Quick Hits: June 19, 2020

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Marine electric propulsion leader Torqeedo has announced updates to its management team, July 1. Founder and CEO Dr. Christoph Ballin will move to the advisory board, with management team responsibilities to be split between Dr. Ralf Plieninger — an eight-year Torqeedo veteran — and Dr. Michael Rummel, currently the company’s managing director. “I would like to thank everyone who has helped to make Torqeedo what it is today: the market leader for marine electric drives,” said Dr. Ballin in a statement, “The most exciting times for electric-powered transport lie ahead of us.”

Larry Lovold, former president of Lund Boats, has died. Lovold, who retired in 2006 after 28 years with Lund, started with the company as sales manager in 1977 passed away on June 11. His obituary can be found here, where mourners can also leave condolences. 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is partnering with Fish Rules App to help anglers understand fishing regulations in Florida. The app will launch for saltwater only, but will expand to include freshwater this summer. FWC staff and law enforcement have been using the tool for years, said Jessica McCawley, FWC’s director for the division of Marine Fisheries Management. “We are thrilled to be able to now support and promote this amazing app to Florida saltwater anglers and expand it to our freshwater anglers, too,” McCawley said in a statement.


Mercury’s Impact on the Local Economy

A new study shows that the manufacturer has a more than $5 billion annual impact on the Fond du Lac, Wis., community.

Lippert Posts Record Q1

The quarter marked a “watershed moment” for the component supplier, as net sales hit $1 billion.

Rollick Reaches 100th OEM Customer Mark

Customers that use its Aimbase marketing technology represent 65 percent of U.S. marine unit sales.

Safe Harbor Adds Lauderdale Marine Center

The Florida superyacht facility was acquired in a deal worth $340 million.

Don’t Throttle Back Now

As pandemic restrictions ease, folks will be getting back to leisure activities that often compete with boating.

IBEX Announces In-Person Dates

The show returns to the Tampa Convention Center Sept. 28-30 after being held virtually last year.

Brunswick’s Aine Denari Joins CSP Board

The Center for Sportfishing Policy, a coalition of advocates for recreational fishing and boating, also announced that The Billfish Foundation is a Sustaining Member.

Malibu Reports Record Q3

The company reported a 50 percent increase in net sales and a 47.2 rise in net income for the fiscal quarter.