Feb 13, 2017

ZipwakeDynamic Trim Control Systems Offer Affordable and Efficient Vessel Control

New Bedford, Mass. – IMTRA, the leading manufacturer and importer of quality marine products, announced today that it is now the exclusive distributor for Zipwake Dynamic Trim Control Systems in the U.S. and Canada. Under the terms of the relationship agreement, IMTRA is responsible for increasing awareness of the Swedish manufacturer’s latest developments in trim control solutions while driving North American sales.

“By leveraging the respective strengths of both organizations, IMTRA and Zipwake will offer an outstanding new product set to the recreational and commercial boat markets,” said Chip Farnham, vice president of sales, IMTRA. “Zipwake’s innovative and competitive solutions for the well-known trim problems of planing and semi-planing boats attracted us to work with them as they fit in well with our existing portfolio. We are excited to offer these high-quality products to North American boat owners and operators who choose comfort and enjoy performance.”

“We are very proud to have reached this agreement,” said Lorentz Simonson, CEO, Zipwake. “With IMTRA as our agent in North America we are confident they will be able to provide effective market penetration and unparalleled customer support. We look forward to a lasting and rewarding partnership.”

Featuring advanced, intuitive 3D controls, Zipwake Dynamic Trim Control Systems deliver a more comfortable ride, better performance and improved fuel consumption for any boat from 20 to 60 feet, regardless of the type of vessel or the sea conditions. Offering unmatched control of running trim, heel or heading, the system incorporates patented, durable fast-acting interceptors that provide efficient lift. Installation of the modular unit is simple with four different size blades allowing a near full beam arrangement. The key innovation of the Zipwake interceptor design is each blade extends just 30 mm – exactly where it is needed. Other trim tabs often project 150 mm into the water and create substantial drag. Zipwake’s design allows for full blade deployment in 1.5 seconds – five times faster than conventional trim tabs and much more efficiently. Each kit includes all the parts needed to install a Dynamic Trim Control System with one pair of fast-acting straight interceptors. Additional interceptors can be purchased and added depending on the shape of the hull. A base installation allows a total of six interceptors without the need for additional connectors or power supply.

For information on Zipwake Dynamic Trim Control Systems, visit www.imtra.com/zipwake.htm. For information on IMTRA or its entire product line, please call 508-995-7000 or visit www.imtra.com.

 

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THE INDUSTRY MOURNS THE LOSS OF JOHN ROY

John Roy 400Roy, John Alexander
October 22, 1955 – August 12, 2017

John Alexander Roy passed away quietly at home on August 12 after a short battle with cancer. He was 61.

Music was in John's blood, playing both trombone and piano, but it was on the ocean that John found his calling. He first took to the water in the mid-60s aboard his father's schooner, the Jeto. Soon after he began his 50-year relationship with the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (RNSYS) as a junior sailor, instructor, member and Vice Commodore of Sailing. Sailing bridged pleasure and business for John, and in 1980 he began working for Ocean Yacht Sales before buying the company in 1990. OYS was a business and a passion that... READ MORE

 

 

 

ABYC MARINE ELECTRICAL CERTIFICATION (ONTARIO, CANADA)

abyc logo 2017 400This 4 day course is designed for the marine professional with at least 3 – 5 years’ experience working with marine electrical system design, installation or repair and will provide the student with a comprehensive and focused look at the key ABYC standards. The successful certification candidate should have some familiarity with ABYC electrical standards.

When: December 11-14, 2017.

Where: Ontario, Canada
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Contact Sandy Brown at 410-990-4460 x101 or sbrown@abycinc.orgRegister today! READ MORE 

 

 

 

 

2017 FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW ANNOUNCES GUY HARVEY AS 2017 OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE PROVIDER

Guy Harvey 400Informa Exhibitions, the organizers of the 58th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) are pleased to announce that world-renowned marine artist, conservationist, scientist and angler Guy Harvey will provide the official 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show merchandise this year. An exclusive Guy Harvey design for FLIBS 2017 will be unveiled before the show, which is set to take place from Wednesday November 1 through Sunday, November 5, 2017.

Dr. Harvey, who started his career as an artist selling t-shirts at FLIBS 31 years ago, has been at the show selling his art and officially licensed merchandise, as well as meeting fans, every year since...READ MORE