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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.



Marine Concepts Names Chief Executive

Industry veteran Terry McNew had a long tenure at MasterCraft, where he led the company through its initial public offering.


CED Marine Adds Sales Manager

Mark Sullivan previously spent more than 15 years at Navico and will cover the Southeast.


Writing Contest Open for Entries

Boating Writers International’s annual competition recognizes achievements in marine journalism, photography and videography.


MRAA’s Dealer Week Opens Tomorrow

The annual conference includes more than 20 educational sessions to help dealers adapt to the changing marketplace.


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.