Quick Hits: February 1, 2021


The National Association of Manufacturers and The Manufacturing Institute launched “This Is Our Shot,” an initiative to educate the manufacturing community about the Covid-19 vaccine, the National Marine Manufacturers Association announced in this morning’s Currents newsletter. Click here for resources, webinars and more about vaccine education and safety.

Twin Disc reported second-quarter sales of $48.4 million, an 18.6 percent decline compared with $59.5 million for the same period a year prior, attributed primarily to softness in its oil and gas, industrial and marine segments, as well as the continued impact of the pandemic. “We remain focused on emerging from this challenging period as a stronger, leaner and more diverse company,” CEO John H. Batten said in a statement. “In addition, we have seen an acceleration in hybrid/electric inquiries for both marine and industrial applications, and are encouraged by the progress we are making in this important, developing market space.”


Suzuki Powers Forest River’s New Nepallo Pontoon Boats

The new Nepallo line of pontoon boats with Suzuki engines will be sold at select Camping World and Gander RV & Outdoors stores.

West Marine CEO to Keynote Annual MRA Event

With a “Climate for Change” theme, the Marine Recreation Association’s Educational Conference and Trade Show is set for Oct. 11-13.

Skeeter Owner’s Tourney Held on Lake Fork

A field of 2,000 anglers in 1,000 boats saw a nearly 10-pound bass capture first place in the annual Skeeter owner’s tournament.

Email Remains a Vital Marketing Tool for Dealers

A content marketing staple, emails can consistently deliver valuable and relevant information, if done correctly.

ABYC to Publish Largest-Ever Standards Manual

The nonprofit is offering pre-orders until June 18 of its updated standards manual, with a publication date of July 31.

Furuno, Simrad Add SiriusXM Fish Mapping Suite

The subscription-based service offers offshore anglers a suite of technology with which to locate and catch more fish.