Quick Hits: December 3, 2020

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Walter Meloon, the grandson of Correct Craft’s founder Ralph Meloon and the former CEO of the company, has been inducted into the Wakeboarding Hall of Fame. Walter Meloon was CEO of Correct Craft during the rise of wakeboarding and as the company was leading development of the sport — the wakeboard tower is one example of the innovations the company developed during Meloon’s tenure as CEO. “Our team is thrilled to see Walt honored with induction into the Wakeboarding Hall of Fame, a well-deserved acknowledgement,” said Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin in a statement. “The success we enjoy at Correct Craft today is built on the shoulders of Walt, the entire Meloon family, and many other Correct Craft leaders over the past century.”

The Association of Marina Industries Conference & Expo — initially slated to take place Feb. 2-4 — has moved to a full virtual event to begin in late January, with sessions running through Feb. 17. Organizers have altered its typical conference schedule to accommodate those in different time zones and with conflicting schedules. The new virtual agenda can be found here. “We are excited to explore the possibilities that a virtual platform has to offer and hope that this will provide an opportunity for many who have been unable to experience the Conference & Expo in the past because of scheduling conflicts or time and money restraints an opportunity to do so,” said AMI Chair Chris Petty in a statement. Click here for more information and to register. 


MarineMax Posts Record Q2

Coming off its most profitable fourth quarter, first quarter and fiscal year, the company continued to roll with a 70 percent increase in revenue.

MMTA Lands State Grant

Massachusetts Marine Trades Association will use the $20,000 recovery grant to promote its “Stay Local Boat MA” program.

Hundreds Stream ABC

Topics of discussion during Day One of NMMA’s virtual American Boating Congress included policy updates, infrastructure, the global supply chain and more.

Next Stop, Key West

The Moorings adds the Conch Republic to its roster of charter bases.

IBEX to Host Supply Chain Webinar

The April 29 session will address logistical issues that continue to impact manufacturers amid strong customer demand.

Safety is no Accident

Sure, it’s a cliché, but it’s 100 percent accurate. With boats going in the water for a new season in many areas, dealers should wave the safety flag wide and high, especially for the newcomers.

Brunswick Recognized for Diversity

Forbes ranks Brunswick as one of the top employers for diversity for the second consecutive year.

ABYC names Content Director

Sarah Devlin will support ABYC’s events and communications, distributing content through various channels.

Ferretti Group Reports Strong Q1

The conglomerate saw revenues increase by 40 percent, with a record 56 yachts launched in the first quarter.