product announcements are often made at the Ft. Lauderdale or Miami
boat shows held in November and February. If a company is going to release a new product they'll keep it under wraps until they're ready to make an official announcement, otherwise they risk sabotaging sales of the existing product line. Sometimes you can predict when a product line is being replaced by how aggressively it's being discounted in the late fall/early winter. I remember when another brand was about to come out with new products a couple of years ago, some of their more popular models could be had at as much as 50% off original list price
the preceeding fall where typical off-season discounts for items not being discontinued might be 10-20% at best.
Also keep in mind that with going on the hard
for the winter, any electronics
bought now will be sitting there not doing anything for their first several months of warranty coverage.