Quick Hits: February 22, 2021


The National Sailing Hall of Fame announced that the deadline for making a nomination to this year’s class is Feb. 28. Inductees will be announced at the end of June, with a ceremony for the 2020 and 2021 classes tentatively planned for October. “We encourage everyone who shares a passion for the sport of sailing to take part in the nomination process,” committee chair Sally Helme said in a statement. “Any nominated sailor who meets the criteria, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability or professional vs. Corinthian status, will be a welcome addition to this year’s considerations.” Click here to make a nomination.

After recently announcing the relocation of its manufacturing facility, Hacker-Craft added Tome's Landing Marina on the Susquehanna River in Port Deposit, Md., as a dealer. “Our affiliation with [Tome’s Landing] will enhance our brand’s visibility in the important Chesapeake Bay area,” Hacker Boat Co. CEO George Badcock said in a statement. “We expect our dealer network to continue to grow, especially as we can now provide floorplan financing.”


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.

Quick Hits: March 4, 2021

Today at 4pm: Intrepid Powerboats celebrates president Ken Clinton’s 30th anniversary with a Facebook Live Q&A.

Sustainability at Navico

The electronics giant recently shifted to 100 percent recyclable packaging and appointed its first chief sustainability officer.

Soundings Trade Only hosts ‘Pitch the Pros’

The one-hour virtual sessions this week featured 18 companies that introduced products and technologies to more than 530 attendees.