Quick Hits: May 6, 2020

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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.


Service to Send $1 Billion to State Wildlife Agencies

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will distribute funds to states to bolster conservation projects and recreational opportunities.

Quick Hits: March 1, 2021

Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard adds SF Marina floating dock array.

Patrick Supports Care Camps

The outdoors camps for children with cancer receive a first-time gift and marketing support from Patrick Industries.

Brunswick Creates Autonomy Position

The company promoted Jason Arbuckle to marine autonomy technology lead, with a focus on incorporating autonomous and driver-assist features into its product line.


Star brite introduces Marine Descaling Fluid—a powerful, easy way to descale raw water-cooled systems using recirculation. It saves time, energy, and a lot of headache, allowing for a faster, cost-effective return-to-service for equipment.

NAW Elects 2021 Officers

Michael Medart of Medart Engine and Marine takes the helm as chairman of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors board.

Caterpillar Names Global Manager

Alex Berg will lead the manufacturer’s pleasure craft and yachting segment.