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Quick Hits: May 8, 2020

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida and Atlantic Technical College named Jonathan Lowell, founder of Iguana Marine, as the instructor for its new yacht technician apprenticeship program. MIASF said in a statement that the two-year program, which will be administered online for the time being, gives apprentices a basic set of skills to start a career in the marine industry.

The Supra Boats Pro Wake Tour said it has revised its schedule and will go digital for the season. The tour will consist of one online qualifier, two digital events and two live events, on location in Katy, Texas, and Windsor Colo.

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Axopar and Nimbus Renew Agreement

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NMRA Presents Annual Awards

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DEALERS: Are Interest Rates Impacting Demand?

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EPropulsion, Mack Boring Partner with Crest

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Beneteau Reports Significant H122 Growth

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