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No increase on tariffs for US boats entering the EU - North American MarineBusinessWorld newsletter

02/06/2021


No increase on tariffs for US boats entering the EU - North American MarineBusinessWorld newsletter

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The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS), powered by Fischer Panda UK's electric drive system and generators, in sea trials earlier this year - photo © ProMare / IBM


Dear Recipient Name

The U.S. and European Union (EU) announced the parties reached an agreement to suspend the June 1 increase of tariffs on U.S. boats entering the EU, effective immediately.

On behalf of the collective one million jobs and 67,000 businesses supported by the industry on both sides of the Atlantic, European Boating Industry (EBI), International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) applaud the negotiations and call for continued discussions to strengthen trade relations between the trade blocks.

Propulsion

Following an overwhelmingly positive response to the Pulse 58, the world's first electric RIB with a fully integrated electric drive launched at Dusseldorf Boat Show 2020, RS Electric Boats has further developed the boat's design and technology to bring out the next generation model - the Pulse 63.

Pulse 63 Electric RIB from RS Electric Boats - photo © RS Electric Boats
Pulse 63 Electric RIB from RS Electric Boats - photo © RS Electric Boats

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Yanmar Power Technology Co., Ltd., and Japan Engine Corporation formed a consortium of Japanese engine manufacturers to pursue joint development of hydrogen fuelled marine engines for ocean-going and coastal vessels towards establishing a world-leading position in hydrogen engine technologies.

Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) this week introduced the Fueling America's Security and Transportation with Electricity Act of 2021 (FAST Electricity Act), which creates a new federal tax incentive to accelerate the manufacturing and adoption of all types of electrified transportation modes ranging from recreational boats to industrial equipment.

Fischer Panda UK's electric drive system and generators will power the world's first fully automated vessel, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS), when it sets sail on its historic maiden voyage across the Atlantic this June.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Cigarette Racing Team, synonymous with high-powered luxury performance powerboats, has new ownership with big plans for growth of the company and the future of boat racing across the globe. Lionheart Capital, led by Founder and CEO, Ophir Sternberg, has partnered with billionaire entrepreneur, John H. Ruiz, to purchase the iconic American brand from longtime owner of two decades, Skip Braver.

On May 26, Dometic completed the acquisition of Zamp Solar, a leading North American manufacturer of innovative and high-quality mobile solar power solutions for the outdoor market.

Zamp Solar - photo © Zamp Solar
Zamp Solar - photo © Zamp Solar

Southern Marinas, a premier owner and operator of marina properties, and an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners, the leading investor in travel and leisure businesses, are pleased to announce their partnership to acquire and operate a best-in-class portfolio of marinas across North America.

The Limestone Boat Company Limited (TSXV: BOAT) manufacturer of the heritage brand Limestone® Boats - is pleased to announce the closing of its previously disclosed acquisition of Ebbtide Holdings, LLC, a leading manufacturer of boats located in White Bluff, TN.

New Products

The latest Simrad® software update was released this month for its multifunction displays (MFDs), packed with the latest technology and visual enhancements. The updates include a series of radar interface improvements and features focused on safety, like Dangerous Target Alert, and enhanced integration with partners.

Blue Guard Innovations announces the introduction of its boat monitoring and control system, Smart Skipper™. Smart Skipper enables owners, operators and captains to monitor the security and safety of their unattended vessels.

Smart Skipper™- Boat Monitoring System - photo © Blue Guard Innovations
Smart Skipper™- Boat Monitoring System - photo © Blue Guard Innovations

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has launched its Digital Yacht initiative with the release of an exclusive video offering unique insight from the build-up to the next edition of The Ocean Race and its use of digital technology.

Oceanic Systems (UK) Ltd, manufacturer of alarm, display and control systems for leisure, commercial and military vessels, continue to expand their Poseidon system range with the new Poseidon NVR, a high reliability server grade network video recording (NVR) system.

Answering significant demand from boatbuilders and sailboat owners for a low power, high output watermaker, Fischer Panda UK is introducing the new H20 ECO Series of reverse osmosis water desalination systems.

The importance of protecting your skin from harmful UV, even in cloudy conditions, is well understood in the southern hemisphere yet less so in the northern hemisphere. Which is why the Australian brand Zhik attach so much importance to their new UVActive® range of shirts for summer boating activity.

Safety and survival specialist ACR Electronics has launched the world's smallest and most simple satellite communication device - the ACR Bivy Stick two-way satellite messenger and app.

The ACR Bivy Stick two-way satellite messenger - photo © ACR Electronics
The ACR Bivy Stick two-way satellite messenger - photo © ACR Electronics

Campaigns

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) recently announced the Get On Board consumer marketing campaign will launch during National Fishing & Boating Week, June 5-13. After a historic year with record sales and participation in boating and fishing, the 2021 industry-wide campaign will focus on retaining the recent surge of newcomers, while recruiting the next generation of boaters and anglers.

B&G has returned as an Official Technical Supplier to The Ocean Race, including the upcoming inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe that begins May 29 in Lorient, France. B&G has a rich and long tradition with The Ocean Race dating back to the original Whitbread Round-The-World Race in 1973 and has been a part of each edition of The Ocean Race since, including on-board every race winner of this epic adventure around the globe.

11th Hour Racing Team goes sailing off Concarneau during the March training session in France. - photo © Amory Ross
11th Hour Racing Team goes sailing off Concarneau during the March training session in France. - photo © Amory Ross

People

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Connor Bevan has joined ASA's Government Affairs staff as the new Inland Fisheries Policy Manager.

Raul Bermudez, Vice President of MarineMax Vacations, has been instrumental in designing a power-boat charter program with a top-notch operation that consistently exceeds customer expectations. He celebrates his 10th anniversary with MarineMax Vacations this year.

Leading marine industry innovator Dometic Marine has promoted industry veteran Ray Wong to the pivotal position of Vice President, Technology & Product Development. Wong has been with the company for more than two decades, helping to develop many of its award-winning products.

More industry news below. Fell free to send your latest company or product information to me by email.

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

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The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today the results of its investment in spouse education grants for 2021.

Yanmar transfers direct sales rights of the Dtorque to Neander
Following three and a half years as exclusive global distributor for the Dtorque 111 turbo diesel outboard, Yanmar Marine, alongside the engine's developer and manufacturer, Neander Shark GmbH, have jointly announced the next phase of their partnership.

First award-winning CLX96 Sea Activity Vessel prepares to launch
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Volvo Penta acquires majority stake in marine battery systems pioneer ZEM AS
Volvo Penta has announced an exciting new acquisition of ZEM - a company with 12 years of market experience as a supplier of both marine battery systems and complete electric drivelines and a strong track record in Norway.

B&G named as official supplier of 11th Hour Racing Team
B&G®, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, announced its partnership with 11th Hour Racing Team this week prior to the team's upcoming start in The Ocean Race Europe in Lorient, France on Saturday.

Cigarette Racing sells to Lionheart Capital & Billionaire Entrepreneur John H. Ruiz
Cigarette Racing Team, synonymous with high-powered luxury performance powerboats, has new ownership with big plans for growth of the company and the future of boat racing in across the globe.

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Blue Guard Innovations introduces Smart Skipper™
Blue Guard Innovations announces the introduction of its boat monitoring and control system, Smart Skipper™. Smart Skipper enables owners, operators and captains to monitor the security and safety of their unattended vessels.

American Sportfishing Association appoints new Inland Fisheries Policy Manager
The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Connor Bevan has joined ASA's Government Affairs staff as the new Inland Fisheries Policy Manger.

New radar safety features highlight latest Simrad software release
The latest Simrad® software update was released this month for its multifunction displays (MFDs), packed with the latest technology and visual enhancements.

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Senator Cantwell proposes new incentives for electric boats
Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) this week introduced the Fueling America's Security and Transportation with Electricity Act of 2021 (FAST Electricity Act)

Dometic acquires Zamp Solar
On May 26, 2021, Dometic completed the acquisition of Zamp Solar, a leading North American manufacturer of innovative and high-quality mobile solar power solutions for the outdoor market.

Inmarsat launches new Digital Yacht initiative with exclusive Ocean Race video
Inmarsat has launched its Digital Yacht initiative with the release of an exclusive video offering unique insight from the build-up to the next edition of The Ocean Race and its use of digital technology.

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Fischer Panda UK powers ground-breaking Mayflower Ship for unmanned Atlantic crossing in June
Fischer Panda UK's electric drive system and generators will power the world's first fully automated vessel, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS), when it sets sail on its historic maiden voyage across the Atlantic this June.

B&G® returns for another race around the world with The Ocean Race
The leading sailing electronics brand returns as Official Technical Supplier for The Ocean Race Europe and The Ocean Race 2022/23.

Coast Guard Foundation partners with Wawa Foundation to fund Morale and Wellness Projects
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today it has received a $20,000 donation from the Wawa Foundation.

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Southern Marinas and KSL Capital Partners form partnership
Southern Marinas are pleased to announce their partnership to acquire and operate a best-in-class portfolio of marinas across North America.

Limestone Boat Company completes acquisition of Ebbtide Holdings, LLC
The Limestone Boat Company Limited is pleased to announce the closing of its previously disclosed acquisition of Ebbtide Holdings, LLC ("Ebbtide"), a leading manufacturer of boats located in White Bluff, TN (the "Acquisition").

ePropulsion announces ePropulsion Sailing Team
ePropulsion, a global leader and market challenger in marine electric propulsion systems and services, announced today it has sponsored Travis Odenbach's J/70 one-design for the 2021 season.

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Joint Statement of EBI, ICOMIA and NMMA on US-EU agreement to halt tariffs on US recreational boats
The U.S. and European Union (EU) this week announced the parties reached an agreement to suspend the June 1 increase of tariffs on U.S. boats entering the EU, effective immediately.

Oceanic Systems introduces Poseidon NVR, a powerful marine network video recording system
Oceanic Systems, manufacturer of alarm, display and control systems for leisure, commercial and military vessels, continue to expand their Poseidon system range with the new Poseidon NVR, a high reliability server grade network video recording system.

Fischer Panda UK launches H20 ECO energy recovery watermaker for power conscious sailboat owners
Answering significant demand from boatbuilders and sailboat owners for a low power, high output watermaker, Fischer Panda UK is introducing the new H20 ECO Series of reverse osmosis water desalination systems.

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Dometic Marine promotes Ray Wong to Vice President, Technology & Product Development
Twenty-year veteran to direct future product development and new technology efforts during exciting period for marine industry.

Sea Sure's seating now onboard USA's Ultimate Marine & HCB powerboats
Possibly one of the hottest powerboats of the year to come out of Ultimate Marine & HCB in the USA is using SHOCK-WBV P series units for its seating.

Zhik's new UVActive shirts protect your skin from harmful rays
The importance of protecting your skin from harmful UV, even in cloudy conditions, is well understood in the southern hemisphere yet less so in the northern hemisphere.

Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show returns to Norwalk Cove Marina
After a year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, plans are under way to welcome visitors to Norwalk Cove Marina for the 45th Progressive® Insurance Norwalk Boat Show® September 23-26, 2021.

Garmin announces MSC 10 marine satellite compass
Garmin® International announced the MSC™ 10 marine satellite compass with multi-band GNSS and a fully integrated attitude and heading reference system for a smooth and accurate GPS-derived heading and position on the water.

In conversation with Jelte Liebrand: The tech-savvy navigation entrepreneur
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IBEX announces 2021 Show dates
The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today that preparations are under way for the 30th Anniversary of IBEX, to be held September 28-30, 2021 in the Tampa Convention Center.

RS Electric Boats develops Next Generation Electric RIB – The Pulse 63
Following an overwhelmingly positive response to the Pulse 58, the world's first electric RIB with a fully integrated electric drive launched at Dusseldorf Boat Show 2020, RS Electric Boats has further developed the boat's design and technology.

Pearl Yachts starts 2021 with strong orders and deliveries
Pearl Yachts has just completed one of its busiest-ever quarters, despite the challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic. Strong sales & deliveries throughout are showing the resilience of the brand's recent growth, in successful collaboration with partners

Sunseeker appoints OneWater Marine as principal US distributor
Sunseeker USA Sales Co. Inc. continues the development of its world-class dealer network, today formally announcing the appointment of OneWater Marine as its principal US distributor.

Hurricane announces expansion with new openings and new facility
Hurricane deck-boats, legendary innovator in versatile deck-boat designs, announced today that it has started production in a new facility in Syracuse, Indiana.

US Sailing names Alan Ostfield Chief Executive Officer
US Sailing today announced Alan Ostfield (Pittsburgh, Pa.), an accomplished sports and entertainment industry leader, as the Association's new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

New boat sales remain elevated in 2021
The NMMA reports that retail unit sales of new powerboats in February 2021 were up 34% compared to the same time period last year, according to its New Powerboat Registrations Report.

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