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.


NMMA Confirms Industry Growth

NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer said the boating business grew 12 percent last year during yesterday’s virtual State of the Boating Industry address.

Newport Show Dates Announced

Organizers are planning for an in-person Golden Anniversary edition of the show Sept. 16-19.

Quick Hits: March 5, 2021

The National Association of Manufacturers names Brunswick Corp. CFO Ryan Gwillim to its Board of Directors.

Caught Red-Handed

Two commercial fishermen were jailed for possessing an illegal haul that included 100 undersized lobster tails, which is a felony. Also, fisheries management gets new funding.

Bennington Expands Operations

The pontoon builder plans to add jobs at its new facility in Elkhart County, Ind., and increase manufacturing output.

KVH Industries Names CFO

Longtime telecom financial executive Roger A. Kuebel assumes the position that COO Brent Bruun had held in an interim capacity.