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Quick Hits: August 25, 2020

Brunswick Corp. was honored on Forbes magazine’s Best-In-State employers for both Wisconsin and Minnesota. The full list is available on the Forbes website; companies chosen have a prerequisite to have more than 500 employees to be considered. “Our facilities in both Wisconsin and Minnesota continue to be honored for their commitment to best-in-class safety, sustainability and employee engagement practices and this award is a testament to the hard work of our of our employees in both of those states,” said Brenna Preisser, Brunswick Corp. business acceleration president & CHRO in a statement. “We continue to create a work environment that focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion and this award highlights the level of satisfaction that our employees and customers feel in some of our largest manufacturing facilities.”

Siren Marine will now have European distribution through U.K-based Argo Yachting Ltd., which has facilities in Southampton, London, and Plymouth, as well as in Marbella and Mallorca, both in Spain, and Germany. Argo is also a sister company to Princess Yachts, an established OEM partner with Siren. “We don’t know of any yacht owners who wouldn’t want 24-hour access to their boat systems and controls, from the palm of their hand,” said Argo Yachting business development manager Richard Clarke in a statement. “Siren Marine is a perfect fit for Argo Yachting, an experienced and trusted company with a loyal customer base.” 



ABA Celebrates 30 Years

The America Boatbuilders Association was founded in 1992 with the objective of collectively buying engines, raw materials and manufactured products at better prices.


Who, Not How

Sometimes, to solve a tough problem, you need to get a different person in the room.


NMMA: Proposed Speed Rule an ‘Existential Threat’ to Industry

The association is calling on every marine brand, employee and boat owner to file public comment by Oct. 31 over a sweeping regulation to protect North Atlantic right whales.


Axopar and Nimbus Renew Agreement

The boatbuilders have entered an agreement whereby Nimbus Group will retain exclusive rights to sell Axopar boats on the Swedish market.


Hurricane Ian Leaves Devastation in Florida

The storm left a wide swath of destruction, heavily impacting marine interests from Tampa Bay to Marco Island.


Email Is Your Ticket to Holiday Sales

Developing an effective email campaign can bolster sales and help fill winter coffers at your dealership.


NMRA Presents Annual Awards

Edson CEO Will Keene and ComMar Sales president Tim Conroy were recognized for their contributions to the marine industry.


DEALERS: Are Interest Rates Impacting Demand?

This month’s Pulse Report survey asks dealers whether interest rate increases are causing a downturn in boat sales. Take the survey here.


EPropulsion, Mack Boring Partner with Crest

Pontoon builder Crest will use an ePropulsion Navy 3.0 Evo electric outboard motor and an E175 battery for its 2023 Current model.