Quick Hits: January 28, 2021

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Centek Industries said it acquired Delta T Systems. The Riviera Beach, Fla-based manufacturer of marine ventilation systems will retain its staff at its current location. “The marine industry understands the value of offering comprehensive solutions, and we have positioned ourselves to provide it in a new, exciting way with a partner that shares our passion for innovation,” Centek president Bill Hodges said in a statement.

Champion sailor, author and America’s Cup historian Bob Fisher died Jan. 25. He was 85. Fisher, who died of cancer at his home in Lymington, England, covered every America’s Cup since 1967 (excluding the current edition) and wrote 30 books. Fisher first made a name as a top crewmember, winning seven national and world titles in the Hornet and Fireball classes, according to the sailing newsletter Scuttlebutt.


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.