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Quick Hits: April 3, 2020

Seattle Yachts International announced that it acquired Fairport Harbor, Ohio-based Tartan-Legacy Yachts, the builder of Tartan sailboats, Legacy powerboats, and Amp carbon fiber masts and spars.

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas launched a COVID-19 resource page that includes recent webinars, budgeting tools and more. A FAQ section on the stimulus package allows users to download one-page summaries on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, as well as the Family First Act.

Leave it to singer-songwriter John Mayer to provide some levity during these tense times. After billionaire David Geffen posted on Instagram from his superyacht in the Grenadines — for which he was roundly lambasted and has since deleted — Mayer premiered “Drone Shot of my Yacht” on his Instagram Live show, Current Mood. It’s an earworm.


Soundings Trade Only Names Editor-in-Chief

Gary Reich takes the helm from Jeff Moser, who becomes editor-in-chief of sister magazine PassageMaker.

St. Petersburg Show Opens Thursday

The 44th edition combines with the Tampa Boat Show to create what organizers say is the largest show on the Florida Gulf Coast.

Pay To Play

When Covid restrictions were widespread, some MTAs found a new revenue stream by charging admission to previously free shows, and visitors had no problem ponying up.

Yamaha Expands F25 Line

The company added short-shaft power trim and tilt models, and two models with improved tiller handles.

MRAA Donates to Educational Foundation

The group reinvested $100,000 in donations it received to help the foundation’s effort to address workforce shortages.

TPG Adds to Marine Portfolio

The hospitality and marina management firm acquired Conanicut Marina and Taylor Point Boat Yard in Jamestown, R.I.

Trade Only Today Returns Jan. 18

The daily e-newsletter will not publish Monday, Jan. 17, in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday weekend.