Quick Hits: September 18, 2020

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Federal documents show that crew members on a dive boat that caught fire, killing 34 people as they slept below deck, were not trained in emergency procedures, according to the Associated Press. Last September, the boat caught fire, killing 34. A crew member reported seeing sparks after plugging in his cellphone — just hours before the fire. One rescuer said that the all-wooden hull of the boat and diesel fuel made the fire volatile. Authorities are still determining what caused the fire aboard Conception

A Global Ocean Security Technologies system stopped thieves from an attempted electronics theft not once, but twice, on an Everglades 435. The boat was equipped with GOST’s NT-Evolution 2.0 system and when the sensor was tripped, triggering the siren, strobe and flashing tower and hardtop lights, the thieves scattered. The owner, Kenny McLeskey, said he once lost all his MFDs when the GOST had been disarmed at a boatyard. “Since then, I never leave it anywhere without arming my system,” said McLeskey in a statement. “Unfortunately, five other boats at the marina and several more at the neighboring marina had no defense and the thieves made off with tens of thousands worth of electronics.”


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.