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.



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.