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Quick Hits: July 16, 2020

Canada-based Wajax announced an exclusive dealer partnership with Seakeeper — the company will handle distribution the manufacturer’s gyrostabilizers for all of the provinces, minus British Columbia. “We’re thrilled to welcome Wajax as a Seakeeper distributor and are very confident they’re the right team to represent us in the Canadian marine market,” said Seakeeper president and CEO Andrew Semprevivo in a statement. “With a national footprint and a solid history of industry experience, Wajax is well positioned to meet the unique needs of Canadian boaters.”

Last year researchers diving at Pearl and Hermes Atoll, located on the farthest Northwest portion of the Hawaiian Island chain, discovered a thick mat of red alga they didn’t recognize, stretching the length of football fields and smothering native corals. After extensive molecular and morphological analyses researchers have determined that the mat-forming algae was an undescribed species. Newly named as Chondria tumulosa, the alga’s origin is still unknown, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Industry Mourns Cruisers Yachts Owner

K.C. Stock, who was 84, was known for his “commitment to the employees at Cruisers Yachts.”

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Grand Banks Purchases Florida Property

The parcel, which is opposite the company’s Stuart yard, has berths for up to nine boats and will increase service capabilities.

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Limestone Boat Co. Posts Q3 Results

Unit production was down compared with the second quarter, and revenues decreased 33%.

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Yamaha Dealers Now Carry Siren Systems

Siren Marine’s “Connected Boat” technology can be purchased and installed at more than 2,100 Yamaha outboard dealers.

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Northpoint Expands Marine Presence

Northpoint Commercial Finance has partnered with Elite Recreational Finance to offer retail financing.