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Gardner joins YachtWorld.com

NORFOLK, Va. — Al Gardner, along with his programming and design staff, has joined YachtWorld.com to work on new product development. Gardner, a founder of YachtCouncil.org, will address YachtWorld’s strategy to strengthen member benefits. Gardner has more than 20 years of experience in the technology and software industry and 15 yeas in the marine and brokerage industry. “Together with my ...

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Triton boat awarded at Bassmaster event

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A $30,000 Triton 18 XS bass boat with a Mercury 150 OptiMax engine was awarded as a part of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open circuit. Cynthia Bryan of Farmervill, La., won the prize. Bryan was one of 12 finalists in the Toyota Trucks All-Star Fan Favorite contest and, in order to win the boat, had ...

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Rec Boat Holdings hires new marketing director

CADILLAC, Mich. — Rec Boat Holdings has named industry veteran Julie Johnson as its new director of marketing. Johnson will oversee the global marketing and public relations activities for the three brands of Rec Boat Holdings group: Glastron, Four Winns and Wellcraft boats. Johnson comes to Rec Boat Holdings after serving in several marketing, communications and public relations roles during ...

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Trulio named Editor-in-Chief of Sportboat magazine

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Source Interlink Media has announced that Matt Trulio, the founder/publisher of speedonthewater.com and former editor at large for Powerboat magazine, has been named editor-in-chief of Sportboat magazine. Trulio brings more than 25 years of experience as a journalist to this position and has held roles ranging from managing editor to executive editor and content producer for ...

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Officers elected to Grow Boating Board of Directors

CHICAGO — The Grow Boating Board of Directors elected Joe Lewis, president of Mt. Dora Boating Center in Mt. Dora, Fla., Chairman last week, and three others were also named to officer positions. Lewis replaces D. Scott Deal, president and CEO of Maverick Boat Company, as chairman. The Grow Boating Board of Directors also elected the following board members to ...

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Vic Spellberg joins Peters & May

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Vic Spellberg, a marine industry veteran, has joined Peters & May USA as Sales Manager based at the Fort Lauderdale, office. Spellberg is a former racer turned marketer for powerboats and sport yachts and believes the shipping industry is a good fit for his skills and expertise. "I understand the boating business from the customer's view ...

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Timothy Dowling to manage Fort Washington Marina

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Coastal Properties Management has hired Timothy Dowling as General Manager at its Fort Washington Marina, located on the upper Potomac River. “Tim Dowling brings a tremendous background of marina and maritime business management to our exceptional team of managers.” said Bruce Wagner, Coastal Properties’ Vice President of Operations. “Tim’s previous experience with the administration and operations responsibilities ...

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Yacht Brokerage Universities name panelists

SEATTLE – YachtWorld.com and the Yacht Broker’s Association of America have unveiled the 2011 industry expert and best practices panelists for the Yacht Brokerage Universities in Toronto and Houston, according to a release from YachtWorld.com. This year’s Yacht Brokerage Universities will take place on Aug. 4 and 11 in Mississauga, Ontario, and Seabrook, Texas, respectively. Industry experts and brokers will ...

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CDI Electronics adds to sales and marketing team

MADISON, Ala. — CDI Electronics, a manufacturer of marine ignition components, recently added Ali Rauch to its sales and marketing team. “We are very excited to welcome Ali to our CDI team,” Thomas James, sales and marketing manager for CDI Electronics, said in a release. “Ali’s marketing and design skill set will assist CDI in developing new and improved materials ...

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Southern Boating announces new editorial staff 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Skip Allen, Publisher of Southern Boating and Marine Business Journal, recently announced three appointments to the magazines’ editorial staffs. The new additions include L.J. Wallace, who was named Executive Editor, and Nancy Birnbaum as Managing Editor.  “Southern Boating has enjoyed nearly 40 years as the South’s most popular boating publication,” Allen said in a statement. “In ...

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