Quick Hits: May 13, 2020

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Azimut Yachts said it is holding an e-boat show May 27-30, during which visitors can view models and take part in live chat sessions with Azimut sales managers and other staff, as well as one-on-one video calls.

Vendée Globe organizers said in a statement that the non-stop, solo race around the world will proceed with its Nov. 8 start. Staged every four years, the race kicks off in Les Sables-d'Olonne, France, and typically draws a huge spectator fleet. “[We are] studying every possible situation to be able to welcome the public at an event like this in the economic and public health context,” organizers said.


NMMA Confirms Industry Growth

NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer said the boating business grew 12 percent last year during yesterday’s virtual State of the Boating Industry address.

Newport Show Dates Announced

Organizers are planning for an in-person Golden Anniversary edition of the show Sept. 16-19.

Quick Hits: March 5, 2021

The National Association of Manufacturers names Brunswick Corp. CFO Ryan Gwillim to its Board of Directors.

Caught Red-Handed

Two commercial fishermen were jailed for possessing an illegal haul that included 100 undersized lobster tails, which is a felony. Also, fisheries management gets new funding.

Bennington Expands Operations

The pontoon builder plans to add jobs at its new facility in Elkhart County, Ind., and increase manufacturing output.

KVH Industries Names CFO

Longtime telecom financial executive Roger A. Kuebel assumes the position that COO Brent Bruun had held in an interim capacity.