Boating Industry

November 2016

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November 2016 | Boating Industry | 37 [ IBEX 2016 ] Volvo Penta ergonomic controls Volvo Penta of the Americas showed off its new-generation mechanical controls for gasoline sterndrives. The new controls feature ergonomic levers and grips, tactile switch functions and sleek aesthetics. The new controls will be avail- able for all OEMs in January. The mounting scheme and cable nesting will be nearly identical to the current con- trols, minimizing changeover costs to boat builders. Built-in features include power trim and tilt, neutral safety switch, neutral lock out, neutral warm up and lanyard-style safety stop switch. The controls come with a 20-ft. wiring harness and will be covered by the Volvo Penta two-year warranty if installed by the boat builder. Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx Garmin International Inc. re- leased the GPSMAP 276Cx, an updated and upgraded edition of its 276C, originally launched in 2004. The 276Cx now features both GPS and GLONASS for better performance in heavy cover, optional external antenna support (sold separately), Hot- Fix for faster satellite acquisition and wireless connectivity fea- tures. There's a larger, sunlight- readable 5-inch display, as well as a barometric altimeter and 3-axis compass, which were not present in the 276C. The GPSMAP 276Cx comes preloaded with a worldwide basemap with shaded relief, as well as a subscription to Bird- sEye Satellite Imagery to see real-life terrain views right on the device. Dometic Sea Xchange + Spot Zero XZ Watermaker Dometic Marine introduced its new Dometic Sea Xchange + Spot Zero XZ Watermaker. As a single, compact machine, the XZ combines the benefi ts of a Sea Xchange watermaker plus a Spot Zero freshwater reverse- osmosis purifi cation system for ultra-pure water. The combined systems share one frame and controller. The XZ is the fi rst and only fully automatic, integrated double-pass reverse-osmosis system that can purify every source of yacht water, including seawater, brackish water, lake water, river water or dockside water in a single machine. Suzuki DF150AP and DF175AP Suzuki Marine introduced the DF150AP and DF175AP, two new models in its AP Series. These new 150- and 175-horsepower inline four cylinder outboards feature Suzuki Precision Control drive- by-wire throttle and shift, as well as Suzuki's Se- lective Rotation gear case. The new DF150AP and DF175AP boast the largest displacement in their respective horsepower class, Suzuki says. Engine performance is enhanced by a 10.2:1 compres- sion ratio that generates optimal power, contribut- ing to an "impressive" hole-shot and mid-range acceleration. A newly developed Semi-Direct Air Intake System, boosts power by providing cooler airfl ow to each cylinder. West Marine Pro West Marine has changed the name of its profes- sional customer business from Port Supply to West Marine Pro, the company announced at the show. Port Supply has been the professional brand of West Marine since 1978. The West Marine Pro brand symbolizes the company's dynamic future as part of a strong community of West Marine professional and retail customers and better aligns the company's B2B side with the brand recogni- tion of its retail business, said West Marine CEO Matt Hyde. IBEX Highlights The furniture and interiors category wasn't the only one to see innovation at this year's IBEX. From audio to engines to accessories, dozens of new products made their debut at the 2016 IBEX show in Tampa. Here are some of the top products on the show fl oor this year.

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