Yearly Archive: 2023


Torqeedo reveals next-generation electric outboards: the all-new Travel family

With more than 250,000 Torqeedo drive systems in the field, Torqeedo today introduces their latest product innovation. The iconic Travel motor has been delighting boaters with its outstanding efficiency, useful technology, and easy-to-use design since 2005 and more than 100,000 Travel motors have already been sold worldwide. Now, Torqeedo has taken the original to the next level…


DAME Design Awards 2023 winner praised as exemplar product that expands electrification horizons

Jury Chair Andre Hoek presented the world-renowned DAME Award 2023 to the Oceanvolt HighPower ServoProp 25 at the commencement of the METSTRADE show this morning. Nine products took wins in eight brand new categories for this year, while 14 more received Special Mentions. The jury also named a recipient for its discretionary Environmental Design Award…


Dockmate And Hinckley Cooperate On Integration With The JetStick 4

Dockmate, manufacturer of advanced wireless remote controls for yachts, announced today the integration of Dockmate wireless joystick docking technology with the JetStick 4, the proprietary joystick controller from Hinckley Yachts. Dockmate’s VECTOR remote will be able to seamlessly emulate the JetStick 4’s operation, allowing boaters to have identical experiences when using either. Boaters will even be able to use their Dockmate VECTOR remote to engage and disengage the JetStick 4’s quality of life features – Dockhold and G-Lock. Dockmate and…


Boat Fix Introduces Industry-Breaking App

Boat Fix, a recreational boating telematics company that provides customized solutions for the boating industry through a combination of remote monitoring, GPS tracking, and sophisticated geofencing – uniquely backed by 24/7 live customer support — announced today its upgraded, easy to use Boat Fix Pro mobile application. Already enjoyed by thousands of users, the Boat Fix Pro app is uniquely designed to give users a safer, more secure and stress-free boating experience…


Tocaro Blue acquires Moxie IoT to accelerate development of PROTEUS navigation assistance

Tocaro Blue has acquired Birmingham, AL based Moxie IoT for an undisclosed amount in order to accelerate the development of navigation assistance systems and autonomous boating technology for the recreational marine industry. …including PROTEUS: a hardware device that combines sensor information from the vessel’s RADAR, depth transducer, and various data sets with advanced machine learning models. This information appears as an intuitive display, enabling confidence and enhanced awareness…


Scania Showcases New Marine Hybrid Solution

A new innovation in alternative propulsion, the E-Machine is a compact, modular, yet powerful solution with propulsion, inverter and power control unit integrated into a single system. Depending on the application, the E-Machine can be mated to a Scania combustion engine for hybrid propulsion or directly to a gearbox for a fully electric system. The modular design allows for Scania to supply the necessary system components to meet the needs of almost any sized vessel…


Jury Announces Nominated Products for DAME Design Award 2023

METSTRADE is pleased to announce that 53 products from 19 countries across four continents have been nominated to enter the final rounds of judgement for the 32nd edition of the DAME Design Awards. An international jury of eight leading design and user experts assembled in the DAME Award’s specially created assessment room at RAI Amsterdam to spend two intensive hands-on days examining 100 submissions…


ePropulsion Launches X40 Outboard Engine

ePropulsion, a global leader and market challenger in marine electric propulsion systems and services, announced today the launch of their all-new X40 Electric Outboard, the future of clean, quiet and powerful marine propulsion, at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from October 25th – 29th, 2023. Weighing 20% less than traditional motors, the X40 offers 40 kW of power with 88.2% total powertrain efficiency. Using a proprietary algorithm, ePropulsion has also optimized over 20 key variables to achieve…


Take sportfishing to extreme depths with the new GSD 28 from Garmin

Garmin, the world’s most innovative and recognized marine electronics manufacturer, today announced the GSD 28, a high-powered sonar module engineered for serious sportfishing. Featuring Garmin RapidReturn sonar, the GSD 28 provides more sonar data on the multi-function display with up to 6 times the transmit rate of its predecessor so anglers can see more detail than ever before. And thanks to Garmin’s new xCHIRP sonar technology, the GSD 28 provides higher resolution with excellent target separation and bottom discrimination to help anglers easily distinguish bottom features from bait or sport fish…

VoltSafe's pedestal and shore power box 30

Voltsafe aims to revolutionize shore power connectivity

Recently, I participated in judging the NMMA’s Innovation Awards at IBEX. Participating in the awards affords me a sneak peek at new products and technology. This year’s IBEX was full of interesting and compelling new products. But, if I had to pick one product that I’m most excited about, VoltSafe’s managed shore power system is a strong contender. Let’s take a look at the system and why I’m excited about it.