Quick Hits: September 30, 2020


Metstrade Connect, RAI Amsterdam’s virtual alternative to the Marine Equipment Trade Show, which was canceled last month, is set to take place Dec. 10. Registration opens Nov. 1, with more details to be revealed in the coming weeks.

Regulator Marine named Teetor Marine in Fair Haven, Mich., as its first dealer in the Great Lake State. “Regulator is the perfect fit for Lake St. Clair and the Great Lakes region, with versatility to please both serious anglers and those seeking family days on the water,” Teetor Marine owner Scott Teetor said in a statement.

As part of a “Lunch and Learn” promotion, digital inventory platform OperateBeyond pledged to buy lunch for boat dealers that register four or more staff members from the same location for the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ virtual Dealer Week, Dec. 8-11. “OperateBeyond wanted to think outside the box about how they could support dealers during Dealer Week,” MRAA director of business development Allison Gruhn said in a statement. Programming details for the event are available here, and registration is open at DealerWeek.com.


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.