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New Roles at Walstrom Marine

New Roles at Walstrom Marine

28-Sep-2016

Just because it’s celebrating its 70th anniversary doesn’t mean Walstrom Marine is slowing down anytime soon: The northern Michigan family-owned business recently made two changes to its staff. The first move was internal: The company promoted Charlie Duray, the service manager at Harbor...
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Navico Acquired

Navico Acquired

23-Sep-2016

Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Altor Fund IV have acquired Navico Holding AS (Navico) — a leading provider of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and GoFree brands. For more information, visit Navico.com. (http://www.Navico.com) ...
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Premier Marine Promotes Three Employees

Premier Marine Promotes Three Employees

19-Sep-2016

Premier Marine is restructuring its pontoon production and has promoted three key employees: Steve Hammond to quality manager; Dave Grovender to VP of operations; and Robert Douglass to product development manager. Hammond has spent several years managing the ISO quality management system at Pr...
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Safe Harbor Marinas Acquires Grand Isle

Safe Harbor Marinas Acquires Grand Isle

24-Aug-2016

Safe Harbor Marinas has acquired Grand Isle Marina in Grand Haven, Michigan. Located along 21 miles of inland waterway and just minutes from Lake Michigan, Grand Isle Marina features 400 permanent boat slips and about 150 dry racks. Grand Isle Marina is the company’s second property acqu...
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Associations Launch Online Marine Career Center

Associations Launch Online Marine Career Center

23-Aug-2016

Boating Industry and a number of trade associations in the marine industry have teamed up to launch the Marine Industry Career Network. Organizers say they hope the new online career portal will help attract skilled employees to the marine industry. “Our dealers are struggling through w...
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Nessenson Starts Consulting

Nessenson Starts Consulting

17-Aug-2016

Gerald “Jerry” Nessenson, founder and president of ValvTect, announced his retirement in early June. Nessenson began marketing ValvTect in 1986; his products are now sold in more than 40 states. Nessenson is now focusing on his consulting firm of NESS Petroleum Marketer Solutions Com...
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Dominion Marine Media Acquired by Apax Partners

Dominion Marine Media Acquired by Apax Partners

28-Jul-2016

Dominion Marine Media (DMM) operates one of the world’s largest and most popular marine digital marketplaces — including BoatTrader, boats.com, YachtWorld, and CosasDeBarcos — attracting more than 62 million unique visitors each year. DDM also provides digital solutions to more...
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Changes to Chain-of-Command at Brunswick

Changes to Chain-of-Command at Brunswick

27-Jul-2016

Changes within the Brunswick Corporation are continuing, with the appointment of Nick Stickler as president of Boston Whaler. Stickler will be replacing Huw Bower, who was recently named president of the Brunswick Boat Group. Replacing Stickler, who was previously at Harris and Cypress Cay ...
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Mercury Marine and Chaparral Partnership Expands With Robalo

Mercury Marine and Chaparral Partnership Expands With Robalo

19-Jul-2016

Mercury Marine has recently announced that it will be expanding its standing partnership with Chaparral to include the Robalo brand. The companies say that this expanded partnership will allow Mercury to supply fully-integrated Robalo boat packages to a larger dealer network. "The Robalo lin...
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Chaparral and Robalo Boats Appoint New Marketing Director

Chaparral and Robalo Boats Appoint New Marketing Director

11-Jul-2016

With a long career in the marine industry, Martin Rusin takes over the responsibility as marketing director for Chaparral and Robalo Boats. Rusin will be responsible for conceiving and executing new marketing strategies, in addition to directing all of the company’s current communication...
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