Quick Hits: January 8, 2021


After securing $37.5 million in Series A funding in December, e-propulsion outfit Pure Watercraft announced it acquired Minnesota-based electric pontoon builder Elux Marine. The acquisition gives Pure Watercraft a foothold in the largest per capita U.S. boating market. “As we begin our 2021 launch year, we know we need to be close to our customers,” Pure Watercraft CEO Andy Rebele said in a statement. “By acquiring Elux, we connect to a key boating market with a team that has established itself as a leader in launching electric boats.”

Sealants and adhesives manufacturer Sika Marine joined the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas as a Platinum partner. “We look forward to not only working with the MRAA and its members, but to increase the marine industries knowledge in our technology solutions in both boatbuilding and DIY boat repair,” Sika USA’s Mark Daniels, vice president, transportation and appliance and components, said in a statement. “Our experiences within the OEM side for adhesives, sealants, tooling and composites gives Sika Marine the edge for a vast range of applications.”


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.