Jake Owen to host Discover Boating Q&A on Twitter today

June 30, 2015

Country music artist and avid boater, Jake Owen, will host a live Twitter question-and-answer session from his account (@jakeowen) today at 5:30 p.m. CDT. Fans can submit questions before the chat by tagging them #BoatingwithJake. Discover Boating is a public awareness effort managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), an organization that focuses on …

Ameritix WeatherGuard fabric

Taylor Made Group’s Ameritex Fabric Systems introduces WeatherGuard™ fabric to the marine industry. Made of solution-dyed polyester, WeatherGuard maintains its color even when exposed to the elements for long periods of time. The fabric is resistant to water, tearing, abrasion, UV and mildew. It will remain soft and pliable, and it’s lightweight, making it easy …

Coast Guard reports boating death down in 2014

June 29, 2015

Citing 610 boating deaths, the U.S. Coast Guard reported that 2014 saw the second lowest number since records have been kept starting in 1972. Only 2013, with 560 recorded boating deaths, fared better. The Guard’s “2014 Recreational Boating Statistics” notes that the number of accidents increased by two, to 4064, and resulted in 2678 injuries …

Larson solar-powered generator

June 26, 2015

Larson Electronics offers a solar-powered generator with a manual crank mast. The SPLT-1.2K-200A-19 is a 1.2KW solar generator system that replenishes 100 amp hours of usable battery capacity a day. The system delivers 24 volts for lighting, cameras, sensors or other electronic equipment mounted atop a 19-foot collapsible mast. The unit comprises four 300-watt solar …

Phifer fabrics

June 25, 2015

Phifer has expanded its current stock line of indoor/outdoor furniture fabrics to include an additional 30 GeoBella® cushion and Phifertex® sling fabrics. The new line features styles in bold, rich and fresh tones as well as soothing neutrals that easily mix and match. The 2015-2016 stock line is also influenced by the need for cleaner …

Crypton vinyl

June 24, 2015

Crypton offers its first vinyl product, Revl, a high-performance coated textile engineered with stain-resistant technology. Revl is targeted toward hospitality, healthcare, commercial and civil industries. Revl resists permanent marker, denim dye transfer and food stains and withstands repeated cleanings, thwarts bacterial and fungal growth, and protects against cracking and wear. Revl has also received GREENGUARD® …

Enduratex EEL fabric

June 23, 2015

Enduratex™ has introduced EEL, its newest “exotic texture” offering that addresses most fabric challenges. The subtle colors are inspired by the marine world and come with such names as Scampering Sandpiper, Salty Air, Fire Coral and other other sea-inspired colors. The fabric is fortified with FORBIDsrt, an added performance benefit that offers resistance to blue …

SureShade’s Russikoff addresses women’s business conference

June 22, 2015

SureShade co-founder Dana Russikoff participated in a Women of Philadelphia panel to discuss women’s growth opportunities and other issues in the Philadelphia manufacturing sector, as well as the marine industry. The Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp., a nonprofit partnership between the city and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce to support local business growth and foster …

Outboard-engine shipments grow

June 19, 2015

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) reports U.S. outboard-engine wholesale shipments were up 4.9 percent over the previous April, based on sales reports from the manufacturers representing 95 percent of the market. Total retail sales, based on warranty card registrations, were up 8.2 percent.

Larson floodlight

June 18, 2015

Larson Electronics releases a 150-watt marine and outdoor LED floodlight. The GAU-LED-160W-RT outdoor-rated floodlight provides 13,000 lumens of light while drawing 150 watts of power. The copper-free aluminum alloy body is powder coated for durability, resisting vibration and impacts. The heat-dissipating design helps the fixture achieve a 60,000-hour lifespan with 80 percent lumen retention. The light …