Oct 26, 2017

Western Marine Trade Show Richmond BCThe Western Marine Trade Show held at the Olympic Oval in Richmond BC is a must-see event for the Canadian Marine industry. Western Marine Company is a distributor of marine parts and accessories serving wholesale customers throughout Canada. They carry an extensive inventory of over 35,000 items from more than 350+ manufacturers around the world, which they supply to both the commercial and recreational marine sectors. They sell only to businesses actively involved in the marine industry.

Two British Columbia companies at the show that caught my interest were Interactio in Brentwood Bay and H & H Marine Engine Service Ltd. In Burnaby, BC

Campbell ThompsonTrotac’s Campbell Thompson placing and order with Interactio Co-founder David Burton

 

 



Interactio in Brentwood Bay, BC has a new fuel saving device and mobile App, viewing real time boat fuel flow, consumption and a range information using your Smart Phone or Tablet.

Every once in a while, a deceptively simple innovation comes along that just makes sense. Optio Fuel is one such innovation. Until now, the options boat owners had for monitoring their boat’s fuel consumption were either very expensive or difficult to retrofit, leaving boaters relying on instinct and math!

Interactio Video



Have you wondered what your range is at your current speed and fuel consumption? Interactio's Fuel Management system is easy to install, pairs to the Interactio Fuel App on your smartphone using BLE and tells you your engine (or engines) live fuel flow and superimposes your current range as a blue circle on the map/chart on your smartphone.

HGE Bouth

The app automatically calculates your optimal range and speed/RPM and displays it on the chart as a green EcoRangeTMcircle. Simply adjust your throttle(s) until the blue and green circles align and you are cruising at the optimal speed - maximum range for minumum fuel use. It's easy and it updates the EcoRangeTM live depending on boat loading, weather conditions, etc

This new device makes it easy for boat owners to directly monitor their vessel’s fuel use using a free app on their smart phone or tablet. The fuel sensor and the mobile app is all that is needed to monitor fuel flow and consumption. Further, current range and optimal speed are also displayed on the device’s map in real time.

Manifold

More Information, http://www.interactio.co/

H & H Marine

Another company of particular interest at the Western Marine Trade Show was H & H Marine Engine in Burnaby, BC. H & H Marine is a unique British Columbia company that is a re-marketer, specializing in marine engine exhaust systems. They sell reliable, high-quality aftermarket products, with well-known names such as Barr Marine, Osco and HGE. Their services cover the United States and Canada, with an expanding distributorship in Europe. They also have their own retail operation. “Manifold Warehouse”

Diesel Elbow

Since 1968 H&H Marine has been specializing in Marine engine exhaust systems. http://hgemarine.com/

HGE is a major manufacturer of high-quality exhaust manifolds, risers, elbows, and other assorted marine engine parts. These products are direct replacements for parts from MerCruiser, Volvo Penta, Crusader, Chris Craft, Chrysler, OMC, and other brand names.
H & H Marine products are distributed throughout Canada by the Western Marine network. http://www.westernmarine.com/main/homepage.html
- BN

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