Quick Hits: September 22, 2020

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Airmar Technology Corp. announced that it hired Brian Vlad as marine product line manager. Vlad has more than two decades of product development and line management experience, most recently with Raymarine. “I intend to apply my experience to help Airmar develop and launch new products and technologies that will improve boating and fishing overall,” Vlad said in a statement.

The Coast Guard announced that it awarded more than $3.7 million in grants to 27 non-profit organizations. Funding for the boating safety grants is derived from the Sport Fishing Restoration and Boating Trust Fund. The non-profits that received funding include the American Boat & Yacht Council, American Canoe Association, Future Angler Foundation, National Safe Boating Council, Sea Tow Boating Safety & Education Foundation, U.S. Power Squadrons and the Water Sports Foundation. Click here for a complete list of beneficiaries.


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.