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.


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.