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FOND DU LAC, Wisc. (June 1, 2018)–  Mercury Marine has been awarded the Sustainable Product of the Year award from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council for its Active Trim technology.  Mercury’s commitment to sustainability has won the company numerous awards including a Green Masters designation for seven consecutive years.

"I am delighted to recognize Mercury Marine with the Sustainable Product of the Year award for 2018,” said Tom Eggert, executive director, Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.  “Mercury has been working hard to reduce fuel use for engines of all sizes.  Mercury Marine is another example of a great Wisconsin company that takes seriously its responsibility to make the world a better place, while delighting its customers.  They stand as a shining example of what traditional manufacturers can do when challenged to be better.”

“Every product we put into the marketplace is designed with sustainability, greater efficiency and fewer emissions in mind,” said John Pfeifer, Mercury Marine president.  “Our Active Trim technology, has been not only widely accepted by boaters around the world but has been praised for its commitment to fuel efficiency and safety.  We are delighted to win this award and are honored that the Wisconsin Business Council has recognized it as the Sustainability Product of the Year.”

Mercury’s 2017 Sustainability report shows the company is on track to meet its 2019 goal of reduced energy consumption by 45 percent from baseline 2005 levels. The report lists numerous accomplishments in recycling, manufacturing waste, and water conservation -- including upgrading systems for water cooling and power output measurement. Mercury’s product development and engineering facility in Fond du Lac was able to reduce annual water use by 28 million gallons thanks to a closed-loop water supply system.

About Mercury Marine

Headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wis., Mercury Marine is the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines. A $2.6 billion division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), Mercury provides engines, boats, services and parts for recreational, commercial and government marine applications, empowering boaters with products that are easy to use, extremely reliable and backed by the most dedicated customer support in the world. Mercury’s industry-leading brand portfolio includes Mercury outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; MotorGuide trolling motors; Mercury propellers; Mercury inflatable boats; Mercury SmartCraft electronics; Attwood marine parts; Land ’N’ Sea marine parts distribution; and Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils. More information is available at mercurymarine.com.

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Hey guys, The Outdoor Channel is hosting the 18th Annual Outdoors Sportsman Awards. You can vote at www.outdoorchannel.com/vote until Tuesday, June 26 on several award categories. Timmy Horton Outdoors is nominated in two of those categories: Fan Favorite Fishing Host and Fan Favorite Fishing Series. When you click on a category, you will need to scroll down through the names to see them all. We are hoping our fans may consider Timmy Horton Outdoors and yours truly in your voting. We have, without a doubt, the best fans in the industry and as ALWAYS, we appreciate your support!

WILSONVILLE, OR(May 29, 2018) – Boat owners around the world continue to buzz about the unique features of Raymarine’s Axiom and Axiom Pro multifunction displays—primarily, their fast and fluid LightHouse 3 operating system, along with their powerful CHIRP DownVision, CHIRP SideVision, High CHIRP, RealVision 3D and 1kW CHIRP sonar capabilities.

Now, owners of Raymarine’s popular eS and gS Series multifunction displays can unlock these high-performance tools.

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eS and gS Systems updated to LightHouse 3 can now connect to RealVision 3D enabled MFDs or the new RVX1000 module.​

LightHouse 3 OS for eS and gS Series


LightHouse 3is the powerful operating system behind Raymarine’s new-generation Axiom and Axiom Pro multifunction displays. Owners of Raymarine’s popular eS and gS Series multifunction display systems currently running LightHouse 2 can now upgrade to LightHouse 3 with a fast and free software update. Simply download the update from Raymarine.comto any microSD memory card, insert it into your display, and you’ll be running the latest technology in minutes.

LightHouse 3 is fast, fluid and easy to learn. The operating system’s streamlined design brings your most commonly used features forward with a menu system that is simple and intuitive. Easily customized to your style of boating, fishing or cruising, LightHouse 3 offers bold and simple home screen icons that are easily customized with just a few touches.

Perhaps the most sought-after feature offered via LightHouse 3 is Raymarine’s new RealVision 3D sonar. Previously available on select Axiom and Axiom Pro systems only, fishermen who upgrade their current eS or gS Series systems to LightHouse 3 can now unlock the power of Raymarine’s latest sonar technology using the all-new RVX1000 3D CHIRP Sonar Module.

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RVX1000 supports both a RealVision 3D transducer, and high-powered CHIRP transducer for true all-waters sonar performance.

RVX1000:  RealVision 3D + 1kW Sonar for eS and gS Series

Based on the same powerful sonar technology found in Axiom Pro RVX, the RVX1000is a black-box sonar with CHIRP DownVision, CHIRP SideVision, High CHIRP, RealVision 3D and 1kW CHIRP sonar capabilities. Connect your transducers, plug RVX1000 into your eS or gS network with a Raynet network cable, and you’re ready to see the underwater world in amazing RealVision 3D.

RVX1000 has dual transducer connections. Simply plug in any RV100 or RV200 series transducer to enable RealVision 3D sonar. RVX1000 is also equipped with a second transducer port for 1kW CHIRP sonar and supports a wide selection of CHIRP and non-CHIRP transducers from Airmar Technology. RVX1000’s 1kW sonar transmits in the CHIRP low, medium and high bands, as well as traditional 50/200 kHz mode.

LightHouse 3 for eS and gS Series allows these MFDs to integrate with Axiom, Axiom Pro and RVX1000.  This helm has a mix of gS195 and Axiom 12RV displays seamlessly sharing all of their data, cameras and sensors.

RVX1000 is an all-in-one solution that offers a traditional sonar display for detecting gamefish, baitfish and structure in depths from two to 4,000 feet, while also depicting the underwater world with stunning RealVision3D, DownVision and SideVision imagery. RVX1000 has its own onboard quad-core processor and extensive built-in memory to ensure a fast and seamless experience. It’s the ultimate sonar tool for fishermen, divers, and explorers everywhere.

RVX1000 is available now from Raymarine dealers worldwide.

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T-H Marine Supplies, Inc., of Huntsville, Alabama, announces the acquisition of the assets of Blue Water LED Enterprises, LLC (Blue Water) of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Blue Water designs, assembles, and sells a broad and unique line of LED light kits and lighting components for boats, kayaks, autos/trucks, trailers, ATVs/UTVs, golf carts, RVs, off-road vehicles, public safety vehicles, and utility trucks. Blue Water has long been known as the pioneer and market leader in LED light kits for bass boats and professional bass fishermen.

“We are so excited to announce the acquisition of the Blue Water assets," T-H Marine’s president, Jeff Huntley, stated. "We have long-admired the quality of their products and their status as the market share leader for aftermarket LED light kits. The team at Blue Water have built a great company of superior-quality products, all with a lifetime warranty, and we look forward of taking their vision to the next level.” 

“It’s been an awesome experience to grow our company and to meet so many of our customers and dealers," stated Jeff Hillard, one of the original founders and president of Blue Water LED. "Our faith-based company has operated on the principles of providing superior-quality products, excellent customer service, and an unprecedented lifetime warranty."

"We have loved serving our loyal customers over the years and we are excited that even more customers will now have access to Blue Water products through an industry leader, T-H Marine. We know T-H Marine cares about quality, stands behind its products, and really cares for its customers, so it’s a great fit. We are proud to know they will nurture the line of Blue Water products into the future.

”Huntley also said, “T-H Marine is known as an industry leader in supplying LED lights to the boat manufacturers. But Blue Water was THE visionary in creating easy-to-buy, easy-to-understand, and easy-to-install LED Light Kits for the aftermarket customer to add to their boats and for dealers to install in boats."

"It is astonishing to me that Blue Water has been doing LED kits since 2005 – yes 13 years! – so they have an established and diverse dealer network in place across the US and a customer base like no one else in the boating market. We look forward to continuing and growing all of those dealer relationships and establishing even more through our wide distribution network, so more dealers and do-it-yourself customers can really light up their boats!

”Huntley said that the Blue Water assets are being moved to T-H Marine headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama, where future assembly and shipping of the product will occur. There will be no disruption to Blue Water customers or suppliers, just more access to the products through more places than ever. Blue Water LED products will be up and running as a T-H Marine brand in a matter of days. 

“Quality brands and products like Blue Water are what we seek to add to our strong portfolio of brands," Huntley continued. "This is our fifth acquisition in the past five years along with many product license acquisitions. We love being known as the go-to company for launching and acquiring innovative brands and products."

"We have proven our ability to use great ideas, from inside our plant, from our boatbuilding customers, from inventors, and from smaller companies, and really blow them up in the market. We have experienced compound annual growth of over 20% per year over the past eight years and we are not planning to slow down. The acquisition of the Blue Water assets puts us into a clear market leadership position in aftermarket LED light kits and we look forward to growing even more. We also look forward to the immediate access Blue Water provides to several other markets outside of boats.”

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (May 21, 2018)– Mercury Marine has been awarded the 2018 Most Innovative Product for its all-new V-8 FourStroke outboard family.  The award was presented to the company during last weekend’s Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, the biggest and most popular boat show in New Zealand for the past 60 years.

The show marked the first time these new engines have been displayed in public as they were launched globally on May 18.  On display at the Mercury booth was the full range of V-8 4.6L outboards including the 250hp and 300hp FourStroke as well as the all-new Pro XS lineup.

“We are honored to win the Innovative Product award for our all-new V-8 4.6L outboard platform,” said Randy Caruana, Mercury Marine vice president of sales for the Americas and Asia Pacific. “These engines were a huge hit in New Zealand and this was a great market to showcase them for the first time.  Since we launched these engines last week, the response has been incredible from our customers around the world.”

Mercury’s new V-6 and V-8 outboard engine launch is the largest in Mercury’s history and are highly configurable to meet the needs of a wide variety of boating segments, from Verado’s refined performance, to the FourStroke’s fuel efficiency and rigging versatility, to the competitive edge that Pro XS provides serious sport fishermen.  Along with the 3.4L V-6 family released in February, the new V-8 engines fill out Mercury’s industry leading portfolio in the 175-300hp range.  

“The consumer is going to love Mercury’s new V-8 platform,” said Caruana. “Our customers who have been on the product said they couldn’t believe how lightweight and powerful these engines are.  When the new V-8’s make their way into the marketplace, this will fundamentally set a new bar for the 175-300hp range.”  

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Airing on Saturdays at 7:00am EST with first episode airing on January 6th, 2018

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Airings for February are:
 
3/1 9:00AM Wonders of Wildlife
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3/8 9:00AM The Axiom 3D - Part 1
3/10 5:00PM The Axiom 3D - Part 1 
3/11 2:30PM The Axiom 3D - Part 1 
3/15 9:00AM The Axiom 3D - Part 2
3/17 2:30PM The Axiom 3D - Part 2
3/18 6:00AM The Axiom 3D - Part 2
3/22 9:00AM Yo Yo Tricks
3/24 2:30PM Yo Yo Tricks 
3/25 6:00AM Yo Yo Tricks
3/29 9:00AM TBD
4/1 6:00AM TBD

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