Quick Hits: April 24, 2020


Protector relaunched its Targa line of RIBs from 31 to 41 feet. Updates include a new, deep-vee hull, additional seating and a pilothouse with a sliding sunroof, sliders to port and starboard, and more overhang aft for increased protection in the cockpit. The company’s U.S.-based dealership, Any Water Yachts said in a statement that the Targa line will be available in late spring and early summer.

It’s been a busy first quarter for Zeelander Yachts. The Netherlands-based builder opened an office in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and this week it announced a 30 percent increase in Q1 sales on a year-to-year basis. Zeelander said in a statement that more than half of its orders are for the flagship Z72, which debuted worldwide last summer.


Suzuki Powers Forest River’s New Nepallo Pontoon Boats

The new Nepallo line of pontoon boats with Suzuki engines will be sold at select Camping World and Gander RV & Outdoors stores.

West Marine CEO to Keynote Annual MRA Event

With a “Climate for Change” theme, the Marine Recreation Association’s Educational Conference and Trade Show is set for Oct. 11-13.

Skeeter Owner’s Tourney Held on Lake Fork

A field of 2,000 anglers in 1,000 boats saw a nearly 10-pound bass capture first place in the annual Skeeter owner’s tournament.

Email Remains a Vital Marketing Tool for Dealers

A content marketing staple, emails can consistently deliver valuable and relevant information, if done correctly.

ABYC to Publish Largest-Ever Standards Manual

The nonprofit is offering pre-orders until June 18 of its updated standards manual, with a publication date of July 31.

Furuno, Simrad Add SiriusXM Fish Mapping Suite

The subscription-based service offers offshore anglers a suite of technology with which to locate and catch more fish.