Sun Country Marine, a family-owned boat and yacht dealership in California, promoted Derek Watson to vice president of sales over all trailerable products.
Boat dealers make news when, for example, they add new lines of boats, relocate, get new owners or acquire other dealerships.
Thayer’s Marine in Norwich, Conn., was named the top single-market dealer for Stratos Boats at the builder’s recent national dealer conference.
Albury Brothers Boats said it has expanded into a second production facility a block away from its existing plant in Riviera Beach, Fla., to meet increased demand.
Barker Boatworks of Sarasota, Fla., producer of the Barker Calibogue Bay 26, signed with marine management program designer DealersCircle.
Petzold’s Yacht Sales in Norwalk, Conn., has appointed Jeff Scanlan to its sales staff.
Center console builder Southport Boats of Augusta, Maine, named a new dealer in the New Jersey market.
Hatteras Yachts has appointed Total Offshore Yacht Sales of Wilmington, N.C., to its network of sales representatives.
A new model called the Wake Tractor is part of a brand-new company making boats that will be geared to millennials.
Horizon Yachts appointed two Gulf Coast partners — Destin, Fla.-based Great Southern Yacht Co. and Houston-based West Yachts and Brokerage.
Bass Pro Shops announced “Gone Fishing,” which it said is a major new program to introduce people of all ages, especially urban youth and children overly focused on digital devices, to fishing as a gateway to discovering the outdoors.