Quick Hits: February 11, 2021

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The Marina Industry Association, which represents marinas and other boating facilities in Australia, New Zealand, South Asia and the Middle East, announced that it postponed its Marinas21 Conference and Trade Exhibition due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “We believe that it is in the best interests of the association and exhibitors … to defer to a time when we believe there will be greater certainty and confidence around attendance and travel,” organizing committee chair Mike Harvey said in a statement. Next year’s conference is scheduled for May 23-24.


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.