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Quick Hits: April 7, 2020

U.K. builder Fairline Yachts said it named Steve Leeson sales manager for the Americas. Leeson has spent more than three decades in the marine industry, including serving as vice president of Sunseeker USA. Although Fairline has scaled back operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it said it is “pleased to share this positive news.”

The American Boat & Yacht Council is encouraging industry stakeholders to weigh in on itsrecently published standards. More than 25 standards and technical reports are currently under review.

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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.