Quick Hits: February 4, 2021


Regulator Marine said in a statement that it will introduce a 37-footer this spring. The builder said the center console will be powered by triple Yamaha 425XTO outboards and optioned for a Seakeeper 5 gyrostabilizer. Renderings at Regulator’s Facebook page show triple helm seats and mezzanine seating. The builder said the offshore boat will take other cues from the flagship 41.

Flow-Rite, a manufacturer of injection-molded fluid-control components, hired Angela Paauwe as operations director. Paauwe will be part of the Flow-Rite executive leadership team, and her responsibilities include overseeing maintenance, molding, production control and advanced sourcing. “We're looking forward to her leadership, management and vision to propel our manufacturing to a higher level of operational excellence,” company president Todd Hart said in a statement.


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.