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Quick Hits: January 5, 2021

The acquisitions continue for OneWater Marine with the addition of the full-service Roscioli Yachting Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to its portfolio. The acquisition includes all real estate and in-water dockage. “Bob Roscioli founded Roscioli Yachting Center with the mantra ‘Today’s the Day,’ which is echoed by the OneWater team,” OneWater Marine CEO Austin Singleton said in a statement. “We are incredibly proud to welcome the Roscioli team to the OneWater family and to blend their industry-leading skillset with our proven strategic vision.”

AkzoNobel announced it acquired New Nautical Coatings, adding the Sea Hawk brand to the Dutch conglomerate’s line of marine coatings. “North America is a key region for our yacht coatings business — it’s the largest yacht coatings market in the world — so this is an excellent deal which perfectly complements our activities and offers excellent opportunities for growth,” AkzoNobel CEO Thierry Vanlancker said in a statement.

The American Boat & Yacht Council holds its annual meeting and happy hour virtually at 4:30 today. The meeting precedes ABYC’s virtual training session Sur/Tech, which will be held Wednesday and Thursday to help surveyors and technicians earn their required continuing education credits. “ABYC’s annual meeting is all about celebrating our industry’s hard work to keep boaters safe on the water in record numbers,” ABYC president John Adey said in a statement. The group will hold its Project Technical Committee meetings Jan. 11-22, and will run a virtual Standards Certification course Jan. 26-28.


AIM Marine Group Hosts Meet the Editors Event

More than a dozen editors from Active Interest Media’s Marine Group participated in the day-long, information-sharing event.

Fairline Makes Leadership Appointments

The British luxury boatbuilder founded plans to chart its course for the future with a new CEO and the return of Derek Carter as chairman.

Battle on the Great Lakes Rages On

The Icebreaker Wind Turbine Development faces strong headwinds from boating and fishing groups.

Limestone Boat Co. Expands Dealer Network

The company adds four new dealers to its roster, with three to represent Aquasport Boats.

NMEA Announces ‘22 Training Course Schedule

For next year, marine training courses will be offered as virtual and in-person sessions for basic marine electronics installers, and in-person only for advanced installers.

GM Invests $150M in Electric Boat Start-Up

General Motors has acquired a 25-percent stake in Pure Watercraft, a Seattle-based e-propulsion outfit.

Patrick Acquires Marine and RV Seating Maker

The Elkhart, Ind.-based component manufacturer finalized its purchase of Williamsburg Marine and Williamsburg Furniture.