Quick Hits: January 22, 2021


The Bass Anglers Sportsman Society is accepting nominations for the Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team. B.A.S.S. said nominations must be made by a parent, coach, teacher or school official, and students must be currently in grade 10, 11 or 12, with a 2.5 or higher grade point average. “We are so proud to offer a platform that not only recognizes successful student athletes on their accomplishments on the water, but on their academic success and community involvement as well,” program senior manager Hank Weldon said in a statement. The deadline to nominate a student is Feb. 22.

Yacht Sentinel and Fountaine Pajot announced a partnership wherein Fountaine Pajot boats will be equipped with Sentinel Domotics, which enables the transmission of data from the National Marine Electronics Association network. “We are delighted to partner with Fountaine Pajot and support the company’s transition into the new digital area of connected technologies,” Yacht Sentinel CEO Romain Devismes said in a statement. “This partnership is yet another demonstration that the boat industry is keeping up with connected technologies seen in the smart home and automotive industries.”


PressureMate Introduces On-Board Pressure Washer

The 12-volt system has a patent-pending plunger design that produces 600 psi of pressure.

ABYC Introduces Entry-Level Certification

The Marine Service Technology program now includes a year-end exam to help launch students into marine-industry careers.

IBEX Calls for Innovation Award Entries

The NMMA-managed program is accepting new-product submissions through Aug. 13.

Pocket Yacht Opens in N.C.

The Cutwater and Ranger Tugs dealer opened in New Bern, its third East Coast location.

Trawlerfest Scheduled for Newport

Passagemaker magazine’s signature event runs Aug. 24-28 at Newport Shipyard in Rhode Island.

Our Most Critical Federal Program Needs Your Support

The Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund is up for renewal. Ask Congress to support its reauthorization.

KVH Introduces TracPhone LTE-1

The new communications system provides connectivity up to 20 miles offshore in more than 150 countries.