Quick Hits: March 18, 2021


NMMA announced the promotion of Courtney Erhardt to manager of the Atlanta Boat Show. Erhardt, who will also be responsible for exhibit space sales, for the last five years has been operations manager for the show. NMMA also named Melissa Gaffney operations manager for the Atlanta show. Gaffney had previously served as director of operations for the Miami International Boat Show. The Atlanta Boat Show is scheduled for Jan. 6-9, 2022.


ABYC to Publish Largest-Ever Standards Manual

The nonprofit is offering pre-orders until June 18 of its updated standards manual, with a publication date of July 31.

Furuno, Simrad Add SiriusXM Fish Mapping Suite

The subscription-based service offers offshore anglers a suite of technology with which to locate and catch more fish.

Mercury Racing Awards Scholarships

The engine manufacturer looks to grow the next generation of skilled workers with its annual scholarship program.

Vision Marine, Hellkats to Attempt E-Boat Speed Record

A Hellkats 32-foot Widebody equipped with Vision Marine’s E-Motion powertrain will try to be the fastest electric boat in its category.

Grand Banks Operations Remain Halted

The announcement follows the Malay government order extending movement restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19.

OneWater Marine to Acquire N.J.'s Stone Harbor Marina

The acquisition further expands OneWater’s reach in the Northeast.

Rounding the Last Bend?

As all segments of the economy race to surpass prepandemic levels, a bit of wheelspin is expected to occur, but not for long.