Quick Hits: April 13, 2020


Add Michigan to the states with executive orders that severely limit boating. A new executive order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has moved to temporarily ban the use of motorized watercraft through April 30. According to the state’s Department of Natural Resources, the updated order only allows non-motorized water activities, such as kayaking, canoeing and sailing.

West Marine Fort Lauderdale donated 2,500 pairs of latex gloves to Broward Health Medical Center in Florida last week. “In times like this, we’re in it together,” said Peter Avlogitos in a statement.


Piloting Sea Tow’s Customer Care Center

In recognition of International Women’s Day, Sea Tow is highlighting 18-year employee Alicia Grattan.

Conservation Group Calls for Striper Break

Stripers Forever says a 10-year harvest moratorium will save striped bass from another population collapse.

Lumishore Appoints Operations Manager

Adam Hurley will oversee U.S. operations for the LED lighting system manufacturer.

Leader, Know Thyself

Becoming more self-aware is a vital tool that will help you become happier and a better leader, says Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin.

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.