Quick Hits: October 16, 2020 - Trade Only Today

Quick Hits: October 16, 2020


Cox Powertrain appointed Hugh Hudleston as head of sales, responsible for leading the global distribution and sales efforts for its 300-hp CXO300 diesel outboard. “I am very excited to have joined Cox Powertrain,” said Hudleston, a former director of the British Powerboat Racing Club, in a statement. “Now that production of the engine is increasing, I am looking forward to helping to secure Cox's position as outboard engine supplier of choice for its target markets in the U.S., U.K., Europe and Asia.”

The Association of Marina Industries’ Training Institute this fall will include a virtual version of Intermediate Marina Management. The class is required to attain certified marina manager and operator certifications, and attendees must have one year of marina management experience to attend. “I am excited to be able to offer an online course to marina managers who may be unable to attend face-to-face courses because of the pandemic,” training coordinator Merritt Alves said in a statement.” Click here for information and to register.

Washington-based Union Marine added the Bennington pontoon line at its Seattle, Fife, Pacific and Bellingham dealerships. “We are thrilled to add Bennington to our portfolio. Bennington’s attention to detail and customer service exceeds industry expectations, and this is a brand we want to partner with,” Union Marine president and CEO Kevin Roggenbuck said in a statement.


Yanmar Brings Diesel Power to Wake Boat Segment

Engine manufacturer offers first fully integrated diesel option in partnership with Nautique.

GOST Unveils Updates Ahead of FLIBS

Marine security leader teases updated interface and more powerful satellite tracking antennas.

Virtual Edition of Metstrade Boat Builder Awards Announced for 2020

The awards will acknowledge challenges and resolve of the marine industry during the pandemic.

Mercury Marine and Beneteau Partnership Goes Global

Beneteau buyers around the world will now have Mercury for a power option.

Quick Hits: October 23, 2020

Brunswick pontoon facility earns award; Kemah Capital enters marine.

Brunswick Corp. Appoints New President

Aine Denari is an automotive industry veteran with vast experience in leading-edge mobility systems.

Menhaden Quotas Reduced

Sportfishing groups applauded the move, saying it will help rebuild the striped bass population.

Winnebago Reports Q4, Fiscal 2020 Results

Revenue grew 18.6 percent for the year to $2.4 billion.

Quick Hits: October 22, 2020

Tiara Yachts honors top dealers; Smoker Craft donates to MRAA; ICOMIA issues state of the industry.