Quick Hits: January 14, 2021


The Ferretti Group released its first sustainability report on corporate operations. The report, “Leading A Sustainable Future,” covers the Italy-based conglomerate’s efforts in environmental impact, innovation, supply chain and human capital. “If we want to continue to grow steadily as a market leader, it is essential to address the economic, environmental and social impacts produced by our activities on the local areas where we operate,” CEO Alberto Galassi said in a statement. Read the report here.

The National Marine Representatives Association is accepting applications for its $3,000 Marine Trades Scholarship, which is open to high-school seniors, as well as college and vocational students, pursuing education and a career in the marine industry. “We've awarded students working toward a wide range of careers, including boatbuilding, marine logistics, naval design and the Merchant Marines,” NMRA president Scott Kolodny said in a statement. Click here to apply. The deadline is April 1.

Beaufort County Community College in Washington, N.C., will offer two new diploma programs for the fall semester: Boat Manufacturing & Service and Boat Building. Connor Jones, who previously worked for Grady-White Boats, most recently as a process improvement engineer, was named the school’s lead boatbuilding professor. “I grew up around boats,” Jones said in a local newspaper article. “So I decided to take my experience in the industry … as an opportunity to teach other people about it.”


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.

Mercury and Crownline Make Supply Pact

Under the agreement, Mercury will be the exclusive outboard and sterndrive supplier for the boatbuilder.

Sea Tow Makes Executive Appointment

Thomas Spina, who has more than 25 years of maritime experience in a variety of roles, was named vice president of franchise operations.

Quick Hits: January 15, 2021

IBEX seeks proposals for session topics; Sensible Yacht Cordage changes hands

Godfrey Marine to Host Virtual Showcase

The event is to take place Jan. 23 and will include Godfrey pontoons and Hurricane deckboats.

Boat Shows Throttling Up

2021 is bringing a new paradigm to the winter boat show season.

Correct Craft Plans Expansions

The moves will allow additional growth for Nautique, Supreme, Ingenity and Watershed Innovation.