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 share their views on the current state of the brokerage market, the future of the marine industry and the influence of social media on the industry and more, according to the release.

On Aug. 4, Vincent Petrella, executive director of the Yacht Brokers Association, will moderate the following panel:

George Gallup– AMS®, Surveyor, President, Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, Jacksonville, FL
Andrew Robertson– Marine Insurance, President, Skippers’ Plan Boat Insurance, Markham, ON
Craig Ritchie– Media, Director of Editorial, Formula Media Group, Oakville, ON
Andrew Drumm– Manufacturer, Sales Manager, Tartan/C&C Yachts, Painesville, OH

Steve McPherson, president of Navy Point Marine Inc., will moderate the second panel of the day featuring the following panelists:

Mike Burns, CPYB, President, North South Nautical Group Inc., Port Credit, ON
Kevin Marinelli, CPYB, Sales Consultant, Skyline Marine, Oro-Medonte [Orillia] Ontario
Jack Pady, President, Jack Pady Marine Inc., Penetanguishene, ON
Allan Mestel, CPYB, Vice-President/Dealer Principal, True North Yachts, Mississauga, ON

On Aug. 11 in Seabrook, Petrella will moderate the following panelists:

Richard L. Frenzel, Surveyor, President, NAMS Global, Chesapeake, Virginia
Joyce Wagner, Owner, Flagship Yachts of Texas, Seabrook, TX
Mike Dubois, Publisher/Owner, Telltales Magazine, Kemah, TX
Greg Allison, Marine Finance, Regional Manager, Intercoastal Financial Group, LLC
James C. Winton, Maritime Law, Partner, Baker Hostetler, Houston, TX

Gerry Laster, vice president of Texas Coast Yachts, will moderate the second panel of the day featuring the following brokers:

Vince Morvillo, CPYB, President, Sea Lake Yacht Sales, Kemah, TX
Doug Hughes, CPYB, Sea Lake Yacht Sales, Kemah, TX
Rex Bettis, CPYB, Jay Bettis & Co. Yacht Sales, Seabrook, TX
Deborah Blackman, Owner, United Yacht Sales, Clearlake Shores, TX

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