Quick Hits: November 10, 2020


Brunswick Corp. has been named by Forbes as one of the best companies in America for veterans to work. Forbes chose 150 companies from the thousands that were considered; Brunswick is ranked No. 43 overall and No. 1 in the Engineering and Manufacturing category. “This award recognizes our commitment to the veteran community as part of our broader diversity, equality and inclusion efforts,” said business acceleration president and chief human resources officer Brenna Preisser in a statement. “Many of our global manufacturing facilities have developed internal veteran groups that participate in community outreach events that are very important to us. The unique perspectives and capabilities our veteran employees make us a stronger enterprise.”

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is accepting nominations through Dec. 11 for the 2021 Alan J. Freedman Award in the following categories: marine aftermarket or OEM manufacturer; marine representative; member of marine-focused media; boat dealer; marine distributor; and marine trade association staff person. “Recipients of the NMMA Freedman Award are individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity, and personal motivation,” the NMMA said in a statement. Click here for past winners and a nomination application. 

CMC Marine introduced an online training program to certify its new service centers, starting with its last three partnerships: the Spanish Astilleros de Mallorca, Tonsai Marine Services (Thailand) and Asia Superyacht Development (Singapore). The digital training program includes various activities, ranging from simulation of on-board operations through to various video lessons developed thanks to the latest remote collaboration platforms. The company, which makes stabilizers, steering systems and bow thrusters, said in a statement that it needed an alternative to in-person training. 


Quick Hits: March 3, 2021

RBFF’s Take Me Fishing campaign offers embeddable fishing and boating map

MAN Achieves Emissions Certifications

The engine manufacturer, which also announced an extension of its supply partnership with the Ferretti Group, now meets major emissions standards worldwide.

In-Person Palm Beach Show Approved

The city of West Palm Beach OK’d the permit for the four-day show, which opens March 25 with a host of safety precautions.

Distributor Expands ePropulsion Sales Territory

Mack Boring will now offer ePropulsion’s electric outboards in the entire North American and Central American markets.

Registration Still Open for NMMA Webinar

The March 4 State of the Industry webinar includes the presentation of the Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards and the Alan J. Freedman Award.

Rollick Secures $8.5 million in Funding

The market strategists said Web traffic in the third quarter of 2020 was up 245 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Time to Cry Foul Over Erie Canal Changes

An act has been introduced in the waning days of New York’s annual budget process that allows no opportunity for public input.