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.


How to Go Strong For 75 Years!

The 4th generation, family-run Strong’s Marine has put client service at the top of its agenda for over 75 years.

NMLA Releases Annual Statistical Report

The National Marine Lenders Association’s annual report shows that marine loans increased significantly in the past two years, primarily among boat owners aged 45-54.

IBEX Education Conference Schedule Announced

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference will host 2021 pre-conference sessions, tech talks, online workshops and more.

World Cat Acquires New Facility

The catamaran builder adds a 265,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in N.C.

Executive Appointments at Numarine

The Turkish builder names head of international sales and assigns a domestic sales manager.

Click&Boat Accelerates Global Growth

A significant investment from private equity firm Permira is supported by a partnership with Boats Group.

Workforce Solutions Amendment Approved in Mass.

The Bay State’s 2022 budget includes $150,000 in workforce-development funding to support the efforts of the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association.

Palm Beach Readies Revamped Marina

The South Florida town is nearing completion of a $40 million renovation of its public marina.