Quick Hits: September 25, 2020

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OneWater Marine launched HurricaneReliefNow.com to raise funds for people affected by Hurricanes Laura and Sally in Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Alabama. Donations can be made directly to the site, with funds managed by the National Christian Foundation. “While this hurricane season has been tragic and life-altering for so many, we believe that our response can galvanize the community and offer hope for a better future in the region,” CEO Austin Singleton said in a statement.

WesCom Signal and Rescue named Ross Wilkinson its CEO. Wilkinson will manage the group’s growth strategy, business operations, and will be tasked with implementing several strategic projects to improve service. The company has “ambitious plans for the future and some exciting new projects in the pipeline to further enhance our position,” Wilkinson said in a statement. WesCom said its owner, private equity firm Sun European Partners, has the financial backing needed to support the brand’s future plans, including acquisitions.

 Electric propulsion manufacturer Torqeedo said it established a direct distribution point in Italy to capitalize on the country’s growing social and political shift toward electric mobility. Maintaining a direct presence in Italy will enable Torqeedo to “standardize business practices and provide faster response times for builders, shipyards, retail dealers and end-users throughout the country,” managing director Michael Rummel said in a statement.


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.