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.”


Vision Marine, Hellkats to Attempt E-Boat Speed Record

A Hellkats 32-foot Widebody equipped with Vision Marine’s E-Motion powertrain will try to be the fastest electric boat in its category.

Grand Banks Operations Remain Halted

The announcement follows the Malay government order extending movement restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19.

OneWater Marine to Acquire N.J.'s Stone Harbor Marina

The acquisition further expands OneWater’s reach in the Northeast.

Rounding the Last Bend?

As all segments of the economy race to surpass prepandemic levels, a bit of wheelspin is expected to occur, but not for long.

MMTA Kicks Off Boater Initiative

Encouraging waterborne travel to the Bay State. Plus: businesses can legally require its staff to receive a Covid-19 vaccine.

Fairline Yachts Acquired

For the third time in five years, the esteemed U.K. builder has changed hands.

Free Fishing Fun with Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops

To launch their Gone Fishing promotion, the outdoors companies are donating 40,000 rods and reels to youth-fishing partners and holding free in-store fishing events June 19-20.