In Brief: IYRS, Drystack Conference, Tigé Boats

Composites-industry veteran Henry Elliot has joined the staff of the International Yacht Restoration School as the lead instructor for the school’s new Composites Technology Program. A builder and designer, Elliot has utilized composites for marine, automotive, architectural and other applications. This new program will be run at the school’s Bristol campus, beginning this September.

Tim Timpson will host the 9th Drystack Conference, which is owned and operated by the International Marina Institute (IMI), a training subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI). The biannual conference is scheduled for Oct. 24–26 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. As host, Timpson will present the keynote presentation on the morning of Oct. 25 when he plans to focus on lessons learned from dry-storage projects. Throughout the conference, Timpson will facilitate all seminars, including the closing panel where conference speakers and attendees will participate in an open discussion with a lengthy question-and-answer period. Timpson has been in the marine industry for 35 years and has been directly involved in the operation and management of dry-storage facilities for 24 of those years.

Tigé Boat has added Diamond Lake Watersports as an authorized Tigé dealership, the company reported this week. Located in Hot Springs, Ark., Diamond Lake Watersports serves the Little Rock and Hot Springs areas. The dealership is owned by Jon and Stan Allen and opened in the fall of 2003 in Malvern, Ark., as a small inboard dealership. It will carry the entire line of 2010 Tigés.

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