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.


NMMA Announces Hall of Fame Inductees

Regulator Marine’s Joan Maxwell and Bill Watters of Syntec Industries will be honored at IBEX.

Brunswick Acquires SemahTronix

The supplier of wiring harnesses and other electrical assemblies will be part of Brunswick’s growing Advanced Systems Group.

Mercury, Navico Join Electric Race Series

The Brunswick Corp. subsidiaries will provide an e-powertrain and electronics for the new E1 Series, which will feature electric hydrofoil boats.

Rollick and Lightspeed Team Up on Dealer Support

The partnership will give LightspeedEVO dealers access to Rollick’s consumer analytics.

End of an Era

Leon Slikkers retires from Tiara while a new boat is planned.

On a Roll

A pair of new players in the gyroscopic stabilizer market.

Delta Blues

The economic impacts of the pandemic are showing.

To Post (or not To Post)

To post on social media — or not. Perspective counts.