Quick Hits: August 3, 2020

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Fort Pierce, Fla.-based Maverick Boat Group announced the promotions of two longtime employees. Skip Lyshon, who has been with the company for 27 years, is now vice president of sales. Charlie Johnson, who started with the company in 2003, is vice president of marketing. “It is my absolute pleasure and a blessing to work with these two professionals,” CEO Scott Deal said in a statement.

Navico said it opened an office and training center in Fort Lauderdale to enhance its presence in Florida and work more closely with resellers, dealers, builders, consumers and major shows. The new location will offer presales guidance, post-sale support, and technical training for dealers and installers, as well as classroom instruction for consumers. Navico said in a statement that it plans to expand more next year.

Yamaha Marine said it is offering financing incentives on new 4-stroke outboard purchases through Sept. 4. “Customer demand for boating is soaring, and this offer provides a great way to upgrade outboard power through a competitive finance purchase option,” marketing division manager Dale Barnes said in a statement. “Customers who choose to buy now can reap the benefits of low interest rates for an extended period of time.”


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?