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Quick Hits: September 15, 2020

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.


AIM Marine Group Hosts Meet the Editors Event

More than a dozen editors from Active Interest Media’s Marine Group participated in the day-long, information-sharing event.

Fairline Makes Leadership Appointments

The British luxury boatbuilder founded plans to chart its course for the future with a new CEO and the return of Derek Carter as chairman.

Battle on the Great Lakes Rages On

The Icebreaker Wind Turbine Development faces strong headwinds from boating and fishing groups.

Limestone Boat Co. Expands Dealer Network

The company adds four new dealers to its roster, with three to represent Aquasport Boats.

NMEA Announces ‘22 Training Course Schedule

For next year, marine training courses will be offered as virtual and in-person sessions for basic marine electronics installers, and in-person only for advanced installers.

GM Invests $150M in Electric Boat Start-Up

General Motors has acquired a 25-percent stake in Pure Watercraft, a Seattle-based e-propulsion outfit.

Patrick Acquires Marine and RV Seating Maker

The Elkhart, Ind.-based component manufacturer finalized its purchase of Williamsburg Marine and Williamsburg Furniture.