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Quick Hits: March 26, 2021

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced that Stacey and Associates is now a Partner Member. Based in Oroville, Wash., the company provides dealers with guidance for mergers and acquisitions, business valuations and CFO services in the marine, RV, powersports and agricultural segments. “Stacey & Associates’ years of experience and insightful knowledge of dealership business processes is sure to benefit our members greatly,” said Allison Gruhn, MRAA director of business development.


AIM Marine Group Hosts Meet the Editors Event

More than a dozen editors from Active Interest Media’s Marine Group participated in the day-long, information-sharing event.

Fairline Makes Leadership Appointments

The British luxury boatbuilder founded plans to chart its course for the future with a new CEO and the return of Derek Carter as chairman.

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.