Quick Hits: September 23, 2020

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Two European boat shows are set to move forward next month. The first of these — the 60th Genoa Boat Show — will kick off next week on Oct. 1 after being approved by local health authorities, and run until Oct. 6. Later in the month will be the 22nd Biograd Boat Show in Kornati, Biograd na Moru, Croatia from Oct. 21-25. Ilirija, the show organizer, expanded the event to five days to reduce crowding at what’s being billed as the largest in-water show in Central Europe. 

Keep America Fishing, the advocacy arm of the American Sportfishing Association, has issued an action alert urging anglers to support a bill that would ban what the group calls “highly destructive large mesh drift gillnets in Pacific waters” — mile-long, nearly invisible net that’s already banned in the rest of the United States. The Senate unanimously passed the Driftnet Modernization & Bycatch Reduction Act, and now advocates are pushing for the House to pass companion bill H.R. 1979 in the House. “Drift gillnets are an outdated commercial fishing method that produce excessive bycatch and waste, including of popular sportfish, marine mammals and sea turtles,” reads an excerpt from the sample letter to Congress.


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.