Quick Hits: November 21, 2020

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The United Marine Manufacturers Association have tapped Jodi Sanders as its director of operations. Sanders comes to the UMMA with nearly two decades of experience in the marine industry. “I am excited to join the UMMA, working together to help our builders become more successful and to help our builders navigate the ever-changing supply chain,” said Sanders in a statement. “The UMMA has a strong leadership team in place with a passion to see our builders grow. I look forward to joining the family and am eager to re-connect with my friends from the industry.” UMMA president Kent Wooldridge added: “We are thrilled to have Jodi join the UMMA. Her work ethic and personality will complement the team we have built, while bringing fresh and innovative ideas to help lead our operations.

Parker Boats continues to be a builder on the move following a facility expansion, announcing the addition of a second gel coat booth, a Onsrud CNC router and a Resin Transfer Molding manifold system to its Beaufort, N.C. plant. All will allow for an increased and more streamlined production process. “It is exciting to see the improvements at our Parker Boats facility,” said Parker Boats president Scott Bauer in a statement. “We have plans to continue to invest in our factory, product, employees and future.” The company says this winter will see the installation of a monorail crane system that will ease the movement of stringer systems throughout its lamination department.


Teak Isle Expands Operations

The Florida-based manufacturer purchased a 45,000-square-foot facility and two additional CNC routers.

Ensuring Gamefish Stability

Simrad’s support of Gray FishTag Research helps promote the importance of sustainable oceans and fisheries.

Heavy Lifting

Derecktor takes delivery of a 1,500-ton-capacity mobile lift, as construction of its Fort Pierce, Fla., facility continues.

Boot Düsseldorf Canceled

The German show, previously postponed until late April due to the pandemic, will return in January 2022.

Quick Hits: January 21, 2021

A revamped brand identify for Propspeed; Fraser Yachts names head of global partnerships; and Wichard Group USA appoints industry vet as VP of sales and marketing.

We Got ’em, But Can We Keep ’Em?

The results of a Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation study reveal insights for engaging and retaining the new boaters and anglers we gained last year.

Siren’s 3 Series Receives NMEA 2000 Certification

The Internet of Things technology allows OEMs and other stakeholders to receive such data as engine metrics, fault codes and service requirements.