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Fountaine Pajot hires Fabre to grow dealer network in North America

Effective this week, Laurent FABRE is joining forces to help Fountaine Pajot grow its dealer network in North America. “We are very pleased to welcome Laurent Fabre in our core team of business developers,” Steven Guedeu, sales director for Fountaine Pajot. “Laurent has an impressive track record in the nautical industry and will be helping us to adapt our products, ...

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Volvo Penta names new vice president of marine sales

Jens Bering has been appointed to the executive team of Volvo Penta of the Americas as vice president, marine sales. Bering, who has 20 years of experience with Volvo Penta, will provide strategic direction for the company’s North America marine sales segment, with responsibility for commercial and leisure marine sales in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the ...

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Boats Group appoints Sam Peterson as chief technology officer

Boats Group announced the appointment of Sam Peterson as the company’s chief technology officer. Prior to joining Boats Group, Peterson served as CTO at Overstock.com and Open English, leading their technology teams. Sam drives Boats Group’s technology vision and strategy, overseeing its global team of engineers and developers to deliver a shopping experience for consumers and value for its industry ...

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Yamaha purchases Kracor, Inc., forms Yamaha Marine Systems Company

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. announced the creation of Yamaha Marine Systems Company, a subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. This newly formed subsidiary has acquired the assets of Kracor, Inc., a rotational molding manufacturer based in Milwaukee, Wisc. “The creation of YMSC and the acquisition of Kracor are part of Yamaha Marine’s long-term business strategy to expand into more integrated ...

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MRAA adds program marketing coordinator

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced expansion of its marketing team, hiring Katie Eichelberger as a program marketing coordinator. Eichelberger has a background in marketing and communications with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. She previously held a position at Blue Cross and Blue Shield where her primary focus was internal communications. “We ...

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Nautical Ventures wins international dealer award

Nautical Ventures has received The Best International Dealer Award from Axopar Boats during its recent international dealer meeting. On June 12, Helsinki-based Axopar Boats hosted 65 dealers from around the world and recognized Nautical Ventures as a model dealership for sales, service and customer satisfaction during its annual dealer conference. “Since taking on the line just over a year ago, ...

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AMI and PCC form new membership alliance

The Association of Marina Industries welcomes the Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters & Port Managers as its newest membership partner. Now all PCC marina and harbor facilities members will automatically become AMI members as a part of their PCC membership. This means PCC members will now have access to all AMI services, products and benefits in addition to those they ...

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IGY Marinas partners with Boatyard

IGY Marinas announced that it has partnered with Boatyard – a mobile application that allows boaters to schedule maintenance, fuel delivery, cleaning, captains and more on their smartphones. The company will begin offering the newest perk at its South Florida marina – One Island Park – Miami Beach, which will house five pre-loaded devices for guests.   Available via iTunes ...

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West Marine announces recipients of Spring 2017 BlueFuture Grants

After receiving a record number of applications in its spring 2017 grant cycle, West Marine has announced the names of 25 nonprofit organizations that will receive $1,500 grant awards. This summer, the company will present grant checks to the winners, all community-based organizations that are dedicated to getting young people on and around the water in recreational and educational capacities. ...

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WyoTech to award $200,000 in National Guard scholarship program

WyoTech, a provider of technical training in the United States with multiple Military Friendly designations, is currently seeking applicants for its new scholarship for members of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States. The EANGUS WyoTech Scholarship is for new students who enroll at either the Laramie, Wyo., or Daytona Beach, Fla., WyoTech campuses on or after Jan. 1, 2017. Each ...

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