Quick Hits: August 18, 2020

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Documenting yachts and boats bound for Canada will now be easier for manufacturers and dealers. The National Marine Manufacturers Association entered a Memorandum of Understanding with Transport Canada in January in a joint effort to ease the process of declaring compliance with Canadian regulations on NMMA-certified yachts and boats for sale into Canada. As part of the agreement, NMMA-certified manufacturers can provide an NMMA certificate alongside a new, abbreviated Declaration of Conformity according to NMMA. A more comprehensive DoC was once required.

Regulator Marine’s line of fishy center consoles continues to expand its presence in south Florida with new dealer appointments. Yacht Works will represent the North Carolina-based builder in Miami-Dade country — they also cover the Keys — and KMC will oversee sales and service for the greater Fort Lauderdale area. The builder’s dealer from greater West Palm Beach to Fort Pierce will continue to be Sovereign Marine. “The diversity and scope of Florida’s waterways make it one of the most exciting places to boat and fish in America,” said Regulator Marine marketing and sales director Keith Ammons in a statement. “Regulators are built for that versatility, and to go the distance offshore.”

After adding Big Thunder Marine Palm Beach to its dealership network in mid-June, Fountain Powerboats continues to expand in the Sunshine State and are now available at Bonita Boat Center in Bonita Springs, Fla. “Both Bonita Boat Center and Big Thunder Marine are well regarded in the marine industry for customer service and a complete inventory,” said Fountain's Florida Sales Manager Mike Usina in a statement. "They make the perfect addition to our rapidly expanding dealer network throughout the Southeast.” 


Argos 3D Forward Looking Sonar

For 20 Years, FarSounder has been developing and manufacturing 3D forward-looking sonar for vessels of all sizes.

Dometic Marine Appoints Executives

The company promotes a 20-plus-year employee and adds a vice president of aftermarket sales and e-commerce.

IMEA Launches Scholarship Program

The International Marine Electronics Alliance aims to recruit students into the field of marine technology.

RBFF Campaign Reels in Awards

The fishing-and-boating advocacy group’s Get on Board campaign was recognized by two national public relations organizations.

Suzuki’s Clean Ocean Project

Testing of the engine manufacturer’s microplastics filtering device continues as it moves closer to production. The company also released its full-year financials.

Uflex Adds to Sales and Marketing Team

The company said significant growth during the last few years created the need to add three employees.

NMTA Beats Proposal To Double Excise Tax

It’s just one example of the value of belonging to a state or local marine trade association. Are you a member of an MTA?