Quick Hits: September 15, 2020

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The song that was created from a collaborative marketing campaign between Discover Boating, along with the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and Take Me Fishing, is now available for streaming. The “Get on Board” song can be streamed via platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music, according to NMMA. With an influx of comments and requests on social media about where to find the song, the Take Me Fishing team worked to get it up on streaming services. The groups are asking the industry to help continue the momentum by sharing this link to allow users to stream the song, and use it on social media. Check out a how-to video here.

A Miami federal judge said he would likely not dismiss a lawsuit over who owns a $1 million yacht that has been removed from a dock on the Miami River to a marina in Aventura. U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno said he would allow a Hialeah business that currently possesses the yacht to keep it, saying the ownership fight was a “mess” and suggesting federal authorities might want to seize the 98-foot vessel, according to the Miami Herald. The legal battle erupted in April when two wealthy Venezuelan brothers, Luis and Ignacio Oberto, said they bought the twin-engine Leonardo II for $2 million and brought it to South Florida, where they claimed it was stolen in March from a dock in North Miami Beach. But the Obertos are under investigation for alleged corruption and money laundering activities extending from Venezuela to Switzerland to South Florida.


Yanmar Names Power Solutions Division Manager

Carl J. Micu will oversee sales and the development of long-term growth plans.

Lippert Components Rebrands

The company’s core line of marine, RV and commercial products, including Lewmar and Taylor Made, will be branded as Lippert.

‘A Strong Finish to a Strong Year’

Booming demand for boats continued as the year ended, with the industry posting the highest number of sales since 2007.

Culture Summit 2.0

Correct Craft will gather “organizational culture drivers” for its second summit, which will take place virtually March 3.

Quick Hits: January 22, 2021

B.A.S.S. now taking noms for ‘21 Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team and Yacht Sentinel teams with Fountaine Pajot to equip its lineup with connected boat technology.

Teak Isle Expands Operations

The Florida-based manufacturer purchased a 45,000-square-foot facility and two additional CNC routers.