Quick Hits: June 26, 2020

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Regulator Marine has announced a wealth of upgrades for its 2021 model year that include offering Yamaha’s most powerful outboard — the 425 hp XTO Offshore — as an option on the 31-foot model as well as on its 34 and 34SS center consoles. In addition, Yamaha’s Helm Master EX is now standard on the Regulator 41 and optional on the 28, 31, 34 and 34SS; the latter three vessels will also get cockpit mezzanine seating and a redesigned tackle center similar to what is on the flagship 41-footer. Other items of note include new gelcoat colors and as previously announced, Fusion Entertainment as a standard fit across its line of center consoles.

Ford is pledging to become a 100 percent climate neutral operation by 2050, in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. To achieve this, the automaker is looking at three segments that account for 95 percent of CO2 emissions: vehicles, company facilities and its supply base. The company said they’re on track to power all its plants via locally sourced, renewable energy by 2035 and expects investments in e-mobility — including an all-electric F-150 — to surpass $11.5 billion through 2022. “We can develop and make great vehicles, sustain and grow a strong business and protect our planet at the same time — in fact, those ideals complement each other,” said Bob Holycross, Ford’s vice president of chief sustainability, environment and safety officer, in a statement.

Dometic Marine has signed a contract with IoT service provider Telenor Connexion to reinforce its device connection and control solution, Dometic Interact. With the cloud-based IoT platform, Dometic said it secures roaming access to 200-plus leading mobile networks globally.


Everglades Expands Executive Team

The Edgewater, Fla.-based manufacturer adds positions in finance, sales and marketing and operations.

Heed Caution While Refueling

Ethanol can be back in a big way, and insufficent labeling at the pumps could lead to problems for your marine powerplant. And the MRAA’s voices support for the 30 by 30 initaitive.

Training the Next Generation

Crest Pontoons will donate a complete boat and trailer to a local high school’s raffle to raise money for its vocational programs.

An “Above Average” Hurricane Season

BoatUS wants to help boaters get ready for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, which begins June 1.

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?