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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.”


Battle on the Great Lakes Rages On

The Icebreaker Wind Turbine Development faces strong headwinds from boating and fishing groups.

Limestone Boat Co. Expands Dealer Network

The company adds four new dealers to its roster, with three to represent Aquasport Boats.

NMEA Announces ‘22 Training Course Schedule

For next year, marine training courses will be offered as virtual and in-person sessions for basic marine electronics installers, and in-person only for advanced installers.

GM Invests $150M in Electric Boat Start-Up

General Motors has acquired a 25-percent stake in Pure Watercraft, a Seattle-based e-propulsion outfit.

Patrick Acquires Marine and RV Seating Maker

The Elkhart, Ind.-based component manufacturer finalized its purchase of Williamsburg Marine and Williamsburg Furniture.

Dealers: Tell Us Your 2022 Retail Outlook

Our monthly Pulse Report survey asks dealers for their outlooks on 2022 retail sales.

Metstrade Wraps

International Marine Networking’s Ben Taylor said a “solid international audience” was on hand at Amsterdam’s RAI Center for this year’s event.