Home Port inks deals with four manufacturers


Home Port Marine Marketing of Kilmarnock, Va., has been selected by four U.S. manufacturers to provide publicity and promotion services.

Centek Industries, a Thomasville, Ga.-based manufacturer of fiberglass wet marine exhaust systems, has chosen Home Port to provide product promotion and publicity. Centek holds several patents for its marine exhaust systems and trademarks on seven industry standard products.

Pacific Pilothouse, of Fallbrook, Calif., has chosen Home Port to provide distribution network development, promotion and publicity. Pacific Pilothouse designs and manufactures pilothouses, cuddies and hardtops for center console and walkaround boats.

Powrtran, of St. Cloud, Minn., has chosen Home Port to provide distribution network development, promotion and publicity for its line of jackplates and power steering, tilt and trim products. Powrtran products feature an exclusive design that eliminates hydraulics.

STIDD Systems, a Greenport, N.Y.-based manufacturer of ergonomic marine seating, has chosen Home Port to provide international market development, product publicity and promotion.


ABYC Foundation Seeks Nominations for Educator Award

The award recognizes “an outstanding instructor who is shaping future marine service technicians.”

P.R. Firm Rushton Gregory Signs ePropulsion

The Chinese manufacturer of electric propulsion products introduced a standardized lineup earlier this year.

Dometic Updates Pro-Trim System

The new design allows boaters to trim the outboard and adjust the jack plate without removing their hands from the wheel.

Brunswick Partners with Carnegie Robotics

Through the alliance, Brunswick aims to enhance its autonomous technology offerings.

Nicole Vasilaros to Depart NMMA

The group credits the senior vice president of government and legal affairs for “countless contributions to the protection and expansion of the recreational boating industry.”

Site Unseen

A website is often the first interaction a customer will have with a dealership, but it must provide more than an online brochure or they will click elsewhere.

C.G. Amends Documentation Rules

Federally documenting a boat now must be done every five years, rather than annually.

The 2021 Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Companies Awards

The marine industry consistently honors products and people. The industry, however, has not recognized forward-thinking companies that are moving the industry in new directions. Soundings Trade Only’s mission is to reflect, inform and inspire.