Quick Hits: November 17, 2020

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Electric propulsion manufacturer Torqeedo will host a digital conference on Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. CET (8 a.m. EST) to introduce new and developing products and discuss its goals for the future of electric-powered transport. The event will be hosted by managing directors Dr. Ralf Plieninger and Dr. Michael Rummel. Click here to register.

Estupenda Nautica, the dealer for MarineMax-owned Aquila Power Catamarans in Spain, is expanding into Portugal. With an office based in Cascais, located just outside of Lisbon, Estupenda Nautica will display the Aquila 32, offering sea trials as part of the introduction of Aquila to the Portuguese market — where interest in recreational boating is growing. "Aquila's global success and the exciting growth of our model line will bring attractive new offerings exclusively to their clients in Portugal, where interest in power catamarans has been growing,” said Yvan Eymieu, Aquila international sales and distribution manager, 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.