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Quick Hits: May 28, 2020

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.




Alleged Tournament Cheats Face Possible Legal Action

Approximately 8 pounds of lead was found stuffed inside fish entered into the contest by two men from Pennsylvania and an Ohio.


The Boat House Group Announces Merger

The transaction will add two Wisconsin dealerships and several sales, storage and service locations to the group’s portfolio of properties.


GLBBS Breaks Ground on Tech Center

The Michigan-based marine trades school will commence construction of a 10,000-square-foot training facility in the second quarter of 2023.


Avikus Debuts Autonomous Navigation

The company will demonstrate ‘Neuboat’, an autonomous phase-2 navigation solution for recreational boats at this year’s FLIBS.


Scope of Ian’s Devastation Emerges

Southwest Florida’s marine industry businesses are ensuring the welfare of their people well before the cleanup even begins.


Mercury Marine Receives Environmental Award

The company was recognized in the large business sustainability category by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce.