The Marine Industries Association of South Florida said it hired Kelly Skidmore to manage and direct its public relations efforts.
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.
Active Interest Media appointed Bob Bauer to the position of group publisher of Power & Motoryacht magazine. Bauer also will continue to serve as publisher of the AIM Marine Group magazines Sail and Anglers Journal.
SureShade, the U.S. designer and manufacturer of patented retractable sunshade systems for the marine industry, is leading a new Sun Safe Boating industry collaboration launching this week, coinciding with National Sun Safety Week and National Fishing and Boating Week.
David Miller, formerly of Bandera Ltd. and Rybovich, was named vice president of operations for Largo, Florida-based Nautical Structures.
Offshore Sailing School said Rob Brooks, formerly of Austin, Texas, joined the school’s executive team as director of operations.
The Maine boatbuilding industry is becoming a place where young people can learn math and science, and the effort is one of many initiatives that state trade associations hope will get young people interested in marine industry careers.
The 57th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament, presented by GM Marine Engine Technology at Callaway Gardens in Georgia, wrapped up last weekend with two new course records.
The American Sportfishing Association and Keep Florida Fishing are asking for recreational anglers and boaters to weigh in during public comment periods next week regarding the closure of 20 to 30 percent of southeast Florida coral reef tract from Stuart to Key Biscayne.
FLIR Systems Inc. said the latest Raymarine LightHouse OS now includes a graphical weather forecast viewer app, which enables boaters to access Theyr global weather data on demand directly on Raymarine multifunction navigation displays.
Freedom Boat Club has named George Biastre Jr. as membership director.