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JBYS Welcomes Travis Smith, Announces New Location

JBYS Welcomes Travis Smith, Announces New Location

07-Oct-2019

Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales (JBYS) welcomes Travis Smith to its crew of skilled and experienced sales professionals. Smith has worked in sales for more than 29 years and holds a 100-ton USCG Master Captain license. Smith is stationed out of a new JBYS location on M-104 in West Michigan, just...
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Yamaha Breaks Ground on New Indiana Manufacturing Facility

Yamaha Breaks Ground on New Indiana Manufacturing Facility

27-Sep-2019

In July, Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers Inc. (YPPI) broke ground on a new 54,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Greenfield, Indiana. The new facility will add 30 new jobs and will increase manufacturing output by 67%. “This is the largest expansion we have ever experienced at ...
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Navico Appoints Frostad as President and CEO

Navico Appoints Frostad as President and CEO

19-Sep-2019

Navico has appointed Knut Frostad as president and CEO, assuming the role of outgoing CEO Leif Ottosson. Frostad has been with Navico for 14 years, and his new role will begin immediately. navico.com (http://www.navico.com) ...
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ShoreMaster and HydroHoist Team Up

ShoreMaster and HydroHoist Team Up

18-Sep-2019

Two of the marine industry’s leading dock and boat lift brands have merged. ShoreMaster and HydroHoist combine to create the largest dock and boat lift company in North America, with more than 700 worldwide dealers. “I see unlimited potential from the combined forces of these two m...
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Travelopia Invests $130 Million in Its Charter Operations

Travelopia Invests $130 Million in Its Charter Operations

11-Sep-2019

Following Hurricane Irma in 2017, Travelopia — the parent company to The Moorings and Sunsail — has made an ongoing investment of more than $130 million into its charter businesses. The investment includes new fleet additions, including new monohulls by Jeanneau and Beneteau, and new sai...
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MarineMax Acquires Fraser

MarineMax Acquires Fraser

06-Sep-2019

Fraser Yachts Group — a Monaco-based yacht brokerage, chartering and management brand in business since 1947 — has been acquired by MarineMax from the Azimut Benetti Group. Fraser staff will stay in place, as will directors Roberto Giorgi and Paolo Vitelli in an advisory capacity. The ag...
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Pursuit Appoints Amy Gobel as Director of Marketing

Pursuit Appoints Amy Gobel as Director of Marketing

19-Aug-2019

ursuit Boats has promoted Amy Gobel to the role of director of marketing. In her previous role as marketing manager, Gobel played an essential role in developing marketing strategies for the Pursuit brand. In her new role, Gobel will be responsible for all aspects of Pursuit’s branding, lead g...
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Sea Ray Names New President

Sea Ray Names New President

15-Aug-2019

Brunswick Boat Group has announced that Steve Langlais will take on the role of Sea Ray Boats president, succeeding Brad Anderson. Langlais was previously the president of Brunswick Ft. Wayne operations, and before that president of Princecraft Boats. He will continue to report to Huw Bower, Brunswi...
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Brunswick Creates The Venture Group With Four Brands

Brunswick Creates The Venture Group With Four Brands

01-Aug-2019

Four of the Brunswick Boat Group’s brands are now under the umbrella of the newly formed The Venture Group. The four boat brands in the group, Bayliner, Heyday, Quicksilver and Uttern, will now be led by Bayliner’s past president, Keith Yunger. “Each of these brands is wel...
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NMMA Names New President

NMMA Names New President

29-Jul-2019

Frank Hugelmeyer, a veteran leader in the outdoor recreation industry, has been selected to succeed Thom Dammrich as president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Hugelmeyer was previously president of the RV Industry Association (RVIA); prior to RVIA, he was president and ...
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