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.

Yachts International expands publishing schedule

To better serve its affluent audience of luxury yacht owners and enthusiasts, Yachts International increased its publishing frequency from six times a year to seven with the addition of an April issue.

Maritime Professional Training names curriculum VP

Maritime Professional Training appointed Al Stiles as the school’s vice president of curriculum development in a newly expanded role focused on broadening its courses in on-campus and e-learning online settings.

Brunswick forms strategic partnership with Boatbound

Brunswick Corp. has partnered with peer-to-peer boat company Boatbound in its effort to tap the company’s younger demographic, helping to validate the relatively new model in the industry, which allows boat owners to rent their vessels to non-owners. “The credibility of Brunswick, they touch almost everything within the boating space,” Boatbound founder Aaron Hall told…more

Landing School developing program to help women succeed in industry

The Landing School said it is developing a community program designed to support women in Maine and beyond who are in the marine industry or want to join it. The Arundel, Maine-based post-secondary school said the primary goal of the Women in the Marine Industry Initiative is to inspire, educate and lead women to a…more

Neko Yacht Supply delivering to clients’ Mediterranean villas

Neko Yacht Supply responded to demand from superyacht owners to provide home deliveries of food not only to their vessels, but to their villas as well. The company has opened a new department, Villa Provisioning, to meet the growing demand to supply villas in the Mediterranean with provisions. “Lots of our clients with yachts also…more

Northern Lights names industry veteran to business development post

Marine power generation and climate control manufacturer Northern Lights has named industry veteran Mike Prado to the newly created position of global director of business development. Prado joins Seattle-based Northern Lights after 20 years with Atlas Marine Systems, the last 12 as director for marine products, a position in which he was instrumental in establishing…more

CWR Electronics names Florida sales rep

CWR Electronics said it has hired Mark Dew as outside sales representative for the Florida area. CWR said Dew will cultivate new business relationships in Florida as a part of efforts to introduce the distributor of marine, outdoor, and consumer recreational products nationwide. “With Mark’s impressive sales experience and knowledge directly reaching key dealers, retailers…more

38 companies participate in Rhode Island marine career day

About 125 career seekers attended the ninth annual Marine & Composites Industry Career Day last Saturday at the International Yacht Restoration School’s Newport, R.I., campus. Representatives of 38 companies from eight states came ready to discuss marine career and training opportunities. Organizers said the number of companies and career seekers set a record for the…more

Discounts offered for Sail America conference

Sail America, the trade association for the U.S. sailing industry, is partnering with the Yacht Brokers Association of America and the Certified Professional Yacht Brokers to offer discount pricing for YBAA and CPYB members at Sail America’s annual industry conference. The conference is set to take place June 9-11 at the Charleston (S.C.) Harbor Resort…more

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