Quick Hits: January 6, 2021


The Marine Marketers of America announced that Boats Group vice president Courtney Chalmers was elected president, and Sea Tow International president Kristen Frohnhoefer was elected vice president. “I am excited to join the board as president and work alongside such a well-respected and talented team of industry leaders,” Chalmers said in a statement. Romina Bompani remains the association secretary, and new board members include Nautique’s Brian Sullivan, Malibu’s Jane Schlegel, and Regulator’s Keith Ammons. MMA founding president Wanda Kenton Smith remains in an advisory role as immediate past president.

Lazzara Yachts Group appointed Nils C. Nelson executive vice president. An industry veteran, Nelson is a licensed captain and third-generation marine professional, most recently serving as international sales manager for Northern Lights. He will be tasked with leading business development, customer service and sales efforts of the Tampa, Fla.-based Lazzara team.

Crevalle Boats parent company Littoral Marine named Roger B. Taylor Jr. chief operating officer. Taylor’s 20 years of experience includes positions with SeaHunter, Bertram, Edgewater and Donzi. “I am very excited to join the team at Crevalle,” Taylor said in a statement. “I think they have an amazing product and am very impressed with the design and quality of these boats.”


Should You Require Employee Vaccinations?

With the Covid vaccines becoming more readily available, it’s a topic that’s worth addressing now.

Parker Sponsors ‘Journey for a Cause’

An Indiana college student will embark on a 10-day passage from the Ohio River to the Gulf of Mexico to highlight inclusion and fishing.

With Great Power Comes Great Challenges

Today’s high-horsepower outboards are heavy, and produce prodigious power and torque — three factors that boatbuilders must balance.

Guy Harvey Foundation Awards Scholarships

The inaugural Legacy Scholarship went to four Florida high school seniors who are attending Nova Southeastern University.

Brunswick Launches Training Program

The on-water BoatClass sessions will offer safety courses for both new and seasoned boaters.

Quick Hits: January 19, 2021

Princecraft premieres interactive Virtual Park; European Boating Industry and International Council of Marine Industry Associations strengthen partnership; and Alumacraft celebrate 75 years in business with video series.

Tommy’s Slalom Shop Adds Dealer

Boulder Boats has locations in Nevada, Arizona and California.

Trade Only Today Returns Tuesday

The daily e-newsletter will not publish Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.