Quick Hits: October 8, 2020


The Association of Marina Industries plans to hold its AMI Conference & Expo (the former International Marina & Boatyard Conference) Feb. 2-4 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. AMI is planning an in-person event with a virtual component, as organizers strive to reach a broader audience. “This is an exciting time for the conference,” AMI chair Chris Petty said in a statement. “It will be our first year in our new location, with our new name.”

Webasto named Citimarine Store its top aftermarket sales outlet in North America. The Miami-based retailer serves the recreational and commercial marine industries. “We saw a niche opportunity with Webasto and implemented an aggressive approach to our online sales platform that has led to very impressive results,” Citimarine CEO Javier Ripoll Jr. said in a statement.


Polaris Names CEO and CFO

Previously interim executives, Michael Speetzen was named the CEO and Bob Mack the CFO of the Minnesota-based powersports company.

Sanlorenzo Reports Q1 Financials

The Italian builder continues to gain market share and expects to debut five models at Cannes in September and launch three new lines in 2022.

New Hope for Killing Algae Blooms

Researchers are experimenting with injecting ozone nanobubbles into waterways that burst and cut off the algae’s food supply.

Mercury’s Impact on the Local Economy

A new study shows that the manufacturer has a more than $5 billion annual impact on the Fond du Lac, Wis., community.

Lippert Posts Record Q1

The quarter marked a “watershed moment” for the component supplier, as net sales hit $1 billion.