Quick Hits: February 22, 2021


The National Sailing Hall of Fame announced that the deadline for making a nomination to this year’s class is Feb. 28. Inductees will be announced at the end of June, with a ceremony for the 2020 and 2021 classes tentatively planned for October. “We encourage everyone who shares a passion for the sport of sailing to take part in the nomination process,” committee chair Sally Helme said in a statement. “Any nominated sailor who meets the criteria, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability or professional vs. Corinthian status, will be a welcome addition to this year’s considerations.” Click here to make a nomination.

After recently announcing the relocation of its manufacturing facility, Hacker-Craft added Tome's Landing Marina on the Susquehanna River in Port Deposit, Md., as a dealer. “Our affiliation with [Tome’s Landing] will enhance our brand’s visibility in the important Chesapeake Bay area,” Hacker Boat Co. CEO George Badcock said in a statement. “We expect our dealer network to continue to grow, especially as we can now provide floorplan financing.”


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.