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Yamaha makes promotions

KENNESAW, Ga. – Yamaha Marine Group has made several appointments within its marine service and OEM sales divisions, the company said in a press release Monday. Effective immediately, Bob Popiel will head the marine service division, while Daniel Osborne and Justin Rupar are each promoted to OEM regional sales manager positions. “Bob, Daniel and Justin keep a commitment to Yamaha’s ...

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Jarrett Bay names new president

BEAUFORT, N.C. – Jarrett Bay Yacht Sales has appointed Jan Boone to president, the company said in a press release Friday. Boone was most recently vice president of sales for the Hatteras Yachts division of Brunswick Corporation. As JBYS president, Boone will oversee the new and pre-owned vessel sales efforts for JBYS’ five locations from Maryland to South Carolina. Other ...

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Starcraft hires regional sales representative

TOPEKA, Ind. – Starcraft Marine LLC has added Bob Dayhoff to its sales staff, the company said in a statement Monday. Dayhoff joins the company as regional sales representative for the Southeast. His territory includes North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia for both Starcraft and Monark brands. Dayhoff will represent Monark in Florida as well. Dayhoff joins Starcraft with 28 ...

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Interlux appoints OEM manager

UNION, N.J. – Paint manufacturer Interlux has appointed Mike Kent as OEM manager for North America, it reported in a statement earlier this week. With experience in yacht paint key account management, production efficiencies and processes at boatyards and manufacturing facilities, he has been an Interlux technical sales representative for the past 20 years, according to the company. In his ...

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Cabo names sales manager

ADELANTO, Calif. – Cabo Yachts has promoted Jenny Brueske to regional sales manager, the company said in a statement Monday. Brueske, who has been with Cabo for more than ten years, will be responsible for managing relationships with Central and Western domestic dealers for Cabo as well as a number of international dealers. She will also take on several new ...

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Jim Blaney joins Mack Boring transmission center

UNION, N.J. – Mack Boring & Parts Company has added Jim Blaney to its team, the company said in a press release Wednesday. He was formerly president of Aquadrive Systems, Inc. Blaney will become business development manager for Aquadrive products at Mack Boring’s Marine Transmission Center. He introduced Aquadrive products to the U.S. marine market more than 25 years ago. ...

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Outerlimits names service general manager

BRISTOL, R.I. – Outerlimits Powerboats has hired Gary Garofalo as service department general manager, the company said in a press release Monday. Garofalo assumes a role created to oversee the in-house and traveling service team, restructure the service facility and enhance operations for Outerlimits. “The service department had grown to the point that we needed to make it a more ...

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Marine Tech Center gets fundraising co-chair

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Charles Industries, Ltd. President Joe Charles has agreed to co-chair the fundraising efforts for Broward Community College’s Marine Technology Center of Excellence, Charles Industries and Broward Community College said in a statement yesterday. The center is offering its inaugural class in marine engineering management and seamanship this spring. Charles responded to the BCC Foundation’s call for ...

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Marinas International names new managing partner

DALLAS – Gregg Kenney has joined Marinas International as a managing partner, the company said in a statement yesterday. He is a past president and managing partner for Flagship Marinas, a marina company with multi-state operations encompassing more than 6,000 slips customers. Prior to his tenure at Flagship Marinas, Kenney was vice president of operations for Marinas International, where he ...

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Alton Jones and Yamaha go pound-for-pound

KENNESAW, Ga. – Bassmaster Classic champion Alton Jones and Yamaha Marine Group recently unveiled a joint effort benefiting youth through pro bass fishing, Yamaha said in a press release yesterday. After his recent Classic win, Jones pledged to donate $10 for every pound of fish he catches through the end of the year to Lifeline Youth and Family Services. Yamaha ...

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