Quick Hits: October 2, 2020


Cruising Yachts announced that it is now a dealer for Catalina and True North at all of its California locations. (Catalina acquired True North last year.) “The quality and innovation that Catalina Yachts has continually exhibited in its product line caught our eye, and we just became more and more impressed every year,” Cruising Yachts owner Tom Dameron said in a statement. He added that the company has wanted a “high-quality powerboat line for some time, and the True North line just happens to fill that need for us.”

Merritt Precision, whose parent company is Correct Craft subsidiary Watershed Innovation, opened a tooling center in Sweetwater, Tenn., that manufactures molds, fixtures and composite parts for marine, automotive, aerospace and other industries. “Customers looking for this kind of work prefer a turnkey solution both to avoid costly delays and for a level of accountability that gets the job done without shifting responsibility to others,” Watershed president Sean Marrero said in a statement. Merritt Precision announced earlier this week it was adding a third five-axis mill at its Merritt Island, Fla., facility.

Pursuit Boats reported 1 million hours worked at its Fort Pierce, Fla., facility without a lost time incident over the course of 446 days. The company celebrated with an awards ceremony, a barbecue and a raffle of 40 items, including iPads, laptops and 70-inch televisions. “One of the most rewarding experiences of my role within Pursuit Boats is the ability to share in the drive and inspiration of our extended family of employees,” company president Bruce Thompson said in a statement


Argos 3D Forward Looking Sonar

For 20 Years, FarSounder has been developing and manufacturing 3D forward-looking sonar for vessels of all sizes.

Dometic Marine Appoints Executives

The company promotes a 20-plus-year employee and adds a vice president of aftermarket sales and e-commerce.

IMEA Launches Scholarship Program

The International Marine Electronics Alliance aims to recruit students into the field of marine technology.

RBFF Campaign Reels in Awards

The fishing-and-boating advocacy group’s Get on Board campaign was recognized by two national public relations organizations.

Suzuki’s Clean Ocean Project

Testing of the engine manufacturer’s microplastics filtering device continues as it moves closer to production. The company also released its full-year financials.

Uflex Adds to Sales and Marketing Team

The company said significant growth during the last few years created the need to add three employees.

NMTA Beats Proposal To Double Excise Tax

It’s just one example of the value of belonging to a state or local marine trade association. Are you a member of an MTA?