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Quick Hits: April 17, 2020

ASA Electronics issued an amended claim for fraud and punitive damages against Lippert Components and former ASA employee Vince Smith. Last October, a circuit court judge ruled in favor of ASA and granted an injunction against Lippert and Smith, who violated a non-disclosure agreement and revealed ASA trade secrets after he went to work for Lippert. After a March 26 mediation was unsuccessful, and based on new evidence, ASA issued the amended claim.

Excavation teams at a surface mining facility in Serbia recently discovered three ancient vessels buried in the former riverbed. The largest is nearly 50 feet, with a single deck, at least six pairs of oars and fittings for a sail. Ars Technica reported that archaeologists are fairly certain, but cannot confirm, that the vessels are Roman in origin, as testing data is held up at labs due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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St. Petersburg Show Opens Thursday

The 44th edition combines with the Tampa Boat Show to create what organizers say is the largest show on the Florida Gulf Coast.

Pay To Play

When Covid restrictions were widespread, some MTAs found a new revenue stream by charging admission to previously free shows, and visitors had no problem ponying up.

Yamaha Expands F25 Line

The company added short-shaft power trim and tilt models, and two models with improved tiller handles.

MRAA Donates to Educational Foundation

The group reinvested $100,000 in donations it received to help the foundation’s effort to address workforce shortages.

TPG Adds to Marine Portfolio

The hospitality and marina management firm acquired Conanicut Marina and Taylor Point Boat Yard in Jamestown, R.I.

Trade Only Today Returns Jan. 18

The daily e-newsletter will not publish Monday, Jan. 17, in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday weekend.

ECONOMY REPORT: Omnipresent Omicron

The year closed with an uptick in consumer confidence, but the latest coronavirus variant threatens to derail progress