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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.



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.


BRP Reports 71% Increase in Q3 Revenues

The Sea-Doo manufacturer had total revenue of $2.7 billion, but North American marine retail sales were down 47%.


Airmar Announces Training Dates

Certified Installer and SmartBoat system classes are being held this month in New Jersey and next year in New Hampshire.


The Survey Says …

Surveying customers to find out what they think about your business has never been more important.


Marine Development Inc. Changes Hands

Mick Webber, the former president/CEO and owner of HydroHoist, has purchased the company from its founders.