Quick Hits: August 25, 2020

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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.” 


PressureMate Introduces On-Board Pressure Washer

The 12-volt system has a patent-pending plunger design that produces 600 psi of pressure.

ABYC Introduces Entry-Level Certification

The Marine Service Technology program now includes a year-end exam to help launch students into marine-industry careers.

IBEX Calls for Innovation Award Entries

The NMMA-managed program is accepting new-product submissions through Aug. 13.

Pocket Yacht Opens in N.C.

The Cutwater and Ranger Tugs dealer opened in New Bern, its third East Coast location.

Trawlerfest Scheduled for Newport

Passagemaker magazine’s signature event runs Aug. 24-28 at Newport Shipyard in Rhode Island.

Our Most Critical Federal Program Needs Your Support

The Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund is up for renewal. Ask Congress to support its reauthorization.

KVH Introduces TracPhone LTE-1

The new communications system provides connectivity up to 20 miles offshore in more than 150 countries.