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Quick Hits: June 8, 2020

In the wake of the covid-19 pandemic, Groupe Beneteau has reorganized the executive management team of its boat division, the company announced in a statement. The multinational builder’s once dual departments — industrial operations and development — will be combined and led by Jean-Paul Chapeleau. Accordingly, Christophe Caudrelier’s position as the head of operations has been eliminated. On July 9, the company expects to unveil “an in-depth review of the evolution of the Group’s strategy” that will enable the company to get quickly back on track for profitable growth.

After 15 years at its Portsmouth, R.I., location, Ronstan USA will move two miles down the road to a new location. Staying local has allowed Ronstan to retain its entire staff and ensure minimal disruption, according to the company. In addition, the location has marine industry neighbors, as it’s adjacent to Quantum Sails and Maritime Solutions. Operations will close for three days in late June to accommodate the move.



IBEX Call for Proposals Ends This Week

The deadline to submit Education Conference topics is Jan. 14. IBEX is scheduled for Sept. 27-29 in Tampa, Fla.

A Chicken-and-Egg Conundrum

Should pricing signage on boats show the dollars off or the percentage off? It really does make a difference.

Marine Connection Expands

The Florida-based dealership acquired a majority interest in Boaters Exchange’s two locations, bolstering its presence in the central part of the state.

Scanstrut Hires Design Director

Industry veteran Nigel Smith fills a newly created role with the equipment manufacturer.

Sea Tow, Parker Partner for Promotion

Buyers of 2022 Parker Offshore models receive complimentary Sea Tow Gold Card memberships for one year.