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.


A Record Q2 for Brunswick

With strong global demand in all its business segments, Brunswick Corp. reported another stellar quarter, posting a 57 percent jump in net sales.

OneWater Adds PartsVu

The online marketplace for marine parts, accessories and electronics posted $25 million in sales over the last year.

Groupe Beneteau Updates Revenue Forecasts, More

The builder saw gains in its boat and luxury-home sectors and made several acquisitions, including a majority stake in Dream Yacht Group.

Golden Manufacturing Expands

The fabricator of aluminum boat lifts and aluminum and concrete floating docks adds 18,000 square feet to its Fort Myers, Fla., headquarters.

GetMyBoat Takes You to the Movies

The boat rental marketplace site teams with Disney’s Jungle Cruise for a contest to win a boat trip or movie tickets.

ConMar Adds to Sales Team

The manufacturers’ representatives add industry vet Brain Steele.

Will Canada Reopen to Boaters?

Set to open its borders to fully vaccinated U.S. residents next month, our neighbor to the north could be facing a strike by Canadian border guards and customs officials. Plus, the Great Lakes welcomes a newly designated marine sanctuary.

Southern Marinas Acquires Sequoyah Marina

Southern Marinas continues to expand its marina portfolio, adding the popular east Tennessee boating destination.