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.


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.