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.


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.