Quick Hits: July 29, 2020

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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.”


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Oyster Looks to Expand its Workforce

The U.K. builder continues its recruiting drive for both experienced craftsmen and apprentices.

Finance Provider Goes Digital

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Quick Hits: December 4, 2020

SF Marina rebuilds New England marina; and BoatUS launches recast and recycle contest.

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Boot Düsseldorf 2021 Postponed Until Late April

With Covid-19 numbers remaining high across the EU, organizers say the event cannot be held in January.

Galati Goes Virtual

The yacht dealer has unveiled a virtual shopping tool that will help match customers with vessels as most boat shows are cancelled or moved online in the pandemic.

Quick Hits: December 3, 2020

Walter Meloon inducted into Wakeboarding Hall of Fame, and AMI announces virtual conference.