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Quick Hits: January 7, 2021

Seakeeper’s dealer network now includes all of Asia through Twin Disc Pacific, the company’s distributor and partner in Australia and New Zealand. The agreement allows Seakeeper dealers and OEM partners to utilize its network across the continent, obviating the lag time when communicating with the U.S.-based team. “We are ready and excited to expand our relationship with Seakeeper by growing our territory to include Asia,” Twin Disc Pacific managing director Glenn Frettingham said in a statement.

With the installation of photovoltaic panels at its headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wis., Mercury Marine is a step closer to its goal of deriving 50 percent of the company’s electricity needs from renewable resources by 2030. “These steps will combine with many others over the next 10 years to increase the proportion of energy we will draw from renewable energy sources,” Mercury Marine president Chris Drees said in a statement.


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.

Dealers: Tell Us Your 2022 Retail Outlook

Our monthly Pulse Report survey asks dealers for their outlooks on 2022 retail sales.