Sail America, the trade association for the U.S. sailing industry, elected three new members to its 2017 board of directors.
From factory openings to production milestones to the launch of new boats, the marine industry makes news in numerous ways. Trade Only follows developments wherever they occur.
Sail magazine said it promoted Blake Chasse to Mid-Atlantic and Western advertising sales manager.
Serge Ferrari North America said it named Julie Bui as its regional sales manager for the South-Central states.
After three successful previous events, organizers of the Boaterz ‘n Bikerz of America Hull of a Tour plan to return this summer with a scenic coastal and mountain boating and motorcycling trip through New England dubbed The Lobster Roll.
The Conference of Professional Operators for Response Towing appointed Capt. John Ward of Sea Tow Destin, Fla., as its new board chairman.
Sportsman Boats named Richie Rodgers as director of sales and marketing.
Catapult Creative Labs announced that Kelly Blake joined the company as vice president of client services and strategy.
The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association named Randall Lyons as executive director.
Canada Metal Pacific Limited said Michael Szwez was named global marketing director and general counsel for the Canada Metals Pacific Group.
Suntex Marina Investors LLC, an owner and operator of marina properties, said its Liberty Landing Marina in New Jersey was selected by Marina Dock Age magazine as the 2016 National Marina of the Year.