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Quick Hits: August 12, 2020

U.K. builder Princess Yachts has teamed with sustainable cleaning products company Ecoworks Marine and will gift new clients with a complimentary sample of Ecoworks’ starter kit. Customers will have with the option to include interior and exterior cleaning products, laundry detergent, soap and more. Ecoworks entire line is the sole brand to be fully International Maritime Organization MARPOL compliant. “As a leading yacht manufacturer in the world, we take our environmental and sustainability responsibilities very seriously and our partnership with Ecoworks is a further step forward in supporting the preservation of our oceans,” said Princess Yachts CMO Kiran Haslam in a statement

Saltwater gamefish expert and TV fishing show host Carter Andrews will talk about the about the diverse fisheries on Florida’s East Coast when he joins host JP DeRose on Shimano’s ‘Fishing School’ Live series tonight at 8 p.m. ET. Andrews and DeRose will talk about targeting Indian River snook, cruising the beach for jacks and tarpon, and casting jigs for red snapper and grouper offshore, showcasing the right Shimano rod and reel set-ups for each fishing situation, the company said in a statement. To view the live event, tune in to Shimano’s Facebook Page or catch the program at their YouTube channel



Industry Pushes Back Against Speed Restrictions

A NOAA Fisheries proposal would restrict boats 35 feet and larger to a 10-knot speed limit along the East Coast to protect right whales from vessel strikes.


Magonis Opens Connecticut Office

The Spain-based, electric-boat builder offers an 18-footer that’s available with motors from Torqeedo and Mag Power.


Bill Seeks to Increase Youth Fishing

The bipartisan Coastal Fishing Program Act of 2022 would ease barriers to accessing the outdoors in underserved communities.


Fall Is in Full Swing

With the autumnal equinox ushering in a new season today, the fall boat-show circuit is in high gear. Here are some recent reports and a look at what’s to come.


Manufacturer Confidence Drops

Still, U.S. builders remain largely optimistic despite ongoing constraints with the supply chain and workforce, as well as yesterday’s interest rate hike.


Defender Adds TEMO Electric Boat Motor

Defender Industries is the official U.S. dealer for the French company’s lightweight, portable electric motors.


Twin Disc Sells Belgium Facility

The transmission manufacturer is still using the facility in a leaseback transaction as it looks to reduce costs.