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Quick Hits: April 2, 2020

The WoodenBoat School said it is proceeding with its summer class schedule but also preparing to cancel all sessions if COVID-19 trends do not improve. Courses start in mid-June and run through late summer at the school’s Brooklin, Maine, campus. An application can be found here. A 50 percent discount on tuition is being offered to full-time high school and college students.

After resisting a statewide stay-at-home order, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida is signing an executive order limiting all activity to essential businesses for the next 30 days, starting Friday, according to the Miami Herald. Florida is the 34th state to ask residents to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19.



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.