Quick Hits: July 1, 2020

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Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin has teamed with OCEARCH to provide financial support to the marine conservation group’s ongoing efforts. OCEARCH works with scientists and others to study the ocean, most notably via its great white shark tagging program. The watchmaker — who have created several timepieces that pay homage to sharks — says it found the ideal partner to support its interest in marine research. “One of my ambitions…was to align the brand with a nonprofit organization that is taking immediate action in the field of marine life conservation and shark research, specifically,” said Ulysse Nardin president François-Xavier Hotier in a statement.

In a video statement, Metstrade show director Niels Klarenbeek said plans are moving forward for Metstrade 2020, slated to be held Nov. 17-19. Organizers are currently working with RAI Amsterdam on floor plans, opening hours, controlled crowd flows, events and more to ensure proper social distancing guidelines are in place. “We are challenged in every way to organize a great exhibition,” Klarenbeek said. “My team will closely follow developments and we will take every measure to make it happen. But please rest assured: Metstrade 2020 can only be held if we can make it a safe and successful exhibition.” Klarenback was encouraged that over 1,250 exhibitors have confirmed participation for the massive show. 

26 North Yachts will represent Uniesse Yachts on Florida’s east coast from Jacksonville to Fort Lauderdale. The collaboration will focus on the Italian builder’s Exuma series, a 54-foot, semicustom model line that can be fitted for diving, fishing, cruising and more. "We believe the Exuma line from Uniesse checks all of the boxes on many buyers' wish lists. The top-quality finishes Italian brands are known for combined with their new larger interiors, along with fishing and diving capabilities [make the Exuma the] perfect boat for both the experienced yacht owner and their family to enjoy," said 26 North Yachts co-owner Mike Carlson in a statement.

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