Quick Hits: January 15, 2021


Organizers of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference are accepting proposals for session topics, keynotes and special sessions for this year’s event. Click here for the tracks that are up for consideration. Click here to submit a proposal.

Jamestown, R.I.-based Sensible Yacht Cordage was purchased by Jonathan Thurston from company founder Jan Trousilek, who had obtained exclusive rights to sell Lanex Yachting ropes in the United States. “They don’t have any presence in America besides Jan,” Thurston said in a Jamestown Press report. “Jan has created this energy, but I am taking it to the next level.” Thurston added that he is looking into expanding nationally. “We’re trying to work a lot closer with marinas and riggers.”


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.