Quick Hits: May 28, 2020

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Zeelander Yachts has completed the first phase of its Dutch shipyard expansion. “The space is now enough to assemble at least five boats at the same time,” said founder and chairman Sieste Koopmans in a statement. Currently, Zeelander builds three models from 44 to 72 feet. Koopmans said the added space will allow them to explore new idea to expand the range.

National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada president Sara Anghel was elected as the new president of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations. “It is an honor and privilege to become ICOMIA president. I commit to the global recreational boating industry that I shall work tirelessly to steer us through this most difficult time while charting the future growth of the industry and ICOMIA,” said Anghel in a statement

Students at The Landing School in Maine are graduating in a new way during the pandemic. Students with the Yacht Design Program had a virtual graduation, while the Wooden Boat Building Program will host an onsite, socially distanced “model review” on Friday, according to the school.



Sea Tow Saves Cold-Stunned Turtles

Its Corpus Christi outfit is rescuing turtles that were affected by the deep freeze in Texas.

Southern Marinas Sells Portfolio

The group had made six acquisitions last year and had a total of 12 properties under its umbrella.

2020 Neptune Award Winners Named

The annual marketing awards drew 129 entries in 20 categories.

‘A Great Start to 2021’

An onslaught of new and returning customers kept dealers busy in what is typically a slower time of year.

Nautique Names VP of Sales

Rick Skinner joins the Correct Craft subsidiary after 30-plus years with water-sports equipment manufacturer HO Sports.

MarineMax Expands Territories for Cruisers, MJM

The dealership will offer the brands at several of its locations, including Boston, Baltimore, Jacksonville and Charleston.

Groupe Beneteau Hacked

The breach was detected last week, resulting in a full network shutdown and production stoppage at several locations.