Tri Vantage seeks customer feedback on design software

January 19, 2012

Tri Vantage seeks customer feedback on new software for design of marine interior and exterior makeovers Tri Vantage seeks customer feedback on new software for design of marine interior and exterior makeovers Hands-On Demonstrations of System Prototype Debuting at Marine Fabricator National Convention Jan. 20-22 in New Orleans Tri Vantage®, distributor of marine fabrics and …

New distributors for Transhield

Transhield Inc., Elkhart, Ind., manufactures universal boat covers that protect boats during storage or transportation without damaging paint, plastic or other finishes. The three-layer covers, an alternative to conventional shrink-wrapping, will now be carried by U.S. Distributing from warehouses in Phoenix, Ariz., Portland, Ore., and Missoula, Mont. Transhield announced the appointment of U.S. Distributing as …

Industrial sewing machine

January 1, 2012

The Juki DU-11181N-7/X73096-AA is a single-needle, lockstitch, top-and-bottom-feed machine ideal for sewing heavy-duty materials such as canvas and leather. The sewing machine comes with an automatic thread trimming system, a double capacity hook for long runs, a CP-18B control panel and M51N servomotor. The powerful top-and-bottom-feed mechanism ensures a smooth and even feed of difficult-to-feed …

Boat registrations down

Boat registration numbers decreased 2.2 percent, or 282,615 boats, according to the annual U.S. Recreational Boat Registration Statistics Report from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Of the 12.5 million registered recreational boats, 183,930 new model year powerboats were sold and registered in the U.S. in 2010. When ranked by state, Florida held the No. …

NMMA explores alternative to E15

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) released the findings from preliminary evaluations on isobutanol-gasoline blends. According to the report, isobutanol produces no more emissions than pure, EPA-approved test gasoline, while producing 30 percent more energy than ethanol. The evaluations are part of the association’s efforts to explore alternative biofuels in response to the approval of …

Employee news from MarChem

MarChem CFI, a manufacturer of proprietary coated, solution-dyed and laminated products, appointed Laurie Moers Northeast regional sales representative. Moers’ territory encompasses Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland and Rhode Island. She will be responsible for generating demand for the company’s products at the user level, and contacting canvas shops, …

New attractions at Miami Boat Show

The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail returns to Miami, Fla., Feb. 16-20. Attractions for 2012 include the Dive & Travel Harbor; the Discover Boating Resource Center with on-the-water training courses and free boat rides; the Affordability Pavilion, featuring boats that can be financed for $250 or less per month; as well …

Bob Deputy inducted into NMMA Hall of Fame

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) inducted Robert (Bob) Deputy, former president and CEO of Godfrey Marine, into the NMMA Hall of Fame. “Bob Deputy is incredibly deserving of NMMA’s most prestigious honor, for the thriving business he built, his unwavering dedication and leadership throughout the years, and personifying what it means to treat everyone …

IBEX 2011 a success in Kentucky

The 2011 International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference(IBEX) hosted more than 100 industry authorities and 90 different educational seminars during the show’s three-day run at the Kentucky Exposition Center in October. The show featured 100,000 more square feet of floor space than in 2010 and 60 first-time exhibitors. The Composites Pavilion and Compliance Standards and Education …

Rozalia wins Interlux Waterfront Challenge

The Rozalia Project For a Clean Ocean received top honors in the Interlux Waterfront Challenge, taking home the $20,000 prize. The Vermont-based team used a state-of-the-art, remote-operated underwater vehicle to assist nearly 1,400 people to remove more than 4,400 pieces of marine debris from the sea floor in eight locations throughout New England. Regional winners …