Quick Hits: October 3, 2020


T-H Marine is celebrating its 45th year in business, with sales promotions, giveaways and more. “I was just a kid at the time, but I vividly remember how T-H Marine began in 1975,” CEO Jeff Huntley said in a statement. “The T and the H in ‘trim handle’ inspired the company name, as well as an ever-growing catalog of innovative products. My dad started with just some ideas to make his experiences better when he was boating, and we have continued to try to have that same focus as a company.”

The Wakeboarding Hall of Fame announced that its 2020 inductees include Shannon Best, Mike Weddington, Zane Schwenk, Greg Nelson and Kristin (Buster) Lutgert Cartwright. It acknowledged Scott Harwood with a Lifetime Achievement award and early innovators Brannon Meek and Rich Goforth along with Walter N. Meloon, former chief executive of Correct Craft. “Each year the Wakeboarding Hall of Fame fields nominations and, through a panel of veteran industry leaders, confirms the prestigious class of inductees that will be bestowed the eternal honor of becoming a Wakeboarding Hall of Fame member,” WHF said in a statement.


Plot a Course for Boating Safety

National Safe Boating Week kicks off this Saturday, but teaching safe and responsible operation is a year-round responsibility.

AIM to Hold Women in the Industry Virtual Breakfast

Active Interest Media’s Marine Group introduces a female-focused session for marine professionals June 3.

Great Lakes Dealer Rebrands

Now known as Trawlers Great Lakes, the former Bay Breeze Yacht Sales has been a Nordic Tugs dealer since 2002.

Registration for Outdoors Conference Opens

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable’s June 1-2 virtual conference will include speakers and presenters from government agencies and ORR member partners.

Yamaha Sees Double-Digit Growth in Q1

The marine segment was up 7.4 percent, driven by demand for outboards in North America and Europe but tempered by supply-chain logistics.

Orion Announces SafetyPro Training

The factory-authorized courses are designed “to educate retail associates on how to match a boater’s type of boating with the different signal kits that we offer.”

A Truce on Tariffs?

The E.U. will suspend the June 1 increase of its retaliatory tariffs and agreed to negotiate with the U.S. to end steel and aluminum tariffs.

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.