Quick Hits: February 23, 2021

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The National Marine Manufacturers Association said registration is open for the American Boating Congress, to be held virtually April 21-22. Last year’s virtual ABC had a record turnout, with more than 900 people joining the two-day conference, which featured members of Congress, including members of the House Small Business Committee and Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Click here to register.

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced in a statement that Honda Marine is now a Platinum Partner Member. “Honda Marine is well-positioned to support the organization’s mission of providing tools, resources and educational programming to a broad scope of boat and engine dealers,” said Honda national sales manager John Lunde. “In turn, the valuable statistical data and insight into the retail dealerships helps Honda Marine better serve our channel partners and customers throughout the U.S.”


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.