Quick Hits: August 8, 2020

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Sunshine Boats and Motors, in conjunction with Yamaha Marine, announced that the first apprentice has successfully completed the Yamaha Marine Apprentice Program offered through Yamaha Marine University. The program includes 4,000 hours of hands-on Yamaha outboard technician training supported by an online platform. “As a former apprentice myself, I understand the importance of programs like YMAP,” Sunshine Boats and Motors owner Pete Magnuson said in a statement.

The Sea Tow Foundation is collecting data from PFD loaner operations to build a database of locations. The foundation operates more than 650 loaner stations, which it tracks, but there is no national registry to track all stations. “The purpose of the Life Jacket Loaner Station Database is to allow any boater within the U.S. to find a place where life jackets can be borrowed and returned, free of charge,” Sea Tow Foundation executive director Gail Kulp said in a statement.


Quick Hits: March 3, 2021

RBFF’s Take Me Fishing campaign offers embeddable fishing and boating map

MAN Achieves Emissions Certifications

The engine manufacturer, which also announced an extension of its supply partnership with the Ferretti Group, now meets major emissions standards worldwide.

In-Person Palm Beach Show Approved

The city of West Palm Beach OK’d the permit for the four-day show, which opens March 25 with a host of safety precautions.

Distributor Expands ePropulsion Sales Territory

Mack Boring will now offer ePropulsion’s electric outboards in the entire North American and Central American markets.

Registration Still Open for NMMA Webinar

The March 4 State of the Industry webinar includes the presentation of the Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards and the Alan J. Freedman Award.

Rollick Secures $8.5 million in Funding

The market strategists said Web traffic in the third quarter of 2020 was up 245 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Time to Cry Foul Over Erie Canal Changes

An act has been introduced in the waning days of New York’s annual budget process that allows no opportunity for public input.