Quick Hits: September 11, 2020

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Paint finishing and supply chain manufacturer Calibre Inc. is entering the marine industry with the goal of offering a high variety of options for low-volume orders. "Our decision to expand business into the marine segment is predicated on the successful long-term OEM partnerships we’ve established in the powersports and transportation markets,” said Calibre president Jerry Wachowiak in a statement. Fred Kolacki, who was recently named new business development leader, will be responsible for the strategic development and launch of a new line of complex, high content, Class A paint finishing solutions.

Third-generation boat dealer Tinus Marine will now carry Centurion Boats at its Oconomowoc, Wis., business that has been operating in southeastern Wisconsin since 1948. “We promise to deliver the best boats in the business to our customers as they are family to us. Beyond taking into account the Centurion Supreme boats amazing quality, finish and styling, the people behind the product sealed the deal for me with Centurion Supreme,” said Tinus Marine owner Tim Tinus in a statement. “This is the best wake with a luxury ride you can find on the market. Centurion Supreme hits all the benchmarks of what we want to provide our lifelong customers.” 


Suzuki Powers Forest River’s New Nepallo Pontoon Boats

The new Nepallo line of pontoon boats with Suzuki engines will be sold at select Camping World and Gander RV & Outdoors stores.

West Marine CEO to Keynote Annual MRA Event

With a “Climate for Change” theme, the Marine Recreation Association’s Educational Conference and Trade Show is set for Oct. 11-13.

Skeeter Owner’s Tourney Held on Lake Fork

A field of 2,000 anglers in 1,000 boats saw a nearly 10-pound bass capture first place in the annual Skeeter owner’s tournament.

Email Remains a Vital Marketing Tool for Dealers

A content marketing staple, emails can consistently deliver valuable and relevant information, if done correctly.

ABYC to Publish Largest-Ever Standards Manual

The nonprofit is offering pre-orders until June 18 of its updated standards manual, with a publication date of July 31.

Furuno, Simrad Add SiriusXM Fish Mapping Suite

The subscription-based service offers offshore anglers a suite of technology with which to locate and catch more fish.