Quick Hits: February 15, 2021


The South Carolina Boating and Fishing Alliance will be introduced during a 10 a.m. news conference tomorrow at the State House in Columbia, S.C. The group intends to bring together marine and sportfishing companies and organizations to grow and protect access, fishing and outdoors experiences in a united voice. Founding members include boat and fishing manufacturers, dealers, suppliers, marinas and tackle retailers. Click here for a list of founding companies, or to join the alliance.


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.