Furuno offers new BBWX3 SiriusXM weather receiver

February 27, 2015

Marine electronics maker Furuno has introduced the BBWX3 SiriusXM Marine Weather Receiver. Using SiriusXM’s subscription-based marine weather service, Furuno’s new receiver offers live, up-to-date weather forecast information. The Camas, Wash.-based Furuno’s BBWX3 connects to NavNet 3D, TZtouch or TZtouch2 networks with a ethernet cable. Users will be able to view premium weather content on the …

Marine fabric stretches to a new market

February 16, 2015

An article in the New York Times calls the rapid growth of backyard chicken coops a “chicken boomlet,” fueled by self-reliant people spooked by the recession; advocates of healthy, locally grown food; and parents who see chickens as teaching tools and entertainment for children. The article, “Keeping their eggs in their backyard nest,” by William …

New policy recognizes saltwater recreational anglers

February 13, 2015

Reflects interests of angler’s voices on numerous issues The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced a new national policy Feb. 12 intended to better serve recreational saltwater anglers and the communities that rely on them. With input from the recreational fishing and boating communities, the policy reflects their concerns for public access, resource stewardship, …

American Boating Congress 2015 open for registration

February 12, 2015

Registration for the 2015 American Boating Congress (ABC) May 11-13 is now open. The marine industry’s political and legislative event will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet elected officials and discuss policy concerns. Industry peers and leaders will work together to ensure a healthy future …

Safety Components names Martin to fire service staff

February 11, 2015

Greenville, S.C.-based fire-safety apparel maker Safety Components has added Jamie Martin to its fire service sales and marketing team. Martin has been with the company since 2011. Formerly with the company’s boating-safety staff, Martin will help grow Safety Components’ fire service business, with a focus on supporting garment, distributor and end-use customers. He will also …