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NMEA announces new board members

SEVERNA PARK, Md. — The National Marine Electronics Association has added five new members to its board of directors. The new directors succeed retiring members whose three-year terms have expired. NMEA’s board consists of 18 individuals who represent a diverse group of marine electronics dealers and manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada. All the new board members have strong technical ...

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Legendary Marine adds high-performance service division

DESTIN, Fla. — Legendary Marine recently launched a new division — Legendary Performance — focused solely on high-performance service and repair. The dealership tapped two industry race veterans to lead the new initiative. “We are very excited to launch Legendary Performance and are extremely pleased to simultaneously announce the addition of Scott Childs and Jeff Hopper to our award-winning service ...

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Dominion Marine Media appoints Mid-West/Western Sales Manager

NORFOLK, Va. - Dominion Marine Media, a division of Dominion Enterprises, today announced the appointment of Dave Leli to the position of Mid-West/Western Sales Manager, Business Consulting Group, effective immediately. Leli is responsible for both marine and non-endemic sales in the Midwest and Western regions for Dominion Marine Media's Business Consulting Group. The Business Consulting Group's mission is to provide ...

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Madoff yacht to be sold

NEW YORK — The Bernard Madoff-owned yacht “Bull” will be sold by the trustees liquidating his firm. The money made from the sale of the $7 million yacht will go into a fund to benefit his investors, according to an article in Business Week. The 89-foot yacht was seized in 2009 in France. It is one of at least four ...

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Lodge named director of marine museum

SEARSPORT, Maine — Elizabeth Lodge has been named executive director of the Penobscot Marine Museum, according to an article in the Bangor Daily News. “I am honored to have been selected to lead Penobscot Marine Museum,” Lodge said. “I am eager to begin working with the board, staff and volunteers to continue expanding the museum’s influence throughout the Penobscot Bay ...

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Ohio DNR watercraft chief retires

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus resident Pamela Dillon has announced her retirement effective April 30 as chief of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Watercraft. “It is with sincere gratitude that all of us in ODNR share in thanking Chief Dillon for a truly remarkable career in boating education and service to Ohio boaters,” said David Mustine, ODNR ...

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Ferretti Group CEO passes away

FORLÌ, Italy — Ferretti Group CEO Salvatore Basile suddenly passed away yesterday after suffering a heart attack, according to the company. He was 58. Basile began his career in the late '70s working for CM-Carlo Miazzo. He went on to cover roles of increasing responsibility in the groups ZF, Saeco, Demm SpA, De Longhi and Baxi SpA. In 2009 he ...

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Yamaha Marine reveals promotions, organizational changes

KENNESAW, Ga. — Yamaha Marine Group has promoted three employees to division manager positions. The new managers are Bob Popiel, Mark Tracy and Kyle Rippe. Prior to this promotion, Popiel was the assistant division manager of Marine Service. He’s worked for Yamaha since December 2005. In this new role, he will lead the entire Marine Service department. Tracy, formerly the ...

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Caravelle Powerboats names regional sales managers

FLORENCE, Ala.— Bill and Brady Balek of BTR Marketing have been named as Western Regional Sales Managers for Caravelle Powerboats (Sak Marine). Their territory will include Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico and parts of Colorado. The Baleks will also assist dealer development in Western Canada, along with the factory staff at Caravelle. “We are ...

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New COO joins Hall Spars

BRISTOL, R.I. — Hall Spars has hired Tom Derecktor as its new chief operating officer for its U.S. operations. In this newly created position, Derecktor will be responsible for overall operations of the factory based in Bristol, R.I. Hall has additional locations in New Zealand, Italy and The Netherlands. “Tom is very enthusiastic and energetic, and comes to Hall with ...

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