Please select your home edition

A mixed bag of news this week - North America newsletter

by Peter Rendle 29 May 14:00 PDT
The TP52's arrive in Newport, RI © Stephen R Cloutier

Peters & May, the official transport supplier to the 52 Super Series, proudly announced the successful delivery of a full fleet of TP52 yachts from Palma, Mallorca, to Newport, RI, in preparation for two highly anticipated race events hosted by the prestigious New York Yacht Club.

Peters & May ensured the prompt departure of the fleet, which left Palma on May 5th, just three days after completing their first event of the season, the 52 SUPER SERIES PalmaVela Sailing Week. "It was certainly a busy couple of days for our team on the ground and back at our headquarters," comments Michael Wood, Director at Peters & May. "It goes to show how our depth and breadth of experience in this sector, combined with months of preparation, ensures the timely and efficient shipments for our clients."

Explora Journeys, the new luxury ocean travel brand of the MSC Group, is proud to be the Global Partner of the Louis Vuitton 37th America's Cup, the pinnacle of global yacht racing and the oldest competition in international sports, set to take place this year in the vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain. This marks a significant milestone for Explora Journeys, aligning with the brand's commitment to creating exceptional experiences at sea and reflecting a shared maritime heritage and values.

Vision Marine Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: VMAR), a pioneer in electric marine propulsion, proudly announced the filing of its fourth patent on May 15th, for a dedicated high-voltage marine battery pack. This battery pack is a key element of the E-Motion™ Marine Powertrain Technology and will also be available as a standalone product for future recreational electric powerboats.

FLIR, a global leader in high-performance marine thermal imaging systems, recently announced that Garmin has added support for the FLIR Maritime Thermal Monitoring System (MTMS) in their recent April 2024 (v35) software release. Supported features include: Live display of the video feed from the FLIR MTMS camera system; Audible alarms and visual alerts from the FLIR MTMS on the Garmin chart plotter; Full support for thermal, visible and MSX thermal/visible blending; Thermal color palette selection; Custom camera naming.

The eve of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in Australia saw the Global Launch of the Maritimo M55 and M600 Black Edition. We at attended, with Global Editor John Curnow talking with Maritimo Operations Manager Phil Candler, Former President of Maritimo Americas Dave Northrop and Managing Partner Americas Keith Teynor to find out more. Watch the video and walkthrough.

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), today introduced the all-new MerCruiser® T8200 Tow Sport inboard. The engine is built on Mercury's successful 8.2L V8 big-block platform and includes Smart Tow® digital control systems to transform the biggest watersports boats into the ultimate adrenaline machines. The T8200 joins the T6200 in the Tow Sport lineup, reinforcing Mercury's commitment to providing marine propulsion solutions for all recreational boaters and activities.

Arizona State Representative David Cook has been awarded the Arizona State Legislator of the Year Award by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) for his support of the recreational boating and fishing industry.

Stay onboard,
Peter Rendle -

Related Articles

New conference, partnerships and products
A summary of news relevant to businesses across Oceania The Australian Commercial Marine Group (ACMG) is thrilled to announce the program for the inaugural 'Australian Commercial Marine Conference' set to take place in Sydney on Thursday, August 1, 2024. Posted on 18 Jul
Expansions and product news this week
A summary of news relevant to marine businesses across North America Firstly, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) submitted comments to California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) in response to its proposed changes to Proposition (Prop) 65 short-form warning requirements. Posted on 17 Jul
Sydney International Boat Show set to go
A summary of news relevant to businesses across Oceania The Sydney International Boat Show, held 1-4 August at the iconic Darling Harbour, will play host to a stunning line-up of global, Asia-Pacific and Australian launches and premieres. Posted on 12 Jul
Industry supports speed restriction delays
A summary of news relevant to marine businesses across North America The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries Subcommittee recently held a legislative hearing on four key bills supported by the recreational boating industry, including H.R.8704. Posted on 10 Jul
Industry attention diverts to Sydney
A summary of news relevant to businesses across Oceania If you are not exhibiting and are looking for a winter weekend adventure to keep every family member entertained, look no further than the Sydney International Boat Show, which brings an assortment of marine experiences to Sydney from 1 to 4 August. Posted on 4 Jul
IBEX gearing up for their exhibition & conference
A summary of news relevant to marine businesses across North America Registration is open for the 2024 International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), North America's premier technical trade event for the recreational marine industry, taking place at the Tampa Convention Center, October 1 - 3. Posted on 3 Jul
NSW boating tax continues to be contested by BIA
A summary of news relevant to businesses across Oceania The NSW Government is set to hit the boating public and industry with the highest taxes in the nation from 1 July, according to the Boating Industry Association (BIA). BIA represents hundreds of marine businesses and thousands of workers. Posted on 27 Jun
Technical developments continue to improve systems
A summary of news relevant to marine businesses across North America Emerson now offers a free template configuration for marine applications, based on its Movicon.NExTTM HMI/SCADA system, and its PACSystemsTM edge controllers, industrial panel PCs, and other control and networking products. Posted on 26 Jun
Mulpha Events expand with Expo takeover
A summary of news relevant to businesses across Oceania Mulpha Events, owner-operator of the world-renowned Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show has announced the acquisition of the Australian Adventure Expo, Australia's only trade exhibition for the outdoor adventure, 4x4, fishing and hunting sector. Posted on 20 Jun
Environment issues and boat show updates feature
A summary of news relevant to marine businesses across North America Last week, members of Congress questioned NOAA Administrator Dr Richard Spinrad on the agency's proposed expansion of the 2008 North Atlantic Right Whale Vessel Strike Reduction rule. Posted on 19 Jun