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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.


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.