Quick Hits: June 25, 2020

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The Marine Industries Association of South Florida held a virtual annual meeting emceed by former Denver Bronco’s running back Reggie Rivers, followed by an online party with live music and open chat room. Newly elected board members are: Julie Berry of Marina Investments Group Stiles Realty, Tyler Chappell of the Chappell Group, Michael Kelly of Bradford Marine, and Glenn Allen of Fleet Miami, said Lauderdale Marine Center president and MIASF chair Doug West in a statement.

In the two and a half months between March and early June, governors have issued nearly 2,000 emergency orders and directives related to the covid-19 crisis, among additional issues, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. State legislatures are coming back into session or calling special sessions this summer to review state budgets and relief bills like business interruption insurance. The NMMA also listed state issues on the group’s radar.


Everglades Expands Executive Team

The Edgewater, Fla.-based manufacturer adds positions in finance, sales and marketing and operations.

Heed Caution While Refueling

Ethanol can be back in a big way, and insufficent labeling at the pumps could lead to problems for your marine powerplant. And the MRAA’s voices support for the 30 by 30 initaitive.

Training the Next Generation

Crest Pontoons will donate a complete boat and trailer to a local high school’s raffle to raise money for its vocational programs.

An “Above Average” Hurricane Season

BoatUS wants to help boaters get ready for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, which begins June 1.

Webasto Produces 8,000th Marine Roof

The German company designs and builds a number of glass roof solutions for boats.

A Strong Q2 for Johnson Outdoors

With jumps in nearly all its business segments, the recreation manufacturer saw net sales increase by 26 percent.

Thrust Issues

Is it time for the industry to standardize trolling motor ratings?