Quick Hits: August 5, 2020

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MasterCraft Boat Holdings announced in a statement that it named Scott Womack president of NauticStar Boats. “I am excited about the opportunity to join the MasterCraft organization and lead the NauticStar team,” Womack said. “As I look at the tremendous growth opportunities ahead of us, NauticStar will be dedicated to providing the ultimate on-water adventure through thoughtful engineering, quality construction and a versatile lineup that delivers the most value in the market.”

Wisconsin-based paint systems manufacturer Calibre named Fred Kolacki business development leader. A lifelong boater, Kolacki has 25 years of product design and supply chain management experience, and has served on the American Boat and Yacht Council. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to work for a company with a legacy of providing premium finishing and agile supply-chain solutions that increase profitability for customers,” Kolacki said in a statement.

Garmin announced in a statement that Avalon & Tahoe Manufacturing named Garmin subsidiary Fusion Entertainment the exclusive supplier of audio packages for its line of pontoons, starting with model year 2021. “Avalon & Tahoe looks forward to the full integration of Fusion marine entertainment products in our selection of 2021 product offerings,” said Jim Wolf, Avalon & Tahoe president and CEO. “Our vertical integration strategy, coupled with our dedication to innovation and strong supplier partnerships, have all contributed to our unparalleled industry growth over past several years.”


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?