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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.”


Heimensen Named MarineMax Marketing VP

The yacht retailer announced it has promoted its longtime marketing director Abbey Heimensen.

C.G. Foundation Launches GivingTuesday Matching Challenge

The Coast Guard Foundation is launching a matching gift in which Geico Military will triple all donations received by midnight tonight.

Argo App Experiences Growth

Over a two-year period, the navigation and social boating app has expanded its on-the-water community to 50,000 boaters, with functionality upgrades planned in the future.

Land ‘N’ Sea Sees Hybrid Show Success

The Brunswick Corp. division is reporting jumps in sales and attendance while hosting both virtual and in-person events.

Hands Off My Lobster!

A U.K. government report looks to change welfare laws around crustaceans and cephalopods.