Quick Hits: July 27, 2020

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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.”


NMMA Confirms Industry Growth

NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer said the boating business grew 12 percent last year during yesterday’s virtual State of the Boating Industry address.

Newport Show Dates Announced

Organizers are planning for an in-person Golden Anniversary edition of the show Sept. 16-19.

Quick Hits: March 5, 2021

The National Association of Manufacturers names Brunswick Corp. CFO Ryan Gwillim to its Board of Directors.

Caught Red-Handed

Two commercial fishermen were jailed for possessing an illegal haul that included 100 undersized lobster tails, which is a felony. Also, fisheries management gets new funding.

Bennington Expands Operations

The pontoon builder plans to add jobs at its new facility in Elkhart County, Ind., and increase manufacturing output.

KVH Industries Names CFO

Longtime telecom financial executive Roger A. Kuebel assumes the position that COO Brent Bruun had held in an interim capacity.