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: March 3, 2021

RBFF’s Take Me Fishing campaign offers embeddable fishing and boating map

MAN Achieves Emissions Certifications

The engine manufacturer, which also announced an extension of its supply partnership with the Ferretti Group, now meets major emissions standards worldwide.

In-Person Palm Beach Show Approved

The city of West Palm Beach OK’d the permit for the four-day show, which opens March 25 with a host of safety precautions.

Distributor Expands ePropulsion Sales Territory

Mack Boring will now offer ePropulsion’s electric outboards in the entire North American and Central American markets.

Registration Still Open for NMMA Webinar

The March 4 State of the Industry webinar includes the presentation of the Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards and the Alan J. Freedman Award.

Rollick Secures $8.5 million in Funding

The market strategists said Web traffic in the third quarter of 2020 was up 245 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Time to Cry Foul Over Erie Canal Changes

An act has been introduced in the waning days of New York’s annual budget process that allows no opportunity for public input.