Jupiter Marine Awards Maryland Territory to Bluewater Yacht Sales

Bluewater Yacht Sales is pleased to announce the expansion of their Jupiter Marine territory to become the exclusive Jupiter boat dealer for all of Maryland. The market share expansions in these regions is sure to extend as Bluewater & Jupiter join efforts in Maryland.
JupiterBluewater Yacht Sales has been operating for nearly 50 years and is known for their commitment to the leading quality brands in the boating industry. Likewise, Jupiter Marine of Palmetto, Florida, has over 25 years of boatbuilding experience and holds a reputation for creating yacht-quality custom center console boats. “Working with Bluewater Yacht Sales is an absolute treat,” exclaims Mike Adams, Jupiter National Sales Manager. “They are pure professionals and very big-picture oriented. Their sales team is incredibly experienced and led by Jan Boone, who’s career has been built on customer relationships and building boats that fulfill their desires and dreams.”
Jupiter’s current portfolio features fishing boats ranging from 25′ to 41′, with the 38 HFS model set to be Bluewater’s first offering in Maryland. This boat will debut under the Bluewater flag during the Ocean City Tuna Tournament from July 14 – 16, before commencing on a tour throughout Bluewater’s Mid-Atlantic Jupiter territory. Bluewater proudly services Maryland customers from 3 world-class offices in Baltimore, Grasonville & Ocean City.
In addition to celebrating the territory expansion, Bluewater Yacht Sales will be touting Jupiter’s semi-custom production prowess with their heavily-customized 38 HFS powered by triple Yamaha F300 engines and boasting a Stone Gray Metallic hull with powder coated T-top frame. This offshore center console includes all the fishing amenities needed including a stand-up bait prep center with tackle storage and a generous 53-gallon livewell, plus two massive 104-gallon in-deck fish boxes and plenty of rod holders.
Bluewater President Jan Boone explains, “The partnership between these two great brands is sure to elevate both of our companies throughout the region, and give exciting new options to Maryland’s boaters.” Bluewater’s forthcoming stock inventory of multiple customized Jupiter models ranging from 25′ to 38′ will give Mid-Atlantic boaters yet another world-class brand selection to look to for a boating experience like no other.

Jupiter 38 HFS Tour Schedule

Ocean City, MD

Ocean City Tuna Tournament
July 14 – 16, 2017
Ocean City Fishing Center

Ocean City, MD

White Marlin Open
August 7 – 11, 2017
Harbour Island Marina

Manteo, NC

Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament
August 14 – 18, 2017
Pirate’s Cove Marina

Virginia Beach, VA

VA Beach Billfish Tournament
August 23 – 26, 2017
Virginia Beach Fishing Center

Wilmington, NC

Wilmington Boat Show
September 8 – 10, 2017
Port City Marina

Annapolis, MD

United States Powerboat Show
October 12 – 15, 2017
Annapolis City Docks

Request a showing of our customized Jupiter 38 HFS.
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About Bluewater Yacht Sales
Serving the marine industry since 1968, Bluewater Yacht Sales now represents a collection of the most esteemed new boat brands and brokerage listings on the Mid-Atlantic and Florida. Currently, with offices in 9 locations stretching from Baltimore to Palm Beach, Bluewater’s cadre of nearly 40 sales representatives strive to serve customers with unrivaled expertise and attentiveness. Believing that strong service capabilities are the backbone of any successful sales organization, Bluewater’s service network has grown to be comprised of some of the most highly regarded yards on the East Coast, including the Bluewater Yacht Yard and Yachting Center in Hampton, VA, the Jarrett Bay Marine Park in Beaufort NC, and the Bluewater Outer Banks Yacht Yard in Wanchese, NC.
About Jupiter Marine
With over 25 years of boat building experience, the Jupiter Team is committed to building the finest, most technologically advanced offshore sportfishing boats available today. Jupiter boats are specifically designed to run at high speeds in offshore sea conditions while, at the same time, providing passengers with a smooth, comfortable and amazingly dry ride under adverse conditions. Using only the highest quality materials and the finest craftsmen, Jupiter handcrafts each boat to the owner’s exact specifications. Customizing their products to each owner’s requirements is what sets Jupiter apart as a premium semi-custom boat builder and their customers as astute boat owners.

Volvo Penta becomes majority owner of innovative outboard motor manufacturer Seven Marine.

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Volvo Penta has signed an agreement to become the major owner of innovative premium outboard motor manufacturer, Seven Marine, enabling the Swedish company to extend its scope of world-leading integrated propulsion systems.

“With this acquisition, Volvo Penta is entering the outboard motor segment,” says Volvo Penta president, Björn Ingemanson. “Together with Seven Marine, we are on a journey to expand the scope of supply with our customers and invest in the growth of a platform to shape the future of the outboard industry.”

The deal will broaden Volvo Penta’s technology platform, offering a modular, cutting-edge solution, regardless of the energy source, to deliver the desired power in the water. Seven Marine will be able to further develop its existing innovative outboard technology to satisfy a wider range of needs for its premium and exclusive customer base. This strategic collaboration will strengthen their combined footprint in the marine market.

“This is an exciting step for Volvo Penta,” says Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas. “We are combining the strength of two highly innovative companies to deliver an unbeatable engine range for the gasoline segment. We will not only come to market with an extremely attractive outboard solution, but we will deliver the benefits of our world-class service network to a broader range of customers.”

World-class innovation
Seven Marine, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA, was founded in 2010 by a team with many years’ specialist experience in marine technology. With a proven track record in delivering luxury performance gasoline outboards for the high-end leisure market, Seven Marine produces the most powerful outboard models in the world, running at 557 and 627 hp. Thanks to the unmatched horsepower of its outboards, the company is able to meet the demand for larger, outboard powered boats. Customers benefit from the ability to go farther, faster, more efficiently with leading and innovative product style and design.

Volvo Penta, with approximately 3,500 dealers in over 130 countries, is a world-leading and global manufacturer of engines and complete power systems for boats, vessels and industrial applications. The engine program comprises diesel and gasoline engines with power outputs of between 10 and 900 hp. Volvo Penta is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy trucks, buses and construction equipment.

The company’s small block V8 engines are fitted horizontally and leverage modern, automotive quality and technology. This includes use of fresh-water cooling for enhanced durability and corrosion protection and a supercharger to produce excellent performance. Volvo Penta has over 110 years of experience as a market leader in engine and propulsion systems, delivering a history of innovations to the marine industry, such as the Aquamatic Sterndrive, Volvo Penta IPS, and Forward Drive. The company’s easy boating philosophy is the driving force behind groundbreaking solutions to make boating easy, enjoyable and more fun. With its current product portfolio, Volvo Penta offers one of the widest ranges of world-class marine diesel and gasoline engines in the industry.

Shared vision
The use of automotive technology is a common aspect between Volvo Penta’s gasoline sterndrive range and Seven Marine’s outboard motors. Seven Marine’s approach to exploring new techniques and design architecture is a key driver behind Volvo Penta’s decision to become majority owner in Seven Marine.

With this acquisition, the two companies will collaborate to continue to develop Seven Marine’s leading outboard offerings, which not only leverages the strength of the company’s existing technology, but also has sustainability in mind. “The Seven Marine concept mirrors the successful strategy we have followed in pursuing automotive technology,” says Björn Ingemanson, president of Volvo Penta. “Just as we are a leader in diesel and gasoline engine technology, Seven Marine leads its market for state-of-the-art outboards.” He adds: “We have a shared vision for the future, and this deal provides an ideal platform for us to grow and adapt together. We will move forward in leading the development of world-class performance and sustainability for the most premium of outboard motor segments.”

Seven Marine will operate as a stand-alone entity retaining its brand, product line and organizational structure. Ron Huibers, Volvo Penta’s president of the Americas region, will be the chairman of Seven Marine and Rick Davis will remain as Seven Marine’s president and CEO. With this approach, Seven Marine will benefit from the strength and stability of being part of a larger, international organization, while still maintaining its entrepreneurial spirit. “This is a great development for us,” says Rick Davis, president and CEO, at Seven Marine. “As a young company we have pushed ourselves forward to revolutionize the outboard engine experience in a short period of time. And in partnering with Volvo Penta, we will have a solid backing to continue improving the customer experience through the pursuit of technological and innovation advancement.”

 

Volvo Penta becomes majority owner of innovative outboard motor manufacturer Seven Marine.

BACK COVE 32 PERFORMANCE DATA – CUMMINS QSB-SL 425HP

We have completed the testing of the Back Cove 32 powered with the Cummins QSB-SL 425hp and have included the performance data below. We will follow with the date for the Volvo Penta 370 by the end of July. Have a great holiday weekend!
DOWNLOAD DATASHEET PDFs

2018 Back Cove 32 In Stock at our Beaufort, NC Office.

Contact me for more information at (804) 337-1945 or hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com

New Jupiter 30 “Traveller” leaving with it’s New Owner Today!

Congrats Guys!!

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Our 2018 Jupiter 30 is on Order Now for Mid Summer:

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2018 Jupiter 30 HFS Center Console ON Order Bluewater Yacht Sales

Contact me at (804) 337-1945 or hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com for more Information

BoatUS criticizes pro-ethanol ad campaign

BoatUS is taking exception to a Renewable Fuels Association advertising campaign that promotes the use of gasoline containing 10 percent ethanol in boats.

BoatUS said the RFA “continues to spread mistruths” in supporting the Renewable Fuel Standard, a 2005 federal law that requires the blending of biofuels such as corn ethanol into the nation’s gasoline supply.

An RFA ad that appears as a two-page spread in the May-June issue of Marina Dock Age and unveils the association’s campaign says 10 percent ethanol blends “are increasingly becoming the fuel of choice for savvy boaters.”

BoatUS counters by arguing that although E10 is the fuel most commonly sold in the United States, it is not the choice recreational boaters prefer.

“According to those surveyed by BoatUS, 91 percent prefer non-ethanol fuel for their boats,” BoatUS said in a statement.

“Unfortunately, non-ethanol gas is facing more uncertainty, as the government mandate to increase the volume of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply may actually reduce the availability of ethanol-free gas,” BoatUS added. “While ethanol boosts a fuel’s octane rating, the U.S. Department of Energy acknowledges that ethanol contains less energy than gasoline and ‘result(s) in lower fuel economy.’ ”

In an infographic that is not in the Marina Dock Age ad, the RFA offers this tip: “Ensure a tight seal, if water is found, dry the tank before refueling.”

Says BoatUS, “This impractical and potentially very unsafe ‘tip’ asks boaters with built-in fuel tanks to do the impossible. Removing and disposing of phase-separated fuel — a result of too much water in moisture-attracting ethanol fuels — can only be done safely by professionals and is expensive. Even for those with portable fuel tanks, this RFA spin offers no practical, reality-based solution to the challenging disposal issue of the ethanol-and-water-soaked gas.”

“Regular maintenance is key,” the RFA infographic says. BoatUS counters by arguing that 87 percent of respondents in a 2016 survey by Boating Industry magazine said they saw boat engine damage that ethanol caused.

“Ethanol is a boom for the service departments [and a] huge drag on our industry because it negatively affects the customers,” a boat manufacturer said in the survey. “It makes them hate boating. It ruins their day, their boat and their entire boating experience.”

The RFA ad includes comments supporting the use of E10 from Mike Valentine, president and owner of the Crappie Masters, and Vernon Barfield, former vice president and tech chairman of the National Boat Racing Association.

“The fact still remains that E10 fuel has been approved to safely run in all marine motors,” Valentine says in the ad. “For three seasons now, Crappie Masters has received zero complaints nor had any fuel-related engine problems reported. Every poll taken has shown 100 percent of our tournament anglers are using E10 fuel in their boats.”

BoatUS counters that the RFA sponsors both of those organizations.

The RFA said that beyond the ad in Marina Dock Age, its campaign will feature educational outreach and additional ad placement in news outlets throughout the country.

 

Source: BoatUS criticizes pro-ethanol ad campaign

Viking 37 Billfish Arrives at Bluewater Yachting Center

The Viking 37 Billfish just arrived today at Bluewater Yachting Center. I will be at Bluewater all day on Saturday if anyone would like to take a look. 

2017 Viking 37 Billfish Information
Contact me at (804) 337-1945 or hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com