Quick Hits: March 27, 2020

NMMA schedules Monday financial webinar; the Irish Marine Federation looks for worker exemptions; a reversal of boat ramp closures on Florida’s west coast; the Taiwan Boat Show is rescheduled—for 2022.
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On Monday, March 30 from 4pm-5pm ET, the National Marine Manufacturers Association is hosting the webinar “Dealing with Volatility: What you Need to Know During the Coronavirus Crisis.” Hosts — including CNBC contributor Joe Terranova (Halftime Report, Fast Money, Squawk Box) — are slated to discuss the myriad financial aspects to consider during the COVID-19 crisis. NMMA members and marine industry leaders can register here.

With extended lockdowns issued — and marinas throughout the U.K. expected to shut at least through April 19 — the Irish Marine Federation is asking for marine industry staff to be classified as “essential workers.” IMF chairman Paal Janson cites a requirement to maintain access for emergency services and state agencies, as well as looking after customers' boats and marina/boatyard facilities. The group is working with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations to gauge how other EU nations are handling and classifying marine industries amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Boat ramps and didn’t stay closed for long in Charlotte County, Fla. County commissioners had ordered staff to close them on Monday, according to the Sun Englewood news service. But on Tuesday, county spokesman Brian Gleason said they had “received a tremendous amount of public input and decided to leave the boat ramps and parks open."

The postponed Taiwan International Boat Show — scheduled for March 12-15 at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center— will now be held March 10-13, 2022. 

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