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Quick Hits: May 7, 2020

As of 7 a.m. today, boating is back in Maryland. While Gov. Larry Hogan’s stay-at-home order remains in effect, the list of acceptable outdoor activities now includes golf, tennis, camping, and boating and fishing. In addition, the governor’s office issued best practices for marinas to reopen.

Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats said in a statement it’s entering the center console segment with the SX-39. The SX-39 will feature an all-composite hull design similar to Outerlimits’racing boats and will be powered by triple or quad outboards to 1,800 hp. The Bristol, R.I.-based builder hopes to launch the boat at the Newport International Boat Show in September.

The American Boat & Yacht Council Foundation announced the recipients of several scholarships, with financial assistance from the Kathy & Jerry Wood Foundation. Scholarships were awarded to 16 students around the country. Funds for fees and workbooks also went to students at the College of the Florida Keys.


Liqui Moly Adds Defender as Distributor

The marine supplier picked up the German fuel additive manufacturer for U.S. distribution.

Good and Not-So-Good News

As Brunswick backs the Vamos A Pescar initiative to increase Hispanic fishing participation, invasive carp DNA has been detected in the Milwaukee River.

U.S. Powerboat Show Returns

Organizers reported more than 300 exhibitors and record attendance. The show “did not disappoint,” said one dealer.

Winnebago Commits to Net-Zero Emissions

The parent of Chris-Craft and Barletta joins U.N. Global Compact signatories aiming for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.