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.


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.