Category: Press Releases

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Lowrance Unveils New HDS PRO, ActiveTarget 2 and Active Imaging HD

Lowrance, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, has rolled out its next generation of fishing electronics this week. The new HDS PRO chartplotter/fishfinder, highest resolution ActiveTarget 2 Live Sonar and, ultra high-definition Active Imaging HD provide anglers the complete package of the latest fishfinding technology that has helped them find and catch more fish for over half a century…

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Mercury Marine introduces the industry’s first V10 outboards — the all-new 350 and 400hp Verado engines

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation, today introduced the industry’s first ever V10 outboard with the official launch of its all-new 5.7L 350 and 400hp Verado outboard engines. Consistent with the award-winning Verado brand, the new V10 engines are the quietest and smoothest in their class running 45 percent quieter than a leading competitor at cruise. In addition to NVH, the new Verado’s are not only compatible with the latest Mercury SmartCraft technologies but will also be offered with an optional dual-mode 48V/12V alternator to seamlessly pair with Navico Group’s Fathom e-power system…

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Iris Innovations Launches New Ultra Affordable Thermal Vision Camera

Iris Innovations, leader in affordable on-board camera security and situational awareness systems, announced today the release of a new line of ultra-affordable dual-spectrum IP thermal PTZ cameras – ATOM. The cameras feature a high definition two mega-pixel visual spectrum camera with 10x optical and 10x digital zoom, and two options of high-resolution 12-micron thermal cores (400×300 and 640×512 resolutions). Both options boast an ultra-sensitive detection range of <40mK. The cameras can interface over IP directly to Iris CMAC camera management systems and leading chart plotters, and...

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Memorandum of Understanding signed by Raymarine and Avikus to explore world’s first autonomous leisure boat solution

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – AVIKUS, HD Hyundai’s autonomous navigation in-house startup and global marine electronics leader Raymarine, announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show....

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Airmar Technology Announces the Passing of Peter Braffitt

Airmar Technology Corporation (Airmar) is saddened to announce that its Vice President, Peter Braffitt, died suddenly on October 25 at his home in South Carolina. Stephen Boucher, founder, and CEO of Airmar Technology Corporation stated, “It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my colleague and friend. Peter has made an indelible mark on…

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Furuno FR10 And FR12 Radar Displays Prove Standalone Electronics Are Alive And Well!

With the lion’s share of industry attention focused on Multi Function Displays (MFDs), standalone electronics often take a back seat in the press. However, Furuno knows that standalone Radars still have their place, especially on commercial vessels. With that in mind, Furuno has unveiled a new series of standalone Radar Displays with options tailored to meet the needs of nearly any vessel. The 10.4″ FR10 and 12.1″ FR12 Radars are designed for use with Furuno’s award-winning…

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New Simrad HALO 2000 & HALO 3000 Radars Debut Featuring Improved Performance and Higher Power

Simrad Yachting unveiled two of its new high-performance radar products this week with the Simrad HALO 2000 and HALO 3000 now available to customers around the world. The HALO 2000, starting at $6,399, and HALO 3000, starting at $8,499, both feature higher power pulse compression and improved detection ranges to offer the most powerful Simrad HALO radars on the market. Other key integrations like Bird+ Mode, ZoneTrack and support for Dangerous Target Alerts provide…

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Jury Announces Nominated Products for DAME Design Award 2022

METSTRADE is pleased to announce that 48 products from a total field of 104 entries spanning 14 countries have been nominated to enter the final rounds of judgement for the 31st edition of the DAME Design Award 2022. This year marked a welcome full return of an international jury of leading design and user experts to the DAME Design Award’s specially created assessment room at RAI Amsterdam. Following detailed pre-visit scrutiny of submitted entry information, the eight members of the Jury, chaired by renowned yacht designer Andre Hoek, gathered to spend two very intensive…

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IBEX Announces Winners Of The 2022 Innovation Awards

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today the winners of the 2022 IBEX Innovation Awards Program. The program is managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI). The judges selected ten Innovation Award winners and three honorable mentions from almost 70 entries submitted by exhibiting marine industry companies…

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Furuno’s NavNet TZtouch3 Adds CHIRP Side-Scan To Its Fish Finding Arsenal

NavNet TZtouch3 owners will be thrilled to learn about a free software update to version 3.01 that unlocks all-new functionality for the flagship MFD series, including the long-anticipated side-scan capability. Furuno’s CHIRP Side-Scan for NavNet TZtouch3 scans both port and starboard, allowing boaters to see the shape of bottom structure in high definition. Operating on a lower frequency spectrum than competitors, Furuno’s CHIRP Side-Scan reveals the shape of fish targets and fish-hoarding structure up to 750 feet off each side of your vessel…