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Quick Hits: July 29, 2020

Marine industry veteran Louis Diaz joined Lewis Marine Supply as vice president of sales, the distributor said in a statement. Diaz has held various positions in since 1979, including positions with Charles A. Perry & Co., Haimes Coleman Group, Donovan Marine and Pettit Paint. “The market is changing quickly and is prime for a forward-thinking distributor able to meet the needs of diverse customers,” Diaz said. “Lewis Marine is a team of focused employees, strategic vendor partnerships and systems that will meet today's challenges.”

The Michigan Boating Industries Association canceled the Metro Boat Show, which was scheduled for Sept. 17-20 in Harrison Township, Mich., in response to the pandemic and reports of inventory shortages at dealerships. “The fact that the numbers are going up again makes us pause,” show committee advisory chair Pete Beauregard said in a statement. “We want to support all efforts to stop this virus, and we believe cancellation is the most prudent course of action for all our stakeholders.”



FAF Brings New Anglers into the Fold

The nonprofit organization will leverage Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29 to raise funds for its grassroots fishing and boating participation efforts.


Naos Yachts Plans New Offices

The San Francisco Bay area location will expand the dealer’s midcoast footprint and help grow its Groupe Beneteau, Lagoon, Neel, CNB Yachts, Four Winns and Wellcraft brands.


Trade Only Today Returns Monday

The e-newsletter will not publish Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.


Correct Craft Gives Back

Employees spent a day serving at the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, impacting more than 500 kids in need.


GH Motion Launches All-Electric Lift

The GH70e mobile boat lift is powered by a modular solar/battery system and has a 65-ton capacity.


Dealers: Are You in Compliance?

A new FTC Safeguards Rule designed to protect consumers’ personal information goes into effect Dec. 9 — are you prepared?


NMMA Canada President Steps Down

NMMA Canada president Sara Anghel is leaving the recreational boating trade group after nearly 15 years of service.


Ohio Ordered To Get Serious About Algae

Many are applauding a judge’s proposed consent decree that will serve as a roadmap to address western Lake Erie’s chronic algal blooms.