Quick Hits: April 15, 2020


Boat ramps in Florida’s Manatee County were reopened Monday after being closed for two weeks in an effort to limit social distancing. A vote last week overturned the closure order, which had been made by the county’s director of public safety. To discourage violations of the gathering restrictions that forced the closure, county commissioners enacted a local emergency resolution that reaffirms law enforcement's ability to cite individuals who violate social distancing guidelines.

Atlantic Marketing Co. said in a statement it was retained by Arco Marine to represent Arco’s alternators, tilt/trim motors, and inboard and outboard starters in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, as well as eastern Canada. Arco launched an online marketing tool that includes 3-D views of all of its products.


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.