Engines

Honda Marine Launches All-New BF2.3 Portable Outboard

Offers Lightest Weight in its Class ALPHARETTA, Ga., April 16, 2013 – Honda Marine introduces the new BF2.3 horsepower (hp) four-stroke engine, one of the company’s smallest and most lightweight engines. Replacing the existing Honda BF2 model, the Honda BF2.3 portable outboard engine incorporates a host of Honda-exclusive technologies that provide increased value and benefit […]

Sea-Ray Announces New Jet Boat

Knoxville, Tenn. – Jan. 11, 2013 – Perhaps the phrase “what a jet boat always wanted to be” sums it up best. Crafted with the exceptional design, engineering and quality for which Sea Ray has become so well known, the all-new 21 Jet is a true “boat” and not just a “jet boat.” It starts […]

Brunswick to close Knoxville Sea Ray plant

Brunswick Corporation will close its Sea Ray manufacturing plant in Knoxville, Tenn., and consolidate U.S. cruiser production for Sea Ray in Palm Coast, Fla., and Vonore, Tenn., while producing Bayliner cruisers in Brazil, the company reported Tuesday. Production at the plant will cease by the end of 2012. “This will be more efficient and still […]

Mastercraft Boats has a new CEO

With new leadership at the helm, MasterCraft will explore model offerings that serve a wider audience while also streamlining the boat builder’s operations, the company’s just-announced President and CEO Terry McNew. McNew said the water sports boat builder will research ways to offer models at a lower price point while being careful not to disenfranchise […]

Consumers Digest hands out Best Buy awards

In the July / August issue of Consumers Digest magazine, the publication’s editorial staff unveils their much-anticipated list of “Best Buys” in the marine industry. Ranger was honored with two selections, for the Z520 Comanche and Z119, and was the only marine manufacturer with multiple awards in the powerboat category. Consumers Digest extolled the performance […]

Good Times at the Houston Boat Show

I went to the Houston Boat show this weekend! After a long flight and some questionable airplane meal choices, I landed in Houston to find a mecca of great boats, hot weather, and terrific Texas people everywhere. It wasn’t crowded, but you could tell there were a lot of shoppers wishing for the perfect boat to […]

Voodoo Power Cat

Direct from New Zealand, Roger Hill Yacht Design’s Voodoo 17m power cat marks a first for the company with its trail blazing design, and launches worldwide at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Incorporating the impressive combination of hydro foils along with an asymmetric hull shape, Voodoo achieves exceptional performance, economy and speed even in […]