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. 


Fusion Unveils Wake Tower Speakers to Premium Signature Series 3 Collection

The new wake speakers are the first to feature five-color LED lighting.

Boot Düsseldorf 2021 Postponed Until Late April

With Covid-19 numbers remaining high across the EU, organizers say the event cannot be held in January.

Galati Goes Virtual

The yacht dealer has unveiled a virtual shopping tool that will help match customers with vessels as most boat shows are cancelled or moved online in the pandemic.

Quick Hits: December 3, 2020

Walter Meloon inducted into Wakeboarding Hall of Fame, and AMI announces virtual conference.

Are Car Dealers and Boat Dealers Headed in the Same Direction?

Both have seen dealer stocks down as manufacturing attempts to keep up with demand. But one thing is for certain: a first-person tactile dealership experience remains critical to continued success.

Sharrow Marine to Build MX-1 Props in Michigan

Founder Greg Sharrow announced the new global manufacturing HQ will be located in his hometown of Detroit.