Freedom Boat Club appointed Barry Slade as vice president of business development.
As the recreational boating industry strives to grow, the role boatyards play continues to become more significant. Owners who use their boats frequently require service that is quick and complete, even as the vessels themselves grow more complex in terms of their engines and electronics. Boatyards are starting up or expanding in an effort to meet this challenge.
Yarmouth Boat Yard said it has a new sales partnership with Yachting Solutions, a yacht services provider based in Rockport Maine.
MyTaskit, a software platform for service work coordination, said it recently topped 1,000 service pro users for the commercial version, MyTaskit Pro, triple what it as a year ago.
Cape Charles Yacht Center, a new destination for yacht services in Virginia, recently implemented PierVantage for Boatyards.
The Van der Valk shipyard said it completed a new 82-foot Explorer semicustom trawler-style yacht designed by Guido de Groot.
Reliant Yachts of Newport, R.I., said it created a service yard partner network that will provide its customers with coverage from Maine to Florida.
Marine Travelift said it expanded its Hydro M Drive line of marine forklifts.
Michael Schmidt Yachtbau in Germany appointed Johannes Malzahn as the yard’s new managing director.
British boatbuilder Fairline Yachts is expanding its manufacturing capabilities by adding a 17,000-square-foot production facility at Oundle Marina, the boatyard’s original location when it was launched 50 years ago.
South Florida-based FB Marine Group, a marine sales and service dealership, said it was awarded a large government contract to refurbish, refinish and repower two coastal patrol boats for Miami-Dade County and PortMiami.