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Quick Hits: August 6, 2020

FLIR Systems reported second-quarter revenue of $482 million, comparable with the same period last year, and a $912.8 million backlog, a 12.8 percent increase from second quarter 2019. Industrial Technologies revenues for the quarter were $300.2 million, an increase of $15.7 million, or 5.5 percent, compared with the prior year. “This quarter marked the second consecutive quarter of record-breaking total backlog, and we continue to build a robust, sustainable pipeline with several key program wins,” president and CEO Jim Cannon said in a statement.

With the Southampton Boat Show canceled, British Marine is staging Boats 2020, scheduled for Sept. 11-20. Presented by Southampton International Boat Show, the smaller event is being held at Mayflower Park and is finalizing plans in line with government guidelines for events. “British Marine will continue to work with both exhibitors and key event stakeholders to explore all other opportunities, including an alternative, smaller-scale outdoor event to support the leisure marine industry and its members,” said British Marine CEO Lesley Robinson in a statement.

Seattle Yachts said it added the Nordic Tugs line at its locations in the Southeast and the West Coast. “We are excited to add Nordic Tugs to our collection of premium cruising brands,” Cory Gracey, Nordic Tugs brand manager with Seattle Yachts, said in a statement. “Nordic Tugs has an excellent reputation for building extremely high-quality cruisers that perform at a very fuel-efficient level and provide world-class accommodations.”



NMMA: Proposed Speed Rule an ‘Existential Threat’ to Industry

The association is calling on every marine brand, employee and boat owner to file public comment by Oct. 31 over a sweeping regulation to protect North Atlantic right whales.


Axopar and Nimbus Renew Agreement

The boatbuilders have entered an agreement whereby Nimbus Group will retain exclusive rights to sell Axopar boats on the Swedish market.


Hurricane Ian Leaves Devastation in Florida

The storm left a wide swath of destruction, heavily impacting marine interests from Tampa Bay to Marco Island.


Email Is Your Ticket to Holiday Sales

Developing an effective email campaign can bolster sales and help fill winter coffers at your dealership.


NMRA Presents Annual Awards

Edson CEO Will Keene and ComMar Sales president Tim Conroy were recognized for their contributions to the marine industry.


DEALERS: Are Interest Rates Impacting Demand?

This month’s Pulse Report survey asks dealers whether interest rate increases are causing a downturn in boat sales. Take the survey here.


EPropulsion, Mack Boring Partner with Crest

Pontoon builder Crest will use an ePropulsion Navy 3.0 Evo electric outboard motor and an E175 battery for its 2023 Current model.


Beneteau Reports Significant H122 Growth

The company reported that its revenue grew 8.6 percent and income increased by 30 percent during the first half of 2022.