Quick Hits: June 29, 2020

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Brunswick Corp. will host a two-day virtual boat show July 21-22, showcasing its Mercury Marine engine lineup and its parts and accessories, and will host many of the company’s key partners. More than 30 brands will exhibit during the event designed to show new products to customers while staying safe from covid-19. “In the future, shows and events will increasingly include virtual elements and we intend to be on the forefront of that engagement in the marine industry,” said Brunswick chief marketing officer Michelle Dauchy in a statement.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is looking for advisory council candidates for the Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary. The council “will provide advice to NOAA that supports the site management plan,” with members serving “as liaisons to a broad coalition of community organizations to facilitate communication and partnerships,” according to NOAA. Applications are due July 1. A description of the 15 voting seats, the application process and an application can be found here.


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?