Quick Hits: September 17, 2020

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The New Zealand Marine Industry Association have announced the cancellation of the Auckland Boat Show — slated for Oct. 8-11 — just as the build-out of the event was due to commence. Organizers said that because of the continued uncertainly around Covid-19 levels, this was the best course of action. “New Zealand’s largest boat show was scheduled to open in three weeks … but with uncertainty on which restriction levels will be in force at that time, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s show,” said show organizer Stacey Cook in a statement

International supplier Vetus will hold a virtual boat show that will allow customers to browse the company’s product line of bow thrusters, engines, generators, control panels, and accessories like water strainers, port lights and ventilation hatches. The platform will be used to introduce new products, offer deals and connect attendees with personnel; it will be regularly updated with new products as well. “With boat shows cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we realize the importance of online marketing in connecting with our customers and have created an enjoyable and informative substitute for the physical shows as part of our digital business strategy,” said Vetus online marketing director Babette van Waes in a statement

Twin Screws Marine Service of Fort Myers has joined Florida’s Mastry Suzuki RePower Center network, of which there are 10 throughout the state. The location’s factory authorized technicians have been servicing the area for nearly a decade, offering repairs, refits, accessory services and repowers. “We are pleased and proud to welcome Twin Screws Marine Service of Fort Myers as the newest member of the network of Mastry Suzuki RePower Centers,” said Mastry Engine Center’s president Kevin Carlan in a statement. "The company’s reputation for excellence and commitment to quality customer service makes them an ideal partner.”


NMMA to Hold State of the Industry Webinar

The March 4 webinar takes place at 11 a.m. and includes the presentation of the Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards and the Alan J. Freedman Award.

Sanlorenzo Reports 2020 Financials

Gains in the Asia-Pacific and Americas markets offset losses for the Italian builder’s superyacht division.

Into the High Season

Our monthly Pulse Report survey asks dealers about restocking inventory and more, as the new season looms.

It Takes Two to Tango

The boom in boat sales we’re enjoying is a result of the combined efforts of the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation.

Besenzoni - for over 50 years ambassador of made in Italy in the world - designs and produces accessories for pleasure and commercial boating characterized by simple and functional design

Besenzoni constantly assists its customers in 90 countries with 187 representative points and a direct assistance network consisting of 164 operating units around the world coordinated by the headquarters.

Sea Tow Saves Cold-Stunned Turtles

Its Corpus Christi outfit is rescuing turtles that were affected by the deep freeze in Texas.