Quick Hits: June 23, 2020

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The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Marine Retailers Association of the Americas have combined forces on a state-by-state guide to reopening plans across the country. The reopening tracking document can be found here and tracks marine retail operations, the details on state’s current phase and the considerations for reopening businesses.

Thomas Wieners has joined the C-Suite at Invincible Boats as its new COO. Wieners has a wealth of experience in overseeing production, holding prior leadership roles at ICON Aircraft, BRP and Mercedes-Benz. “I am thrilled to join CEO John Dorton and the incredible team at Invincible,” said Wieners in a statement. “I have always been a ‘product guy’ and am extremely impressed with what Invincible has done to design and build pristine, high performing boats. I’m looking forward to helping to lead the company as it continues to expand its product portfolio across every region of the world.” 

Northern Michigan’s Walstrom Marine has added Traverse Bay Marine in Traverse City for its fifth location to complement marinas in Bay Harbor, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Harbor Springs. “We are thrilled to be expanding our presence in the Traverse City area boating community and excited to offer our unparalleled level of service to more boaters on both the Great Lakes and many surrounding inland lakes,” said president Tom Ervin in a statement. The full-service, family-run marina group was founded in 1946 and is a dealer for Chris-Craft, Pursuit, Sea Ray and Tiara Yachts. 


Registration Open for IWMC

ICOMIA’s World Marinas Conference is scheduled for Oct. 12-14 in Dubai.

YellowV Appoints Product Sales Manager

The Vetus company aims to target growth in the watersports sector by appointing Nick Tuinenburg as product sales manager.

Lowrance, White River Marine Strengthen Collaboration

Electronics packages from the Navico subsidiary, including Ghost trolling motors, are set to be standard equipment on select White River boat brands.

Dealers: Will You Attend Boat Shows?

Will the shortage of boat inventory and other supply-chain challenges influence dealer decisions to attend fall and winter boat shows?

Change is Coming, Ready or Not

Every marine business must prepare for all kinds of technology that will upend the industry, fast.

A Record Q2 for Brunswick

With strong global demand in all its business segments, Brunswick Corp. reported another stellar quarter, posting a 57 percent jump in net sales.

OneWater Adds PartsVu

The online marketplace for marine parts, accessories and electronics posted $25 million in sales over the last year.