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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.


Battle on the Great Lakes Rages On

The Icebreaker Wind Turbine Development faces strong headwinds from boating and fishing groups.

Limestone Boat Co. Expands Dealer Network

The company adds four new dealers to its roster, with three to represent Aquasport Boats.

NMEA Announces ‘22 Training Course Schedule

For next year, marine training courses will be offered as virtual and in-person sessions for basic marine electronics installers, and in-person only for advanced installers.

GM Invests $150M in Electric Boat Start-Up

General Motors has acquired a 25-percent stake in Pure Watercraft, a Seattle-based e-propulsion outfit.

Patrick Acquires Marine and RV Seating Maker

The Elkhart, Ind.-based component manufacturer finalized its purchase of Williamsburg Marine and Williamsburg Furniture.

Dealers: Tell Us Your 2022 Retail Outlook

Our monthly Pulse Report survey asks dealers for their outlooks on 2022 retail sales.

Metstrade Wraps

International Marine Networking’s Ben Taylor said a “solid international audience” was on hand at Amsterdam’s RAI Center for this year’s event.