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.


Quick Hits: October 30, 2020

HMY Yacht Sales opens new office; FLIR, Patrick Industries, Marine Products Corp., and Twin Disc all report quarterly financials.

BoatUS, Stakeholders Ask FCC to Reconsider Approval of Ligado L-Band Wireless Plan

A group says the land-based, industrial 5G L-Band wireless network will make the nation’s GPS system less reliable.

VIDEO: Get On Board Campaign Sees Results

The boating and fishing industry worked together to leverage the health benefits of both activities during the pandemic.

Yamaha Tech School Partnership Program Hits Century Mark

The outboard manufacturer’s program creates a student-to-technician pipeline for Yamaha dealers and provides technical schools with instructor-led courses and tools.

A Wealth of Debuts at FLIBS

Over 20 new models are premiering at the downsized show; here are some of the standouts under 60 feet.

One of a Kind

This year’s FLIBS is truly unlike any other: notably less crowds, but with a healthy dose of serious buyers.