Quick Hits: June 18, 2020

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As phased re-openings and eased travel restrictions continue to occur throughout the world — and on a state-by-state basis in the U.S. — the International Council of Marine Industry Associations is updating its detailed, country-by-country guide on how the covid-19 pandemic is affecting marine businesses globally. ICOMIA lobbies on behalf of national marine associations with the goal of presenting a united voice to address industry issues. The latest update can be seen here

Azimut Yachts plans to introduce a new system to sanitize and recondition air on board its vessels first developed by NASA for spacecraft. The builder has dubbed its version Marine Mechanical Ventilation System — crafted by Italian outfit BCool Engineering — and describes it in a statement as “a centralized system [that ensures] a complete change of air every hour…continuously purified by safe, effective and comprehensive sanitization of the air-conditioning ducts, surfaces and technical components.” MMVS will be fitted on the Magellano 25 Metri, an 82-footer set to debut at September’s Cannes Yachting Festival. 


Webasto Produces 8,000th Marine Roof

The German company designs and builds a number of glass roof solutions for boats.

A Strong Q2 for Johnson Outdoors

With jumps in nearly all its business segments, the recreation manufacturer saw net sales increase by 26 percent.

Thrust Issues

Is it time for the industry to standardize trolling motor ratings?

Viking Holds Vaccination Event

The New Jersey-based builder is working with local healthcare providers to offer Covid-19 shots to employees and their families.

Bellingham to Supply Dock for Superyacht Marina

Bellingham Marine will design and install a floating concrete dock system at Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina in the Bahamas.

Off the Charts

Even as builders faced order backlogs and product shortages, registrations continued to soar in March.

Maverick Boat Group Expands

The Florida-based builder plans to increase production capacity by 30 percent and add 150 new jobs.