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Quick Hits: June 16, 2020

A Lake of the Ozarks behemoth is headed to the Sunshine State. Big Thunder Marine has announced an expansion into Florida at PGA Marina in Palm Beach Gardens. While its Missouri location represents nearly a dozen brands, the core business in Florida is slated to be outboard-powered models from Fountain and Donzi, as well as Donzi’s classic line. “There really isn’t anything like PGA Marina and the amazing location, and I’m pleased we are able to represent Fountain for the East Coast of Florida,” said Big Thunder general manager Jeremy Anderson in a statement.

Somerset, N.J.-based Mack Boring & Parts Company — a provider of power and propulsion products for the commercial and recreational marine markets — will expand its reach with Scania commercial marine engines into the Great Lakes area. “Scania engines are an excellent fit for many applications, and we are seeing solid success with the product along the coast. It only makes sense that we keep expanding and growing with this world class brand in the Great Lakes Region,” said marketing and sales director Scott DuBrow in a statement

Nominations are being accepted through July 15 for the 2020 National Marine Manufacturers Association Hall of Fame Award. The award, which will be presented at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference in Tampa, Fla., recognizes marine leaders “whose names and deeds are synonymous with the pursuit of quality, innovation and perfection within their respective spheres of expertise,” according to NMMA. Criteria and nomination directions can be found here

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