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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.


Soundings Trade Only Names Editor-in-Chief

Gary Reich takes the helm from Jeff Moser, who becomes editor-in-chief of sister magazine PassageMaker.

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.