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Quick Hits: April 14, 2020

Metstrade announced it named Niels Klarenbeek to succeed Irene Dros as show director. Dros stepped down in February. “I am delighted to have been granted this opportunity to become director of Metstrade,” Klarenbeek said in a statement. Its globally recognized reputation, comprehensive everything-under-one-roof concept and unique atmosphere are facets which I have respected over many years.”

The National Marine Manufacturers Association will hold a Q&A webinar for members on Friday at noon to answer questions about accessing covid-19 economic aid. NMMA government affairs senior vice president Nicole Vasilaros will present along with partners and advisors at Forbes-Tate Partners.

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MARINE-CONCEPTS

Marine Concepts Names Chief Executive

Industry veteran Terry McNew had a long tenure at MasterCraft, where he led the company through its initial public offering.

CED-MARINE

CED Marine Adds Sales Manager

Mark Sullivan previously spent more than 15 years at Navico and will cover the Southeast.

BWI-CONTEST

Writing Contest Open for Entries

Boating Writers International’s annual competition recognizes achievements in marine journalism, photography and videography.

DEALER-WEEK

MRAA’s Dealer Week Opens Tomorrow

The annual conference includes more than 20 educational sessions to help dealers adapt to the changing marketplace.

CRUISERS

Industry Mourns Cruisers Yachts Owner

K.C. Stock, who was 84, was known for his “commitment to the employees at Cruisers Yachts.”

GRANDBANKS

Grand Banks Purchases Florida Property

The parcel, which is opposite the company’s Stuart yard, has berths for up to nine boats and will increase service capabilities.

LIMESTONE-Q3

Limestone Boat Co. Posts Q3 Results

Unit production was down compared with the second quarter, and revenues decreased 33%.

SIREN-YAMAHA

Yamaha Dealers Now Carry Siren Systems

Siren Marine’s “Connected Boat” technology can be purchased and installed at more than 2,100 Yamaha outboard dealers.

Northpoint

Northpoint Expands Marine Presence

Northpoint Commercial Finance has partnered with Elite Recreational Finance to offer retail financing.