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.


MRAA Board Contributes to BoatPAC

Every board member contributed to the non-partisan political action committee, which works with congressional members who recognize the importance of boating.

Educator Training Conference Agenda Announced

The ABYC Foundation’s virtual conference is scheduled for July 20-22, with speakers covering a host of topics around creating the future workforce.

RIMTA Awarded $30K Grant

The financial support will go toward its fiberglass boat recycling pilot project.

Sandy Hook Yacht Sales adds Intrepid

The dealership and brokerage firm has six locations in New Jersey and Florida.

Everglades Expands Executive Team

The Edgewater, Fla.-based manufacturer adds positions in finance, sales and marketing and operations.

Heed Caution While Refueling

Ethanol can be back in a big way, and insufficent labeling at the pumps could lead to problems for your marine powerplant. And the MRAA’s voices support for the 30 by 30 initaitive.

Training the Next Generation

Crest Pontoons will donate a complete boat and trailer to a local high school’s raffle to raise money for its vocational programs.

An “Above Average” Hurricane Season

BoatUS wants to help boaters get ready for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, which begins June 1.