovator Smartgyro is the latest in a growing list of leading companies to have been integrated with OneHelm, Garmin's intuitive solution that simplifies control and customization of the boat's crucial systems to one master source.

More marine industry news at: www.marinebusinessworld.com/NorthAmerica

Stay safe,
Peter Rendle - peter.rendle@marinebusinessworld.com

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