Quick Hits: April 23, 2020


Melanie Cole and Vicky DeRouchey — co-founders of waterproof electronics case manufacturer Ugo — gathered 18 other marine-related businesses for Nineteen for 19, a raffle with prizes valued at more than $3,000. A $19 donation to enter the raffle benefits Modest Needs Foundation, a non-profit that offers emergency relief to those in need. “We’re contributing something good in this unprecedented, bad-news time, and we’re inviting you to do the same,”Cole said in a statement.

After nearly a month at sea, crossing the Atlantic from the Canary Islands, Elena Manighetti and Ryan Osborne learned of the covid-19 pandemic when they weren’t allowed to dock in the Caribbean. The BBC reported that the couple had told their families not to share bad news while they were underway. Now in St. Vincent, Manighetti and Osborne are facing the same problems as other cruisers — few options on where to go and required to leave before hurricane season.


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.

Quick Hits: March 4, 2021

Today at 4pm: Intrepid Powerboats celebrates president Ken Clinton’s 30th anniversary with a Facebook Live Q&A.

Sustainability at Navico

The electronics giant recently shifted to 100 percent recyclable packaging and appointed its first chief sustainability officer.

Soundings Trade Only hosts ‘Pitch the Pros’

The one-hour virtual sessions this week featured 18 companies that introduced products and technologies to more than 530 attendees.