Quick Hits: May 15, 2020

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Although it’s an annual event, National Safe Boating Week — which kicks off on May 16 and runs through May 22 ­— carries an additional message in light of covid-19. “While we’re learning new things about the virus almost every day, we don’t anticipate additional safety challenges on the water this year,” said BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water president Chris Edmonston in a statement. Tips for social distancing while boating via the National Safe Boating Council can be found here

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations lobbies on behalf of national marine associations through committees that are critical in presenting a united voice to address issues that affect the industry as a whole. Each week, ICOMIA continues to provide Trade Only Today with a comprehensive, country-by-country guide on how the covid-19 pandemic is affecting marine businesses globally. The latest update can be seen here

Westrec Marinas and Sunrise Harbor facility in Fort Lauderdale announced updates that include remodeling its fitness center and marina office, upgrading its security system and dredging of the marina basin. “Facility improvements, crew accommodations, industry involvement, and a superlative environment for customers are the harbingers of the reputation Sunrise Harbor enjoys,” said CMM Brad St. Coeur in a statement.


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.