Quick Hits: January 5, 2021

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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.


Should You Require Employee Vaccinations?

With the Covid vaccines becoming more readily available, it’s a topic that’s worth addressing now.

Parker Sponsors ‘Journey for a Cause’

An Indiana college student will embark on a 10-day passage from the Ohio River to the Gulf of Mexico to highlight inclusion and fishing.

With great power comes great challenges

Today’s high-horsepower outboards are heavy, and produce prodigious power and torque — three factors that boatbuilders must balance.

Guy Harvey Foundation Awards Scholarships

The inaugural Legacy Scholarship went to four Florida high school seniors who are attending Nova Southeastern University.

Brunswick Launches Training Program

The on-water BoatClass sessions will offer safety courses for both new and seasoned boaters.

Quick Hits: January 19, 2021

Princecraft premieres interactive Virtual Park; European Boating Industry and International Council of Marine Industry Associations strengthen partnership; and Alumacraft celebrate 75 years in business with video series.

Tommy’s Slalom Shop Adds Dealer

Boulder Boats has locations in Nevada, Arizona and California.

Trade Only Today Returns Tuesday

The daily e-newsletter will not publish Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.