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Quick Hits: January 26, 2021

OXE Marine, in a company statement, said that its diesel outboard series received Environmental Protection Agency approval for model year 2021. The company said its outboards have a belt-driven propulsion system that allows a hydraulic multifriction gearbox to be mounted, so the engine can handle significantly higher loads than a traditional outboard.

The Association of Marina Industries’ Training Institute announced the 2021 calendar for certification courses. A virtual Intermediate Marina Management course will meet Wednesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 3-25. In-person courses are planned for March 7-11 in Austin, Texas, and Oct. 31-Nov. 4 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In-person Advanced Marina Management courses are scheduled for March 21-26 in Charleston, S.C., and Dec. 5-10, in Jacksonville, Fla. Click here for more information.


Suntex Adds Superyacht Facility

The investment group adds Seahaven Marina, which can accommodate vessels up to 250 feet.

Newsweek Honors Brunswick Corp.

It’s the second consecutive year that the magazine named the corporation to its list of America’s Most Responsible Companies.

Southern Marinas Adds to its Portfolio

The company announced its acquisition of Tims Ford Marina and Resort in Winchester, Tenn., its seventh transaction this year.

Groupe Beneteau Acquires Portugal Facility

The builder adds the Rodman Lusitania shipyard to support demand for powerboats under 40 feet.

Digital Dealership Dashboard for Marine Dealers

The Parker Business Planning digital platform for marine dealers will be introduced next week at MRAA Dealer Week in Austin, Texas.

Back and Forth and Back Again

As the world waits for the pandemic and its economic effects to subside, a new virus variant emerges.

Suzuki Crew Cleans Florida Shoreline

Executives, staff and families removed more than 40 bags of trash from Florida’s Courtney Campbell Causeway as part of the company’s Clean Ocean Project.

Seattle Boat Show: Full Speed Ahead

The largest show in the Pacific Northwest is set for its 9-day run with a new location and robust seminar format for 2022.