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Quick Hits: June 5, 2020

West Marine is sponsoring the 2020 Coastal Conservation Association Florida STAR competition, a “catch-photo-release” fishing tournament where anglers can win prizes by sending in photos of both iHeart Radio Tagged fish and non-tagged fish. Interested parties would need to obtain a measuring device and guide from West Marine stores throughout Florida starting June 19, according to the company. Registration is $40 for CCA Florida members, $75 for nonmembers and for kids from 6 to 17, $10 with a CCA Florida New Tide membership. Click here to register now.

Depoe Bay in Oregon was the chosen as the “Best Harbor in the U.S.” in the second-annual, crowdsourced competition held by Maine-based media and data company US Harbors. Depoe Bay was the first West Coast win; this year’s contest saw three Massachusetts harbors — Onset Beach, Padanaram in South Dartmouth (last year’s winner), and Cuttyhunk, Mass. — land in the top five. Click here for the whole list.



Northpoint Expands Marine Presence

Northpoint Commercial Finance has partnered with Elite Recreational Finance to offer retail financing.


BRP Reports 71% Increase in Q3 Revenues

The Sea-Doo manufacturer had total revenue of $2.7 billion, but North American marine retail sales were down 47%.


Airmar Announces Training Dates

Certified Installer and SmartBoat system classes are being held this month in New Jersey and next year in New Hampshire.


The Survey Says …

Surveying customers to find out what they think about your business has never been more important.


Marine Development Inc. Changes Hands

Mick Webber, the former president/CEO and owner of HydroHoist, has purchased the company from its founders.

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Yanmar Reports Record First Half

Supported by overseas growth in construction equipment, generators and components, the company announced net sales of approximately $3.5 billion.


FWC Accepting Vessel Turn-In Applications

The program disposes of unwanted, at-risk vessels before they become derelict at no cost to owners.


Walstrom Acquires Grand Bay Marine

The transaction expands the company’s footprint in the Great Lakes region and brings the Regal, Starcraft, Godfrey, Bayliner, Robalo and Berkshire brands to Walstrom’s portfolio.


Indmar Co-Founder Dies at 95

A 20-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Dick Rowe dedicated himself to the recreational boating industry for more than four decades.