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Quick Hits: July 27, 2020

Jeanneau America tapped Atlas Yacht Sales as the exclusive distributor for its sail- and powerboats on Florida’s east coast. “With existing and successful offices in St. Augustine … as well as SailTime bases in St. Augustine, Fort Lauderdale and Miami, it was a natural choice,” Jeanneau America president Nick Harvey said in a statement. “With over 20 years of experience … Atlas Yacht’s expertise has added value for our current and future owners that we could not pass up.”

More boat owners chose the name Serenity than any other in 2019, picking up on a naming theme of relaxation, according to BoatUS. Another popular naming theme is music, with such names as names Flat Bottom Girl, Grateful Dad and Cool Change. “It’s always a challenge to decide on a boat name,” BoatUS public affairs vice president Scott Croft said in a statement. “However, after 28 years of offering a boat-name graphics service to our members, we’ve found that certain themes stand the test of time.”


A Tax Incentive for Innovation

A deep dive into the research and development tax credit usually yields savings

ABYC Reschedules Meetings

Postponed due to Covid, the annual meeting goes virtual in February, and the Marine Law Symposium moves to April in Providence, R.I.

Daiwa Appoints Marketing Manager

Marc Mills will handle marketing efforts for North American and South American markets.

VIP Access Available for MIBS

The tickets include admission to the VIP lounges at One Herald Plaza and the Miami Beach Convention Center, along with other perks.

South Fork Wind Farm Gets EPA Approval

The Clean Air Act permit contains pollution control requirements for the construction and operation of the wind farm, which will be located southwest of Martha’s Vineyard.

Dockmate Launches New Technology

The SoftDocking wireless remote control system eliminates the delay between engaging the throttle and the boat beginning to move.

Minneapolis Innovation Award Winners Announced

NMMA and Boating Writers International handed out the awards in four categories during the Minneapolis Boat Show preview yesterday.