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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.”


Employees Assume Ownership of Imtra Business

Creating an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), the New Bedford, Mass.-based company has sold ownership rights to its employees.

Raymarine Cyclone Radars Win Good Design Award

The company’s next-generation, open-array radar design won the 2021 global design award in the “research and technology” category.

Brunswick Announces Winners of Sustainability Awards

The new program recognizes excellence in sustainable, responsible practices among Brunswick employees and teams.

Eager Anticipation

The industry awaits the debut of the integrated Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show

Multihull Mover

With two new 28-foot models, Aquila continues to maximize the presence of power catamarans in the broader marketplace

A New Space Jam

Boaters want bigger, more powerful multifunction displays, and designers are innovating to meet the demand

Nothing but Net

The SeaPen portable dry dock makes storage easier for the increasing number of outboard-powered boats

Upgrading a Marina Management System

Technology can help streamline marina operations, increase revenue and optimize the guest experience

High-Tech Vision

The latest advancements in low-light cameras make it safer to navigate when visibility wanes