Quick Hits: August 4, 2020

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The American Boat and Yacht Council published the 60th edition of its Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft, which provides the latest boatbuilding and repair standards. This year’s supplement includes new sections on lithium ion batteries, dynamic positioning and joystick controls. Click here to purchase the manual or a desktop subscription. 

After opening a 10,000-square-foot showroom in Niceville, Fla., Emerald Coast Marine added brands to its portfolio, including Solace Boats, which it will represent for the entire northern Gulf Coast. The dealer also added Key West, Blackfin and Monterey at its Orange Beach, Ala., location, and Monterey at Destin and Niceville locations. “It has been a banner year across the board for Emerald Coast Marine Group, and we are very pleased to have the opportunity to … meet the needs and demands of the markets we serve,” group president Shawn Talpey said in a statement.

Clearwater, Fla.-based New Nautical Coatings — parent company of Sea Hawk Paints, Blue Water Marine Paints, Flexdel/Aquagard Paints and Hawk Epoxy — named Doug Laue as CFO. “Doug brings over 20 years of successful contribution providing strategic, tactical and financially responsible leadership for top companies to this newly created position, making him the ideal person to join our executive team for the continued execution of our business strategies,” CEO Erik Norrie said in a statement.


Siren’s 3 Series Receives NMEA 2000 Certification

The Internet of Things technology allows OEMs and other stakeholders to receive such data as engine metrics, fault codes and service requirements.

Galeon Launches Outboard Series

The first model in the series, the 325 GTO, will be powered by twin 350-hp Mercury Verados.

We Have Liftoff

Foil-equipped powerboats are poised to enter the mainstream recreational marine market.

Scania to Power Demo Viking 46

The Swedish engine manufacturer will use the boat in tournaments and other events to showcase its power options to the U.S. market.

Quick Hits: January 20, 2021

ShoreMaster, HydroHoist and Neptune rebranded as Waterfront Brands; Boats Group acquires more European brokerage sites; and Gill Fishing partners with rgyr agency.

Should You Require Employee Vaccinations?

With the Covid vaccines becoming more readily available, it’s a topic that’s worth addressing now.

Parker Sponsors ‘Journey for a Cause’

An Indiana college student will embark on a 10-day passage from the Ohio River to the Gulf of Mexico to highlight inclusion and fishing.

With Great Power Comes Great Challenges

Today’s high-horsepower outboards are heavy, and produce prodigious power and torque — three factors that boatbuilders must balance.

Guy Harvey Foundation Awards Scholarships

The inaugural Legacy Scholarship went to four Florida high school seniors who are attending Nova Southeastern University.