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Quick Hits: October 26, 2020

Traction mat and seat cover outfit Hydro-Turf has been acquired by Greg Pickren, adding to the marine entrepreneur’s brands that include Marine Mat, SEI Marine Products, BlackTip Jet Sports, Adonis Impellers and more, with manufacturing facilities in the United States and Taiwan. Plans are to move the company to a larger facility in Tampa early next year. “Hydro-Turf…is the leader in watercraft traction mats and seat covers, and we are extremely excited about this acquisition,” said Pickren in a statement. “Hydro-Turf will continue to provide the same outstanding level of customer service and product quality, something for which the company has been known for over the last thirty years.”

Former president and chief operating officer for Nintendo of America — Reginald Fils-Aimé — has been elected to Brunswick Corp.’s board of directors. “We are excited to welcome Reggie to Brunswick’s board of directors,” said Brunswick Corp. non-executive board chairman Manuel Fernandez in a statement. “As a highly respected and seasoned executive, Reggie’s experience in consumer-facing initiatives and digital technology will make him a valued addition to our strong and experienced board of directors. We look forward to benefiting from Reggie’s expertise as we continue to develop deeper relationships with our customers.”



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.