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. 


Teak Isle Expands Operations

The Florida-based manufacturer purchased a 45,000-square-foot facility and two additional CNC routers.

Ensuring Gamefish Stability

Simrad’s support of Gray FishTag Research helps promote the importance of sustainable oceans and fisheries.

Heavy Lifting

Derecktor takes delivery of a 1,500-ton-capacity mobile lift, as construction of its Fort Pierce, Fla., facility continues.

Boot Düsseldorf Canceled

The German show, previously postponed until late April due to the pandemic, will return in January 2022.

Quick Hits: January 21, 2021

A revamped brand identify for Propspeed; Fraser Yachts names head of global partnerships; and Wichard Group USA appoints industry vet as VP of sales and marketing.

We Got ’em, But Can We Keep ’Em?

The results of a Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation study reveal insights for engaging and retaining the new boaters and anglers we gained last year.

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.