Quick Hits: May 20, 2020

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Nordhavn’s design and engineering team are hosting a webinar on Thursday, May 21 at 2 p.m. EST on the eve of the launch of their latest vessel, the Nordhavn 41. The discussion of the company’s first Turkish-built vessel will be proceeded by a Q&A session. Register here to join the webinar and submit your questions in advance. 

The Sea Tow Foundation is partnering with 87 new organizations and agencies to add new (or restock existing) life jacket loaner stations for the season. In addition, cleaning and disinfecting guidelines will be posted at each station. According to Sea Tow, there’s more than 650 loaner stations throughout the U.S. 


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.