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Quick Hits: October 22, 2020

SkipperBud’s Brett Mumy was named Tiara Yachts top salesman and Jose Rodriguez of Boat Management was the No. 1 Tiara Sport salesperson for 2020. SkipperBud’s also took the top spot for Tiara Yachts retail sales; Quality Boats of Clearwater is Tiara Sport’s top dealer. In addition, the Holland, Mich.-based builder named leaders in international sales, as well as market share and CSI achievement. “Tiara is very proud to recognize our dealer partners and top salespersons that contributed to our market growth and retail success for the 2020 Model Year,” said Tiara sales and marketing vice president Dave O’Connell in a statement. The complete list of honorees can be seen here

Smoker Craft Inc. made “a significant donation” to the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas in support of Dealer Week, an event that is typically a large source of revenue for the association, but has moved onto a virtual platform in light of the pandemic. The executive team wanted more of their dealers to have access to the program, so Smoker Craft and MRAA are offering dealers for Smoker Craft, Startcraft and Sylvan an opportunity to double registrations for Dealer Week at no extra charge. “Dealer Week is an ideal setting for dealers to exchange ideas and learn from its fantastic educational seminars,” said Smoker Craft president Doug Smoker in a statement. “The stronger our dealers become, the more beneficial it is for everybody.”

As many European nations — and some areas in the United States — face what may be a second wave of Covid-19, and the boating season wraps up in several countries following a busy summer, the International Council of Marine Industry Associations has updated its detailed, country-by-country guide on the pandemic’s impact on the global marine business. ICOMIA lobbies on behalf of national marine associations with the goal of presenting a united voice to address industry issues. The latest update can be seen here



Mass. Opens Office of Outdoor Recreation

The new office will coordinate outdoor recreation policy, identify funding opportunities and more.


OneWater Marine Completes Acquisition

Harbor View Marine has a marina facility in Pensacola, Fla., and a dealership in Orange Beach, Ala.


Florida Panhandle Marina Reopens

Destroyed by Hurricane Michael in 2018, Point South Marina in Port St. Joe has new drystack storage and is adding slips.


Wakesports Luminaries Recognized

The 2022 class of Wakesports Hall of Fame inductees includes influential pioneers from the sport’s earliest years.


Sea Tow Holds Annual Meeting

The company presented awards in a variety of categories, including the Captain Joe Frohnhoefer Visionary Award, named for Sea Tow’s founder.


Four Winns Launches Electric Boat

The builder partnered with Vision Marine Technologies on the H2e, a production bowrider powered by an electric outboard.