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.”



Star brite introduces Marine Descaling Fluid—a powerful, easy way to descale raw water-cooled systems using recirculation. It saves time, energy, and a lot of headache, allowing for a faster, cost-effective return-to-service for equipment.

NAW Elects 2021 Officers

Michael Medart of Medart Engine and Marine takes the helm as chairman of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors board.

Caterpillar Names Global Manager

Alex Berg will lead the manufacturer’s pleasure craft and yachting segment.

Nearly 320K Boats Sold in 2020

NMMA says new-boat sales are at their highest level in 12 years, with all powerboat segments up 8 to 22 percent.

‘Injection of Capital’ for Cox Powertrain

The British company said it will use the $16.7 million to expand operations and ramp up production of its CXO300 diesel outboard.

Groupe Beneteau Releases Preliminary 2020 Financials

Revenues were down 15.1 percent for the 16-month period that ended Dec. 31. A full report is due next month.

A Modern Twist on Word of Mouth

The supercharged power of user-generated content.