Quick Hits: April 9, 2020


Chaparral and Robalo parent company Marine Products Corp., donated a shipment of hundreds of N95 masks to nursing homes and three hospitals in rural, southern Georgia. The masks, originally intended for its workers, were critical, especially as small hospitals struggle to get supplies, Chaparral vice president Ann Baldree told Trade Only. “They were desperate and were very appreciative,” said Baldree. “The state of Georgia is approaching a crisis mode.”

In a case that goes back to 2018, the conviction of a Miami charter captain who recklessly backed up a 91-foot yacht — leading to the death of a passenger — was upheld. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that a district court was reasonable in sentencing Mauricio Alvarez to three years in federal prison via the Seaman’s Manslaughter Statute.

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas president Matt Gruhn was appointed to Minnesota’s Outdoor Recreation Task Force by the Department of Natural Resources and the state’s tourism board. The goal of the task force is to expand access to the outdoors and find areas for economic growth through outdoor recreation.




Zipwake Series S Dynamic Trim-Control Complete System Kit (Available with Straight or Chine Interceptors) incorporates a state of the art series of durable, fast-acting interceptors, eliminating the well-known trim problems of planing and semi-planing boats between 20-60 feet.