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.


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.