Quick Hits: February 8, 2021


Iguana Yachts, which builds outboard-powered, carbon fiber boats with tracks that allow it to travel on land or water, launched the 30-foot X-Fisher, which it calls the world’s first amphibious boat designed for fishing. Iguana said the boat has a top end of more than 55 mph with twin 300-hp engines and moves about 4.5 mph on land. Fishing features include integrated rod holders, an insulated fishbox/live well and a bait-prep station. More details can be found here.


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.