Quick Hits: December 9, 2020

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German high-performance engine lubricants and fuel additive outfit Liqui Moly — well-known in auto and motorcycle racing circles throughout the world and increasingly making a name for itself in the marine space — has said that November was its best sales month in company’s 63-year history. The company recorded sales of nearly 62 million euros, about $75 million. “Given the investments in our ‘four core assets’ of people, brand, machines and markets, this is only the logical consequence of our work,” said CEO Ernst Prost in a statement.

 Major League Fishing has determined the 40 anglers that qualified to compete in the league’s premier tournament, Redcrest 2021, and a chance to win $300,000. Jordan Lee, Ott DeFoe, and Jacob Wheeler landed in the top three spots, according to MLF. Check out all the qualifiers here.


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.