Weekly 5: Industry mourns owner of Hampton Bays marina

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. Industry mourns owner of Hampton Bays marina

Doug Oakland, owner of a popular Hampton Bays marina and restaurant, died last week at 52 after a battle with cancer, Newsday reported.

Oakland began working at the family-owned Oakland’s Restaurant and Marina in the 1990s and grew it from a summer business to an expanded restaurant and marina that operated for most of the year.

2. Opponents say Miami boat show taxi plan could harm wildlife

The village of Key Biscayne and environmental groups that are opposing the move of the Miami International Boat Show to Miami Marine Stadium have raised another objection, the Miami New Times reported.

According to those groups, proposed water taxi routes would pass through protected manatee zones and other wildlife areas, the paper said.

3. Arizona dealer settles lawsuit over consignment dispute

The lawsuit against an Arizona boat dealer alleging he had failed to pay a customer for a boat he sold on consignment has been settled.

Offshore Custom Marine owner Tim McDonald blamed the delay on a paperwork error and said he has paid the customer for the sale.

4. NMMA: April powerboat shipments up 4.5 percent

Wholesale shipments of traditional powerboats increased 4.5 percent for the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s control group of manufacturers through April, the association reported.

5. BP oil spill payments to benefit loon populations

Minnesota and Wisconsin are in line to get a share of the BP settlement from 2010’s oil spill due to the damage to the migratory loon population.

The states could get as much as $39 million, which by federal law must be used to bolster the loon population.

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