ePropulsion Announces New Marketing Director and Service Team Members

Somerset, N.J. – ePropulsion, a global leader and market challenger in marine electric propulsion systems and services, announced today it has expanded its management staff to include the hire of new marketing director and head of Hong Kong office, Rita Li. Chang Zhao has expanded her role from CMO and is now responsible for all marketing, sales and service for the company. In addition to expanding the marketing and executive management team, the ePropulsion service staff has doubled to better serve their customers around the world. Li brings over nine years of progressive marketing and management experience to the position. She…
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COAST GUARD FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES MATCHING GIFT CHALLENGE

Stonington, Conn. — The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today that thanks to a gift from Dede D’Arcy, in memory of her husband Bro D’Arcy, donations to the Foundation through October 31 will be tripled, up to $100,000. This special matching gift campaign supports health, fitness and morale projects that help Coast Guard members maintain their physical and mental health, wherever they are deployed. “We are honored to offer this fall’s triple match challenge in honor of our dear friend, Bro D’Arcy,” said Susan Ludwig, Coast…
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Icom’s M605 Wins Fifth Year in A Row

Icom’s M605 Wins Fifth Year in A Row

KIRKLAND, Wash. (September 2021) – At this year’s NMEA Product of Excellence Awards Banquet, Icom’s M605 was presented the Marine VHF of the Year award for the fifth year in a row, keeping our eight-year streak alive. The M506 previously received this award from 2014 – 2016. The M605 is not just a radio. It is an on-board communications system that allows smooth operation essentially anywhere on the vessel. By being able to remotely control up to three controllers with the HM-195 series COMMANDMIC™, the M605 gives boaters flexibility and never have to be tied to one station again. The reason…
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NMEA NAMES 2021 AWARD WINNERS AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO

NMEA NAMES 2021 AWARD WINNERS AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO

•            NMEA Product of Excellence Awards presented in 18 categories •            NMEA Best New Product Award goes to Shadow-Caster’s Light Commander •            NMEA Technology Award goes to Furuno’s NavNet TZT16F •            NMEA Manufacturer of the Year—Garmin Twenty products garnered top honors in three separate award competitions at the 2021 NMEA Marine Electronics Conference & Expo, held last week at the Orlando Doubletree Universal Hotel in Florida. NMEA members cast their votes online in 18 categories for the Product of Excellence Awards while a panel of independent judges named winners in both the NMEA Technology Award and Best New Product contests.…
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IBEX 2021 Announces Schedule of Networking and Special Events

Tampa, FL – The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today that, during the 30th Anniversary Show to be held September 28-30, 2021, it will offer visitors a host of networking and special events for industry professionals to connect. Registration is open and exhibit hall badges are free through September 26, 2021. North America’s largest trade event for recreational marine industry professionals, IBEX is owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and RAI Amsterdam. The IBEX daily schedule can be found at www.ibexshow.com/schedule-at-a-glance/. Special events can be found at www.ibexshow.com/special-events-demos/. All events are detailed as follows: Monday, September 27th…
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50th Newport International Boat Show Offers Showgoers Fun for the Whole Family

Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today a wealth of pre-show promotions and entertaining events in celebration of the Show’s 50th Anniversary, which kicks-off September 16 – 19, 2021, in Newport, Rhode Island. The Newport International Boat Show is committed to producing an event that ensures the safety and well-being of its exhibitors, attendees, staff, and the entire community. The Show will follow and comply with all recommended safety protocols and guidelines put forth by state and local health officials. Though mask wearing outdoors has not been mandated in Rhode Island at this time,…
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From the NMEA press release: The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has released an extensively updated and expanded version of the NMEA 0400 Installation Standard. This standard is the basis for the popular day-long NMEA Marine Electronics Installer training certification courses that are taught virtually and in person. “Version 5.0, Edition 2021 is a major revision to the world’s most extensive Installation Standard for marine electronics,” said Mark Reedenauer, NMEA President & Executive Director. “The new 336-page document includes 30 sections, 13 appendices, 117 figures and 52 tables. The unique design of the Installation Standard allows it to either stand…
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Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today a host of educational activities for boating enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels. The 50th Newport International Boat Show will be held in Newport, Rhode Island, September 16 through 19, 2021. All education programs are sponsored by The Sailing Museum, an educational non-profit organization. Seminars will take place in the newly renovated museum space, located at 365 Thames Street, within easy walking distance from the Show site. The museum will feature National Sailing Hall of Fame and America’s Cup Hall of Fame exhibits when it officially…
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Tampa, FL – The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today that registration is now open for the 30th Anniversary of IBEX, to be held September 28-30, 2021, in the Tampa Convention Center. North America’s largest trade event for recreational marine industry professionals, IBEX is owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and RAI Amsterdam. More than 570 exhibitors have already confirmed for this year’s IBEX, including 48 new exhibiting companies with more signing up each week. Limited exhibit space is still available and expected to sell out in the coming weeks. The IBEX docks are…
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Newport, R.I. – The Sailing Museum (TSM) announced today a unique opportunity for the sailing community to create a film exhibit to be featured in the museum. Scheduled to open in May of 2022, TSM will offer an innovative multi-media experience dedicated to celebrating sailing’s heritage, showcasing its heroes and inspiring new generations of sailors and innovators. TSM will feature themed areas, beginning with Wind & Water where visitors will be introduced to some of the basic principles of sailing. One of the exhibits in this area will be focused on the importance of caring for the places we sail. “As sailors, we have…
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