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Quick Hits: June 26, 2020

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.


A High Priority

As invasive Asian carp continue working their way toward the Great Lakes, the governors of several states in the region appeal to Congress to push for funding that would stop that spread.

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Suntex Acquires Lynn Creek Marina

The Grand Prairie, Texas, facility is the latest addition to Suntex’s U.S. marina holdings.

C.G. Foundation Offers 2022 Scholarships

Applications for the program, open to college-age children of Coast Guard personnel, will be accepted starting Feb. 1.

ABYC Foundation Launches Accreditation Program

High schools and post-secondary schools that teach marine service can apply for ABYC’s “gold seal approval” and help shape the next-generation workforce.

U.S. Economy Showed Significant Growth in Q4

Gross domestic product grew at pace of 6.9 percent, but omicron and supply shortages may stymie Q1 2022 numbers.

Q&A with Çağın Genç

Sirena Marine CEO Çağin Genç takes our questions.