Quick Hits: November 20, 2020

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The 2021 lineup and dates for the National Marine Electronics Association’s installer training classes has been announced, with all sessions taking place virtually for the first half of next year. “The safety of our students and trainers is the top priority, so that is why we are training 100 percent virtually until June 2021,” said NMEA president and executive director Mark Reedenauer in a statement. “If the trend and numbers are favorable, our hopes are that NMEA can offer classroom (in-person) trainings in the months of June in Florida, September at the annual NMEA Conference in Anaheim, Calif., and in December in Annapolis, Md.” To view a complete list of marine installer training classes and to register, click here

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations has released its comprehensive 2019 Recreational Boating Industry Statistics Book. Included in the volume are detailed, country-by-country reports on marine businesses, industry features, export/import data, key product segments and statistics from ICOMIA’s myriad committees, including marine engines, international boat shows, a superyacht shipyards report and more. There is also a overview section on Covid-19’s impact on marine businesses. The book can be purchased here

Marine security company Global Ocean Security Technologies, or GOST, has added to its technical support team, naming Scott Breaux as technical support specialist. In his new position focused completely on customers and dealers, Breaux will be tasked with configuring and troubleshooting tracking and security systems as well as assisting installers with video surveillance setup. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Breaux “has a vast breadth of knowledge and experience to draw from and we are confident he will efficiently and professionally help our vessel owners, crew members and professional installing marine electronics dealers to get the most out of their GOST system,” said GOST president and CEO Jay Keenan in a statement


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.

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.