Quick Hits: October 2, 2020 - Trade Only Today

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


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.