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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.”

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