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Quick Hits: April 6, 2020

Suntex Marina Investors recognized Hank Spencer, of CrossTimbers Marina, as the 2019 Ron TenEyck General Manager of the Year. The company made the announcement, along with handing out several other awards, at its recent GM conference.

The American Sailing Association launched a webinar series designed to help sailors continue to build skills while sheltering in place. Sponsored by North Sails, the three-part series is presented by two-time America’s Cup winner Peter Isler, and the cost is $20 per session for ASA members. Learn more here.

Siren Marine named Kate MacKay chief marketing officer. MacKay joins the Newport, R.I.-based company with more than a decade of digital analytics experience. “We are fortunate to have a professional of Katie’s background, digital marketing skills and mastery of analytics working on our behalf,” Siren CEO and founder Daniel Harper said in a statement.



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.


BRP Reports 71% Increase in Q3 Revenues

The Sea-Doo manufacturer had total revenue of $2.7 billion, but North American marine retail sales were down 47%.


Airmar Announces Training Dates

Certified Installer and SmartBoat system classes are being held this month in New Jersey and next year in New Hampshire.


The Survey Says …

Surveying customers to find out what they think about your business has never been more important.


Marine Development Inc. Changes Hands

Mick Webber, the former president/CEO and owner of HydroHoist, has purchased the company from its founders.