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Quick Hits: July 28, 2020

The Elijah E. Cummings Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2020 — part of the National Defense Authorization Act — passed last week by the U.S. House of Representatives includes critical boating safety priorities. The National Marine Manufacturers Association notes two provisions of importance to boaters: mandating wearable engine cut-off devices on all boats smaller than 26 feet and granting the Coast Guard “equivalency” authority, which prioritizes safety in approving construction standards. NMMA says it will work with lawmakers as it follows the bill in the Senate.

Chaparral logos will now be available on custom aftermarket SeaDek kits, as the two companies expand a decade-long relationship. SeaDek non-skid has been factory-installed on new Chaparral models for years, but owners looking to add SeaDek now have the option to include the Chaparral logo. “Chaparral’s partnership with SeaDek spans more than a decade, and SeaDek has become a premier brand with widespread recognition in the marine industry,” supply chain manager Derek Cornelius said in a statement.


Eager Anticipation

The industry awaits the debut of the integrated Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show

Multihull Mover

With two new 28-foot models, Aquila continues to maximize the presence of power catamarans in the broader marketplace

A New Space Jam

Boaters want bigger, more powerful multifunction displays, and designers are innovating to meet the demand

Nothing but Net

The SeaPen portable dry dock makes storage easier for the increasing number of outboard-powered boats

Upgrading a Marina Management System

Technology can help streamline marina operations, increase revenue and optimize the guest experience

High-Tech Vision

The latest advancements in low-light cameras make it safer to navigate when visibility wanes

Q&A with Çağın Genç

Sirena Marine CEO Çağin Genç takes our questions.

The New Rush To Repair

Dealers and marinas in supply-chain limbo for new parts and boats are turning to on-call services that fix everything from vinyl to engines