Quick Hits: December 4, 2020


With a grand prize of $15,000 and runners-up set to receive $10,000 for second place and $5,000 for third place, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water and partner Berkley look to make an impact with the Recast and Recycle Contest. The goal, organizers say, is to present new ideas and improvements for end-of-life of fishing gear. “Whether it’s monofilament line, braided line or soft baits, we want there to be a sustainable, large−scale solution to keeping line out of our waters and landfills where it can remain a problem for birds and wildlife,” said BoatUS Foundation outreach director Alanna Keating in a statement. “We want to know how to make the process better.” Contest entries can be submitted as video demos (limited to 4 minutes) or graphic summaries. Click here for rules and regulations or to submit an entry by May 14.

Massachusetts-based Fleet Marina, which was purchased by Lars Vinjerud II in 2019 and renamed from Capt. Leroy’s Marina, is undergoing a renovation project and is being modernized to operate Fleet Fisheries, an 18-vessel scallop and lobster fishing operation. The first phase of the Fleet Marina project was to replace the existing pile-supported pier with an extra-wide breakwater that would double as a dock. Cape Cod, Mass.-based AGM Marine Contractors Inc. designed the marina layout and SF Marina manufactured the components at its Norfolk, Va., location. Gothenburg, Sweden-based SF Marina engineers, builds and ships floating breakwaters and concrete dock pontoons, and related marine structures. The modules were then moved by barge to Popes Island where AGM installed the 262' L x 16' W SF500 Series Breakwater.


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.