Quick Hits: February 25, 2021

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Although vaccinations are starting to be administered on a wider scale throughout the world, travel and other restrictions remain in many regions. The International Council of Marine Industry Associations has updated its country-by-country “State of the Industry” guide, with information about lockdowns, border regulations, vaccination updates and travel restrictions. Click here for the latest report.

National Powersport Auctions joined the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas as a Partner Member. NPA also will sponsor MRAA’s remaining “Ask the Expert” webinars March 4 and 18. “As we continue to grow and expand into the marine market, we believe this is an invaluable partnership that will allow us to share with MRAA’s members the benefit of selling and sourcing used inventory through the auction,” Damon Puckett, NPA national business development manager of RV and marine, said in a statement.


The 2021 Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Companies Awards

The marine industry consistently honors products and people. The industry, however, has not recognized forward-thinking companies that are moving the industry in new directions. Soundings Trade Only’s mission is to reflect, inform and inspire.

German Superyacht Yard Files for Bankruptcy

Nobiskrug cited a lack of orders, the Covid-19 pandemic and other factors in its decision to start the proceedings.

West Marine Acquired

The private-equity firm L Catterton will take a controlling interest in the retailer’s ownership.

Kicker Supports Two Events on Lake Havasu

The marine audio company will take part in the performance-boat events Super Cat Fest West and the Desert Storm Poker Run this weekend and next.

Bay Bridge Show Starts Tomorrow

The combined sail- and powerboat show runs through Sunday in Stevensville, Md.

Brunswick Corp. Arranges Covid-19 Vaccinations

The marine-industry conglomerate aims to protect employees and their communities against Covid-19.

Kadey-Krogen Announces New Ownership Structure

This summer, the builder and its new investor plan to reveal a five-year innovation and strategic plan.

What is America’s Finest Harbor?

Online voting is open in the US Harbors competition for the best U.S. harbor.

Bruce Van Wagoner to Retire

The 45-year industry veteran was marine group president for Wells Fargo Distribution Finance.