Quick Hits: August 28, 2020

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Oasis Marinas, a privately held marina management outfit based in Annapolis, Mary., have announced that real estate development company Integra Investments have chosen them to manage the Westshore Yacht Club Marina in Tampa, Fla. Although this marks the 30th marina in Oasis’ portfolio, it is the first in the Sunshine State. Oasis founder Dan Cowens said in a statement: “We are thrilled to be expanding our portfolio in Florida. [The state] offers boaters endless destinations, [with] Tampa being a staple.”

The Azimut-Benetti Group is supporting the Italian Super Yacht Life Foundation, a group that promotes training paths for marine professionals seeking careers in areas such as tourism management, yacht surveying and info-mobility, and infrastructure logistics. Three new ISYL courses are about to start, and 75 places are available for as many young high school graduates would like the opportunity, according to a statement. The ISYL institute is supported by four shipyards in addition to Azimut-Benetti — Cantieri Navali Codecasa, Overmarine Group, Perini Navi and Rossinavi.

The Coast Guard Foundation will hold its 16th annual tribute to the U.S. Coast Guard virtually Oct. 29 from 7 to 8 p.m. ET. The 5th Annual Texas Salutes the Coast Guard will be held Nov. 12 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST, honoring Port Houston. “We are grateful, during this challenging year, for the continued partnership of our supporters,” said Coast Guard Foundation president Susan Ludwig in a statement. “Our events play such an important role in fulfilling our mission of supporting Coast Guard members and their families.” Click here for information or to register for the annual tribute, and here for more information or to register for the Texas Salutes the Coast Guard event.


Plot a Course for Boating Safety

National Safe Boating Week kicks off this Saturday, but teaching safe and responsible operation is a year-round responsibility.

AIM to Hold Women in the Industry Virtual Breakfast

Active Interest Media’s Marine Group introduces a female-focused session for marine professionals June 3.

Great Lakes Dealer Rebrands

Now known as Trawlers Great Lakes, the former Bay Breeze Yacht Sales has been a Nordic Tugs dealer since 2002.

Registration for Outdoors Conference Opens

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable’s June 1-2 virtual conference will include speakers and presenters from government agencies and ORR member partners.

Yamaha Sees Double-Digit Growth in Q1

The marine segment was up 7.4 percent, driven by demand for outboards in North America and Europe but tempered by supply-chain logistics.

Orion Announces SafetyPro Training

The factory-authorized courses are designed “to educate retail associates on how to match a boater’s type of boating with the different signal kits that we offer.”

A Truce on Tariffs?

The E.U. will suspend the June 1 increase of its retaliatory tariffs and agreed to negotiate with the U.S. to end steel and aluminum tariffs.

Argos 3D Forward Looking Sonar

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