Quick Hits: January 28, 2021

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Centek Industries said it acquired Delta T Systems. The Riviera Beach, Fla-based manufacturer of marine ventilation systems will retain its staff at its current location. “The marine industry understands the value of offering comprehensive solutions, and we have positioned ourselves to provide it in a new, exciting way with a partner that shares our passion for innovation,” Centek president Bill Hodges said in a statement.

Champion sailor, author and America’s Cup historian Bob Fisher died Jan. 25. He was 85. Fisher, who died of cancer at his home in Lymington, England, covered every America’s Cup since 1967 (excluding the current edition) and wrote 30 books. Fisher first made a name as a top crewmember, winning seven national and world titles in the Hornet and Fireball classes, according to the sailing newsletter Scuttlebutt.


A Collective Voice Against Tariffs

Organizations in the E.U. and U.S. have issued a statement ahead of next week’s Brussels Summit urging for the termination of retaliatory tariffs.

ABYC Free Webinar Series Returns

The association’s online learning events will continue with “Fuel System Troubleshooting” on June 17.

Getting to Know the Newbies

At last week’s Partners Outdoors symposium, RBFF’s Stephanie Vatalaro shared information that can help the marine industry get to know its new audiences.

Switching to Compostable Bags

Foul-weather gear maker Grundéns will start using eco-packaging that you can cut up and use in the garden.

Brunswick Corp. CEO to Headline Innovation Summit

David Foulkes will speak on implementation at the Sept. 9 summit, organized by Correct Craft.

Navico Hires Americas PR Manager

Navico brings its public-relations duties in-house with the hiring of Kim Rodriquez.

Galeon Expands Dealer Network

The builder looks to British Columbia-based dealer Freedom Marine to grow the brand in western Canada.

No Inventory? Now Is Not The Time to Stop Marketing

The MRAA’s Webinar “Marketing When You Have No Inventory” covered how dealers can build long-term equity with new and returning customers as demand outpaces supply.