Quick Hits: August 26, 2020

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Maverick Boat Group—builder of Cobia, Hewes, Maverick and Pathfinder boats—has seen an unprecedented surge in sales and demand for its models and is embarking on a hiring spree, looking to add 150 to 200 employees at its Fort Pierce facility by early 2021. “We’re reaching out to those who may have been misplaced or lost their jobs over this pandemic and currently looking they may not have thought of boat repair, but they have the same skills we can use,” Maverick Boats personnel manager Angie Brandt told WPTV in West Palm Beach. 

Lowrance pro Ron Nelson won 2020 Fishing League Worldwide Angler of the Year title at the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit tournament at Lake Erie Aug. 11-14—coming right on the heels of his 2019 FLW Polaris Rookie of the Year title. “This is a big win for Ron and the whole Lowrance team congratulates him on his back-to-back titles,” said Navico group CEO Knut Frostad in a statement. “He has demonstrated a remarkable consistency in his two years on the pro circuit and we wish him all the best in his future career.”

The Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops will resume on Lake Hartwell in South Carolina Aug. 27-29. “There are residential fish that live shallow around boat docks year-round,” said Bassmaster Elite Series angler Jason Williamson, who hails from Wagener, S.C., in a statement. “The predominant summer pattern, though, will be fishing deeper around brush or cane piles 18 to 30 feet (deep). It is a spotted bass lake, so you can catch those fish out to 40 to 50 feet.”


Freedom Boat Club Expands

Through November, it has grown to more than 245 locations serving more than 55,000 members.

BRP Announces FY21, Q3 Results

While the North American market saw solid gains in the powersports segment, pandemic-related shutdowns and the retirement of Evinrude had a big impact on revenue.

Quick Hits: November 25, 2020

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Arial} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Patrick hires a new CFO; CMC Marine joins NMMA; Dometic makes names new HR VP; and Stingray Boats earns a safety milestone.

Wholesale Shipments Drop in September

NMMA: Easing supply chain constraints should enable more manufacturers to build boats.

Dealers: What’s Your 2021 Retail Outlook?

The monthly Pulse Report asks marine retailers to weigh in on November market conditions.