Quick Hits: September 28, 2020

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Lowe Boats honored five dealerships with sales awards at its virtual dealer meeting: The Boat Place, Rockville, Ind., No. 1 dealer; Mountainland Auto Sales, Heber City, Utah, fastest-growing dealer; CenterPoint Yacht Sales, Pewaukee, Wis., rookie of the year; Beacon Marine, Junction City, Kan., best customer service. The Sports Center in Perry, Ga., was named premier dealer. “We want to thank all of our dealers for their hard work and attention to our customer’s needs through this time of unprecedented demand,” Lowe general manager Greg Falkner said in a statement.

CZone announced that its digital switching systems now integrate with Siren Marine remote connectivity through a new Works with CZone program. “The Works with CZone integration program aims to reduce complexity for the end user, and by integrating with Siren Marine, it enables consumers to control and monitor their vessel from anywhere using their mobile device,” CZone senior product manager Mark Harnett said in a statement.

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that bans the importation of shark fins into his state and closes loopholes that enabled the illegal trade. The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and the non-profit Shark Allies called the bill a “monumental” victory, and said they will push for similar legislation nationwide. “Prohibiting the importation of shark fins into Florida is a tremendous first step in protecting global shark populations,” Guy Harvey 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.