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Quick Hits: April 16, 2020

Four Michigan residents are suing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over her state’s stay-at-home restrictions. The lawsuit argues that ordering businesses to shut down, banning travel to private homes and restricting freedom to associate with one another violates constitutional rights. “We have a hard time reconciling how you can go to the store but you can't go out on your fishing boat,” attorney David Helm told Fox2 Detroit.

Smart Source, whose mats, flags and signage are used by dozens of manufacturers at boat shows and at dealerships, is making its healthcare-related product line, including personal protective equipment, more available to the marine segment as companies reopen. “It makes sense for us reach out and assist the marine community with whom we have longstanding relationships,” Paul Lampasona, marine industry sales manager, said in a statement.



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.