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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.



Retail in Times of Consolidation

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Rollick Expands Leadership Team

The marketing and technology company named a chief financial officer and head of dealer solutions.

Vision Marine Moves Toward Mass Production

The company partnered with McLaren Engineering to manufacture its E-Motion 180E electric outboard and powertrain system.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Opens Today

The show runs through Oct. 31, and organizers are hoping for a return to pre-Covid success.

Non-profit Takes Aim at Access

Families for Boating works with community advocacy groups to help curb regulatory threats to on-water activities.

Garmin Reports 25 Percent Q3 Growth for Marine

The electronics manufacturer says demand for plotters was the primary driver.

Polaris Reports Flat Q3

Though boat sales were up 18 percent, demand in the company’s other segments was hindered by a lack of product availability, driven by supply-chain issues.

Raymarine Unveils New Radar

The company said it is “disrupting the radar category” with Cyclone, which it will unveil at FLIBS this week.