Quick Hits: January 15, 2021


Organizers of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference are accepting proposals for session topics, keynotes and special sessions for this year’s event. Click here for the tracks that are up for consideration. Click here to submit a proposal.

Jamestown, R.I.-based Sensible Yacht Cordage was purchased by Jonathan Thurston from company founder Jan Trousilek, who had obtained exclusive rights to sell Lanex Yachting ropes in the United States. “They don’t have any presence in America besides Jan,” Thurston said in a Jamestown Press report. “Jan has created this energy, but I am taking it to the next level.” Thurston added that he is looking into expanding nationally. “We’re trying to work a lot closer with marinas and riggers.”


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.