Pontoon builder Premier Marine promoted Lori Melbostad to president.
Boatbuilders make news in a variety of ways, among them by debuting new models and announcing business expansions or quarterly financial results.
Ariel Pared and two friends that he grew up with in Miami — Ralph Torres and Moises Rodriguez — purchased SeaVee Boats in 1994. The trio has since established the brand as a major player in the high-end fishboat market with more than a dozen models from 29 to 43 feet.
Fairline Boats named Douglas Culverwell regional director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa after the recent expansion of Fairline’s approved dealer network.
Albury Brothers Boats announced the successful launch of a new 33-foot model that completed sea trials on Aug. 6.
Outer Reef Yachts named Tracy Hess director of marketing and communications, responsible for managing the company’s global image as it pertains to the brand, evolving product lines and owner services.
SBT, which operates PWC testing programs prior to selling the products, is celebrating 2,000 hours of product testing this summer.
The Veloce 140, the newest in Benetti Yacht’s Fast Displacement range, was recently launched and will make its world debut Oct. 30-Nov. 3 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
The Maverick Boat Co. expanded the Cobia family/fishing center console fleet with the addition of a new flagship —the Cobia 344 CC.
Southport Boats is taking its newest model — the 33 FE (Family Edition) — on tour to promote the boat and the revival of the high-end center console builder.
For the second consecutive year, the Maverick Boat Co. corralled some of its key vendors and held a promotional media event on the east coast of Florida.