Quick Hits: January 12, 2021


Pettit Marine Paint signed an exclusive agreement with I-Tech AB to develop a new antifouling biocide. Biotechnology company I-Tech AB previously developed Selektope, which repels barnacle larvae through natural receptor stimulation. The companies will work together to develop a line of antifouling coatings for the yacht market using Selektope.

The Marine Marketers of America announced a final call for entries for its 2020 Neptune Awards, with a deadline of Jan. 15. The awards cover 22 categories, including a new “Best Pandemic Marketing Effort” category, and are open to any marine industry marketing organization for work produced within the 2020 calendar year. “Marketing under the unique conditions of 2020 required upping your game,” MMA vice president and awards committee co-chair Sally Helme said in a statement. “We encourage marine marketers to take advantage of this opportunity to promote and showcase how they handled 2020’s challenges and share their best work with their peers in the industry.” Click here to enter.

The Marine Trades Association of Maryland announced that Elizabeth Young completed a six-week training program at Annapolis Boat Yard in a project funded by the state’s EARN Maryland grant program. Young learned of MTAM’s on-the-job-training program during a career day event at the Baltimore Boat Show. “I wanted to work with my hands,” Young said in a statement, “and getting into an industry that provides lots of opportunity seemed like a better financial decision for me than college is at the moment.”


Should You Require Employee Vaccinations?

With the Covid vaccines becoming more readily available, it’s a topic that’s worth addressing now.

Parker Sponsors ‘Journey for a Cause’

An Indiana college student will embark on a 10-day passage from the Ohio River to the Gulf of Mexico to highlight inclusion and fishing.

With Great Power Comes Great Challenges

Today’s high-horsepower outboards are heavy, and produce prodigious power and torque — three factors that boatbuilders must balance.

Guy Harvey Foundation Awards Scholarships

The inaugural Legacy Scholarship went to four Florida high school seniors who are attending Nova Southeastern University.

Brunswick Launches Training Program

The on-water BoatClass sessions will offer safety courses for both new and seasoned boaters.

Quick Hits: January 19, 2021

Princecraft premieres interactive Virtual Park; European Boating Industry and International Council of Marine Industry Associations strengthen partnership; and Alumacraft celebrate 75 years in business with video series.

Tommy’s Slalom Shop Adds Dealer

Boulder Boats has locations in Nevada, Arizona and California.

Trade Only Today Returns Tuesday

The daily e-newsletter will not publish Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.