Knox Marine Consultants opens South Carolina office


Knox Marine Consultants added a field office in Charleston, S.C., that David Hill will run, the company announced.

Hill, a full-time surveyor for the last 12 years, will provide damage survey services for the firm’s insurance company clients. He also has an extensive background in boat operation and repair and has delivered yachts, run charterboats, run an inland ferry and run the Charleston pilot boats.

With the addition of Hill in Charleston, Knox Marine now offers damage survey services throughout Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia. Bill Patterson and Steve Knox, the company’s president and founder, work from company headquarters in Richmond, Va. Val Lippa provides damage survey services in the company’s Norfolk, Va. office.


NMMA Confirms Industry Growth

NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer said the boating business grew 12 percent last year during yesterday’s virtual State of the Boating Industry address.

Newport Show Dates Announced

Organizers are planning for an in-person Golden Anniversary edition of the show Sept. 16-19.

Quick Hits: March 5, 2021

The National Association of Manufacturers names Brunswick Corp. CFO Ryan Gwillim to its Board of Directors.

Caught Red-Handed

Two commercial fishermen were jailed for possessing an illegal haul that included 100 undersized lobster tails, which is a felony. Also, fisheries management gets new funding.

Bennington Expands Operations

The pontoon builder plans to add jobs at its new facility in Elkhart County, Ind., and increase manufacturing output.

KVH Industries Names CFO

Longtime telecom financial executive Roger A. Kuebel assumes the position that COO Brent Bruun had held in an interim capacity.