Quick Hits: November 12, 2020


Polaris-owned Godfrey Marine is adding two fishy pontoons to its high-end Monaco lineup — the MC235 FS and the MC255 FS. Both are equipped with a dedicated fishing station, a livewell that can double as a day cooler, cup holders that double as rod holders, dedicated upright rod holders, knife and tool storage, and stern fish seats on removable pedestals. The new FS series provides “the elevated style that defines the Monaco lineup, with the addition of dedicated fishing amenities and high-class features,” said Wally Ross, Godfrey’s director of product management and marketing, in a statement.


Boat Demand Remains Strong, But Inventory Shortages Prevail

Dealers worry that the absence of new boats is driving up prices.

Electric Boat Company Completes IPO Process

Canada-based e-mobility outfit Vision Marine raises $27.6 million to reinvest in its line of electric vessels and 180-hp, E-Motion outboard.

Besenzoni Introduces Electric-Powered Gangways

The company says it will introduce electric power across its line of ladders, tender lifts and more.

Quick Hits: November 30, 2020

Newmar celebrates 50 years; Pebble Mine permit denied by Army Corps; and several yacht builders will feature Raymarine.

NTSB Calls for Safety Changes After Dive Boat Fire Killed 34

Recommendations included interconnected smoke detectors and alternative escape paths.

Boat Registrations Continued to Soar

Strong demand continued through September.

2020: What We Learned

A cross- section of industry leaders weighs in.