Quick Hits: December 8, 2020


Mercury Marine has been awarded a Green Masters designation from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, the 10th consecutive year that the honor has been bestowed on the engine manufacturer. The WSBC uses a range of categories to judge companies on its sustainability merits: energy and water conservation, transportation, supply chain and waste management as well as its community outreach, workforce and governance efforts. “We are honored to earn a Green Masters designation for the tenth consecutive year. This is especially gratifying considering how the bar is raised every year, making each successive year’s designation an even greater accomplishment,” said Mercury Marine president Chris Drees in a statement. The company says that its commitment to clean energy sources will expand next year and beyond; click here for the company’s comprehensive 2019-20 sustainability report.

The 8th edition of the Sail America Industry Conference — an annual event that will host speakers and provide workshops with industry leaders — is slated for May 19-21 in Annapolis, Md. The association will provide details about the event here as they become available. The conference gives sailing industry professionals an opportunity to learn about new trends and network with more than 150 participants, Sail America said in a statement. The conference features a regatta, a day and a half of educational sessions, and industry networking events.


The 2021 Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Companies Awards

The marine industry consistently honors products and people. The industry, however, has not recognized forward-thinking companies that are moving the industry in new directions. Soundings Trade Only’s mission is to reflect, inform and inspire.

German Superyacht Yard Files for Bankruptcy

Nobiskrug cited a lack of orders, the Covid-19 pandemic and other factors in its decision to start the proceedings.

West Marine Acquired

The private-equity firm L Catterton will take a controlling interest in the retailer’s ownership.

Kicker Supports Two Events on Lake Havasu

The marine audio company will take part in the performance-boat events Super Cat Fest West and the Desert Storm Poker Run this weekend and next.

Bay Bridge Show Starts Tomorrow

The combined sail- and powerboat show runs through Sunday in Stevensville, Md.

Brunswick Corp. Arranges Covid-19 Vaccinations

The marine-industry conglomerate aims to protect employees and their communities against Covid-19.

Kadey-Krogen Announces New Ownership Structure

This summer, the builder and its new investor plan to reveal a five-year innovation and strategic plan.

What is America’s Finest Harbor?

Online voting is open in the US Harbors competition for the best U.S. harbor.

Bruce Van Wagoner to Retire

The 45-year industry veteran was marine group president for Wells Fargo Distribution Finance.