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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.”



Industry Mourns Cruisers Yachts Owner

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


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.


Limestone Boat Co. Posts Q3 Results

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


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.


Northpoint Expands Marine Presence

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


BRP Reports 71% Increase in Q3 Revenues

The Sea-Doo manufacturer had total revenue of $2.7 billion, but North American marine retail sales were down 47%.


Airmar Announces Training Dates

Certified Installer and SmartBoat system classes are being held this month in New Jersey and next year in New Hampshire.


The Survey Says …

Surveying customers to find out what they think about your business has never been more important.


Marine Development Inc. Changes Hands

Mick Webber, the former president/CEO and owner of HydroHoist, has purchased the company from its founders.