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.


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.