Quick Hits: April 20, 2020


Changing restrictions throughout the United States and strict social distancing guidelines have liveaboards in the Caribbean holed up in their boats and charter fleets devoid of clients, according to an article in The New York Times. With hurricane season approaching and cruisers compelled to leave by their insurers, many boaters don’t know where to go.

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations, with its myriad connections worldwide, has provided Trade Only Today with an update on how the covid-19 pandemic is affecting marine businesses globally.


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.