Quick Hits: February 2, 2021


Herndon, Va.-based advertising agency Level 5 is now a Platinum Partner of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas. Level 5 works with dealerships and retailers on strategy, branding and developing brand voice and recognition. “Adding an organization with superb knowledge, dynamic technology and a strategic focus on the customer experience will certainly benefit MRAA members … as it energizes our mission to supply today’s boat and engine dealers with prominent tools, resources and educational programming,” MRAA director of business development Allison Gruhn said in a statement.


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.

Mercury Racing Awards Scholarships

The engine manufacturer looks to grow the next generation of skilled workers with its annual scholarship program.

Vision Marine, Hellkats to Attempt E-Boat Speed Record

A Hellkats 32-foot Widebody equipped with Vision Marine’s E-Motion powertrain will try to be the fastest electric boat in its category.

Grand Banks Operations Remain Halted

The announcement follows the Malay government order extending movement restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19.

OneWater Marine to Acquire N.J.'s Stone Harbor Marina

The acquisition further expands OneWater’s reach in the Northeast.