Quick Hits: May 14, 2020

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Online voting is open for US Harbors’ “Best Harbor in the U.S.” contest. Last year, more than 100,000 people participated in the inaugural event. “The purpose of the contest is to promote the strength and vitality of coastal communities,” US Harbors president Anastasia Fischer said in a statement. “The winning harbors have been those whose residents have strong communication networks and support for their community.” 

Worth Avenue Yachts said that Paul Engle joined its sales team. Engle was managing partner of Bradford Marine for more than 26 years. “I feel honored and privileged to be a part of one of the very best yacht sale organizations in the business,” Engle said in a statement.

The European Commission presented measures to support the tourism industry during the covid-19 crisis, including many that the European boating industry requested. The European Commission recognizes on-water recreation and nautical tourism as key components of Europe’s tourism industry, according to European Boating Industry.

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