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Quick Hits: April 8, 2020

The Palm Beach International Boat Show, rescheduled last month and slated for May 14-17 will be postponed, again. “The show date and status … unfortunately remain fluid under the circumstances,” said Informa president Andrew Poole and Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County president George Gentile in a statement.

Just a few weeks after Suzuki Motor of America announced their Panama City, Fla.-based tech center, the Japanese manufacturer has named David Greenwood as general manager of the new facility. “We’re fortunate to have somebody so qualified and so well prepared to step into this important position and help direct the future of Suzuki outboards,” said marine vice president George “Gus” Blakely in a statement. Greenwood has been with Suzuki for 34 years.

Imtra is open with limited shipping, after having shut down for the coronavirus. The company said it was able to ship 400 packages on Friday, and said it continues to take orders.



Marine Concepts Names Chief Executive

Industry veteran Terry McNew had a long tenure at MasterCraft, where he led the company through its initial public offering.


CED Marine Adds Sales Manager

Mark Sullivan previously spent more than 15 years at Navico and will cover the Southeast.


Writing Contest Open for Entries

Boating Writers International’s annual competition recognizes achievements in marine journalism, photography and videography.


MRAA’s Dealer Week Opens Tomorrow

The annual conference includes more than 20 educational sessions to help dealers adapt to the changing marketplace.


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.