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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.



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 Adds Sales Manager

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


Writing Contest Open for Entries

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


MRAA’s Dealer Week Opens Tomorrow

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


Industry Mourns Cruisers Yachts Owner

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


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 Boat Co. Posts Q3 Results

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


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 Expands Marine Presence

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