Weekly 5: Yamaha expanding jet boat production, adding employees

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com.

1. Yamaha expanding jet boat production, adding employees

Yamaha Jet Boat Manufacturing announced Monday the company will be adding 38,000 feet of production and office space and bringing 150 new jobs to its Tennessee plant.
The expansion is scheduled to be operational by late 2015 and follows an expansion completed last year.

2. New members join NMMA board

New officers and members have been elected to the National Marine Manufacturers Association Boat Manufacturers Division Board.
The new officers are Peter Truslow, Edgewater Power Boats, as chairperson; Steve Heese, Chris Craft Corp., as vice chairperson; and Mark Speaks, Yamaha Watercraft Group, as second vice chairperson. Newly elected to the BMD Board are John Livingston, Cutwater/Ranger Tugs; Tom McCuddy, Forest River Marine; Tim Schiek, Brunswick Boat Group; and Rick Tinker, Skiers Choice.

3. Massachusetts AG urges Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has sent a letter to the the chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources, calling for the approval of HR 4742, which would reform parts of Magnuson-Stevens.
“The reauthorization of the MSA and the changes proposed in H.R. 4742 are critical to the future and prosperity of the fishing industry and the marine ecosystem. Together, they provide a beacon of hope not only for Massachusetts’ fishing communities, but for all of the nation’s fisheries,” Coakley said in the letter.

4. Sea Ray employees deliver gifts to kids in need

About 80 employees from Sea Ray’s Brevard, Fla., operation took part in a Christmas Angel program for the local community, delivering gifts for 75 children.

5. How your lack of sleep is killing you

If you’re like most business owners or managers, you’re not getting enough sleep – and here’s why that is a very bad thing.

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