Quick Hits: June 1, 2020

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting hurricane season, which officially kicks off today and runs through Nov. 30, will be above normal this year. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center said there is a 60 percent chance of being an above-normal season, and only a 10 percent chance at being less active than usual.

As phased reopenings are starting to occur throughout the world — and on a state-by-state basis in the U.S. — ICOMIA is updating its country-by-country guide on how the covid-19 pandemic is affecting marine businesses globally. The International Council of Marine Industry Associations lobbies on behalf of national marine associations through committees that are critical in presenting a united voice to address issues that affect the industry as a whole. The latest update can be seen here. 


2020: A Timeline

Changes ahead, changes behind: A long, strange year.

Boat Registrations Continued to Soar

Strong demand continued through September.

2020: What We Learned

A cross- section of industry leaders weighs in.

Boatloads of New Boaters

The influx of newbies to recreational boating.

Inventory to Remain a Challenge in 2021

Retailer sentiment remained strong in October, but dealers see a shortage of boats as a hurdle for next year

Amplifying Our Collective Voice

In this time of immense change, we all must continue to position the industry for a redefined future

Fortune Favors the Bold

Viking and Valhalla Boat Works had quite a FLIBS.