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Quick Hits: May 6, 2020

The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced that U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia will deliver remarks to commence day two of the virtual American Boating Congress. ABC is scheduled for May 13-14.

Propspeed said in a statement that it partnered with MJM Yachts to be the standard foul-release coating on all of its models’ running gear. “We are confident that MJM’s discerning clientele will appreciate the increased fuel economy and ease of maintenance that the Propspeed foul-release coating will provide,” Propspeed CEO Chris Baird said in the statement.

FLIR Systems reported a 1.4 percent increase in revenue for its first quarter, to $450.9 million. The industrial technologies segment grew 1.9 percent, to $276.4 million. The gain, attributed to heightened demand for EST cameras as a result of the covid-19 pandemic, was partly offset by lower volume in maritime products, security products, and cooled cameras and components.


Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Opens Today

The show runs through Oct. 31, and organizers are hoping for a return to pre-Covid success.

Non-profit Takes Aim at Access

Families for Boating works with community advocacy groups to help curb regulatory threats to on-water activities.

Garmin Reports 25 Percent Q3 Growth for Marine

The electronics manufacturer says demand for plotters was the primary driver.

Polaris Reports Flat Q3

Though boat sales were up 18 percent, demand in the company’s other segments was hindered by a lack of product availability, driven by supply-chain issues.

Raymarine Unveils New Radar

The company said it is “disrupting the radar category” with Cyclone, which it will unveil at FLIBS this week.

Don’t Let Up on the Throttle

With a successful fall show season wrapping up soon, the winter schedule may be even more important to your bottom line.