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  • David Hegel joins Marathon Boat Group as its new director of sales and marketing

    Marathon Boat Group names new sales and marketing head


    The new owners of US boatbuilder Marathon Boat Group (MBG) have wasted little time implementing changes to the New York-based company with the announcement that David Hegel has joined the firm as director of sales and marketing.

  • Aaron Carpenter joins US retail giant West Marine as its new chief marketing officer

    West Marine hires chief marketing officer


    US retail chain West Marine has named Aaron Carpenter as its new chief marketing officer.

  • Ken Loke KVH

    Executive appointment at KVH


    Middletown, Rhode Island-based mobile connectivity supplier KVH Industries Inc has named Ken Loke vice president-Asia Pacific.

  • Zach Kauk has been named incoming president of White River Marine Group

    New president named for White River Marine Group


    Springfield, Missouri-based White River Marine Group, the marine manufacturing division of retail giant Bass Pro Shops, has confirmed that Zach Kauk will succeed retiring president Les Crawford effective September 1.

  • Lignia's Dale Warren, Anthony Carroll and Chris Palmer

    UK timber modification firm grows team


    Lignia Wood Company, a UK manufacturer of modified timber for the marine and other markets, has hired Dale Warren, Anthony Carroll and Chris Palmer as purchasing manager, senior technical sales executive and production manager respectively.

  • Xavier Fabre (left), Yacht Sourcing’s co-founder and Director of Sales, with Nicolas Monges (right), General Manager of Yacht Sourcing Thailand

    Yacht Sourcing targets Thai market with new appointment


    Yacht Sourcing, a full-service yacht provider based in Indonesia, has appointed Nicolas Monges as its general manager in Thailand.

  • Celsus UK's Paul Baker and Adrian Gray

    Celsus UK expands sales team


    Celsus UK has hired Adrian Gray of Global Distribution Solutions Ltd to help lead the expansion of the Kicker marine audio brand in Europe.

  • Colin Watts has spent 20 years as a TYHA director

    TYHA appoints new chairman


    The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) in the UK has named Colin Watts as its new chairman. Watts takes over from Simon Haigh of Quay Marinas. His appointment coincides with his 20th year as a THYA director.

  • Frank Hugelmeyer joins the NMMA from the RV Industry Association (RVIA)

    NMMA names new president


    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) in the US today announced that Frank Hugelmeyer is to succeed Thom Dammrich later this year as its new president. Dammrich led the NMMA for 20 years and announced his retirement in 2018 .

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    New CEO at Turquoise Yachts


    Turkish superyacht builder Turquoise Yachts has been undergoing changes and expansion as part of its strategic plan to increase production and its share of the market as a world-class builder of superyachts. As part of this strategy, Turquoise has constituted a new board of directors and beefed up its management ...