Weekly 5: Outboard engine shipments up 6 percent through February

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Outboard engine shipments up 6 percent through February U.S. outboard engine wholesale shipments grew by 6.1 percent for the twelve months through February …
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Honda Marine introduces concept engine at MIBS

Honda Marine introduced a bold concept engine at the Miami International Boat Show. With inspiration from across Honda’s lineup – including automotive, marine and aeronautical – the design concept engine is a blue sky vision for what future marine engines could look like. “The Honda Marine Design Concept Engine is a clear indicator that Honda …
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Nautique, GM Marine Engine Technology sign sponsorship deal

GM Marine Engine Technology will continue as the presenting sponsor of the Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard tournament, under a two-year deal announced Thursday. The agreement includes the 57th and 58th Masters held over Memorial Day weekend each year at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. The Masters Water Ski &Wakeboard Tournament is an invitation-only […]
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Wake Tractor chooses Crusader as exclusive engine

Crusader Engines announced this week that its Challenger series has been chosen by Wake Tractor as its exclusive engine provider. Wake Tractor is the new wake boat created by John & Ben Dorton and launched at Surf Expo earlier this month. (See related story.) With the tagline “Not every rider has a millionaire Daddy,” Wake […]
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Honda Marine launches new BF100 outboard marine engine

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Honda Marine introduces the new BF100 horsepower (hp) 4-stroke engine, the most powerful outboard to join the Honda Marine mid-range engine lineup. Incorporating a host of Honda exclusives and technologically advanced features, the Honda BF100 marine outboard engine provides increased value and benefit to consumers who want solid and responsive power and […]
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Matthew Riddle appointed president, CEO of Walbro Engine Management

TUCSON, Ariz. – Walbro Engine Management, the world’s largest carburetor manufacturer and leading supplier of ignition, fuel delivery and storage components and systems, announced the appointment of Matthew Riddle as president and chief executive officer. He will immediately assume responsibilities and will succeed Tony Martin, who has stepped down. Riddle, 48, is a seasoned international […]
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Correct Craft acquires PCM, Crusader engine brands

Correct Craft, owner of the Nautique Boat Company, announced Monday that it acquired both the PCM Marine Engines and Crusader Engines brands from Pleasure Craft Marine Engine Co. Correct Craft now owns 100 percent of both PCM Marine Engines and Crusader Engines. Correct Craft management said they have no plans to change either the management […]
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