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Quick Hits: March 24, 2021

Gill Fishing has partnered with a new sales agency, Jeff Robles & Associates, in Texas, California and Western U.S. states. The angling apparel-maker is seeking to expand its distribution and initiate growth in the sales agency’s 17-state territory by building brand awareness in the fishing and lifestyle markets, expanding its dealer base and establishing a presence in mass specialty retail. “The team at JRA has critical relationships with the dealers we need to make Gill a top brand in fishing apparel,” Tom Houston, sales director for Gill North America, said in a statement. “We aren’t reinventing the wheel with JRA. Jeff and his team spent the past few years growing a new brand in the fishing market into a multimillion-dollar business.”



Marine Concepts Names Chief Executive

Industry veteran Terry McNew had a long tenure at MasterCraft, where he led the company through its initial public offering.


CED Marine Adds Sales Manager

Mark Sullivan previously spent more than 15 years at Navico and will cover the Southeast.


Writing Contest Open for Entries

Boating Writers International’s annual competition recognizes achievements in marine journalism, photography and videography.


MRAA’s Dealer Week Opens Tomorrow

The annual conference includes more than 20 educational sessions to help dealers adapt to the changing marketplace.


Industry Mourns Cruisers Yachts Owner

K.C. Stock, who was 84, was known for his “commitment to the employees at Cruisers Yachts.”


Grand Banks Purchases Florida Property

The parcel, which is opposite the company’s Stuart yard, has berths for up to nine boats and will increase service capabilities.


Limestone Boat Co. Posts Q3 Results

Unit production was down compared with the second quarter, and revenues decreased 33%.


Yamaha Dealers Now Carry Siren Systems

Siren Marine’s “Connected Boat” technology can be purchased and installed at more than 2,100 Yamaha outboard dealers.


Northpoint Expands Marine Presence

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