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Brunswick to Acquire Power Products Businesses

Mercury Marine’s parent company, Brunswick Corporation entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Power Products – Global Marine & Mobile, which includes the global marine, specialty vehicle, mobile, industrial power, and transportation aftermarket products businesses of Power Products.  Brands included are: Ancor,

Shaft Vibration Eliminated With Vesconite Hilube

Photo: Vesconite

After replacing the all-rubber cutlass bearing of his new Jeanneau Sun Fast 35 Tide The Knot two times in seven years, Robert Metzen sought an alternative. A fellow sailor told him about his positive experience with Hilube as a rudder bearing. Shortly after contacting Leandro Panzini from Vesconite distributor VesArg,

Women Set for Volvo Ocean Race First as Finish Line Looms

 Carolijn Brouwer  (Photo: Dongfeng)

For some of the crew members battling it out in the Volvo Ocean Race there is an additional motivation, they are in the running to become the first women to win the round-the-world event.A change in the rules for the current edition which encourages mixed crews has ensured an end to the male domination of the grueling round-the-world race,

Canadian Electric Boat Company, Torqeedo Power New Rental Fleet

Photo: Torqeedo

Canadian Electric Boat Company and Torqeedo has announced that Canada’s electric boat rental fleet will expand by 27 vessels to serve the new Route de Champlain. Canadian Electric Boat Company (CEBC) will build the vessels powered by emission-free Torqeedo motors.The Route de Champlain is a designated

Mastry to Host ABYC Diesel Engine Certification Course

St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Mastry Engine Center will host an American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Diesel Engine Certification course, July 31–Aug. 2.Course instructor Curt Ainsworth will cover diesel engine theory of operation, troubleshooting and marine-specific installation requirements. Students

Mercury Racing Names Halley as GM

Stuart Halley  (Photo: Mercury Racing

Mercury Racing has named Stuart Halley as its new general manager to replaces Erik Christiansen who left the company in March.Halley is a 25-year veteran of the marine industry having served most recently as Mercury Marine’s PD&E Director, Program Management & Product Planning, a role he has held since 2011.

Heesen Delivers 5000 Aluminium Class Vessel

Photo: Heesen Yachts

Heesen has announced the delivery of YN 18250 White.At 50 meters, with a gross tonnage just below the 500GT threshold, this semi-displacement motor yacht is the latest in the award-winning 5000 Aluminium class.The exterior lines are by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, while Cristiano Gatto was responsible for the interior design.

Heesen Delivers White, 5000 Aluminium Class

YN 18250 White (Photo: Heesen)

Heesen has delivered the YN 18250 White.At 50 meters, with a Gross Tonnage just below the 500GT threshold, this semi-displacement motor yacht is the latest in the award-winning 5000 Aluminium class.Extensive sea trials took place in the North Sea in good weather conditions, with waves up to half a meter.

Torqeedo, BMW Cooperate on Emissions-free Drive System

Torqeedo Deep Blue system (Photo: Torqeedo)

Around the world with BMW i and Torqeedo technology: German sailor Boris Herrmann is planning to compete for the Yacht Club de Monaco in the Vendée Globe solo, around-the-world race in 2020 with the yacht Malizia. BMW and Torqeedo plan to support Team Malizia with lightweight construction and zero-emission drive technology.

Cox Powertrain Appoints Asian Distributor

Sungho Hong, Vice President of SoungJin Marine Co. Ltd with Cox Powertrain’s Global Sales Director, Joel Reid at Miami International Boat Show 2018 Photo courtesy SoungJin Marine Co. Ltd

British diesel outboard manufacturer Cox Powertrain has signed an agreement with SoungJin Marine Co. Ltd. to act as distributor for its 300hp diesel outboard engine in South Korea.SoungJin Marine Co. Ltd has over 30 years‘ in distributing outboard motors and boat accessories. The South Korean company