Quick Hits: April 30, 2020

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The Maine Boat & Home Show, scheduled for Aug. 7-9, has been canceled. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine publisher John K. Hanson Jr. said the decision was made after Gov. Janet Mills cautioned that large gatherings likely will continue to be prohibited through summer, and that visitors will be required to quarantine for 14 days. “We don’t want to do anything that might cause harm to this community that has given so much to us over the years,” Hanson said in a statement. The show is rescheduled for Aug. 13-15, 2021.

Marine Products Corp. reported a 28.8 percent drop in net sales in the first quarter, attributed to a nearly 30 percent decrease in net unit sales. Gross profit for the quarter dropped 35.3 percent. The parent company of Chaparral and Robalo announced reduced cash dividends for the quarter. Management said during a call with investors that the company would resume production next week.

U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt will speak May 14 during the American Boating Congress, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. Bernhardt will outline steps the Trump administration is taking to reopen public lands and waters. ABC is being held virtually May 13-14.


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.

Quick Hits: March 4, 2021

Today at 4pm: Intrepid Powerboats celebrates president Ken Clinton’s 30th anniversary with a Facebook Live Q&A.

Sustainability at Navico

The electronics giant recently shifted to 100 percent recyclable packaging and appointed its first chief sustainability officer.

Soundings Trade Only hosts ‘Pitch the Pros’

The one-hour virtual sessions this week featured 18 companies that introduced products and technologies to more than 530 attendees.