Quick Hits: February 11, 2021

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The Marina Industry Association, which represents marinas and other boating facilities in Australia, New Zealand, South Asia and the Middle East, announced that it postponed its Marinas21 Conference and Trade Exhibition due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “We believe that it is in the best interests of the association and exhibitors … to defer to a time when we believe there will be greater certainty and confidence around attendance and travel,” organizing committee chair Mike Harvey said in a statement. Next year’s conference is scheduled for May 23-24.


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.