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Quick Hits: April 24, 2020

Protector relaunched its Targa line of RIBs from 31 to 41 feet. Updates include a new, deep-vee hull, additional seating and a pilothouse with a sliding sunroof, sliders to port and starboard, and more overhang aft for increased protection in the cockpit. The company’s U.S.-based dealership, Any Water Yachts said in a statement that the Targa line will be available in late spring and early summer.

It’s been a busy first quarter for Zeelander Yachts. The Netherlands-based builder opened an office in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and this week it announced a 30 percent increase in Q1 sales on a year-to-year basis. Zeelander said in a statement that more than half of its orders are for the flagship Z72, which debuted worldwide last summer.



FAF Brings New Anglers into the Fold

The nonprofit organization will leverage Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29 to raise funds for its grassroots fishing and boating participation efforts.


Naos Yachts Plans New Offices

The San Francisco Bay area location will expand the dealer’s midcoast footprint and help grow its Groupe Beneteau, Lagoon, Neel, CNB Yachts, Four Winns and Wellcraft brands.


Trade Only Today Returns Monday

The e-newsletter will not publish Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.


Correct Craft Gives Back

Employees spent a day serving at the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, impacting more than 500 kids in need.


GH Motion Launches All-Electric Lift

The GH70e mobile boat lift is powered by a modular solar/battery system and has a 65-ton capacity.


Dealers: Are You in Compliance?

A new FTC Safeguards Rule designed to protect consumers’ personal information goes into effect Dec. 9 — are you prepared?


NMMA Canada President Steps Down

NMMA Canada president Sara Anghel is leaving the recreational boating trade group after nearly 15 years of service.


Ohio Ordered To Get Serious About Algae

Many are applauding a judge’s proposed consent decree that will serve as a roadmap to address western Lake Erie’s chronic algal blooms.