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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.



Passagemaker Relaunches Podcast

Trawler Talk aims to connect with those who are interested in the cruising lifestyle, with episodes dropping every other week


Aquila Celebrates 10 Years

The builder said it has sold more than 500 power cats and is the No. 1 brand in that segment.


Commerce Department Appoints Fishery Council Members

The Center for Sportfishing Policy said the new members are favorable to the recreation sector


Doing Good for a Good Night’s Sleep

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association partnered with “A Bed for Every Child” to build beds for families in need.


RBFF Adds Six Board Members

The foundation said the board members add a breadth of experience from the fishing and boating industries as well as state government agency work.


DEALERS: How Was Business in the First Half of 2022?

Did the first six months of the year meet your expectations, and did you make budget? Take the Pulse Report survey here.


AkzoNobel Names New CEO

The company said Gregoire Poux-Guillaume’s experience as CEO of two other companies includes a track record of growth and teambuilding.