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.


KVH Introduces TracPhone LTE-1

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

Supreme Builds First Boat in New Facility

The towboat builder moved to the new 160,000-sqare-foot plant in Georgia earlier this year and plans to produce two boats a day.

Continued Growth at Vetus

The manufacturer had its best sales month in its 57-year history and promoted longtime employee Ray Browning to U.K. branch manager.

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.