Sun Country Marine, a family-owned boat and yacht dealership in California, promoted Derek Watson to vice president of sales over all trailerable products.
Watson previously was operations manager at the dealership, which has locations in Ontario, Newport Beach, Dana Point and Oakland, Calif., and Lake Havasu City Ariz., and represents brands that include Sea Ray, Bennington pontoons and Nautique towboats.
Sun Country Marine said Watson has worked in many roles during a 10-year career at the dealership. The change is part of the dealership’s strategic effort to free executive personnel to focus on growing segments of the business, brand acquisition opportunities and expansion plans in the Southwest.
"We feel Derek has proven that he is ready to take on this new role, and doing this will allow us to focus on long-term growth strategy. We are very proud and thankful for all Derek has done thus far and are excited to see how Derek applies his many assets in this new position," Sun Country Marine president Mike Basso Jr. said in a statement.