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Quick Hits: February 23, 2021

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.”

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ABYC Reschedules Meetings

Postponed due to Covid, the annual meeting goes virtual in February, and the Marine Law Symposium moves to April in Providence, R.I.

Daiwa Appoints Marketing Manager

Marc Mills will handle marketing efforts for North American and South American markets.

VIP Access Available for MIBS

The tickets include admission to the VIP lounges at One Herald Plaza and the Miami Beach Convention Center, along with other perks.

South Fork Wind Farm Gets EPA Approval

The Clean Air Act permit contains pollution control requirements for the construction and operation of the wind farm, which will be located southwest of Martha’s Vineyard.

Dockmate Launches New Technology

The SoftDocking wireless remote control system eliminates the delay between engaging the throttle and the boat beginning to move.

Minneapolis Innovation Award Winners Announced

NMMA and Boating Writers International handed out the awards in four categories during the Minneapolis Boat Show preview yesterday.