Quick Hits: April 3, 2020

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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.


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.