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Quick Hits: January 28, 2021

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.


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.